Sunday, June 29, 2014

REVIEW : WIND WARRIOR by JON MESSENGER

Wind Warrior (World Aflame, #1)

TITLE: WIND WARRIOR
AUTHOR: JON MESSENGER
PUBLISHED: DECEMBER 16, 2013
PAGES: 194
BUY LINK: AMAZON

BLURB

The sleepy town of White Halls harbors a dangerous secret. On a picturesque street, two houses down from a lovely little park, in a quaint little home with a wraparound porch, lives a family that seems rather normal. Sure, their twenty-year-old son, Xander, still lives at home, but he’s going to college and dating the leader of the schools top sorority. It’s all very… normal. 

However, when a man is miraculously saved from being hit by a bus, Xander’s life turns in to the living embodiment of the tornadoes he can suddenly create with a flick of his wrist. Whether he wants this gift or not, Xander must learn to use his new ‘super power’ quickly if he wants to survive. For his kind is a dying race, and when this sleepy town has a sudden influx of new, blonde, fire wielders, no one is safe, especially Xander. It doesn’t help that one of these blondes happens to be the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. Xander can’t deny the instant connection he feels to her so, when she tries to kill him, it certainly makes things complicated.


MY REVIEW

When I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, I was a bit wary. Why?, because this author was new to me and also because I am not a lover of the sci-fi genre. However, after reading Wind Warrior I may just become a sci-fi convert. It had all the elements needed to keep me entertained. It is suspenseful, riveting and exciting and it had me on the edge of my seat at each turn of the page. 

Most of the reviews I read prior to my reading this story likened it to the Last Airbender and Avatar. Unfortunately, I am unable to agree or disagree as I never watched those shows. As such for me this was a unique read which I enjoyed from start to finish. The only problem I had with this book is that it ended so abruptly and left me craving for more. 

Wind Warrior tells the story of Xander a college student whose life was bordering on mediocrity until he abruptly found himself immersed in a war of the elemental forces. What intrigued me most about this book was the attraction that existed between Xander and Sammy. Sammy is a fire warrior who was sent to eliminate Xander as he was perceived as a threat. Now if that is not conflict, I don’t know what is. 

I thought it was a well written story. I loved the characters and the way in which they interacted with each other. Overall, I found this to be a great read. If you are a fan of the sci-fi/fantasy genre then it’s possible you may like Wind Warrior, so give it a try.



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