Sunday, June 19, 2016

IA: Initiate, John Darryl Winston

"He liked to call himself naz because he read in the bible that Samson was a Nazarite, and part of being a Nazarite meant never cutting one's hair."

John Darryl Winston takes you into the Exclave, where Naz and Meri live. Naz and Meri are foster children. Naz has no memory of his father. Meri saw her mother die. Naz is not your average kid. He sees a therapist, hears voices, and has horrible sleep walking episodes. Why is Naz so different? Is something wrong with Naz? Out of no where, a gang begins following Naz. Is it because Naz is different? The gang goes by, IA, and they have their eyes set on Naz. Maybe this has something to do with his dad? Who was his dad?

I knew very little about this series before I read it. This series completely surprised me! This book was a bit slower than the second book, but still totally awesome! Throughout the book, the author gives you little bits of the past. The past shows us scenes and situations featuring Cory and Camille, Naz's parents. These flashbacks are extremely important and helpful to the story. The book and characters are so complex, I'm amazed. Naz and Meri do not have the greatest pasts, but why can't Naz remember it?

IA: Initiate by John Darryl Winston is a super exciting read! Your mind will be all over the place trying to figure out what is really going on. Such a creative and well thought out story!         

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