Save the World Academy Part II:
The Crocodile's Smile
by James K.B. Brough
My rating: 4 stars
Series: Save the World Academy - Book 2
Publication Date: November 4, 2012
Publisher: James K. B. Brough
Genre: YA Paranormal
Print Length: 254 pages
Available from: Amazon
'Decadent, deceitful and twisted...'
In a swamp teeming with reptiles lives the sinister Boadicea. When
forced to assist in a plot to destroy the world the young girl is
instantly angrier than an unfed crocodile.
How many people must she kill to lead a quiet life?
Save the World Academy Part II: The Crocodile's Smile by James K. B. Brough
The Save the World Academy trains teens to be aware of anything that may harm the Earth, from man, to pollution to anything. The Academy has enemies, and they are out to stop them, any way possible. Is it possible that revenge could be another reason? Will students at the academy be singled out for death? Who is Lamour the Lizard Lord and what is he after? Why does he command the assistance of his young granddaughter? James K. B. Brough uses Save the World Academy II: The Crocodile’s Smile as more than a fascinating tale for young adult readers doing incredible feats. With the pressure and responsibility of saving the Earth on their shoulders, they are still teens, still crave acceptance, still want to be in the “correct house.”
“The House Chooses” is the saying when a child is placed in one of the many training houses at the academy. Frustrated children all want to be in the “in” house and the bitterness can get ugly. The emotional turmoil is set to explode in these halls of learning as personalities clash, jealousies arise and rivalries become almost as important as their training. Mr. Brough shows the realistic side of grouping diverse young people together under over-powering pressures, both from within and without. The insecurities of the age, the trauma and guilt from past deeds, all raise the tempers, and honest reactions come from this group. Even with their elevated responsibilities, there are cliques and outcasts and bullying. Mr. Brough has taken a slice of teen life and condensed many high stress situations and events, addressing them in a totally believable and frank way. I know I relived moments in my life as a teen. Entertaining reading, but Mr. Brough takes no prisoners as he writes in bold, strong strokes.
I received this copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.