Title: The High Road
Author: Ken Hughes
Published: November 12, 2016 by Windward Road Press
Purchased: I voluntarily read and reviewed a complimentary copy of this book, $4.99 on Kindle.
Blurb: The sky was never the limit.
Enter a world of gangs, vigilantes, and magic that’s powerful enough to kill.
Mark has never been the survivor his friend Angie is, but when he rescues a mysterious belt from the flames, it’s a decision that changes his life for good. As the two tap into the secret of gravity-controlling magic, they realize the reason Angie’s family tried to destroy the belt. Flying comes at a cost, to their lives and their sanity.
Fighting back against a street gang with a vendetta, Mark begins to sense that death waits around every turn. Soon he and Angie come face-to-face with the true danger: hidden masters of other magical forces. The keepers of power want the secret of flying, and they’ll destroy anyone who gets in their way.
Review: Ok, this was a DNF for me. I was reading it, was determined to get through it even though I started to feel like I was forcing myself to continue and then Hurricane Harvey hit Houston.
Now, I don’t live in Houston but I live about half an hour to an hour from there so my town was affected by the worst flooding we’ve seen since 1994. So instead of reading, I was more focused on keeping the flood waters out of the house and trying to find ways to get back to work.
After all that, I just couldn’t find the energy to pick it back up. The writing just seemed a bit monotone and abrupt at the same time. I would have to backtrack a couple of times when the girl would just sort of show up of no where. That also showed me that I was skimming mostly.
I was under the impression that flying was a talent they had but then it took a while before the flying even came up. I’m sure it would have explained later on in the book about the flying and everything but it’s not really grabbing my interest anymore and I just don’t have the energy to go on with it.
Thank you for reading my review.