Title: THE DYSASTERS
Author: P.C. CAST, KRISTIN CAST
Released: 26TH FEBRUARY 2019 by WEDNESDAY BOOKS
Genre: TEENS + YA/FANTASY
REP: PoC, LGBT+ | TWs: Abuse, Addiction, Abandonment, Death
To be entirely honest, I wasn’t a massive fan of this introduction to their newest series. It took me ages to get into, and wasn’t very interesting. After reading their House of Night novels, I fully expected more from the Cast’s in this book. I think it was quite possibly mostly the writing style of this installation. It just didn’t seem up to the same standard of HoN. Or maybe the blandness of Foster and Tate? They were boring and the only redeeming quality for each was their relationships with secondary characters. And there were also SO MANY people to keep up with in this series. You have Foster and Tate, obviously, then the FUCKTASTIC FOUR (totally my favorite phrase from the book) and their maker who are chasing them, the caretaker of Strawberry Fields and his partner, then at least seven others. It’s a lot for a first novel.
I also disliked the lack of background information and I know with a setting of the USA they don’t have to do much world building, but more building would have been helpful. Like we don’t find out much about their powers until at least halfway through the story, and I felt that would have really shed some light early on for a few scenes, as well as add to the interest level. I felt lost for a lot of the novel… and what I did understand didn’t really keep me interested. I’m not sure if I care enough to continue the series… Charlotte and Bastien, though, might tempt me. They seem WAY more intriguing than Foster and Tate.
All that said, this was only a THREE STAR read for me. Will you be picking it up?
P.C. and Kristin Cast, the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of the House of Night phenomenon, return to the scene with The Dysasters—the first action-packed novel in a new paranormal fantasy series.
Adoptive daughter of a gifted scientist, Foster Stewart doesn’t live a “normal” life, (not that she’d want to). But controlling cloud formations and seeing airwaves aren’t things most eighteen year olds can do.
Small town star quarterback and quintessential dreamy boy next door, Tate “Nighthawk” Taylor has never thought much about his extra abilities. Sure, his night vision comes in handy during games, but who wouldn’t want that extra edge?
From the moment Foster and Tate collide, their worlds spiral and a deadly tornado forces them to work together, fully awakening their not-so-natural ability – the power to control air.
As they each deal with the tragic loss of loved ones, they’re caught by another devastating blow – they are the first in a group of teens genetically manipulated before birth to bond with the elements, and worse… they’re being hunted.
Now, Foster and Tate must fight to control their abilities as they learn of their past, how they came to be, who’s following them, and what tomorrow will bring… more DYSASTERS?
Thank you so much to P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, Wednesday Books, and Netgalley for the ARC.