The Conduit By Stacey Rourke
All 18-year-old Celeste Garrett wants is to head off to college and make those fun, yet ill-advised, choices college kids are known for. And maybe to spend some time with the hot cameraman she just met. Instead, because of a pact her ancestors made in the 17th century with a mythical creature, she has to save the world.
While normal kids are slamming energy drinks and cramming for exams, Celeste will get her adrenaline rush fighting a fire breathing dragon. She wants to meet friends in the quad to exchange lecture notes, but first she must exchange blows with a shapeshifting demon on the rooftop. Life isn’t always fair for a superhero, but at least she doesn’t have to do it alone. With her brother and sister as sidekicks, they alternate between saving lives and getting on each others’ nerves. Together the trio encounters unspeakable odds, mystical forces and comes face-to-face with an image that will haunt them forever—their grandmother in a leopard print bikini.
Okay, little side note here. If a psychopathic killer asks if you want to see a trick, say no. That’s the smart thing to do. I, on the other hand, responded, “Bring it.”
-excerpt from THE CONDUIT
I could not put this book down, Stacey has a way with weaving words to make an engrossing story. I loved how she describes the transformation of Gabe. He is able to transform into a lion! Stacey has a way of describing her characters and crafting them in such a way you can actually picture what they sound like and look like.Grams I could actually picture what she would look like. Another character that I laughed at and loved was Grams. When Grams is first introduced Stacey describes her wearing a zebra print muumuu and a pair of hot-pink wedge heels.
The Conduit has a great story line, loveable characters, bad guys, and a wild, dangerous but exciting destiny that has been picked for the 3 teenagers. Everything in this book flows together and nothing miss a beat.
Now this story starts off with three ordinary teenagers Celeste, Kendall, and Gabe who are visiting there Grams for the summer, That is when the action starts happening. Celeste finds a small statue in her Grams' garage. Grams has no idea how it got there, but soon after Celeste finds it and touches it, things start changing.
Celeste and her siblings get thrown into a destiny that has been chosen for them. They each have their own skills; and transformation. They have to learn how to work together to stop an evil that has been in the works for years.
This is only book one and I can not wait to read book two in this series.
If you enjoy paranormal stories then I recommend you give this book a read you will not be disappointed.
My rating: 5 books