I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Kyle Demore and the Timekeeper's Key by Samuel Vega
Series: Kyle Demore #1
Published by Samuel Vega on January 3, 2014
Genres: Young Adult
It was a horrible day in math class...that turned into the adventure of a lifetime.
In this exciting debut book from a fresh new YA author, come meet Kyle Demore: the oddball and outcast of Grayling Junior High. After Kyle accidentally turns Grayling's gym into a snow-packed toboggan run, he is expelled, only to be recruited for a school in another realm that he's already seen in some bizarre dreams. In Endera, nothing is the same, especially keys. Turns out they can unlock spectacular and magical powers--but only in the right pair of hands.
In Endera, Kyle finds he's no longer a social outcast. He finds friends, bizarre creatures, and the hardest classes he’s ever taken--and to his surprise, succeeds in. Things aren’t so simple though. Some people would rather see him disappear, for unlocking the powers of the keys also means setting free their dangers.
Kyle makes a mistake that leaves his best friend on the brink of death--and now the only way to save her is to find the rare Timekeeper’s Key. The thing is, some doors aren’t meant to be unlocked. Kyle must choose to take the risk of turning the key, or losing his friend forever...
At the start of Kyle Demore and the Timekeeper’s Key all I felt was missing was a lightening bolt scar, although there is so much more to this story.
My catch phrase as a little kid was “What’s happening now Mom, what’s happening now?” That is how I felt about this novel, what will happen now? What happened was a well paced, humorous novel with just enough adventure to keep it away from the likes of the Pee Wee Scouts.
Kyle Demore was well-developed and grew as a character throughout the book. I first pictured him as a docile mouse, but as the novel progressed reminded me of Katy Perry’s “Roar” song.
I felt the ending went by in a blip. There was so much to conclude and it seemed squeezed to me, although as I saw my kindle edition slowly ebb towards the 100% mark I wasn’t sure how the author could wrap it up. Samuel J. Vega wrote a wonderful young adult novel that was more than a pleasure to read.