Title: The Journeys of John and Julia in Chapter One: Genesis
Published: June 29, 2012
Publisher: Gerber Rigler
Goodreads Summary :
The Journeys of John and Julia begin.
The Twenty-Two are watching.
Reality is about to change.
It all starts when Julia’s parents totally mess with her summer. First Julia’s dad takes off to start a whole new family. Then Julia’s mom yanks Julia from cheerleader camp to spend the summer with her grandmother in the land of no signal, no mall, no best friend Kellie. Julia’s only hope for human contact is geeky John Freeman, who is six months younger than she and about a million years behind her idea of cool.
If only Julia knew that her mom plans to dump her at Grandma’s not just for the summer, but for a whole year. If only Julia knew that a collective of wondrous beings called The Twenty- Two are watching over her and trying to make contact. If only Julia knew that they could tell Julia every thought she never knew she had and bend her reality in any way they choose. And that she’d be with John Freeman when it happened. He’d think that was way cool.
And that is just the beginning. For this seemingly mismatched pair have cracked open the door to another reality. And their enemy-to-be, the beyond evil Niem Vidalgo Oten, is about to enter the picture.
To be honest I’m not totally sure what to say about this book. I finished it pretty quickly and it was nice to read but…
I think I missed the connection to the main Characters. I couldn’t really connect and feel with them. In one way they just didn’t bother me enough? Also some events or dialogues just confused me. A few times I was like “what? why did that happen now?” or “Why did he do that?”
I mean I am aware that there is supposed to be something mystical or magical or however you want to call it in the book but sometimes I just didn’t see the reasons or connections. Probably I would have needed some more explanation and in depth description or the book was just not for me.
However I still finished it which means that it’s not totally lame and boring 🙂 otherwise I would have stopped at some point.
Cover: I am not very fond of this Cover. It’s not bad but also nothing spectacular.
Rating: 2,5 Chocolate Hearts
Counts for these Challenges:
- 2012 Debut Authors Challenge
- 2012 E-Book Reading Challenge
- 2012 E-Book Challenge
- 2012 Free Reads
- 2012 Outdo Yourself Challenge
- 52 Books in 52 Weeks
- 2012 Young Adult Reading Challenge
- First in a Series