Monday, June 4, 2012

Book review: Brunswick by Ann Haines

Author: Ann Haines
Title: Brunswick
Series: No
Genre: YA, paranormal adventure
Purchase: Amazon
My rating:

The Synopsis:
When Jonathan wakes up beside a lake bruised and bleeding, he has no idea how he got there or where “there” really is. He must try to remember how he ended up in this place and why.

When he meets Grace and a group of people that seem to want to help him, he is thrown in to a world that he doesn’t know. Haunted by visions and voices in his head, Jonathan soon realises that this world isn’t as safe as he’d hoped.
Taken from his life and asked to save a land he knows nothing about, from a menacing hooded figure, Jonathan must learn quickly to survive. As he struggles to stay alive long enough to get home he is faced with a deadly choice, Join It or Die. And when it becomes clear that so many would do anything to kill him he must stay close to those who would kill for him.

To stay alive and get home he must face the one thing he never wanted to, the figure in black. And when the hood comes down Jonathan is faced with a revelation that could break him and destroy everything he has fought for.
My thoughts:

This story is about Jonathan who enters another world that he realizes he is the creator of. That world is facing a major threat and Jonathan needs to help this people since he is the creator of this world. Jonathan faces a lot his fears during his journey in this book and he realizes that he is a lot braver than he thought he was.

By some reason I had a hard time with this book and it took a long time for m to read this. It was not a bad book at all but I found it a bit slow at times. I also spent most of the story wondering about how a 15 year old boy could be the creator of a whole world and you really don´t get an explanation until the end of the story. This story is about a hero, trying to save a world he did not know existed but it is also about a personal quest for Jonathan. The quest to grow up without losing what he values the most! His imagination!

This was a really nice read but there was no wow about this book for me.

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