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Review by Long and Short Reviews
Mr. Frankel’s plot twists have always been fantastic, but he really outdid himself this time. I couldn’t stop reading this book because of how many times he surprised me. Every time I thought I knew for sure what would happen to Paul next, I was caught off guard by how creatively the big reveals were handled when my theories were blown out of the water.
The romantic subplot was handled perfectly. I loved the fact that the characters involved in it got to know each other so well before anything even slightly flirtatious happened.
I was fascinated by the descriptions of the Nightmare Crew. Their appearances and powers were described in such great detail that I felt like I was standing the same room with them. Even the one that grossed me out a little bit was still extremely interesting. This is exactly the kind of science fiction that I like to pick up when I’m relaxing.
Beginnings is a must-read for longtime and brand new fans of this author alike. I can’t recommend it highly enough
Review by Crystal's Many Reviewers
I absolutely LOVED this book. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would.
Do you love comic books? Did you love the Batman television series in the 60s? Do you love stories with YA heroes who battle overwhelming odds? And do you love twists on paranormal concepts?
If you do, you’re going to love this book.
I loved that, while this book sets up the series, the author really helped us to know each of the heroes. Their personalities truly came out and each one of their strengths and weaknesses became very apparent. And yet, the world building and getting to know the characters never slowed the book down. Not once. I read the book in one sitting. And that usually only happens in my favorite authors’ books. (Think I’ll have to look up Frankel and see what else he/she has written.)
I’m hooked on the Nightmare Crew and it’s only the Beginning.