Friday, November 16, 2012

The Brothers

I recently finished reading The Brothers, the debut novel of Alexis Donkin.  It was enjoyable and I look forward to reading the second book, and anymore that may be written in the future.

The Brothers revolves around a young girl named Khloe who is coming of age during a time of personal change.  Not only is she experiencing the highs and lows of hormone, high school, and family, but she comes to the realization that she is not who she thinks she is.  She is in fact royalty of a secret fairy people.  These individuals are responsible for the myths of many different cultures.  Added to this stress are the two boys she's torn between.  Khloe is tries to figure out who her true love is while still maintaining friendship with the other.

Like I said at the beginning, this was a good book.  The first page drew me in, though there were a few times where my attention slipped, though not nearly enough to warrant me putting down the book.  Part of what lost my attention at times was the fact that it's about a teenage girl.  Unless I go back in time and get a sex change, I will never experience firsthand everything that girls experience.  The detail about clothes and how guys smell--it doesn't do anything for me.

But The Brothers was still very entertaining.  It reminded me of Twilight, but with a coherent plot and without the sparkling vampires.  Not quite my cup of tea (which is Black Tea, by the way), but an entertaining read nonetheless.  I'd give it a 4.5/5 rating.

If you want to read the book, you can find the book here.