Oliver Donovan isn't exactly what you might call a normal teenager. Not anymore. The sudden emergence of an uncommon gift changes his entire life, and not for the better. After he is suspected to have had a hand in a family tragedy, he is shipped off to The Delafontaine School to learn discipline and good manners. He soon discovers that there is nothing typical about The DOliver Donovan isn't exactly what you might call a normal teenager. Not anymore. The sudden emergence of an uncommon gift changes his entire life, and not for the better. After he is suspected to have had a hand in a family tragedy, he is shipped off to The Delafontaine School to learn discipline and good manners. He soon discovers that there is nothing typical about The Delafontaine School either. When a group of senior boys invites him into their circle, he discovers that his admittance to the school is no accident. When he and his friends set out to expose the true nature of Delafontaine, they find themselves caught in a war with an administration determined to extinguish anything and everything extraordinary. And unfortunately, that means them as well. Warning: Brief mentions of drug use, abuse, some harsh language. 15+ recommended....
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I received this book from a giveaway on LibraryThing. While I found the plot interesting, it took a while to build up and I found it really difficult to get through some of the writing. The author seems to use their own method of formatting dialogue which made it really confusing to try to figure out who was speaking. When a new speaker began, they weren't given their own line. Also, most of the time the speakers weren't identified so you have to figure out who in the group of five is speaking. Another part that is probably just me being picky was that some descriptions were copied word for word in a later section of a book, like the way Oliver describes the facial expressions of two people. There are other ways that it could be described without repeating the same phrases, or just simplify it since we don't need so many drawn-out descriptions.Once I was able to figure out this author's writing style, I did find the story enjoyable. The author does do a good job of building up suspense and using foreshadowing. It's the beginning of a series so though the book left me with a lot of questions, I imagine they'll be answered in the coming books. I don't understand how the prologue fits in but maybe that has something to do with the rest of the series as well.
I received a digital copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.This novel follows a boy in his mid-teens. At the start of the story, he lives with his father, and his mother is still in his life. The boy is bullied, both at school and by his father, to the point of having a nervous stomach on Monday mornings. The story isn't about these aspects of his life. This young man is special; he grants wishes. A series of events results in his removal to a boarding school that focuses on controlling boys who are special. Adventure follows. Overall, while the outcome was a little obvious, I liked the story. I thought that it was a nice deviation from what you typically see in stories of misunderstood youth. Aside from the lead, Oliver, I thought there could have been a little more depth to the characters. The novel is directed at teenagers, though there are mentions of drug and alcohol use. The digital version that I received had a several issues related to omitted words and sentence structure.
I got this book as a giveaway for an exchange of my honest review. The book follows the main character Oliver. Oliver is not a normal teenager anymore and his whole life has completely changed since he has given something that would change his life. He was suspected to have a hand in a tragedy that stuck his entire family. He's shipped away to school in the hopes that he will learn some good manners and end up better behaved. Oliver makes friends and meets a new group of friends. He soon realizes that his friends feel the same way he does about school. They set out to uncover the school for what it really is. I enjoyed this book because I felt as though Oliver was a tough character. He didn't let anything bring him down and he was very strong throughout all of his tragedies. Oliver always stands up for what is right and that is what I admired about him. He was a brilliant character and I loved the plot of this book. I hope that the author will continue this series!
This is not a book I would usually read. I will be the first to admit that I do judge book by the cover, and the name. I always read the description of the book as well. While the cover leaves a lot to be desired, the story takes that away. I found myself not wanting to put the book down. This was one of those just one more page books for me. This sstory follows a teen boy. Oliver is not a normal teenager anymore. Oliver has a unique ‘gift’ and it starts to cause him trouble. He was suspected to have a hand in a tragedy that sturck his entire family. He is shipped off to a school that specalizes in boys with "gifts" like Olivers. The school is not what it seems and Oliver and his friends set out to expose the truth. I don't want to spoil the book for anyone. I hope the author keeps up with the series. You should add this book to your TBR list. I look forward to reading more bu Danielle Racey.I received a copy for a honest review
Although the beginning is a bit confusing, when things start to come together this becomes a well paced and entertaining novel with an interesting look at kids with "special abilities." The narrator is likable and the other characters are well drawn as well. Although it is clearly the first book in a series, the ending is satisfying enough to read as a stand alone, unlike some serials that leave you in limbo at the end. My only criticism is that the abilities that the lead character and his friends have are only touched upon, leaving too many things unexplained. A little more development in this area would have been more interesting.
I received a free e-copy of this book for an honest review.The Wisherman was an interesting read. I enjoyed the premise behind it, but was confused about where it was going from the beginning. As the story progressed, it made a little more sense, but still did not completely answer my questions, and a very large cliffhanger at the end. It wasn't until I finished the book and read the "About the Author" section, that it made sense, since this book is the first in an unnamed series.