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I found the overall tone of this book to be pleasant and refreshing to read. I was impressed that the author didn’t feel the need to add a lot of violence and profanity to make the book feel more dramatic. This is a book that I would feel very comfortable handing over to an eleven year old because not only would it be entertaining for them to read, I wouldn’t have to worry about them walking away with a confusing message.
I am able to enjoy reading Young Adult novels at my age because a lot of them are very adult when it comes to the content, but Indigo Incite is a rare find in this genre. It felt like it was actually written with young adults in mind. The plot was interesting but not too difficult to follow, the romances were sweet, and the action never turned into violence. If you are a parent searching for something safe to give your children, this book should go at the top of your list.
There were a lot of characters to keep track of, and that usually becomes frustrating for me, but I was able to keep up well with the different point of view shifts.
Tyler and Toby are twin brothers who lost their mother at a young age and were abandoned by their father shortly after her death. The story begins when Toby is kidnapped and psychically contacts Tyler and warns him that the people who are holding him hostage will soon be coming for Tyler and four others because of their special abilities. Armed with a list of names, some interesting psychic powers, and a large amount of bravery, Tyler sets out to find the other people on the list and rescue his brother.
The first person Tyler finds is Eddie, an extremely intelligent 18-year-old college sophomore who, among other things, has the ability to hack electronics with his mind. Next is Liliana a beautiful 16-year-old who can read minds and see auras. Both Eddie and Liliana believed Tyler very quickly and it was rather easy for him to convince them to abandon their lives and run away with him. The next name on Tyler’s list was Sarah’s, and Sarah was not so quick to just up and follow a bunch of kids she just met. Sarah is 20 years old, married, and expecting her first child in a few months so she is understandably reluctant to believe them when they tell her that she is in danger. Last but not least is Grace, and she is my favorite character because she was the most realistic. She complained and worried way too much about boys considering the danger that they were in, but that’s what some 17-year-old girls do so she was authentic.
All of these people have amazing psychic abilities, and that is why a rogue government agency called the IIA is hunting them down. Serious stuff right? Well, actually this is one of the nicest books that I have read in a very long time. All of the main characters are nice and even villains are pretty polite. I felt like the story lacked suspense because everyone was so darn sweet!
There is drama in this book, but most of it come from the romantic aspects of the story. Tyler and Liliana like each other, Eddie likes Sarah but Sarah is married, Grace likes Eddie but Eddie likes Sarah, Sarah is married but I think she also likes this guy named Ian/Cameron, and Toby likes Rebekah, a girl he meets while he is locked up. There was so much liking going on that I almost lost track, but the romances were all very adorable and clean.
I would recommend Indigo Incite for anyone who is in the mood for a fun and easy read!
This book was very, very clean and I would recommend it for ages 10 and up.