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- File Size: 2221 KB
- Print Length: 212 pages
- Publisher: Anchor Group (15 Nov. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007H7UMR0
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,078 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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I loved this book! It is a refreshing change to read about other mythical beings, rather than just the usual suspects - vampires, werewolves etc. I'm not disrespecting the authors of said books, but I've always been intrigued with the other beings which are not in the mainstream psyche. Mainly Banshees, Sphinxes, Pixies, Trolls and Gryphon's to name a few. Ever since I was a small child and my mother began reading fairy tales to me, I have always wondered "What if?". This is what started me on my love of the paranormal world.
The Conduit is a fantastic tale. I love the characters. Celeste is the middle child (like me) and seems to have a level head on her shoulders. However, she has a tendency to have a smart mouth, which gets her in to trouble. Her older brother, Gabriel (Gabe for short) has made a few mistakes, but he's trying to sort himself out. Kendall, her younger sister, is still in high school. Their Grandmother is an eccentric character! I wish I had a Grandmother like her, even though it would embarrass me like you wouldn't believe! She does, however, give sage advice. However, I would have liked a bit more interaction between Celeste and the Gryphon. Hopefully, there will be as this series continues.
Stacey Rourke has written a fantastic novel that is full of action, danger and wit. I highly recommend you read this book. I hope to read more of Stacey's work in the future.
All 18-year-old Celeste Garrett wants is to head off to college and make those fun, yet ill-advised, choices college kids are known for. And maybe to spend some time with the hot cameraman she just met. Instead, because of a pact her ancestors made in the 17th century with a mythical creature, she has to save the world.
While normal kids are slamming energy drinks and cramming for exams, Celeste will get her adrenaline rush fighting a fire breathing dragon. She wants to meet friends in the quad to exchange lecture notes, but first she must exchange blows with a shape shifting demon on the rooftop. Life isn't always fair for a superhero, but at least she doesn't have to do it alone. With her brother and sister as sidekicks, they alternate between saving lives and getting on each other's' nerves. Together the trio encounters unspeakable odds, mystical forces and comes face-to-face with an image that will haunt them forever--their grandmother in a leopard print bikini.
The Conduit - excerpt.
Okay, little side note here. If a psychopathic killer asks if you want to see a trick, say no. That's the smart thing to do. I, on the other hand, responded, "Bring it."
I never expected to be brought fully into the world in which The Conduit features. I loved the cover art, the small hints I'd seen already of comments made me laugh and antsy to start reading it...and I wasn't disappointed in the slightest. I was immediately thrown into the story as the main character, Celeste, who moves with her brother Gabe and sister Kendall to live with their Grandmother - a gutsy, slightly eccentric woman who loves her grandchildren.Read more ›
I loved The Conduit, it is a fast, fun read. If I spend twee hours on this book from start to finish I might be exaggerating. But I loved the dynamic between the siblings, no malfunctioning familial bonds. This family is fairly normal, well apart from the pact and saving the world and fighting demons etc.
The one liners and some situations has me in stitches, the dialogue is real and witty and I really liked Celeste and her oh so normal insecurities especially in the beginning of the book.
I give this book a sailing 8 entertainment * review. It rocks. It really does. The best thing about it is the fact that I am already 3 % into the second book in the series. Who might not like the book? I seriously don't know. I loved it.
could not put this book down and i had to start the next one straight after
the demons and there black cloud
I don't usually read a lot of YA fiction but recently maybe because I am such a huge fan of urban and paranormal fiction I seem to be reading more and more of it.
This is definitely YA as the violence and sexual content is on the back burner. This allows the author to concentrate on delivering the story and boy does she do that. In this book we meet three siblings who are all meant to full fill destinies that us ordinary folks can only dream about. Three teenagers who are not only battling with hormones and petty jealousies but coming to terms with reality and mystical problems! This author gives so much more than just an exciting beginning she gives us a story that can run.
Not wanting to give spoilers all I can say is this is written in a way that surely has to lead to more books in this series and you would be crazy not to read and discover just what else is in store .
Yes I will read the follow up and I happily would rate this a 5
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like YA fantasy. I read quite a lot of it. This is quite good for the genre. It has an enjoyable plot and an interesting main protagonist. Read morePublished 4 months ago by L. Hale
I absolutely loved it! it manage to capture my attention from the very beginning all the way to the last page. Read morePublished on 10 Jan. 2014 by Kindle Customer
This book is about Celeste and her journey to becoming the "Chosen one"
Celeste her brother Gabe and her sister Kendell find out that they are basically everyday superheroes... Read more
I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review.
This is one of the best books I have read. The plot is well though out. Read more
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story itself was unique but still following the supernatural feel. Read morePublished on 14 July 2013 by Cana
The Conduit is a refreshing take on Young Adult fiction. I think it's fair to say that YA books can often be angst-filled, with troubled teens making tricky decisions. Read morePublished on 11 July 2013 by Stacey Mitchell
The Conduit is a truly wonderful book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and would suggest that anyone who enjoys a fast and lively paced book with plenty to keep you gripped right... Read morePublished on 4 Mar. 2013 by claire
Book One of the Gryphon Series
This book had me completely hooked from the first chapter, I had to force myself to put it down to get... Read more
I won a copy of The Conduit and also downloaded and e-copy.
This is the first installment in the Gryphon Series. Read more
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