A Life of Death: Episode 1


Obtained from:  Amazon on March 17, 2014
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Author:         Weston Kincade
Genre:          Fiction – YA
Format:         Kindle
Reviewer:       Charlie Kravetz
Stars:          4/5

This review is for the Kindle edition ebook.

Disclosure: I was requested by the author to give an honest review of this book.

Mystery, abuse, courage, and teenagers all need to come together to make this story work.

Alex is a teenager with a troubled past. He is abused at home, and picked on by many classmates. When he touches an object that a murder victim last touched, he sees their death, as if he were the victim. Alex must learn to stand up for these victims, even if no one will believe a troublesome teenager.

This is the first book of the series, and does a good job of getting the readers attention. For a coming of age story, this one has a good twist to it. There is a touch of romance, yet there are the indefinite decisions of the teenager. We all experience life for ourselves. Sometimes it is fun just to experience through the eyes of the character of a book. It takes practice and effort to get things to work out. I was disappointed when I got to the end of this book. It ended rather abruptly, in my opinion. Fortunately, I had the next volume on hand.

While Weston Kincade does write to entertain the reader, and succeeds at that goal, he has other motives. He tries to give a touch of guidance to teenagers and parents struggling to understand the issues they are going through. Sometimes, we, as humans, can identify with a character and it will help us get life right today.

I can easily recommend this series to teenagers and their parents. We are all different, and for some, this series will simply be great entertainment. For others, it may serve to remind them they are not alone. I would hope the remaining books in this series are as good as this first one. I have obtained the next three books in this series.