Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 286 KB
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0982845200
Publisher: Bertauski (July 13, 2010)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
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Amazon Summary:The Discovery of Socket Greeny is the first book in a young-adult scifi trilogy that explores love, angst and Zen-like acceptance of true nature in kick ass fashion. Reluctant readers, especially boys, will find this story compelling, enlightening, entertaining, and, yes, even emotional. Work has always come first for 16-year old Socket Greeny's mother, especially since his father died. But when she shows him the inner workings of the Paladin Agency, he discovers why it's so important. It's an underground world of technological wonder including bat-like grimmets, spherical servy-mechs and humanoid butlers with brightly lit faceplates. They traverse the planet through wormholes to keep the world safe, but from what, they won't say. Although his mother is not actually a Paladin, and neither was his father, both have worked for them for most their lives. Socket, however, is different than his parents. He somehow is a Paladin and soon finds himself in the center of controversy and betrayal when he's anointed the agency's prodigy. He didn't ask for the "blessing" of psychic powers and the ability to timeslice and he doesn't want to be responsible for the world. He just wants to go home and back to school and be normal again. But, sometimes, life doesn't give us that privilege, his mother tells him. And when the world is soon threatened and the Paladins are forced into the public eye, Socket discovers what his mother means. If he doesn't embrace his true nature, life as we know it will change forever.
Review:When this book submission came to me , I had debated whether or not to give it a try. Sci Fi really isn't my genre but as I sat at my desk I kept rereading the blurb and I finally decided to give it a try.
I will admit I was confused and wasn't sure from the way it started out which way this book was going, not sure if it was because partly due to the fact it was in the virtual world then as I continued on I started to feel the connection and the bonds of these friends.
Another thing that ran through my mind that maybe this is one book my son would actually enjoy. He isn't much of a reader and found it hard to find anything that might peek his interest. He is a big video gamer and I think this topic would be just right for him.
I really enjoyed the way Tony wrote and though at the beginning I was confused it didn't take long to really find the groove, once I got past the hump it was a fast read.
Would I recommend ? Yes in fact, I will be telling my son about it and I also mentioned to my best friend who's favorite genre is Sci Fi.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of the Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours and a copy was provided to me by the author. although payment may have been received by Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.