Sunday, July 15, 2012

Review: The City's Son - Tom Pollock

Looking for a good teenage read ?
Something that both girls and boys will enjoy ?
Review: The City's Son - Book #1 The Skyscraper Throne Series - Tom Pollock - September 2012
Are you into adventure stories ? One's that have a bit of this and a bit of that ? Enjoy Supernatural creatures ? What about Dystopian societies ?
The City's Son starts off like a supernatural series with the main character hunting a creature of the dead , one that has killed and will continue to kill many citizens. Then the story flashes to two friends Beth and Pencil , it seems that Beth is a bit of a risk taker and an artist and has a knack for graffiting. Whereas her friend Pen -for short, is the safe one in the friendship. The one who wants to stay out of trouble and below the radar.This part of the story reminded me of a dystopian society, a society no longer of the norm. The story starts to get exciting when we discover that Beth has been betrayed by the one person she thought would always be there for her no matter what , her best friend Pen. However we learn that things aren't always what they seem but at this stage of the book Beth can only feel and sense betrayal . Running to find someone she can be safe , she runs into Urchin - who is the Prince of the London Underground. The novel gets really exciting and to a point of no putting down when we discover that Urchin's mother Reach is wanting to take back her rightful place as Queen of the Underground, but in order to do so she must kill her son Urchin.  Beth smitten with Urchin, helps him to overthrow and take his rightful place on The Skyscraper Throne and her old life starts to fade away slowly. But what will happen when Beth discovers that Pen has been captured by the Underworld ? Will she go with the "in-crowd" and forget her past with Pen or will she discover that their friendship is and will always be important ? 
Find out in The City's Son by Tom Pollock. A novel that I am sure the majority of males who read or don't want to admit they read Twilight will enjoy.

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