Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Review: Recruits by Thomas Locke


It's a world they've seen only in their dreams--until now.
Twins Sean and Dillon Kirrel have dreamed about a world beyond their own since they were children, but it has always been a fantasy. Not long before their eighteenth birthday, however, the arrival of a mysterious new neighbor and the revelations he shares bring that far-off world within reach. 

When Sean and Dillon learn they share a unique gift--the ability to transfer instantly between worlds--they are offered an opportunity to prove themselves as recruits to the planetary Assembly. But unlocking their abilities awakens an enemy beyond anything they ever imagined, thrusting them into an interplanetary conflict that could consume the entire human race.

My Review:

The world of the Recruits was a fun, cool concept for a young adult book.  This was an action packed adventure with some violence and romance, about twin 17 year old brothers who are very loyal to each other and do not want to be separated no matter what.  They come in contact with a very strange new neighbor, who gives them some startling news regarding a world that they didn’t know truly existed, except in their dreams and imagination.  All of a sudden they are on top of the world: their education is paid for, new cars, pretty girlfriends… but all of that comes with a price.  They must past the test that is put before them.  Sean and Dillon find out that they are pretty unique in the human race.  And that comes with advantages and disadvantages. 

The author paints very vivid word pictures of the secret government Assembly of humans and the different worlds that Sean and Dillion travel too.

There were times where I was confused in the plot and needed to reread a section, but other than that this is a good alternative in regards to the content that is becoming normal for young adult fiction.

I won a copy of this book through Goodreads and I was not required to post a positive review.  All views and opinions expressed are my own.

Reviewed by Bubba

1 comment:

  1. Love clean YA fiction! Esp. Romance and since I am a twin this book works 4 me too!