Review: The Ables by Jeremy Scott

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Publisher: CloverCroft

Publishing Date: May 2015

ISBN: 9781940262659

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 3.1/5

Publisher Description:  Phillip Sallinger’s dad has told him he’s a custodian—a guardian—and his genetically inherited power is telekinesis. He’ll learn to move objects with his mind. Excited to begin superhero high school until he discovers he’s assigned to a “special ed” class for disabled empowered kids, he suddenly feels like an outsider. Bullied, threatened, and betrayed, Phillip struggles, even as he and his friends—calling themselves the Ables—find ways to maximize their powers to overcome their disabilities, and are the first to identify the growing evil threatening humanity. 

Review: This was a pretty good read made for YA crowd. There were quite a few twists and turns at the end that keep you guessing, which tends to lighten an otherwise dark turn of personal events for Phillip. A good 30% of the novel is quite a bit of dialogue filler which tends to drag on a bit prior to the action. A little too much “setting the stage”.

The novel still delivers in the “root for the underdog’ genre and the powers that reside within the world building are creative and somewhat compelling.

 

 

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