Review ~ Rise of Alpha by Lorenz Font
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Oh, how I enjoyed this book!! The story was so engaging from the get-go and soon became a huge mystery to me. I love it when I think I have the whole story figured out and find out I was completely wrong, because I love the surprise. The story flowed and had me on the edge of my seat so many times. It’s one of those … root for the underdog … type of books. And, I did … and then the story just got better and better.
The story of Brian and Shannon was intriguing and interesting and amazing and something I’d love my 15 year old to read, as I truly believe it would be something he’d like as well. The paranormal, the mystery, the friendships, the bad guys, the secrets, and then the truths as they come to light little by little just make this such a fantastic ride.
Font captured me with this tale with her imagination. The world and characters she created are so original and captivating. I’m not surprised by this, because Font writes everything amazingly well, but this is the first YA book I’ve read of hers. It’s a must read for those paranormal lovers out there.
I honestly can’t wait for the next book. Oh, don’t worry… this one didn’t end on a huge cliff-hanger or anything, it ended in a good place, but one that also makes you need more. Just my kind of ending to an installment of a series.
Release Date: May 3, 2016
With every curse comes a blessing…
All Brian Morrison wants is to be an ordinary teenager with normal teenage problems, but his uncontrollable twitching and phonic tics make that impossible. The butt of jokes in school, he is nothing but a laughing-stock until a visit to a local tarot shop turns his life upside-down.
The psychic’s strange prediction thrusts him into a mysterious world of ghastly creatures and bizarre events, and he must come to terms with the abrupt changes if he is going to survive. One mother’s plea for help presents him with an impossible challenge, but it also brings him closer to the most popular girl in school. Brian must overcome threats from all sides to honor his promise, and he is determined to succeed. His heart won’t let him turn his back on someone in need, especially when he’s fallen in love with her.
Protecting Shannon McKesson soon becomes the greatest purpose of his life. Brian discovers many things on this new journey, but the biggest one might be the truth about who he is. If only he and Shannon can stay alive long enough to unlock the mystery.