12.27.2010

Book Review: Shrouded Secrets by Joel T. McGrath

Synopsis (from goodreads.com):

When a teenage brother and sister inherit secret metaphysical powers, they are unknowingly hunted by a group of clandestine immortals. While one of the siblings will reluctantly choose the path of righteousness, the other will defiantly dabble with the promise of true power and the darkness that accompanies it.

As David James begins his freshman year of high school, he learns that his older sister Danielle's popularity isn't genetic. However, their lives change dramatically with the discovery that they possess power which grants them vast unearthly abilities. The more they strive for reasonable normality, the more unstable their powers become when combined with the stresses of high school teenage life.

While jealously, love, and anger unhinge their once typical lives, temptations to abuse their newfound gifts are manipulated by a shrouded and unyielding adversary who seeks to cast earth into a modern dark age. Soon secrets will injure the ones they love as the burden of true power begins to isolate them. Not even the ominous prospect of a crumbling world matters when each of them finds that they are helpless to control their own desires.

My Review: *I received this book from the author in return for an honest review.* So Shrouded Secrets is not what I normally read but I enjoyed it. It reminded me of Leven Thumps

I liked the characters a lot, but the plot was kind of hard to follow sometimes. Sometimes it was too fast, and sometimes it was too slow, and the it seemed to skip around a lot. The beginning didn't draw me in a well as I hoped it would but the rest of the book made up for that.

I think this is more of a middle grade read, rather than a YA.

Overall not one of my favorite books but I enjoyed it and I definitely would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a something new to try. For more information about the book itself head on over to the author's website.

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