Sunday, January 22, 2012

Review: LS: The Beginning by Kelvin O'Ralph

LS: The Beginning by Kelvin O'Ralph

Book Blurb from author:

A handshake between strangers has never held so much promise for discovery.

When Stephen Wilson meets Lisa Morgan at his new school in Sloutenville, it is the simple act of extending his hand in greeting that flips both of their worlds upside-down. With the gesture, both discover that in some way they are connected, and that they share the ability to manipulate the elements, fire and water. Though their abilities vary, they share the gift of telepathy allowing them to communicate without words, which creates a bond between them stronger than either had expected.

As the two begin to spend more and more time together, David, Lisa's ex becomes wild with jealousy, and launches multiple attacks on Lisa. In the fight against the dangers that await them around every corner, Stephen and Lisa soon discover that they are up against much greater odds than they had originally known, and that their struggles are far from over...
My thoughts:
The preface drew me in.  The story kept me reading.  The characters are interesting and the plot is intriguing.  The story is imaginative.  I had some difficulty reconciling the age of the characters with their behaviors; and I do not come from big money, so I am not sure how realistic the financial situation is for the characters, but to the average person all the wealth seems a big fantastic.  
Although it is obvious that the author is young and just starting out, the story captivates and entertains.  I can't wait to see more from Kelvin O'Ralph.


Rita Webb said...

Sounds like this author has a lot of potential. I'll keep my eye open for books from him.

Unknown said...

Aw, thanks Rita