Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Journeys of John and Julia in Chapter 1: Genesis by
Title: The Journeys of John and Julia in Chapter One: Genesis
Publisher: Gerber Rigler
Pub Date: June 30, 2012
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
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The Journeys of John and Julia begin.
The Twenty-Two are watching.
Reality is about to change.
It all starts when Julia’s parents totally mess with her summer. First Julia’s dad takes off to start a whole new family. Then Julia’s mom yanks Julia from cheerleader camp to spend the summer with her grandmother in the land of no signal, no mall, no best friend Kellie. Julia’s only hope for human contact is geeky John Freeman, who is six months younger than she and about a million years behind her idea of cool.
If only Julia knew that her mom plans to dump her at Grandma’s not just for the summer, but for a whole year. If only Julia knew that a collective of wondrous beings called The Twenty- Two are watching over her and trying to make contact. If only Julia knew that they could tell Julia every thought she never knew she had and bend her reality in any way they choose. And that she’d be with John Freeman when it happened. He’d think that was way cool.
And that is just the beginning. For this seemingly mismatched pair have cracked open the door to another reality. And their enemy-to-be, the beyond evil Niem Vidalgo Oten, is about to enter the picture.
"I can see how you will be needing this awesome symbol of third millennium vanitology in the darkness of a romantic night--"
"-- and how exactly is darkness romantic, Miss Psychitard? Candlelight is romantic, darkness is scary, " Julia spoiled her friend's play, having had quite enough of otherworldly nonsense for a day.
We start off with some god-like men and women who confused the hell out of me. Then we jumped to Julia POV, then John's, then John's Mom POV, then back to the god-like people, then to someone completely different. I was just confused with the constant POVs especially since they weren't labeled. These god-like creatures have the power to change, alter, or adjust anything in ones life which is what they're trying to do with Julia.
Julia and John are both thirteen year old teenagers who are thrown together for the summer. Julia is a bit of a whiny little girl and John seems a bit too big headed at least in the beginning. John is actually a very smart kid and as I read along I saw that he was a very curious and mannered soul. They change and grow up a lot throughout this book especially when Niem Oten shows up...they have to to keep going.
This book is perfect for kids and young teens, therefore I recommend this book to them. The only thing I would modify would be to label the POVs because that threw me off a whole lot and I had to go back and re-read a few sentences to make sure that they had in fact changed characters.
One more thing to add the covers are pretty awesome. Notice the writing inside the pieces. Also check out the back cover (when the book comes out and if the don't change them). I'll leave you with that curiosity.
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