Title: Generation X: The Rising
Author: Desiree DeOrto
“She could picture it, almost taste it as her power surged. She would destroy him, use all his training against him and tear him apart.”
Wow, this is the first book I’ve read by Desiree DeOrto and it was a wild ride. It was very fast paced and action packed. I liked how it wasn’t overly descriptive, so the reader is able to set the scene. It played out very much like a movie in that regard.
First we meet Elizabeth, who keeps dreaming of this strange man. She doesn’t know who he is, but she’s drawn to him. Then we are introduced to her two best friends, Micah and Brian. However, they haven’t spoken to her in several years and she has no idea why. Micah is the star football player, handsome, and charming. Brian is the brain. Very smart and almost robotic, but his emotions do show through some times.
Then disaster strikes their town, and their world. Elizabeth begins to realize there is something different about her and her friends. As the answers reveal themselves, her world is turned upside down, and nothing will ever be the same again. Loyalties are tested, and love can be found in even the darkest of places.
This book is not for the faint of heart. I realized that Desiree loves to torture her characters and doesn’t let them be happy for very long. Just when I thought things couldn’t get any worse, they did, and I wondered if the book would have a happy ending- which it did, but it didn’t. Like I said, no one is allowed to be happy for long.
This was a great first installment to a new series and I can’t wait to read what’s in store for these characters.
“I promise you, by the time it’s all done, you’ll have your revenge.”…
Not mine, she thought to herself. Never my revenge. It’s theirs, all of theirs.