Cuspian Book Review

Twins, Kendal and Kennedi Myles are the envy of their peers with: a second string spot on the varsity football team, smartass but loyal teammates, miniature pores, and a killer spray tan. They had big plans for sophomore year, until their mother is slaughtered during a botched robbery.

Forced to move with their estranged father, Kendal becomes fixated with finding their mother’s killer, while Kennedi tries to settle into life with their dad. After the discovering a trail of unsettling clues, the pair to believe their mother’s death was part of a conspiracy. As the teens’ investigation digs deeper into their mom’s enigmatic past, a mysterious agency stumbles upon them, and the twosome learns they are Cuspians—individuals gifted with supernatural abilities. Kendal and Kennedi are soon faced with the challenge of staying concealed from the shadowy organization hell-bent on enslaving powerful Cuspians while trying to solve a murder.

Family secrets, bloody breadcrumbs, and deadly obsessions guide the twins through tough decisions and awful mistakes. Desperate for their lives to return to normal, the pair found normal is not written in the stars for either one of them.


by DC Hall


To begin with, I received this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion. 

At first I did not realize this is a young adult novel.  After I found out it is, it made reading it easier as now I knew who it is geared toward.  I would give this book a 4 out of 5 stars rating because of the violence in the book.  It's not graphic but enough so I would not let a child under 14 read it.

I enjoyed reading this book.  The main characters are a pair of twins who, at the very beginning of the story, go through personal tragedy.   The aftermath of the tragedy is very difficult for them to deal with but ultimately leads to them understanding who they really are.  

The author does a wonderful job of making the book relevant to today's family climate.  After Kennedi and Kendal end up going to live with their dad, the author really made me feel for all of them as they try to learn how to be a family again; how awkward and difficult it is to figure who needs what and where everyone is emotionally.  The details of such an emotional roller-coaster is well written. 

Despite the occasional missed edit, I look forward to the next book in this series.  The author is a wonderful story-teller. 

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