About the book: WHEELS by Lorijo Metz is a sci-fi adventure filled with mystery and romance; a coming-of-age tale that proves it takes more than super powers to save a planet.
Summary: McKenzie Wu stumbles upon a portal, transporting her and her friend Hayes to the tiny planet of Circanthos, she learns the inhabitants believe she is the “One” destined to save them from H.G. Wells, a name that sounds strangely familiar, and his Tsendi warriors. But while her newfound ability to arrange molecules with her mind might give her superhero status back on Earth, halfway across the galaxy it’s commonplace; all Circanthians can particle-weave; and if they can’t stop H.G. Wells, what can she hope to do? With the portal closed and no idea how to get home, McKenzie must learn to use a power she does not want and accept her mysterious past, or risk losing everything; her father’s love, her new alien friends and the boy.
My thoughts: I've really only got one thing to say: I'm completely wowed. The summary seemed promising and the book completely satisfied my expectations. It is a quick, humourous, action-packed read, and I loved it in spite of the fact that I'm not the biggest fan of science fiction. The only problem I had with the book was the editing (or the noticeable lack thereof.) That's something that can really turn me off a book and I wish there were no overlooked errors.
That being said, this is one of the most innovative books I have read in a while. The world (well, worlds) built is so intricate and every detail is carefully planned out; I could imagine how much effort went into it. I like the author's writing style and how she employed all the five senses to aptly describe just about anything. I find science fiction hard to get involved in, but that was never a problem with this book. I got sucked right into the world and let me tell you, it was fabulous. The characters were rounded and so, realistic and I found it easy to relate to McKenzie. And I absolutely loved the switching perspectives; very few authors can handle them so well. The were some typical Young Adult novel elements, but nothing was overly cliched.
All in all, this book is something I'd recommend you to read, if you like science fiction, fast-paced books or young adult novels. You can buy the book here!