Sonora and the Eye of the Titans by T.S. Hall
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
*1 Cranky Star *
16 year old Allora is the princess of Sonora, saved as a baby by her aunt when a power hungry general and his followers wrested power from and killed Allora's parents.
She is raised in a small American town where she thinks that her aunt is her mother and a small group of faithful Sonorans hold key positions in the town. Allora does not know who she is and what powers she has. All she is told that she has to train to be ready for the time she comes of age.
Together with 3 other Sonoran teenagers she attends the Sandy High School and every day they have to go through a portal to an alternate plane to train. There is an enormous talking Sasquatch who is one of her guardians. The general finds out where Allora is and sends a series of assassins to off Allora.
I feel that for a book obviously aimed at teens it has been written in an incredibly irresponsible and unbelievable manner. For example, Allora is involved in several fist fights with other girls with little or no consequences. On several occasions the teens lie to their "parents" to attend several parties organised by human friends and they end with attacks from paranormal assassins from which there is no fallout among the humans and little or no consequences from their parents.
The enormous Sasquatch lives in a cave close to the town and no humans seem to be aware of him? The parents of these teens have not told them what and who they are and their disobedience and lies goes unpunished time and again. An undercover Sonoran teacher encourages Allora and her friends to go on a hunt for The Eye of the Titans and to lie to their parents about where they are going.
Besides all this, with many typos and paragraphs out of place it felt more as if I was reading a WIP than a completed manuscript.I did not enjoy this book and completed it because I had made a commitment and I would not recommend it to any teenager in my life. As such I rate this book 1 star.
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