My Rating: 3.5 /5
Author: Adrian Howell
Title: Wild Born (Psionic Pentalogy)
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy
When young Adrian Howell discovers he possesses powerful telekinetic abilities, he is plunged into a sinister world of warring paranormal factions and terrifying government organizations. Adrian must discover what really happened to his missing sister. But to do this, he will first have to find his place among fugitives like himself, and protect the life of a deeply scarred child who can speak only through her mind… a child who will change Adrian’s life forever.
(Wild-born is the first book of Adrian Howell’s PSIONIC Pentalogy)
Read all five books of Adrian Howell’s PSIONIC Pentalogy in order:
Book One: Wild-born
Book Two: The Tower
Book Three: Lesser Gods
Book Four: The Quest
Book Five: Guardian Angel
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
(Recommended for readers aged 13 and above.)
Nearing his thirteenth birthday, Adrian discovers that he has special abilities; he’s telekinetic. An attack on his family by an evil force sends his world spinning as he discovers who he is and how to survive. (I am beyond the age of thirteen, so I can’t really review the book as such.)
Narration: First person – Adrian
Character Development:Adrian has a good heart and tries to do the right thing. He is still a kid after all and makes mistakes. He soon learns there are consequences for his mistakes, and they can sometimes involve those around him. His actions reflect those of both a child and an adult. He can be impulsive and rebellious, which usually causes him trouble. On the other hand, he can be respectful and considerate at a level beyond what can be expected for his age. Adrian gives the books a voice and sometimes addresses the reader in the prose. Another interesting character is Alia – also gifted but with a different power. She is younger than Adrian and has had a traumatic childhood before being rescued. This makes her have a hard time expressing herself like a normal child would. I would have liked to have seen a little bit more development on this front by the end of the book. Although I admit, her character did grow within the book. I would have also liked to seen more background with Ralph.
Plot Development/Flow: Judging by the age of the characters and therefore the intended audience, the book might be a little slow pace for its length. The story set up for things that would happen later. There are actions scenes periodically throughout the book, but there are also down times when we learn more about the characters (and what’s happening around them.) The story ends well, but definitely leaves off for the next book to pick up.
Standalone or Part of a Series: First book in the Psionic Pentalogy