Monday, March 12, 2012

Review for Billy: Messenger of Powers by Michaelbrent Collings



"BILLY WAS ONLY THIRTEEN YEARS OLD THE FIRST TIME HE DIED."

And with those words the saga of Billy Jones begins with BILLY: MESSENGER OF POWERS.

Billy, like many of us, leads what he believes is a fairly normal life: trying to get through school, trying to deal with his first crush, and trying to avoid the bullies who seem intent on trying to prove he can be flushed down a toilet. But all that changes (or at least some of it) when Billy discovers that Powers walk among us.

These Powers (what you or I would call witches or warlocks) have divided into two camps: the Dawnwalkers, dedicated to the protection of humanity and the secrecy of the world of the Powers; and the Darksiders, who want nothing more or less than complete control of the world and the enslavement of all humanity.

For years the Darksiders and Dawnwalkers have lived in a state of uneasy truce: ever since the last War of the Powers, when the evil Darksider Wolfen was defeated and banished, cast out of the world of the Powers and ordered never to return.

But now there are whispers. There are stirrings. Portents.

Wolfen has returned.

The Darksiders are on the rise.

And Billy is the only one who can save the world.



5.5           

Fantastic! Fanstatic! Fantastic!!  The story line is so unique.  It is a great read for both adults and kids. I'm very picky about what I read and what I let my kids read and I would have no problem giving this one to them. Collings has created such a fun world to get absorbed in.  The sarcasm cracked me up. Billy is such a likable character you can't help yourself from cheering him on.  I know this is geared towards a younger audience, but I was truly entertained.  I would recommend this for my teacher friends as well.  Keep in mind that if you've read Michaelbrent's other books, this is very different but written just as well.   It was, as I've said before, FANTASTIC!

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  4. Great review! I am putting this book on my Goodreads "to be read" pile for my boys and me.

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