Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Few Are Chosen by Storm Grant

I love the variety of books available on NetGalley! You can find something funny, something sad, something thought provoking or anything really.  Few Are Chosen from Riptide Press is a paranormal YA with romance and comedy.  I loved it!  Here's the cover and Goodreads blurb:

Sparks fly between virgin teenage demon hunters when the Chosen One turns out to be the Chosen . . . Two?

Apprentice warrior Blake St. Blake is the Chosen One, raised by an ancient order to defend the world against evil. Well, maybe not the whole world, but at least his neighborhood in downtown Detroit. When a dreaded reflux demon is sighted in a local cemetery, Blake is sent off to his very first battle, armed with his sword, his super-senses, his black leather duster, and a few well-rehearsed one-liners.

But another Chosen One gets in Blake’s way—an apprentice wizard named Shadow. While the boys argue about who’s the more chosen of the two, the demon escapes.

Blake wants to be angry, but it turns out he and Shadow have a lot in common. Besides, Shadow’s pretty cute, and Blake can’t help but think that the wizard’s skills (and hands and lips and other bits) might make the perfect complement to his. Blake and Shadow are brave enough to challenge the reflux demon in a second battle, but will they have the courage to tell each other how they feel?
This is not a full length novel but more a short story.  It's a quick, fun read that had me laughing out loud.  Blake and Shadow were raised in relative isolation so each is more of a caricature of a demon hunter.  One sounds like he is trying not to stick out in the neighborhoods of Detroit and the other sounds like an actor from those 1970's fantasy movies that my dad loved.  Each of them brings something different to the table and their meeting will change both of their futures.  There is a scene at the end that is a bit racy but it is pretty tame.  All in all I loved this!

You can click here to add Few Are Chosen to your Goodreads.  Storm Grant can be found on her website.  Few Are Chosen won an ADD Bookie Award for Best YA Short!  I give Few Are Chosen  3 Fairies because it is so good that there should be more of it.  I'd love to see this as a novel!

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