Riley, a teen orphan boy living in Victorian London, has had the misfortune of being apprenticed to Albert Garrick, an illusionist who has fallen on difficult times and now uses his unique conjuring skills to gain access to victims’ dwellings. On one such escapade, Garrick brings his reluctant apprentice along and urges him to commit his first killing. Riley is saved from having to commit the grisly act when the intended victim turns out to be a scientist from the future, part of the FBI’s Witness Anonymous Relocation Program (WARP) Riley is unwittingly transported via wormhole to modern day London, followed closely by Garrick.
In modern London, Riley is helped by Chevron Savano, a seventeen-year-old FBI agent sent to London as punishment after a disastrous undercover, anti-terrorist operation in Los Angeles. Together Riley and Chevie must evade Garrick, who has been fundamentally altered by his trip through the wormhole. Garrick is now not only evil, but he also possesses all of the scientist’s knowledge. He is determined to track Riley down and use the timekey in Chevie’s possession to make his way back to Victorian London where he can literally change the world.
Best of the Bunch is a monthly meme hosted by Always Lost in Stories on the last day of every month. The aim of this meme is to share the best book that we have read in that month and give it our Best of the Bunch award.
Gretel by Vanessa Booke ~ 3 Stars
On Raven’s Wings (Hell Bent/Heaven Sent #1) by Isobel Lucas ~ 2 Stars
First Frost (Mythos Academy #0.5) by Jennifer Estep ~ 3 Stars
Sacrifice (Fall For Me #0.5) by K.A. Last ~ 3 Stars
Blood and Snow (Blood and Snow #1) by RaShelle Workman ~ 3 Stars
The Runaway Queen (The Bane Chronicles #2) by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson ~ 5 Stars
Ethan (Brightest Kind of Darkness #0.5) by P.T. Michelle ~ 5 Stars
Mistaken by J.A. Howell ~ 4 Stars
The Harvesters by Ashley Hill ~ 4 Stars ~ Review to come
And the Best of the Bunch winner of May 2013 is…
~The Reluctant Assassin (W.A.R.P. #1) by Eoin Colfer
Hardcover, 321 pages
Published April 11th 2013 by Puffin
The month of May had ups and down with books but The Reluctant Assassin was without a doubt the best one! Eoin Colfer rocks!
Honorable mentions go to: Girl With Guitar, Spirit and The Chaos of Stars. They were also amazing! <3