Book Review: The Felix Chronicles: Freshmen by: R.T. Lowe

Publication Date: May 11, 2015

Origins:  From Author for Review

Synopsis: Reeling from a terrible accident that claimed the lives of his parents, Felix arrives at Portland College hoping only to survive the experience. In time, however, his reality star roommate shows him there is more to higher education than just classes, shared bathrooms and bad dorm food, and Felix gradually dares to believe he can put his past behind him. But a fateful storm looms on the horizon: In the nearby woods, two hikers become the latest victims in a series of gruesome murders; a disfigured giant embarks on a vicious cross-country rampage, killing teenagers who fail his 'test'; and an ancient society of assassins tasked with eradicating the wielders of a mysterious source of power awakens after a long silence. Only one man--the school's groundskeeper--knows that the seemingly unrelated events are connected, and that an eighteen-year-old boy stands in the center of the storm.

Review: THE FELIX CHRONICLES: FRESHMAN is a story of growth and discovery. After Felix’s parents are killed in a house fire, he goes off to Portland College with his best friend Allison. He’s kind of coasting through life at this time, but his new friends try to keep him engaged. Then he’s told by a man who says he’s just a groundskeeper for the school he is a powerful Sourceror, who can tap into The Source of All. Now Felix must learn to use the powers he was born with to fight the evil who wishes to take over the world. THE FELIX CHRONICLES: FRESHMAN had some good characters, but my favorite was definitely Allison. The book was a bit overlong for how far the readers were taken into the meat of the story and could do with some scenes hitting the cutting room floor. Some of the other characters could have been made more interesting and it would have helped keep me interested throughout the story. I see a lot of potential in THE FELIX CHRONICLES: FRESHMAN and it is a likable story overall.

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