Friday, June 1, 2012

The Conduit - By Stacey Rourke ~ Review

  Review: 4 stars ****

The Conduit,

    Imagine your destiny is already chosen for you , your sister, and brother. Centuries ago, between a Gryphon and a human,  it was put into motion what was to be and if that wasn’t bad enough, the world depends on your survival. Facing battles with a demon from the underworld, in the wake of a mighty army headed your way, Hell bent on destroying your blood line.

 Celeste, Kendall and Gabe, are visiting their Grams for the summer. Looking to party, find romance, what every normal teenage/college kids want for their summer vacation. While Celeste was in the garage she came across and Gryphon statue, It pricks her and her blood drips on the statue.. Confirming the chosen ones , Protectors of the world.  Transformation process can be a challenge and hard to embrace. Celeste, Kendal, and Gabe each has their own unique ability which allows each of them super hero powers if you will.  Alaina is a spiritual guide that teach them and guide them on their journey to claim their destiny and prepares them for the Dark Army, demons, and a dragon rising from the ashes of the underworld.

I started reading and the story started out as just an average ordinary one. Three teenagers visiting Grams for the summer, finding a statue and powers bestowed and destiny fulfilled. I thought just another story. As I read on and read about the Gryphon ~ protector of the divine, and how it came to be that centuries ago, the Garrett bloodline became protectors of the world. After that, it was all over, I was hooked. I truly enjoyed this book. It has suspense, paranormal beings and powers and the comedy between the characters had me laughing.  This book goes into detail of each character being called upon , accepting their destiny and re-fining their skills. They hoped to do that before the Demon on a hunt rampage finds them, but it’s too late..  Are they ready for battle will they survive?  One very important thing Celeste CAN NOT DIE she is The Conduit. If she dies the world ends. There is so much more to the story, details, battles,  near death experiences, I could go on and on. Stacey Rourke has an ability that brings the story to life on paper and in your imagination.  The ending I will not give away of course, but I have read quite a few books that just didn’t end well or ended in an odd way. Not this book. The ending was well played and thought out, tied in with the whole book and flowed  naturally.

This is the first book in the Gryphon Series.. I look forward to reading the next one in the series for sure. Pick up this book, it is a great paranormal read in the Young Adult genre. I find myself thinking about the book, characters, basically the whole story is etched in my head, and that is the signs of a great book, when you are still invested in the story and it sticks with you even after you finished reading. What a talented author, Stacey Rourke is.

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