The Channeler by Jenna Ryan is a YA Paranormal Fantasy of featuring mythological creatures, lost family, and friendship.
““I was stuck. Stuck in an endless dream, watching a terrible future I was powerless to change.
Or was I? What if I could change the future? Could I ignore that kind of power?
And if I did–what would I become?”
Caleb Swift knows he’s a complicated guy. He sees the unseeable: winged beings that haunt both his dreams and his waking visions. He knows the unknowable: horrifying visions of countless unspeakable futures he feels powerless to prevent. And if that weren’t bad enough, these potent revelations might be driving him insane.
Who needs that kind of trouble?
Not Caleb. He’s doing his best to live a totally uncomplicated life, to ignore the visions of doom that hound him relentlessly. But no matter what he does, one particular vision still plagues him. The one with the girl. The girl who’s in mortal danger (or will be soon). The girl only he can save.
Now Caleb has a choice. To ignore his gift, to live the ordinary life he so desperately desires, even if it means letting her die…
Or to act. To interfere. To become extraordinary. And let one girl’s future turn his present completely upside-down.”
This book takes on a supernatural, mythological take on our world.
We are introduced to a main character who is able to sense these ‘winged‘ beings while also just trying to make it through college. His secret ability to sense more than the world around him comes at a cost, but when the girl from his visions is actually real, it’s up to him to warn her of the inevitable danger.
But a few twists and turns cause this mysterious girl to become far more than he would have hoped. This is only the beginning as the rest of the book becomes a whirlwind of family, friends, and creatures.
The book felt unique. I really enjoyed the supernatural aspect and how he was able to keep such a dramatic ability from the rest of the human world.
Even though I was surprised in a lot of scenes, I did feel like there were other parts that were a bit predictable and encompassed typical teenage scenerios.
Overall, I gave this one a solid 3 out of 5 stars. I think this would be a great story for readers who love mythological realms.
Published: 18 January 2019
Publisher: TCK Publishing
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy
How I Read It: Paperback from TCK Publishing
*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. All my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way*
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