Author: Kelan O'Connell
Release Date: November 8, 2011
Book: Received From Author
When 16-year-old Oakland California teenager, Calvin Pierce, makes a bad decision and winds up getting arrested, his mother is quick to take action. Determined not to lose a second son to the drug and gang violence of the inner city, she sends Calvin to spend the summer working for his great uncle in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
There in the predominately-white region of agriculture and recreational boating, Calvin’s a fish out of water with a chip on his shoulder. Complicating matters, a smart, beautiful (and feisty) local farmgirl, Mei Li Cheng, isn’t buying his city-boy ‘tude and relishes any opportunity to challenge him. If their instant combativeness is a thin veneer for sexual attraction, the outcome might have to wait. When severed body parts are discovered floating in a slough, Calvin’s summer of proving himself takes on new meaning.
Something deadly is lurking in the deep, murky waterways of the Delta. Now the daunting task of containing the living incarnation of a mythical creature falls to Calvin and his ragtag posse of oddball characters.
Usually when reading paranormal books its always the female character that takes the spotlight. However, in the book the male comes out on top and that was one of the main things that I really enjoyed.
I am not going to defend Calvin but as a 16 year-old boy, its the time when you start experiencing the things around you. You begin to feel peer pressure and what toll it can take on you if you listen to it. I'm not saying that all of it is bad but its nto always good. I know when growing up hat I had a lot of peer pressure and sometime I faced the consequneces of it. However, stooping low to the point and moving towards the world of drugs.
I think his mother should be considered a good parent. Stopping the problem at the beginning was a good move that she played. As the story unfold and more characters are brought into the story, this book fills with more excitement.
The plot is never ending and the pages flow continously never giving me the option to place the book to the side. If you readers are looking for a male leading parnaormal book, than I advise you to check out this book and dive into its pages.
I give this book 4 souls!