Author: Temple Mathews
Series: New Kid #1
Publisher: Teen Libris
Publication Date: March 1, 2009
Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult
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Will Hunter is used to being the New Kid; Harrisburg High School is his fifth new school in less than three years. By now, he knows not to be fooled by the bright pep rallies, the wholesome jocks, the innocent cheerleaders. He knows the evil lurking underneath. It's the same evil that took his dad eight years ago: the same evil he battles every day.
Natalie Holand's life fell apart the night her sister Emily disappeared. No one believes her when she tells them what she saw: yellow and green eyes, glowing beneath the surface of the water in which Emily supposedly drowned. And Emily isn't the only person to go missing in Harrisburg lately. The town is changing, not for the better, and Natalie doesn't know why. What she does know is that, whatever's happening, it's bad, and the New Kid is right in the middle of it.
Because Will's got a secret even bigger than Harrisburg's . . . and there's more to it than even he knows.
Just finished The New Kid by Temple Mathews which I got from Netgalley and I enjoyed it. I will say that normally paranormal isn’t something that I gravitate too and this was actually the first book that I have read which dealt with demons so I didn’t know what I was getting into.
Will is obviously the New Kid and has to move around a lot for his own reasons of demon hunting. His father has been taken and he wants to find him and the Dark Lord. He also meets Natalie who has had her twin sister taken. The premise was really interesting and the description of the demonteens were pretty good. I loved the weapons that Will had as well.
What I didn’t really get in this book is the relationship between Natalie and Will. In the end they kept saying they loved each other however, I never got that much from their relationship or anything. I mean, they weren’t in it long enough to get those feelings I didn’t think.
The story isn’t about their relationship though it was about Will’s struggle and fights. I really enjoyed the different descriptions and the things that the demons did such as spitting toxic loogies. I thought that was hilarious.
I do have the second book in the series to The Rising to read and review so look for that.
If you enjoy paranormal and demons then this is a good read for you!