Wednesday, March 8, 2017

EVIL SPEAKS by S. Woffington_Review

Evil SpeaksEvil Speaks by S. Woffington
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review of EVIL SPEAKS by S. Woffington
{Warriors and Watchers Saga Volume 1}

What a delightful and absorbing book! I was captured from the first page, eager to jump into the lives of these wonderful characters, who exist within contemporary American society, yet also reside in a kind of otherworldly “dimension,” where Fate (in the classical sense) makes the rules and we must follow its directives. Fifteen-year-old Benny has been “on the run” with his mother Neeve since he was three. He believes his father to be dead. His grandfather is a kingpin in a sort of organized crime syndicate. But there is so much more to this than meets the eye, including shapeshifting monsters, gods of the classic world (Greek, Egyptian, Indian subcontinent, Babylonian, Hopi, and more), and seven “orphaned” adolescents (including Benny) who were “found” and who are harbored at the OneWorldAcademy in upstate New York. Benny's arrival there proves the catalyst for the six to desire to discover their own “truths,” and eventually to battle untold evil. I'm so glad this is the first of a series. It's well-written, encouraging, and compelling. EVIL SPEAKS exemplifies all the reasons I first began to read YA fiction, and inspires me to continue to seek out this genre.

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