Book Review: Silverwood by Betsy Streeter

Author: Betsy Streeter
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Released: April 1st, 2015
Review Source: Light Messages Publishing

“A time-traveling, portal-jumping sci-fi… the multiple points of view keep the pace moving.” –Kirkus Reviews

The Silverwoods are a clan with a messy history and an uncertain future, responsible to protect humanity from the shape-shifting Tromindox. Helen Silverwood, fourteen, is beginning to realize that she will never lead a normal life. There have been clues: Her mother's unusual work habits, her father's absence, her brother's strange abilities with a pencil and paper, and her own recurring dreams and hacker tendencies. And, the family's constant moves from place to place.

Things are about to get much more complicated, and it all leads to the remote town of Brokeneck, California. Can the Silverwoods keep from losing each other in space and time, while unraveling a dangerous mystery?

"Streeter delivers plenty of action and excitement in this sci-fi story filled with heart, family, and creatures on the hunt. Silverwood is entertainment gold!" –Brad A. LaMar, Author of the Best-Selling Celtic Mythos series

Helen has never known what her mother truly does for a career, and it's time she finds out.  Saving humanity from horrifying Tromindox's that can shape-shift while trying to lead a normal life. It's Helen's turn to take a stab at it, and as things get into a forward motion it only becomes more and more complicated.

While I loved the story I wasn't quite fond of the writing style. I'm not completely sure what unnerved me by it, I also might have been effected because I was mainly reading on my phone so it didn't seem quite right. I think what might've thrown me off was that I wanted to follow Kate's story, but then felt like I was meant to follow Helen's. I like when I can clearly know who's story and character arc I'm supposed to be paying attention to. The story is one that at first I was unsure what was happening, but a little ways in I was hooked and wanting to know what was going to happen next. I also wasn't fully aware of the supernatural/shape-shifting aspect until I met the Tromindox. Which honestly, the first tromindox is when I decided that I absolutely loved this book! That brought me into a world that I love-supernatural/fantasy.

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