Title: Circle of Five
Author: Jan Raymond
Published Date: January 8th 2014
Genre: YA / SciFi
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Circle of Five is the first book in the Pha Yul trilogy.
After a sudden lightning storm, Sam, Cassie, Ryan, Maya and Seb find that they’ve acquired strange and amazing powers. Confused and scared, they turn to Mr. Harris, a teacher in their school, who offers to help them control their powers.
But is there more to Mr. Harris than meets the eye? His cryptic explanations about their powers, how and why they manifested, leaves the five kids with more questions than answers. Can they trust Mr. Harris? Is he telling them the truth, or does he have his own reasons for helping them? What is the truth behind the secret society that he belongs to? The children try to figure out the answers as they work towards gaining control over their powers.
Unknown to them, danger lingers near. They have to face the threat and put their lives at risk. They must learn to trust one another and combine their powers to survive…will they make it? Are their powers strong enough? And will they finally find the answers they seek?
This will have you wanting to know what happens next from the first page until near the end. That the five teenagers do not entirely get along at the beginning only helps build the tension you will feel as the five slowly discover what has happened to them and practise using their new found, and still developing, powers.
You are introduced to Pha Yul fairly early in the story but will be wondering just what it is well into the tale, by which time you will also be wondering whether the friendly Mr Harris is all that he seems.
Like me, you will look forward to the next book in the trilogy, though ‘Circle of Five’ is complete in itself. I gave it a well-deserved five stars.
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