Damn Messenger! What a read..
Ok when I got an inbox off Courtney asking if I wanted a copy of this book she just didn't just ask she basically demanded I read it, she raved this book and and built it up so much the word "no" never came to mind.
I was in a rut as far as reading and no matter how good a book was that feeling you get, the excitement and adrenaline of reading a new book, a book you know is going to be good- was lacking.
Like I said I was in a rut, no book was cutting it for me and as my list of books from various sources built up I couldn't bring myself to write their reviews because to put it simply I didn't want to. I had no motivation and although I could distinguish a good book from a bad book my enthusiasm lacked and I wouldn't do any book justice through writing reviews that had no emotion or enthusiasm behind them.
Now enough of my waffling. Jon, Jon, Jon, where have you been hiding!? I could have done with World Aflame #2, #3 and #4 right now!
That's right, with every page I turned I felt my curiosity and my excitement return. I had a smile on my face the whole way through as I sat up and really took notice and care in every word that made up 'Wind Warrior'.
When I saw that cover slowly I felt like my old geeky self. I felt my fingers twitch to begin this amazing story and my eyes never left my iPad from that moment on.
Courtney you saved me! And what a catch you caught here huh!? Messenger this book was not fab it was amazing!
Xander was such a character and do you know what? It was so bloody refreshing reading a book from a guys POV, no more needy and insecure heroins that just get under your skin. I was able to bond with him immediately and this read kept me glued from page 1 to page end.
Who doesn't love a good elemental story?
Xander is a 20 year old college slacker, he knows his family is not 'normal' but I bet he wishes they were when he finds out why. When a normal day turns into anything but and when he feels the wind fill every space his body retains and which ultimately saves a mans life its safe to say his own life is never the same again.
I loved how this fast paced novel still wangled in some romance, a book is never complete without it.
And that ending! What more could readers want. You, Messenger, have managed to write a remarkable YA Fantasy novel and I would not only like to thank you for sharing it with us but also for getting me excited about reading once again.
I think my dear friend Courtney said it best when she described this novel as "AMAZEBALLS".
(reviewed the day of purchase)