BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:
Thirst by R P Channing
Publication date: November 26th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
~ Kira Sutherland ~
After a near fatal accident (and getting cheated on by her ‘boyfriend’), and beating up the lead cheerleader (with whom the boyfriend cheated…), and being labeled as having ‘issues’ in her school because she, uhm, sees ghosts, Kira is left with two choices:
1. Continue her ‘therapy’ (where she’s told the ghost is a hallucination and also gets her legs ogled too often…)
2. Go to Starkfield Academy, a boarding school for “Crazies and Convicts” (as the social media sites call them.)
She chooses the latter…
~ Cory Rand ~
Cory Rand has not had an easy life. His mother died in a car accident when he was twelve, and so did his mother’s best friend…sort of. You see, Janice made a promise to take care of Cory just before she died, and so she lingers. Undead. A ghost that watches out for him.
Brought up in an abusive home, Cory quickly falls into a life of disreputable behavior. After his third offense (which was prompted by a girl, as usual – he has a weakness) he’s left with two choices:
1. Be tried as an adult and share a cell with a guy named Bubba (he thinks…)
2. Go to Starkfield Academy, which Cory is pretty sure is run by vampires. But, hey, at least he’ll get an education.
He chooses the latter…
It’s at Starkfield that Kira meets Cory Rand, a boy with an insatiable Rage who sees ghosts, too. As well as other things, other things from his past, things that confuse him, things like fire and witches and demons.
Things he’s always ignored.
This book feels very much like a scene setter for the rest of the series. There are lots of explanations and descriptions, and as a result, the story itself gets a little bit lost.
There is a point of the novel which is a battle/kidnap situation. I confess, I found it extremely confusing, and had to re-read sections because it was so difficult to follow at points.
However, this is ultimately a good premise for a series, and the struggles I had with this book do not deter me from looking forward to the next release.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
R P Channing is the author of over a million words of fiction. None of it published.