Author: Megan Linski
Publisher: Gryfyn Publishing
Series: The Rhodi Saga
Publication Date: September 4th, 2016
Source: ARC from the publisher
Cover: The cover is OK. Color play is attractive. Artwork is good too.
Dylan and her twin Devin are left homeless when their parents die in a car accident. Dylan blames herself for distracting them, and suffers from mental problems due to her grief. They are adopted as students by a group called the Rhodi, who claim to be the protector of their people.
Dylan and her brother train to become one of the Rhodi’s.
Meanwhile, she is struggling with her grief and trying to use and master her craft, an ability that every rhodi has.
The crafts include turning into an animal, flying, running at high speed and manipulating emotions, and more.
Rachel, the leader of the Hunters Guild is bent on destroying the Rhodi’s.
Will Dylan and Devin along with their masters, be able to thwart her advances or will Dylan have to lose her new family?
This is an amazing story.
All the elements of a YA that make this genre a fantastic read are incorporated in the story. However , there is more.
The protagonist is dealing with mental health problems. Throwing light on these matters through fiction, Rhodi’s Saga deviates a bit from the norm, not in a bad way though.
However, there are a few cons. At the beginning, the writing is amateurish: too much detailing, repetition of a few points, and the fact that everyone is able to estimate the exact age of the kids without even asking.
Dylan’s character sometimes went overboard with expressing her emotions.
But overall this book makes for an entertaining read.
My Rating: 8 out of 10
Recommended for: YA fans, alternative universe and fantasy fans.
I received this ARC from the publisher to provide an honest review.