Ted Saves the World

Ted Saves the World

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by Bryan Cohen
     
 

Ted Finley was your typical, wise-cracking teenager…
…until an otherworldly force gave him abilities beyond his wildest dreams.

After an unintended public display of his powers, Ted has become an instant celebrity and the target of a gang of undead thugs.

Sixteen-year-old Erica LaPlante was six-feet-under when

Overview

Ted Finley was your typical, wise-cracking teenager…
…until an otherworldly force gave him abilities beyond his wildest dreams.

After an unintended public display of his powers, Ted has become an instant celebrity and the target of a gang of undead thugs.

Sixteen-year-old Erica LaPlante was six-feet-under when a blast of blue light brought her body back to life. Armed with the consciousness of a fierce warrior, Erica must keep her teenage urges at bay to protect the newfound hero.

When sparks fly between Ted and Erica, Erica wants nothing more than to hide who she really is and the dangerous mission they must face. But when their school comes under attack, Ted and Erica must use everything at their disposal to save their friends, the town and... well, the world.

Ted Saves the World is a YA sci-fi/fantasy novel that features fast-paced action, terrifying horror, side-splitting comedy and a touch of romance. Author Bryan Cohen has watched every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and it shows in the first book of his new series.

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Q & A with the Author


Q - How would you describe the Ted Saves the World series?

A - That's a stumper! I've always loved reading books and watching TV shows that mix genres together. It's like a buffet. How can you choose just one? Ted Saves the World is a combination of several different genres. It has the elements of a YA sci-fi fantasy series, but you might also call it a collection of paranormal books for teens and young adults. I've always loved horror books for teens and coming of age series best sellers as well, so you'll find a few dashes of each in the series too.

Q - Why did you want to write superhero novels?

A - I love challenges. Every year, I try to take on something new. I'd written some nonfiction, but I wanted to try writing young adult books for boys and girls alike. That's why it was important for me to write super-powered male and female characters. Also, given the recent boom of Marvel superheroes on the big screen, I wanted to take my own crack at the genre.

Q - What does it mean to you when readers buy your books?

A - It's an honor. Who knows if I'll ever be one of the young adult best sellers at the top of the list, but it's so amazing to see people reading my books. Like most writers, I used to think I wasn't good enough, so I didn't try. With the encouragement of my friends, family members, and readers, I was able to give this series a go. I'm eternally grateful for each reader who puts my books on their virtual shelf.

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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Sheryl Painter
Entertaining, fun, well-written and thought out. Great first book of a series.

What a great surprise to read a refreshingly fun novel that fits in a variety of genres! Many books at this price leave me wanting to find a pen and start correcting it, or are quickly written and not thought out. Mr. Cohen has created something that I can recommend and eagerly look forward to more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940046574081
Publisher:
Bryan Cohen
Publication date:
02/11/2015
Series:
Ted Saves the World
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
13,159
File size:
464 KB

