Monday, April 15, 2013
Book Review: The Conduit
After the death of their father, Celeste and her two siblings move in with their grandmother. Celeste will be starting college in the fall, but plans to spend her summer in her new surroundings concentrating on her art. But before long, she is named the conduit, who must protect Earth from the evil-doers from the spiritual plane. Along with gaining new strengths and defenses just as she needs them, her brother can now transform into a lion and her sister grew wings. Together, they fight the bad guys.
I have to be honest and say that at this point, I picture Buffy with Xander and Willow, kicking butt and taking names.
Ok, so I couldn't actually find a picture of the three of them mid-fight. It looks pretty tame, couch sitting and all.
While none of these guys in Buffy actually had any supernatural powers, the close relationships among the three are similar to that of Celeste and her brother and sister.
With the help of their spirit guide (cough cough Giles) the siblings have to learn to harness their powers, work together, and stay alive. If that weren't enough, they also have to see Grams wearing clothing that is less than age appropriate.
Stacy Rourke creates an atmosphere that while dangerous, still manages to be pretty funny. It's uncomfortable for everyone when the lion turns back into regular brother...naked. The book is fast-paced and enjoyable to read. I immediately wanted to start the next book in the series as soon as I finished this one.
Stayed tuned for the review of Embrace, as well as the third book, Sacrifice, which I will be reviewing on the 27th as part of the book blog tour.