The Preevitt Chronicles
she thought that life in a new town
would be boring; boy, was she wrong!
(from back cover)
She thought that life in a new town would be boring; boy, was she wrong! Fifteen-year-old Ruth Daniels has never had a lucky break due to being a lifelong orphan living in Michigan, but she ends ups going from a orphan to a family girl after she gets adopted by a widowed Businessman and moves to New Jersey to live with him and his family, including a stereotypical teenage brother, a snobby sister and two twins. Yep, that's all there is to it. Soon afterward her arrival, she starts school and almost instantly ends up with two new friends: Rachel Evans, a redheaded senior, and Justin Reynolds, a quiet, lonely and withdrawn sophomore. The latter of whom Rachel seems to hate with a vengeance. As Ruth and Justin's friendship begin to evolve, Rachel starts to stalk and attack them almost constantly, and Justin knows why: He's a human/animal hybrid called a Preevitt, he and Rachel are longtime mortal enemies, and Ruth is now part of their longtime war that also includes Justin's twin siblings, Jaz and Wheeler.
- Paperback: 180 pages
- Publisher: Outskirts Press (January 20, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1478771720
- ISBN-13: 978-1478771722
Ross Butler has been an avid reader since his childhood and has been writing since his teenage years. "First Born" is his first actual novel and he has several more in the works. His favorite authors include Eoin Colfer, Rick Riordan, Cassandra Clare and James Patterson. He also practices screen writing and film making and has a movie review blog. He is also an avid movie fan and always sees a new film every Thursday. He also does Stand-Up-Comedy and Impressions on You Tube on his channel, "Rant About It". He resides in Lafayette, IN.
Ruth Daniels from Michigan evolves from an orphan to an adopted daughter of a widowed Businessman. Him and his family are in New Jersey. Ruth moves to New Jersey with her new family. What a family. We have twins, a typical brother who is a teenager and a real uppity sister. That's the family. Quite a change for Ruth. She has always been an orphan. After she moves to New Jersey she starts high school and immediately makes two new friends. Justin Reynolds is an introvert, and a sophomore. Ruth then makes friends with a senior, redheaded Rachel Evans. Rachel isn't happy with the friendship that Ruth and Justin are developing. Right off she detests Justin. Rachel goes on the attack, especially against Justin. What is it about Justin? Why are Rachel and Justin at odds with each other? Is there a secret between them? Will this war between Justin and Rachel affect Ruth? The author takes you into another world. One minute the world is as you live in. The next, you're facing another world. The book is fast paced as the author takes you into some well developed characters' lives. As you turn the pages, you're not quite sure what you will find next. This isn't your typical high school friendship. This isn't a jealousy issue. This is way more. The author starts out with a quiet story about Ruth and it slowly gains momentum until you're in another world. What does Preevitt mean? Read and find out. Good book for teens and adults.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author, Ross Butler in exchange for my unbiased review. No other compensation took place.
I would give this book 4 STARS.
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