March 18, 2017

#BookReview: Recruits by Thomas Locke

 
For a decade now, seventeen-year-old twins Sean and Dillon Kirrell have been drawn to a mysterious alternate world they've translated into hand-drawn images covering their bedroom walls. It's a world they've only seen in their dreams until now--when a stranger recruits them to train for a mind-bending mission of survival.





Thomas Locke is a pseudonym for Davis Bunn, an award-winning novelist with worldwide sales of seven million copies in twenty languages. Davis divides his time between Oxford and Florida and holds a lifelong passion for speculative stories. He is the author of Emissary and Merchant of Alyss in the Legends of the Realm series, as well as Trial Run and Flash Point in the Fault Lines series. Learn more at www.tlocke.com.




I really wanted to like this one. The premise was very interesting but the writing just didn't work for me. The teens are 18 years old. So for me, I think this should have been written as a high young adult to even new adult, but the way the story is being told it sounds more like a very low middle-grade novel.  Parts of it were very confusing and I had to go back and reread chapters to figure out what was going on.   I really liked the idea of the story and the action starts right off with the book drawing you in. But with the way it was written it just didn't work for me. 











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