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Publish date: March 18, 2014
I wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I started reading Savior by A. King Bradley, but once I started reading, I found it hard to stop.
Savior tells the story of Adam, a teenage boy who discovers he has super strength. At first he is self-conscious about this power, but once his friend Howie teaches him how to channel it, they go about pairing with another one of their friends and creating a vigilante crime-fighting team. There are also intricate subplots regarding Adam’s family and upbringing, the girl of his dreams (literally), and a terrorist conspiracy theory.
I really loved the plot. I thought that there was a lot going on, it was very intricate and creative. I also liked that the chapters were short. These were all factors that kept me reading. But there were a few things that I found off-putting.
The plot seems to turn from YA to action very quickly, and when that happens, the characters seem to shift from interesting to completely flat, as though simply following action film cliches. I found it hard to believe that some of my favourite characters in the first half would act the way they did, or say certain things, in the second half. The genre of the book could have developed without losing those unique traits.
That being said, there were a lot of good twists in this book, and I really loved the ending, so I may look into reading the rest of this series. If it sounds at all interesting to you, I suggest you give it a try!
Savior is available for free Kindle download or purchase at Amazon.