There’s a lot more to adventure than mythical creatures and magical powers. Adventure could be set off with that one moment when the person walking through the door takes your breath away. It could be you finally having had enough of life giving you lemons.
It could also be a pair of friends setting fire to something they didn’t expect to, and running away in fear of the repurcussions.
There Is a Generation is as much adventure as it is about learning from mistakes. Its about learning to not take luxury for granted because you never know what fate has in store.
Reading this was sort of slow near the first quarter of it. Things were going slow, and I didn’t know if I cared enough to read the entire thing. After that, though, the story started to pick up pace. The foreshadowing was incredibly done. It reminded me more than once of Huck Finn, although I couldn’t quiet pinpoint where the familiarity was coming from until I’d read the author biography.
It was a breath of fresh air in the midst of my usual helping of fantasy, sci fi, and other mainstream genres. There was, however, a section that I felt was weighing the entire thing down. It was entertaining in a slapstick comedy kind of way, but the lack of character development annoyed me.
It’s a four stars from me.
And the ending. I’m itching to get my hands on the second book in the series.
I revieved a copy of th
is book for free via NetGalley. The opinions expressed here are my own.