Title: The Thirteenth
Author: G.L. Twynham
Series: The Thirteenth Series
Genre: YA Sci-Fi Fantasy
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: November 9 2009
Editions/Formats Available In: Kindle/Print/Audio Book
Imagine starting at the end and finishing back at the beginning. This is the story of a teenage girl called Valerie Saunders who is about to be thrown through time and space. Being bestowed with abilities beyond her wildest nightmares, she discovers that she not only has to deal with turning eighteen, her first job and an unwanted tattoo, but also magical powers and intense urges to fall in love. She envisaged she would spend her life blending into the scenery, not blowing it up!
Val has a calling, but which side is dialling her number?
I jumped into this book not expecting to add another author to my favorite lists, but in fact that is just what happened. I love books that have a touch of sci-fi and time travel. This book is about as unpredictable as you can get!! You have Val, who was just your normal wanting to blend into the scenery teen, who was unsure where she was going in her life. She takes a job at a book store in town to try and sort out what she wants to do now that high school is over. That's when all the fun starts happening. Things are not always what the appear to be at first blush, and this book holds to that standard. It has a bunch of twists and turns and you will be surprised at what it holds in store. Predictability is something that is noticeably absent from this book! The last two chapters alone totally blow your mind with the big reveal. This story was well crafted and you truly felt for Val all the way through the book. She goes through some rough patches, but soldiers on through quite remarkably. I really believe her biggest challenges lye in the next book. Due to the circumstances in the first one, I really believe that Val will become quite something else in the next edition. I can't wait for it! The author has truly captured a fan with this first book and she gets my top pick! A must read!!