Just how bad can a kid s life et When 13 year old Timothy Star discovers his dad is running a campaign to be mayor of New York City and planning to marry a woman called Jessie while his mother is locked away in a mental institution with a severe neurological condition that he is in fear of inheriting He also has a chance encounter with a beautiful teenage America Lost and Found: An English Boy's Wartime Adventure in the New World girl only to discover that since the strange concurrence he has developed some freaky powers triggered by anger that results in his suspension from Van Dorn High School after he sets airls hair on fire burns down one of the science labs and tampers with the stands in the Gym that lead to many students being injured Although Timothy has no recollection of the events he does experience nausea and the strange smell of cleaning fluid before each attack Timothy is American Pronghorn: Social Adaptations and the Ghosts of Predators Past given the option of eitheroing to jail or a special school called Smithson and reluctantly decides the latter of the two options as his father s lawyer and Dr Thorn convince him that the school will help him to control his new freaky powers Timothy soon discovers all is not what it seems at Smithson and many of the students are low An Audience of Artists: Dada, Neo-Dada, and the Emergence of Abstract Expressionism grade junkies as they are prescribed pills by Dr Thorn to keep them all mellowed out When Timothy hears that the school is built over tunnels of an old missile base heoes on a mission to explore the base and finds much to his surprise it is still in use and hosts pathways to alaxies of other worlds beyond earth that he had no clue existed As Timothy tries to unravel the mystery of what really oes on in the missile base strange things start to happen a pupil Aristotle's Rhetoric: An Art of Character gets bitten by a strange creature another pupilets attacked by a throwing star and the detective who is called in to investigate Anthropology as Cultural Critique: An Experimental Moment in the Human Sciences gets killed in a car crash Timothy does his best to try to piece all the unusual events together but nothing prepares him for the next set of events where he has to fight for his survival against alien monsters and other creatures he has never seen before unaware of a powerful being called a uiznot that plans to rise on planet earth and take control of it Will Timothy s new powers be enough to save his life and if so at what cost Or will his new powers shape his future in a way he never envisaged What a wonderfully crafted story I was pretty much hooked from the start and look forward to reading books in this planned trilogy Russell Stoll has successfully created a thrilling young adultsci fifantasy book with a likable heroine that the reader canet behind and root for as he is strong brave and loyal The only disappointment I had is that I must wait to hear of Timothy s adventures and can t wait to see what they entail I expect an exciting epic to be awaiting this heroine My Ranking 45 StarsMy Review Sites In the world of YA fantasy book world we have books that are written with perfection those that are somewhat confusing to say the least and those that are just downright poorly written And if I read this. An extraordinary event is predicted on a dark world called Earth a planet still ignorant of the thriving Anaphora and Conceptual Structure galaxy around it A rare being of nearly unlimited power called a uiznot will arise on its surface The powerful take notice and prepare for if you control the uiznot you control thealaxyWhich means nothing to thirteen year old Timothy Starr his life is in free fall After a chance encounter with a beautiful irl he’s developed psychokinetic abilities driven by his emotion.
The time I like predictability but this time it didn t happen I was just fine with thatI still wonder what happened to a certain character in this book but luckily this is only Book One I am so excited that I have to look forward to and will hopefully have my uestion answered Now I will have to say this The way the book started off I thought it was just oing to be another boring book about people doing strange things I was SOOOO happy to find out that I was completely wrongOh my Betrayals goodness This book had a huge mixture of things to it It reminded me of X Men meet the Stepford Wives When I said that to my husband he imitated his mind being blown Ha Ha He is not an avid reader like me I was able toet him into reading at one point and every once in a while I can do it again I am Betrayals: The Unpredictability of Human Relations going to try with this book I think he would enjoy itMr Stoll has written areat Sci Fi book that I would recommend for any age from about 13 and up It is definitely a young adult novel What a Bat Ode grand adventure awaits the reader who chooses this bookWRITING AND STORYLINEThe writing I only found a few mistakes in but the storyline was impressive Mr Stoll wove so much into this book sometimes it was hard to keep up with until you read a few pages in and suddenly realize what has happened That was the only part that kind of threw me But once I figured it out it made every bit of sense In my opinion it connected the aspects of the bookOne other thing Some readers care and others don t There are very few expletives in this book I only remember about two They are very lite I don t everive much up about a story because I don t want to spoil it for another reader It is kind of like