IA: Initiate (IA #1) by John Darryl Winston

IA: Initiate (Book 1)IA: Initiate by John Darryl Winston
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

IA: Initiate focuses on the life of a teenage boy named Naz. He lost his parents a few years back and doesn’t have any memories at all before three years ago. Naz and his sister Meri live with a foster mother who basically let’s the kids stay there to collect the checks for them. Naz looks after Meri and has gotten a job and trying to make things better for the two of them. Naz has been seeing a therapist due to having problems with sleepwalking and hearing a voice in his head when he is excited or upset.

Somehow when finishing this book I couldn’t help but think to myself where is the rest of it? It is the first book in a series but on it’s own it felt it was quite lacking in the plot development. The book has three sections to it and at the beginning of each there is a brief flashback to the past but it was a good 2/3 of the way into the book before those flashbacks seemed to be incorporated into the present story line.

The characters were fully fleshed out and you really get to know them, there was also a bit of excitement to Naz’s current life. However, even at the end of the book I am still waiting to find out the true tie in to the past and left wanting to know more. When finishing I’d say the story was intriguing enough to continue but not enough plot development in this particular book in the series to rate higher.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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