I am so excited to dive into The Dysasters by P.C. And Kristin Cast! It was a fantastic read!
Thank you so much to Wednesday Books for providing me with an ARC! All opinions are my own!
About the book
P.C. and Kristin Cast, the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of the House of Night phenomenon, return to the scene with The Dysasters—the first action-packed novel in a new paranormal fantasy series.
Adoptive daughter of a gifted scientist, Foster Stewart doesn’t live a “normal” life, (not that she’d want to). But controlling cloud formations and seeing airwaves aren’t things most eighteen year olds can do.
Small town star quarterback and quintessential dreamy boy next door, Tate “Nighthawk” Taylor has never thought much about his extra abilities. Sure, his night vision comes in handy during games, but who wouldn’t want that extra edge?
From the moment Foster and Tate collide, their worlds spiral and a deadly tornado forces them to work together, fully awakening their not-so-natural ability – the power to control air.
As they each deal with the tragic loss of loved ones, they’re caught by another devastating blow – they are the first in a group of teens genetically manipulated before birth to bond with the elements, and worse… they’re being hunted.
Now, Foster and Tate must fight to control their abilities as they learn of their past, how they came to be, who’s following them, and what tomorrow will bring… more DYSASTERS?
I was immediately excited for this book, since one of my favorite book series was the House of Night books by the same amazing mother-daughter author duo!
The Dysasters reads similarly in voice and style and reminds me of the way the later books in the House of Night series was written, with multiple points of view. Balancing between multiple voices is usually difficult, but these authors have the craft down! The only difficulty I had was connecting with characters in dialogue heavy moments, but other than those brief moments, I thoroughly enjoyed what I was reading.
The premise of this story was very interesting! A balance of fantasy and science fiction, this book is sure to bring in lovers of both. If you like stories about the elements and some teen angst (because there sure is a ton of angst between Foster and Tate), then you’re sure going to want to dive into this.
Overall, I rated this book a solid 4/5 stars. I thought the premise was great and the characters were interesting! I wish I could’ve connected a bit more at times, but that is simply personal taste. P.C. and Kristin Cast are great at their crafting of words.
About the authors
#1 New York Times & #1 USA Today bestselling author P.C. Cast was born in the Midwest, and, after her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. PC is a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, Booksellers’ Best, and many, many more. Ms. Cast is an experienced teacher and talented speaker who lives in Oregon near her fabulous daughter, her adorable pack of dogs, her crazy Maine Coon, and a bunch of horses.
Kristin Cast is a #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling author who teams with her mother to write the wildly successful House of Night series. She has editorial credits, a thriving t-shirt line, and a passion for all things paranormal. When away from her writing desk, Kristin loves going on adventures with her friends, family, and significant other, playing with her dogs (Grace Kelly and Hobbs the Tiny Dragon), and is currently obsessed with her baby.
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