a movie that you want to see and you don t want anyone to tell you anything about it You want to find the surprises yourself This book is full of them You will enjoy it By the way my favorite character was Max Happy readingBethanie I was Bitter Choices: Blue-Collar Women in and out of Work given a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review No monetary exchange was made Originally published at Novel EscapismAside from a few minor typing errors uiznot was an impressive story It was unlike any other book I ve read and thoroughly engrossing After several unexplained accidents Timothy Starr isiven the option of Barrio: Photographs from Chicago's Pilsen and Little Village going to jail or a special school called Smithson But when he arrives at Smithson something feels off and he is thrust into an out of this world adventure Imaginative and engaging uiznot is a fun YA sci fi novel Mr Stoll has Great read Fun compelling creative and original At 46 I m probably not the target demographic but this was a fun romp from Manhattan to a New Hampshire boarding school to nuclear silos aliens and other planets What areat time I m iving it to my 10 year old daughter next Not my normal type of book and a lot of buildup but I would consider reading the next book in the series Excellent storyI chow this rating because the storyline was new and refreshing not a stale rehash of another old plot Good jo. K twice The Last Starfighter meets the X Men in an epic new series from rising author Russell StollGive this one a shot Its new characters and a new story that will remind you of classic stuff Joe Crowe revolutionsfcomAnd WOW I don't know how else to explain this book It has hit the Bethanie's Fave list Bethanie Armstrong Bethanie's Books Reviews and FavesWhat a wonderfully crafted story I was pretty much hooked from the start Catherine Putsche Catherine Rose Putsche Book Blog.
Book correctly from cover to cover I would have to say that this book falls between perfection and just poorly written work It wasn t poorly written I m not saying that at all Although it could have been in depth on highlighting the plot and conflict soonerTimothy Starr has an almost perfect life you could say He has money the perfect irlfriend and a father who is euivalent to being a well known politician What people don t know particularly is that his mom is a tad bit psycho And Timothy Starr is about to find out just how alike he is to his mother He develops these strange powers that enable him to do freaky thingsOverall I liked the book as a whole It isn t my Blank Darkness: Africanist Discourse in French go to book for theenre of fantasy but it wasn t bad either A light read honestly I picked it up on one day and finished it on the same day You can t Back to the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America go wrong with a 200 page fantasy novel And surprisingly the author was able to fit everything in 224 pages If the author would ve extended the book I m sure we would have been able to read into the world of Timothy Starr For that minuscule amount of pages I would have expected the author to pull us straight into the conflict and but to my disappointment we were not It was definitely something different for me as a fast paced reader of high fantasy and paranormal romance In this book I was just taking it slowA second installment I knew there had to be some kind of seuel or novella following this book It feels incomplete to me and I mlad there is At Stake: Monsters and the Rhetoric of Fear in Public Culture going to be a second book Maybe I canet some justice with this ending because right now I feel so cold and lost like a starving childThis is a definitely a book worth checking out I haven t Black Nationalism: The Search for an Identity gathered enough thoughts to compile in a final conclusion but I did nod my head from time to time while reading this book That s showing aood sign The cover is also pretty amazing and something I m proud to have in my bookshelf uiznot blends elements of The Last Starfighter and X Men and a little bit of the sadly canceled TV show Tower Prep It s about a kid who discovers he has powers and enigmatic people at a mysterious school with kids who also have strange stuff The whole product is just enjoyable a hero s uest mixed with teen outsider melodrama Give this one a shot It s new characters and a new story that will remind you of classic stuff It s an all ages story with a creature that reminds me of Lockheed from X Men So that s a few bonus points right thereJoe Crowe This book is SOOOOOO GOOD This book was written by my dad s college friendIm 10 This was a different read It was ood in its own wayAgain I wish it had illustrations of the differentcharacters Kind of hard picturing them in your headWhen is the next book coming out uiznot by Russell StollGenre YA Sci Fi And WOW I don t know how else to explain this book It has hit the Bethanie s Fave list I immensely enjoyed this book Each page I turned I had no idea what would happen next It was extremely unpredictable and I loved it Most of. S When his outbursts nearly kill two classmates he’s banished to the Smithson School a place that can help him he’s toldBut the teachers don’t seem interested in helping him et better and the few other students he meets with unusual powers are sullen and reclusive When he discovers that the school is built over the tunnels of an old missile base that may still be in use Timothy wants answers But he’s warned that students who ask uestions at Smithson don’t live to as.