Review: The Last Thirteen by James Phelan.


Synopsis from Goodreads:
13 books. 13 nightmares. 1 destiny.

I click my fingers and everybody dies.

Sam wakes from his nightmare to discover the terrifying reality. It will come true.

Kidnapped from school and finding out his parents aren’t who he thinks they are, Sam is suddenly running from danger at every turn. Nothing will ever be the same again.

With his life and identity shattered, Sam’s salvation is tied to an ancient prophecy. He is in the final battle to save the world, up against an enemy plotting to destroy us all.

He alone can find the last thirteen.

My Thoughts:
4 stars.

I really enjoyed the last thirteen, it was a fast paced, action packed adventure that I delved right into and found hard to put down. This is one of thirteen books, and in it we meet 3 kids – Sam, Eva and Alex – who are all Dreamers. Dreamers dream prophetic dreams, and Sam is part of an ancient prophecy that involves ‘the last thirteen’, thirteen Dreamers that will begin a race to save the world. I really liked Sam, Eva and Alex and I look forward to seeing more of them in future books. I am also very interesting in meeting the other teens who will make up the last 13.

This is perfect for teen readers, especially those at the younger end of the spectrum. It was short and easy to read, and because it is so short it moves very quickly, cutting out all the boring bits which I think is great for the reluctant reader. I think boys will like this in particular. It was left on quiet the cliff hanger and I am looking forward to getting my hands on book 2 and seeing where the series is going to go.

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