Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Contemporary
Themes: Super Powers, Gods
Queer Level: Gay Main Characters, Straight Secondary Characters
What a clever concept! Warp World made such an original story that really was a feast for the imagination. I had a lot of fun picturing what sort of stuff I’d do with such power, and it was exciting to see what would become of the characters. It was almost like watching an artist with a blank canvas. There were as many philosophical moments as there were entertaining ones; I honestly felt like I learned something and it can really change your perspective.
I found the pacing of the story telling particularly impressive; there can be a lot of information to take in, but it’s worth learning and surprisingly easy to catch on. The main character feels overwhelmed at the same moments, and that assured me that things would be repeated and explored when necessary. There were plenty of cool down moments to help balance it all out and tons of character development. The cast here was such a great mix of personalities and quirks. They all had something going on and were equally alluring – all people I’d love to meet in real life (…save for the psychotic ones, of course!) …I’d have to say my favourite had to be Kris. He was just so charming and I loved his lack of focus. Even when he had his frustrating moments, he was just too sweet and so easy to forgive. His carefree attitude was appealing and he really was the perfect love interest for Ethan, whom I also adored. Ethan was relatable and a great character to follow because of his curiosity and open mind. The scenes between the two had to be my personal favourite; especially when they were letting go of their worries and having fun – like the game they played and the clubbing. I read another review that criticized these moments and said they weren’t necessary… but -not to demean their opinion in any way- I personally found them to be memorable, in the sense that it’s the first thing that comes to mind when I look back on the story. I could easily read an entire book of those boys just goofing around and toying with their powers. When you read for recreation, it’s moments like these that make is so fun.
I really hope this becomes a series. While all the ends are tied up neatly, there is definitely potential to carry on the story …But the epilogue had me grinning wide enough to forgive the author if this was all he planned to write. Such a charming ending!