Five –Out of the Dark
by Holli Anderson
Published by: Curiosity Quills Press
Publication date: August 20th 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Five teenagers who’ve recently discovered they have magical powers and are living in the Seattle underground feel it’s their responsibility to protect unsuspecting humans from otherworldly foes. Things are going well until Johnathan, their unofficial leader and the boy sixteen year old Paige is in love with, is bitten by a changeling – the venomous saliva causing him to metamorphose into a ravening beast with each full moon. Paige vows that, no matter the cost, she will find a way to cure Johnathan of the evil that has embedded itself in his soul.
Johnathan’s monthly transformation and daily personality roller coaster isn’t the only problem they have to deal with. The Five are also gearing up to face their toughest and most dangerous enemy yet—a powerful and ruthless Warlock who will go to any means, including high school, to build his Dark Army.
The story begins with one of the characters: Paige, who discovers that he has unusual powers than ever imagined. She will explore the gift that has hidden from all but his only exception than is his little sidekick, his dog. But not everything can be hidden forever, Paige's parents discover it and decide they have to do something about it because for them is to play with dark arts. It is at this precise moment in which Paige decides to run away and is also the beginning of a avenua and knowledge they never imagined than existed .. She will not be alone, discover that there are more people like her, and form a team: Jonathan, Alec, Seth and Hallie, along with Paige try to fight evil forces that attempt to corrupt mankind.
The other protagonist who you will know is Jonathan, to whom Paige found after running away from home, and who will have a love interest, which will be between the events that will happen in their lives.
All is well, we have a story and the characters, the villain, and a magical atmosphere, teenagers and yarns can lead to many paths of history. This very well focused on what you want to discover and enjoy it, but sometimes felt I was on a roller coaster in some places much excitement and in others waned, making me feel that I was missing something.
Paige is a good character, a good start and a good choice, my favorite was Johnathan of the two, but wanted to explore the world of the five! I hope in the other books out over them also, as it is assumed they are a team. And I would like to see more emotions of each, all have great potential.
Like I said I'm divided on the one hand I feel it has so much potential, so many choices, many ways and could give us many surprises, but on the other hand there are details to take care and would like to keep this record of emotion. Overall, the book is worth reading, something that is fresh and teenagers can enjoy, has an easy writing and characters are easy for you to choose a favorite.
Enjoy it with popcorn and a soda of your choice.
My Stars : 3.7
Holli Anderson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing—which has nothing to do with writing, except maybe by adding some pretty descriptive injury and vomit scenes to her books. She discovered her joy of writing during a very trying period in her life when escaping into make-believe saved her. She enjoys reading any book she gets her hands on, but has a particular love for anything fantasy.
Along with her husband, Steve, and their four sons, she lives in Grantsville, Utah—the same small town in which she grew up.