June 20, 2013

*~REVIEW~* The Conduit

The Conduit (Gryphon, #1)

The Conduit
By: Stacey Rourke
Series: Gryphon #1
Genre: Young Adult/Urban Fantasy
Publication: 2012 by Anchor Group
Average Rating: 4.34






*~Synopsis~*
All 18-year-old Celeste Garrett wants is to head off to college and make those fun, yet ill-advised, choices college kids are known for. And maybe to spend some time with the hot cameraman she just met. Instead, because of a pact her ancestors made in the 17th century with a mythical creature, she has to save the world.

While normal kids are slamming energy drinks and cramming for exams, Celeste will get her adrenaline rush fighting a fire breathing dragon. She wants to meet friends in the quad to exchange lecture notes, but first she must exchange blows with a shapeshifting demon on the rooftop. Life isn’t always fair for a superhero, but at least she doesn’t have to do it alone. With her brother and sister as sidekicks, they alternate between saving lives and getting on each others’ nerves. Together the trio encounters unspeakable odds, mystical forces and comes face-to-face with an image that will haunt them forever—their grandmother in a leopard print bikini.

Okay, little side note here. If a psychopathic killer asks if you want to see a trick, say no. That’s the smart thing to do. I, on the other hand, responded, “Bring it.”
-excerpt from THE CONDUIT

*~My Review~*
I was given this book, in return to give an honest review of this book, and the following two books as well.

Conduit is about an 18 year old girl named Celeste, and her older brother Gabe and her younger sister Kendall (wicked name by the way). They had just moved to a podunk town in Tennessee to stay with their grandmother, after a strange bout of break ins, in their hometown in Michigan.

Things seemed to be the everyday ordinary life in a small town, up until Celeste finds a statue of a Gryphon. Cutting her finger on this statue is where the story truly begins, because afterwards things start going strange for Celeste. The only thing that wasn't strange was meeting Alec, a cute up and coming reporter. Further into the book, you are thrown into a legend and from there, you get to see what becomes of Celeste and her siblings.

Conduit is a well written, well thought out story, that had me laughing so hard in some places. But the minute I picked up this book I was instantly hooked and could not put it down unless I absolutely had to. I loved the character outline of this book and how each character had a significant role to play in it. I also loved the plot-line which is original and never before have I read a book about a gryphon or where a gryphon is involved like this one, sure I've read a few that are more for the paranormal romance side of things, but this isn't one of those. This is an adventure, and one I'm anticipating on continuing as soon as I am done with this review.

I recommend this book to EVERYONE!



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