Saturday, March 30, 2013
Threads That Bind (The Havoc Chronicles) Book 1 Written by: Brant Williams
Hello readers, ah Spring finally feels like it is finally coming around hurrah for seasonal change. And which means a school year for many people is coming to an end and a whole summer for some people to change themselves for a new year of school and possibly move up the social ladder, or some kids simply enjoy their summers because they're all set on their social status. Madison is just such a girl she's chubby, thick glasses, pimples, and quite uncoordinated, but she's sassy, loyal, and knows who she is. Then summer break comes along and she's 16 about to begin her junior year, and voila! She can suddenly see perfectly, her skin is flawless, she cannot even eat sugar yet alone indulge in junk food, and she's a whole new girl. Turns out though that her new perfection comes at a very high price. In fact, Madison finally gets everything she wants, she's smart, coordinated, her bff Amy and her are moving on up, and oh she finally is dating the crush of her life, but...she almost kills him during their first kiss. Right, that's normal, turns out Madison is what you would call a Berserker and she is one of few gifted and tasked with protecting our world from an evil called Havocs. And, then there's the problem being that one of these Havocs wants Madison's blood in order to free another evil into the world. Talk about a complicated life, oh and to make matters a tad bit more confusing Madison is the first female Beserker like ever. I really enjoyed this book the characters were fun, the flow of the story progressed fast, and it was an interesting supernatural story. However, that being said there is a love triangle going on here, and I cannot begin to state how sick I am of the friggen teenage love triangles... I understand we need to create a conflict but isn't having to deal with being a supernatural being and going to High school enough? You don't see this love triangle so much when there's a boy as the supernatural main character so why always when there's a female lead? Not that the love triangle doesn't add to the story, but why do we need it? It would be refreshing if one guy were enough for our young sixteen year old girls. But, I shall stop ranting, the story was pretty fun it was definitely for young adults and introduced me to some interesting concepts. The twists and take on Beserkers was very creative. I just may have to pick up the second book stat to see what happens to Madison and her new family of Binders and Beserkers. A quick and very amusing read that will put you right back into those awkward teenage years.