Monday, July 8, 2013

Solstice High - Book Review

I received book for review. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opinions and results may differ.
Publisher: Strategic Book Group  (October 22, 2012)
Category: Urban Fantasy/Sci Fi/Young Adult
Tour Date: July- Early August, 2013
Available in: eBook and Print,  360  Pages

Matt, Rochelle, Daphne and Jonas are four students starting their senior year of high school, but suffer a freak-accident the very first day and start to realize that they are developing superhuman abilities. They quickly realize that the school principal, Mr. Devlin, has in fact more than just education on his agenda, and is using the school for his own purposes.

Not only must the four friends try to figure out what Devlin's plans are, but when he will strike, and seeing as how they cannot turn to grown-ups for help without exposing themselves, must themselves grow-up in order to stop him. As well as learning to cope with these developing powers, the four teenagers must deal with the day-to-day muddles of being a teenager, such as volatile emotions, infatuations and family issues.

My Review:
A book about four teenage friends who stumble upon an experiment room at school, Solstice High tells about how those four friends are affected by what they came across. Weird things start to happen to each person and they soon realize they are in danger. It's up to the four friends to figure out what's going on and try to solve the catastrophe. Solstice High is told from each of the four main characters' point-of-view. At first I was confused about this and had a hard time differentiating the characters. Towards the middle of the story it was more apparent. The story is fresh and modern and young adults can relate to several of the media references. The plot is interesting and fast-paced. It keeps you guessing. The ending doesn't tie up all the loose ends but it's written in a way that leaves you satisfied.

 About Ardash Vartparonian:

Ardash Vartparonian was born in London but raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the age of 18 he began his debut novel, Solstice High, and continued writing throughout his last year of school and first year of university, where he moved back to the UK to study English Literature at Edinburgh University. Now a fourth year student, Ardash enjoys going out with his friends, watching horror movies and reading fantasy book while trying to keep up with his university work. Find out more at


Teddy Rose said...

Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad you enjoyed Solstice High!

alissa apel said...

It sounds interesting. I don't have a lot of time to read, when I do it's usually blogs I read, but I like to read a book every so often. This is a good book to put on my list.