Meet the Author

Bryan Cohen is a writer, actor, director and producer who enjoys dabbling in both theatre and
film. Bryan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005 with degrees
in English and Dramatic Art with a minor in Creative Writing. He has written or co-written the
plays Chekhov Kegstand, Something from Nothing, Kerpow! and The Morning After. He founded
the website Build Creative Writing Ideas in late 2008 and he currently serves over ten thousand users a month. Bryan is a full-time freelance writer and he currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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Ted Saves the World: A Novella 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was invited to read this book by the author for free and found it to be really good. It is kind of similar to the graphic novel version of Scott Pilgrim at first but then takes on a different approach reminds me of a lot of Marvel and DC comics characters but more of an overall teenage vibe like Percy Jackson. This is one you will either love or hate depending on if you like comic books like I do. I really enjoyed it and am glad I read it though right now I am in a Horror mood this was a nice little break and an enjoyable read. Best of luck and thanks for sharing this with me. I look forward to reading the future installments. Wes Caldwell
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be quite enjoyable. It is a mood-lightening book because it is a little quirky. I look forward to the sequels.
Mikael_Barstow More than 1 year ago
This is a great superhero book. The dialogue between characters reminded me of shows like Buffy, Veronica Mars, Chuck, etc., which was great - funny and entertaining. If there's one thing I'd knock this book down for is the prevalent flashbacks because it slowed the pace (I would only mark it down a half star.) It happened all the way up until the end of the book when the action really went full force. I would recommend to anyone who likes superhero comics/movies and action/adventure stories.
empathyfarmer More than 1 year ago
Books like this are why I read and listen to YA well into adulthood. The story is entertaining and well-told. The characters feel real (I remember kids like these in high school, minus the super powers, of course). Ted makes a wonderful hero, a good guy who steps up when called. And the villains are deliciously wicked. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun story. Somewhat creative worldbuilding. The villains and good guys weren’t something I’ve seen a million times. The powers and such also were fun and original. Funny one-liners and such. Some good characters. Though, also some mediocre characters, some predictable plot developments, and the writing voice wasn’t the best. Overall, I enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking foward to reading more about Ted Finley. GREAT fun,clean read suitable for readers of all ages. Im a mom of two teenagers and I read parts of TSTW to them( they laughed when Ted's parents question him regarding his Super Powers and said it sounded like me) My fifteen y.o. thinks it would make a good movie and even asked to read it (WOW, he usually only reads the sports section or assigned reads!) Oh and it's free! I usually read at least 3 books a week and very rarely write a review, but this book was fun,free and made my son want to pick it up, so try it you may like it.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Awesome Sauce!
Anonymous 8 months ago
Not a very creative book title is it?
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
This is YA/middle grade fiction at its best. Tongue-in-cheek humor, unexpected super-powers, internet fame, scary threats to the world, and a trio of wholly human, honest, confusing and awkward teens at the center of it all. Of course, when Natalie breaks up with Ted, the trio could fall apart. But Dhiraj might get brave enough to ask Jennifer out. And then there’s Erika, but she’s... Well, you’ll have to read it to find out what's happened to her. Suffice it to say, when blue light shines over your skin, your whole perception of reality might change. With wholly age-appropriate attractions, real-world dangers combining with immortal combat, high school terrors contrasted with nightmares dreamed at the end of the world, or on the computer screen, Ted Saves the World presents an awkward, inept, intelligent teen with some seriously scary choices, and keeps the reader glued to the page as the story reveals itself. Of course, there are still lots of questions to be answered when the tale comes to an end. This is a convincing, exciting, and really enjoyable standalone novel, with a whole wealth of mysteries to fuel a series too. It's highly recommended. Disclosure: I was given a free ecopy and I offer my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cherri-Anne More than 1 year ago
A world worthy read!!!  5 stars “What the hell are you?  I’m Ted!”  No matter how many times I read that one line, I crack up!  It sets the stage for the rest of the book and everything that follows.  As Bryan’s first novel, Ted Saves the World it is a great one!   I thoroughly enjoyed this book!  It is pegged as a YA novel but will appeal to all ages who are looking for a great read.  You follow Ted, who is basically just your “average geeky, shy awkward teen” become way more than he ever dreams about & as he comes to realize that it is not all it is cracked up to be!  He has help from his best friend Dhiraj who is like a combination of Bill Gates and Donald Trump all rolled into one, his girlfriend/ex-girlfriend Natalie and Erica who was his next door neighbor (and the girl of his dreams) who has been missing and presumed dead and “magically” comes back from the grave, but now has a warrior housed inside of her.  This book has it all - comedy, fighting, romance, magic, time travel and junk food.  Hey, it is a book with teenagers in it!  Point is, this is a great novel to be enjoyed by all!  But don’t take my word for it, buy & read it for yourself! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Def a YA based book but despite not being a YA myself, I still enjoyed it.