Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Supernaturalist

Reviewed by Edan
Title: The Supernaturalist
Author: Eoin Colfer
Publisher: Puffin
Published: 2004

Quick Summery:
    Cosmo Hill lives in the future where whales are extinct, wood is scarce, and the ocean will bleach your skin. He finally escapes from his military like orphanage and Cosmo then sees these alien like creatures as he lays on deaths door. The Supernaturalists, a group of misfits who can see these creatures (also known as Parasites), show up and save him. Cosmo joins there group to help save people from these life sucking Parasites. Finally they think they just made a dent into the Parasite population. Things start to go wrong and they are introduced to the horrifying truth.

     This book was wonderful. This idea of the future is very realistic if humans continue to live the way that they do. It is a book full of excitement and action, but also has some of the relationships between the Supernaturalists, each one having their own secrets that the readers learns throughout the book. A book about law breaking kids running around killing life sucking aliens in a city run by a satellite is probably a good book. I enjoyed reading Eoin Colfer's other books about Artemis Fowl and thought I would probably like this one too. This is a great book for any middle schooler to enjoy.

     The ending feels unfinished though. The Supernaturalists opponent lives on to continue their work and the story isn't over. I discovered that Eoin Colfer had got caught up writing the Artemis Fowl books and didn't write the sequel. Now he is finally writing The Supernaturalist 2 which I can't wait to read.

Rating: *****


Artemis Fowl by Eoin

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