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Strike: The Hero From The Sky (The STRIKE Trilogy, Book 1) Kindle Edition
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I really enjoyed this fun, fresh book as I mentioned I don't usually read books like this so it surprised me in a good way. Tobin's character was funny, quite the joker and I enjoyed seeing the world drop from under his feet as he learns about his true heritage. I can honestly say I would probably felt exactly the same when he thinks he has gone insane and has a hard time believing what is going on.Read more ›
The idea is really unique and very well written. Once you start, the story draws you in and I for one did not want to put it down!!
It's fast passed and flows effortlessly! The author's humour really shines through in places making you both smile and laugh, but in other places there is an ominous air of foreboding, like a dark cloud that you know the Hero is inevitably going to face!
And best of all, it leaves you wanting more!
A really great fantasy adventure for anyone! Really highly recommended for anyone in need of a little superhero action!!
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That said, there is a lot to like here: the tone of the book is fun and a little kitsch, like a 1950's comic book, the characters are wacky and interesting, especially the foul-mouthed, blue-furred husky Keplar, and the action is quite cinematic. There are explosions and bugs hiding outside listening into your conversations, portals to other worlds, and of course, lots of lightning.
I also find myself bothered by names lately... Capricious. Really? And there are perfectly ordinary-named people from Capricious, like Jonathon... and then there's Aykrada. These things just don't fit well together, or aren't explained thoroughly enough through the context of the story. Rigel I'm on board with, and Orion and Keplar... others not so much.
For me, though, the plot fell apart and by the time I was done reading I had no further interest in the series. It wasn't one thing or another, it just didn't satisfy.
I think it's partly the reason why I don't enjoy any of James Patterson's teen/YA series. The story is mostly fast-paced, which hides the story's flaws at first. But as you keep going, you find more and more things that don't make sense and are in reality nothing but filler that never goes anywhere and isn't necessary to the plot. Whether that's true of this series or not, I can't say. But the signs are there and I don't intend to try any other books in this series.
I found it a little spare. It depicts a smartass, underachieving teenager well, but does so without delving deeply. Tobin is somewhat shallow in the development sense, making him feel a little vague at times. I got the feeling the author was quite fond of Orion, and of Kepler, as both seem lovingly crafted, moreso than any of the other characters. The rest of the secondary characters are spotty at best.
The rules of the superpowers are quite vague, making it difficult to grasp the characters' limits and impossible to figure out how they might die and what the stakes really are. The MacGuffin - aside from how it gets into the hero's hands, which is cute - pushed me one suspension of disbelief too far. I would have preferred for Tobin to have more agency and make greater sacrifice of some kind.
Despite all that, I recommend this for anyone who likes YA urban fantasy, especially those who enjoy superhero stories. If you're not into YA, you'll probably want to pass.
At 219 pages, Strike makes for a quick and enjoyable read. The story is fast paced and unfolds like a movie. There isn't any wasted content that doesn't help develop the storyline, and author has done a great job infusing the story with wit and a imagination. With the main character being a teenager, the story geared towards the young adult crowd, but should be enjoyed by anyone that enjoys super hero stories.
I understand that this is the author's first book, but I'm looking forward to reading the upcoming books in the STRIKE Trilogy!
Be sure to check out Part 2 of the trilogy - Strike: Dawn of the Daybreaker which continues the adventures of Tobin Lloyd. This book is just as good if not better! Another great job by author Charlie Wood!
I can't wait for Part 3! Enjoy!
Happy Mom :-)
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