- Paperback: 328 pages
- Publisher: Matthew 25: Ministries (October 19, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0985834064
- ISBN-13: 978-0985834067
- Source: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
- Flames: 1 (teen stuff)
- Rating: 3/5
The Midwest lies in complete ruins after a catastrophic disaster kills tens of thousands and leaves hundreds of thousands injured. Nicholas Keller emerges out of the devastation as a shining light of hope for all. But his newfound fame comes with a price that his aunt will not let him pay. They flee into the shadows in order to protect his secret. As Nicholas begins his sophomore year at his fifth school in five years, strange and unexpected things begin to happen. He soon tumbles into a web of doomed love, extraordinary talents and a secret past, which threatens the lives of everyone he cares about. It's up to Nicholas to confront the truth, even if it means his own death.
Stay tuned for the release of book 2 in the series coming October 10, 2013!
I liked the book. The story is an interesting concept, but I had a really hard time getting into the characters because what teen talks like that? The story idea was awesome, and I loved the general plot. But every time Nick opened his mouth, my brain was like "oh, that is not the voice of a teen!" which proved very distracting for the read. I think it would be an easy fix, maybe Tim just didn't get to spend enough time around teens when he wrote it, or intentionally wrote it like that- although I can't honestly see the reason behind it.
If the fact that the voice doesn't match the character doesn't bug you, then you'll enjoy it. The character arc is well developed, there's a sense of mystery hanging on the edge through out.
Check it out and see what you think.
Tim Mettey learned to value and lead a lifestyle of service from an early age. As the son of prominent Cincinnati, Ohio pastor Reverend Wendell E. Mettey, he had frequent opportunities to travel to Nicaragua, immersing himself in the culture and the environment to aid the less fortunate. As part of those early trips, Tim offloaded and delivered humanitarian and disaster relief as well as rebuilt and upgraded schools and hospitals. In many ways, this work inspired the foundation of his writing style and the content of his stories.
Tim attended the University of Cincinnati and spent his early 20s developing his marketing and promotional business skills through a number of entrepreneurial businesses. Tim then began working at Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian and disaster relief organization. He advanced through various roles within the organization to his current position of CEO and Disaster Relief Coordinator. His experiences and expertise in responding to disasters around the world set the background for Tim's first book.
Tim is happily married to his wife, Chanin, and is the father of four beautiful daughters: Olivia, Cora, Noel and Ashlyn.