The only thing scarier than finding out you have Earth-shaking superpowers… is finding out you aren’t the only one.
Joan Messi always thought she was the only person on Earth with supernatural powers–until a boy named Daniel transfers to her school and she begins to suspect that he is concealing powers of his own. Burning with curiosity and desperate to end her loneliness, Joan makes it her mission to get to the bottom of this boy’s secrets. But as Daniel starts to open up to her, she realizes that she and her whole world are in more danger than she ever could have imagined.
For Daniel Thundyil and his crime-fighter father, adventures in exotic places are nothing new. The two of them have chased supervillains all over their own planet of super-powered beings. But this is the first time a mission has brought them to a parallel dimension, and something about it doesn’t sit right with Daniel. Who is this villain they are hunting? Why won’t his father tell him his name? As storm clouds gather, Daniel and Joan start to wonder who is really being hunted.
Series: Theonite (Book 1)
Published: May 2, 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Action & Adventure
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
Paperback: 298 pages
Paperback Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
“This was an absolutely incredible read, certainly the best of the best of all the books I’ve read in the genre!… I absolutely loved every piece of it, and although it sounds cliche, I truly could not put it down once I started!… Could not recommend enough!”
— Camille Choe (Amazon Review)
“To say I’m blown away by this book would be an understatement. I love everything about it. The characters, the story, the world-building; everything is absolutely wonderful. I’d write more, but I need to go pick up the second book right now immediately.”
— Colleen (Goodreads Reviewer)
★★★★★ 5/5 Absolutely loved it!
“Sci fi and magic and alternate universes! This book opens up whole new worlds and new ways of looking at culture and race and social norms. I’m ready for the next in the series!”
— Aidan Sea (Amazon Review)
★★★★★ 5/5 Suspenseful throughout
“I’m usually picky about sci-fi/fantasy books, but this one drew me in right away! Reading chapter one before bed quickly turned into reading over half of the book. It seamlessly weaves together fantasy with interdimensional worlds. Studying linguistics, I found the passages involving foreign languages and grammar especially interesting. Suspenseful throughout and ending in a pretty big cliff hanger, I’m anxious for the sequel!”
— Amazon Reviewer
★★★★★ 5/5 Great World Building
“There are two main things I use to judge a book. The first is how easy it is for me to put the book down after I start reading, and for this book, it was incredibly difficult. But the aspect of this book which really stands out for me is the quality and depth of the world-building. It was so well-developed that I would even be interested in reading about the history and society of the world just by itself. I can’t wait to see what happens with the character and find out more about the world.”
— Amazon Reviewer
★★★★★ 5/5 Unique lore, great character development
“I’ve read this novel twice so far, and both times I had such a hard time putting it down! … Theonite was a fantastic book on so many levels. Joan’s characterization especially reminded me of my own middle/high school experience as a gifted but heinously bored student. Her discovery and honing of her powers, her pride, and her subsequent loneliness will resonate with anyone who has ever felt like an outsider for being inexpressibly different.
I appreciated the unique world-building/lore as well. Theonite gives us something refreshingly different from the traditional Tolkien-descended Euro-centric manifestation of alternate civilizations and their magic. I’m excited to see how this develops in future installments!”
— Maureen (Amazon Review)