Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Review: The Buried Covenant by Shawn Keenan

The Buried Covenant 

Book: The Buried Covenant
Author: Shawn Keenan
Publisher: Shawn Keenan
Rating: 4 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-book review copy

Summary from Goodreads:
Jayke Wolff may be the most overprotected teenager since that bubble kid. It could be the accident he can’t remember, or it could just be his overbearing foster program caseworker. Whatever the cause, enrolling at St. Augustine High is Jayke’s first attempt to pop the bubble.

First day’s not too bad, makes a friend or two, definitely doesn’t mind the blonde sitting in front of him in fifth period. It’s the girl waiting for him when he gets home that makes him reconsider the usefulness of the bubble. Amber has some strange ideas about Jayke, about his past, and about pretty much everything. She wants him in a club she calls the Aduro. Before long, a few more of the Aduro’s overly pierced followers join the recruitment effort. Amber’s a carrot girl, her friends like sticks.

Jayke soon discovers sticks don’t break his bones. Actually, nothing does. But there’s too much competing for Jayke’s attention for him to focus on a little thing like being invincible. There’s that girl in fifth period whose death he inconveniently keeps dreaming about. Jayke’s got a lot to figure out. Life’s not always easy outside the bubble.

My Review:
The Buried Convenant is unique and entertaining. It started off a little slow for me but when you get about half way through it really picks up and things start coming together. I didn't want to put it down it was so good. I wasn't sure how to classify this. It's somewhere between a sci-fi and paranormal.

We meet Jayke Wolff who has been in a coma for the past seven years. He has no memory of his life before that. When he starts school he has no idea what he is in for. He makes some new friends and things seem to start to go well. That is until he meets Amber. She is a member of the Aduro, a group who wants Jayke to either join them or be killed. This is when Jayke starts to find out who he is and what his purpose is.

The author mixes teenage drama, religion, friendship, romance and some unique story lines into this book. By the end I was on the edge of my seat. There are some unanswered questions so I am hoping there is going to be a sequel. I would love to continue reading more about Jayke and his story. This is a must read for sci-fi and/or paranormal fans! This e-book was provided to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

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