It's always fun to read about a variety of powers, and this book provides a lot of interesting characters with all sorts of abilities. A couple that really stood out to me were Katrina, because of her loner/outsider status and her hopeless crush on Etienne, and Rami, because he just seems so goodhearted.
There is a lot of mystery and intrigue in this story with a few groups openly in confrontation as well as a shadowy group you don't hear much about until the end. The concept of the earth crying out and empowering people to save it is a cool one, especially coupled with the idea that the bad guys can use this time in history to accomplish their own nefarious purposes. Some of the disaster scenes are definite tear-jerkers! The authors did a great job of making me care about the affected people, even though they were very minor characters.
The ending has a lot of fun superhero action and had me worried for the heroes! I'm interested to see what each of the organizations wants and to see the heroes develop their powers and relationships. I recommend this book to those who like adult fiction or super hero stories.
[Disclaimer: I am a friend of the author's!]
Disasters ring the planet as the earth cries out for heroes to save it. At the same time, an ancient order conspires to fulfill a centuries-old prophecy. Their plan: unleash a deadly tsunami that would destroy North American and European coastlines. Then, at the height of summer, a blinding white light races across the globe, granting a select few incredible gifts. An enigmatic ex-Green Beret trains these powerful misfits in a desperate bid to stop the man-made and natural catastrophes. But can these Children of the Solstice work well enough together and master their new powers in time to halt the prophecy and save humanity from cataclysmic devastation?
About the Author
Baltimore Russell is an actor, producer, and writer. He and his husband created the People You Know new media series, which aired on HereTV. Almost from the time he learned to work a pencil, he could often be found creating his own stories. He lives in New York City with his husband, John Dylan DeLaTorre. Native Texan Jennifer Pallanich is a trade journalist who has bylined over half a million words about the oil and gas industry. She has published the nonfiction book Flacks & Hacks: Trade Secrets Journalists Want PR Pros to Know and loves to read good versus evil stories. An avid scuba diver, traveler, reader, and writer, she lives with a lab mix named Houdini and a cat named Possum.