I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Boy Who Knew Everything by Victoria Forester
Published by Macmillan on October 27th 2015
Number of Pages: 416
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Middle Grade, Paranormal, Urban
Purchase: At Amazon
There is a prophecy.
It speaks of a girl who can fly and a boy who knows everything. The prophecy says that they have the power to bring about great change...
The boy is Conrad Harrington III. The girl is Piper McCloud. They need their talents now, more than ever, if they are to save the world—and themselves.
I requested this because it sounded interesting, and like a fun read. I had no idea it was the 2nd in a series. Luckily, there’s enough reference to the first book in this one, that I could easily follow along without having known anything about the first book.
I liked Conrad and Piper. They had very different personalities from each other, and yet fit together as best friends well. Piper was the optimist, with a happy personality. Conrad was more worldly, yet bowed to Piper’s whims when she explained why such-and-such a thing should be done, or needed to happen.
There were so many twists in this book! Some of them I guessed before the reveal, lots of them were a complete surprise to me. There were a few slow spots, but they were few and far between. I liked the kids in the group, and Piper’s parents. I loved the first use for Conrad’s time machine.
One character reminded me of a dark and twisted Peter Pan. And the magic in the book was fun! Besides flying and being a super genius, there were also people who could control the weather, ones who could shrink their size, telekinetics, healers, and those with super strength. And lots more besides!
If you haven’t read this book yet, you need to give it a try. I will be picking up the first one, and looking for the next in the series once it’s written as well.