Monday, 1 June 2015

Simon Jenner

I've read two adult thrillers from Simon Jenner and really enjoyed those. It's different but no less thrilling and enjoyable.

The Evolved

My review - 

This story, suitable for young adults and older, tells of a dystopian near-future in which seventeen-year-old Max Anderson finds himself part of a group of people with highly evolved powers. The reason their abilities have been kept secret and the conditions in which many of their fellow citizens live, become clear as the story progresses.

Max is a likeable character, at once naive and highly gifted. Being thrust into his full powers is like experiencing a mega-puberty within two or three days. His reactions are funny and rather endearing. However, the story is a gripping one with a suitably evil rival and the end was an exciting ride. This is the first in a series and I'll certainly be looking out for the second.

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