Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Secrets: The Hero Chronicles (Book 1) - by Tim Mettey - Nice YA Thriller/SF Adventure

4 of 5 Stars

A pretty good debut YA novel from newcomer Tim Mettey.  Tim's bio paints a picture of a family man, a man with a clear set of values and that is certainly reflected in his story, but it is in no way a distraction, in fact I found it somewhat refreshing..

Fifth grader Alexander Taylor is a bonafide hero.  On 10-10, the day of the giant earthquake he becomes a hero and it turns his life upside down.  Five years later, he's still on the run.

I don't want to go into a lot of detail on the story, learning the Secrets one by one is what makes the tale enjoyable.  We do get a number of answers by the end of book one, but there are still plenty of mysteries remaining for the sequel(s).

One thing I really wanted explained, and never did learn, is the Tic Tac effect.  You'll understand what I mean when you read the book, and I do recommend this one, especially for Young Adults.  This book is certainly not in the Harry Potter league, but it does compare well to The Hunger Games and is somewhat better than the Twilight books.

Available now in both paperback and e-book formats.  I know you can definitely find it at Amazon.com and may be available from other retailers, as well.

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