Author: Ryan Potter
Publisher: Kindle Serial, Skyscape (Episode 1, November 5, 2013; Episode 2, November 12, 2013)
Genre: YA, Paranormal
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Order here: Amazon
Synopsis: Perennial is all around you.
On the morning of the first day of senior year, Alix Keener awakens from a vivid, terrifying dream where a ghostly boy warns her: Perennial is all around you. Shaking off the dream – and the cryptic message – is more than Alix needs as she starts a new life in Beaconsfield, the posh Detroit suburb she and her dad recently moved to after her mom’s death.
Alix ignores the cryptic dream message until one of her new classmates, the alluring Lewis Wilde, mentions it – he knows something about Perennial, and hints that it has to do with a boy who died in Alix’s bedroom. Suddenly wracked by waking visions, Alix finds herself teamed up with Lewis to uncover the truth.
Alix’s developing psychic abilities become more powerful but reality becomes increasingly unclear: Alix wants to trust Lewis, but a shadowy person named Vagabond hints that Alix’s trust may be misplaced. As things become more dangerous and complex, Alix must choose whether to use her burgeoning psychic abilities or possibly lose everything that matters to her.
Review: 4 Stars (Episodes 1-4) - Perennial is a new Serial title from author Ryan Potter. Published by Amazon, this series is being released in short episodes. In this review I’ll be talking about the first four episodes.
This is my second book by Ryan and with how much I enjoyed his previous work, when he reached out to me to read and review Perennial I was eager to learn more. Once I heard more and read the synopsis I couldn’t wait to read. One thing, this is the first Serial book I’ve read. At least that I can recall so reading this in shorter pieces was interesting and as I’ve been reading has been more than I could have appreciated.
The characters in Perennial are layered and interesting. There’s something in this for everyone. Paranormal/Supernatural, teen angst, romance, good versus evil, demons and angels with Potters own unique twist to both. While I’ve only read the first few portions of this title at first I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with how much was going on. There was a HUGE question I couldn’t figure out – What the heck is Perennial?! I wanted to know what this was or who this was and when it finally was explained so much of the puzzle pieces fell into place.
Our main character Alix starts out as a brainy somewhat timid wants to keep to herself kind of girl. She’s evolving throughout the story which is always a key part of what makes a title a good read for me. It’s the changes – the bigger ones and the more subtle ones that catch my eye and give a character that depth that I like to see.
There aren’t any lulls in Perennial. Yes there’s a lot going on and while I mentioned above that I was a bit overwhelmed the more I read the more things make sense so that’s another huge plus. Having questions and getting answers to at least some of those questions while reading has also been a relief.
While I haven’t read the while story yet, so far I’m enjoying it. It’s very entertaining and I’m always looking for a great story with a good vs. evil theme and add in a different take on angels and demons and I’m hooked.
So far I can say that I recommend this Serial for fans of YA and readers who are looking for something different and entertaining. Keep an eye out for the next review when I can give a better review for the title as a whole. Happy Reading!
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