With every curse comes a blessing...
All Brian Morrison wants is to be an ordinary teenager with normal teenage problems, but his uncontrollable twitching and phonic tics make that impossible. The butt of jokes in school, he is nothing but a laughing-stock until a visit to a local tarot shop turns his life upside-down.
The psychic's strange prediction thrusts him into a mysterious world of ghastly creatures and bizarre events, and he must come to terms with the abrupt changes if he is going to survive. One mother's plea for help presents him with an impossible challenge, but it also brings him closer to the most popular girl in school. Brian must overcome threats from all sides to honor his promise, and he is determined to succeed. His heart won't let him turn his back on someone in need, especially when he's fallen in love with her.
Protecting Shannon McKesson soon becomes the greatest purpose of his life. Brian discovers many things on this new journey, but the biggest one might be the truth about who he is. If only he and Shannon can stay alive long enough to unlock the mystery.
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It was hard for me to decide how many stars to give this book. While it did take me a bit to get into this book I do want to read the next one. I kind of wished it had more of what I’m not exactly sure. Not sure if it needed more action or more romance but like I said I still want to read the next one. Brian has a form of Tourette’s; his phonic tics and twitching have plagued him his whole life. He hates them and the whole he feels it makes him separate from everyone else. He has two friends who accept him for who he is. They are starting their senior year of high school. After seeing a physic his life is completely changed. He is quickly paired up in two of his classes with one of the most popular girls in school, Shannon. Shannon has never paid any attention to Brian but finds herself with him more and more. She too received a prediction from the same physic that she and Brian need to be there for each other. She may have first talked to him because of it but now she realizes that they have lots in common and actually like each other. Both their lives are about to change. They are both told one thing when the complete opposite is the truth however neither is told the whole truth until the very end. Brian is told he needs to protect Shannon, that she is the next leader of another planet. Brian and he friends learn all about this other race of people from another plane of existence. There are creatures after Shannon and she is safest with humans. This book is a good read and interesting. The premise of the story and everything hooked me I just wish it had something more. It could be because its YA and I haven’t read YA in a bit. I do look forward to reading the next one. Brian and Shannon have a great romance and I can’t wait to read more about it and their people. This is the first book by Lorenz Font I have read and I look forward to reading more by her in the future. I was given this book in return for an honest review.
I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review. This is how you start a new series! Ms. Font ended this exactly at the right place. No huge cliffhanger, but I can't wait to find out what happens in book #2. Brian is a highschool senior whose Tourette's Syndrome has made him a social outcast at school. He is lucky to have two faithful friends who don't seem to care about his tics and shouted "f-bombs" (as he calls them.) They all go to a fortune teller who reads the tarot cards for him. Her receptionist just happens to be the beautiful girl he crushs on at school. Of course, he gets all nervous and runs out twitching and spasming to his complete mortification. Thus begins the most exciting, interesting, frightening year of his life. He is dumbfounded when the beautiful Shannon seems to want to spend time with him. Trying to get off his medicine he starts having nightmares of tragedies before they happen. Before he knows it he is caught up in things he doesn't understand and spending lots of time with Shannon as their lives become more and more intertwined and confusing. I was sad when the book started into the "fantasy" part of the story, because I was really enjoying the characters as they were. I was really pleasantly surprised that it just got better and better. These are characters that you will cheer for. The story is told by Brian and he is a kid with a lot of heart and a true sense of honor. This book is probably aimed at 15+ YA readers as there is some profanity. If you are older than YA, give it a try. I am so old I don't even remember 15 and I really want the next book to come out soon. I can't wait to see where life takes Brian from here.