Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers:
P.C. and Kristin Cast, the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of the House of Night phenomenon, return to the scene with The Dysasters—the first action-packed novel in a new paranormal fantasy series.
Adoptive daughter of a gifted scientist, Foster Stewart doesn’t live a “normal” life, (not that she’d want to). But controlling cloud formations and seeing airwaves aren’t things most eighteen year olds can do.
Small town star quarterback and quintessential dreamy boy next door, Tate “Nighthawk” Taylor has never thought much about his extra abilities. Sure, his night vision comes in handy during games, but who wouldn’t want that extra edge?
From the moment Foster and Tate collide, their worlds spiral and a deadly tornado forces them to work together, fully awakening their not-so-natural ability – the power to control air.
As they each deal with the tragic loss of loved ones, they’re caught by another devastating blow – they are the first in a group of teens genetically manipulated before birth to bond with the elements, and worse… they’re being hunted.
Now, Foster and Tate must fight to control their abilities as they learn of their past, how they came to be, who’s following them, and what tomorrow will bring… more DYSASTERS?
About: The Dysasters is a young adult fantasy written by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. It was recently published on 2/26/2019 by Wednesday Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, paperback, 320 pages. The genres are paranormal, young adult, fantasy, and fiction. This is a book 1 in a series. According to the publisher’s website, Wednesday Books is “a crossover, coming-of-age imprint for the insatiable reader.” Please see below for more information about the author and publisher.
My Experience: I started reading The Dysasters on 2/24/2019 and finished it on 3/9/2019. This book is an interesting read. I like the power of the elements. Tate’s grandpa is the coolest ever! I also like Mark because he cares for others. Charlotte and Bastian’s views are my favorite reads because they seem easy going and realistic. They have difficult relationships with their family members that could be easily relatable to many readers. The graphics within the story are unexpected but very much welcomed because it helps readers to imagine the story better. The main character, Foster is as bitchy as stated in the story and I don’t really care for attitudes but it’s well played on her part.
This book is told in the third person point of view following Foster, 18 as she and her adoptive mother, Cora gets ready to go to a high school football game to meet Tate Taylor. The second point of view is Tate Taylor, star football player at Homer High. A strong tornado came suddenly and wiped most of the town and its people. The third view is Mark who has the power to control the element water like rain is working with Matthew who controls wind and Luke who controls fire to search for Foster and Tate to bring them back to Dr. Rick Stewart. The fourth view is Eve who can control earth like earthquakes. Eve along with Mark, Matthew and Luke and eight others were genetically created by Dr. Stewart. The fifth view is Charlotte, a girl who was born Charles and loves the sea. The sixth view is Bastian who left fine food and money to be free near the sea. The seventh view is G-Pa, Tate’s awesome grandpa. From the sudden storm, Foster loses her adoptive mom Cora and Tate loses both of his parents; however, they discovered something about themselves that shocked them enough to go on the run.
The Dysasters is very well written and a unique read. It’s a bit overwhelming to follow so many point of views but I like to feel personal with the characters knowing what they are thinking. The story flows well and I enjoy both good sides and bad sides’ views. I like following their strategic planning as well as their challenges. I like the mad scientist-esque and especially IVF related because nowadays many babies are born through IVF. The story ends with me wanting to read more. This is my first read from the authors and it sure won’t be my last. I highly recommend everyone to read this book!
Pro: fast paced, page turner, drawings, music, powers of elements, friendship, family, some romance, diversity
I rate it 5 stars!
About the Authors:
#1 New York Times & #1 USA Today bestselling author P.C. Cast was born in the Midwest, and, after her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. PC is a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, Booksellers’ Best, and many, many more. Ms. Cast is an experienced teacher and talented speaker who lives in Oregon near her fabulous daughter, her adorable pack of dogs, her crazy Maine Coon, and a bunch of horses.
Kristin Cast is a #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling author who teams with her mother to write the wildly successful House of Night series. She has editorial credits, a thriving t-shirt line, and a passion for all things paranormal. When away from her writing desk, Kristin loves going on adventures with her friends, family, and significant other, playing with her dogs (Grace Kelly and Hobbs the Tiny Dragon), and is currently obsessed with her baby. (Authors info provided by publisher and author photos obtained from authors’ website).
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