TITLE: The Search For Synergy
AUTHOR: Brett Salter
GENRE: Fantasy, Young Adult, Middle Grade
SERIES: The Talisman Series #1
PUBLISHED: May 20 2017
First of all, I don’t know why this isn’t a major #Bookstagram hype! How’s that even possible. I’m amazed by how the book was written, everything about it from start to finish.
Much thanks to Brett Salter for this wonderful arc copy.
It started slowly, a bit of characterization in place. From the first chapter the MC Rome could be understood. Just a regular boy going to a high school in Georgia. But then something keeps bothering him. He becomes restless, and all of a sudden burns his neighbour’s yard. With his eyes! Like what?!
A fellow schoolmate Julian has seen it all and over the next few days tries to explain to Rome. Apparently he knows the reason Rome is doing all these crazy things. At last, Rome agrees and they visit a sort of Master who tells Rome that he is a special person and has powers. The most shocking thing is that both he and Julian both have to save the world.
I was so excited to read this. I love the simplicity of all the characters. It was a fun read too, reading about all the monsters and how #theduo fights them. I love both their characters, Rome a normal boy trying to find answers and the hilarious attitude of Julian. He’s a real character. The book gave me major Harry Potter-ish vibes probably because it’s a fantasy as well. I however think it’ll be nice to read about Rome’s parents and friends. There isn’t a single dialogue with them in it. I just know he has a family but don’t get to read them. Unlike Julian’s annoying father who was surprisingly everywhere. I don’t even understand how that guy also has sorta powers. He doesn’t deserve it. Another character I dislike is definitely that teacher. Somethings off about her especially at the end when said emphasized on “realm”. She knows something, I’m 💯 sure. I have a feeling there’ll be more of her and also that hooded figure whom I think is still her.
Anyway more will be unraveled in the next Installment because YES! There’s a book 2! I’m so excited to start reading it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
My background in writing stems mostly from the inspiration I found as a kid when I read Fantasy and Sci-Fi books. These include The Chronicles of Narnia, The Xanth Novels, The Time Quintet, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and everything from Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss. In my formative years, I joined several punk rock bands and wrote songs, poetry, and short stories aplenty. As an adult I took on a dare and wrote the first book in my Talisman Series. I loved the feeling it gave me and the idea of inspiring others so much that I kept writing until I had an entire series.
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