Title: The Fourth Piece
Series: Order’s last play (Book 1)
Author: E. Ardell
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult
Publishing date: 8th July, 2016
My Rating: 4/5 stars
*e-copy received from the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Admitting what you are will end everything you know. Embracing who you are will start a war…
Life is great when you’re good-looking and popular…so long as no one knows you’re a vulatto. Being half-alien gets you labeled “loser” quicker than being a full vader. So it’s a good thing Devon, Lyle, and Lawrence can easily pass for human—until the night of the party. Nothing kills a good time faster than three brothers sharing a psychic vision of a fourth brother who’s off-world and going to die unless they do something. But when your brother’s emergency happens off-planet, calling 9-1-1 really isn’t an option.
In their attempt to save a brother they barely remember, Devon, Lyle and Lawrence expose themselves to mortal danger and inherit a destiny that killed the last four guys cursed with it. In 2022, there are humans and aliens, heroes and monsters, choices and prophecies—and four brothers with the power to choose what’s left when the gods decide they’re through playing games.
Book I in the Order’s Last Play series
How can you not want to read a book that states this in the summary…
Nothing kills a good time faster than three brothers sharing a psychic vision of a fourth brother who’s off-world and going to die unless they do something. But when your brother’s emergency happens off-planet, calling 9-1-1 really isn’t an option.
This sentence made me excited to read this book. 😀 😛
The cover sure is eye-catching. ❤ ❤
I loved the way this book is written and even the typeset was pleasing to me. I love it when the chapters begin with some symbol or design, it helps break the monotony of words a bit. ❤
Come to think of it, male point of views are rare when it comes to fantasy or maybe in general. This book makes me think why is that.
Different point of views of the brothers make this book more enjoyable and relatable. You can actually understand the situation through different perspectives. Reading all of the brothers’ perspectives allows you to get into the head of all the main characters and understand them better. Even with so many POVs the story doesn’t get confusing. You might need some time to get into the understanding of whose POV it is but once you know the characters it gets easier.
They are unique in their own ways, not only because of the powers they possess but also as a person…well, alien, half-alien… whatever. 😛 😛
The supporting characters are sure to leave their mark. The characters are well written. The world building throughout the book is pretty consistent and quite relevant. Enough information is wrapped in enjoyable reading for the series to continue.
The end was abrupt which was a little weird for me considering how much I was enjoying reading this book and marvelling at the undertone similarities of this otherwise unique book.
Why would I pick it up?
No cliche YA tropes = definite worthy read! ❤