Sunday, January 15, 2012 | By: Mindy Hoppe

Review: Patrick Patterson and the World of Others

Title: Patrick Patterson & the World of Others
Author: James Edward Fryar
Publisher: New World Publishing
Publication Date: October 3, 2011
Genre: YA
Main Themes: Aliens, Family, Royalty, Secrecy, & Destiny
Pages: 352
Plot: (From the Back of the Book)

“A match was struck in the distance, bringing light to what was otherwise darkness.

And so begins the tale of Patrick Patterson.  For almost thirteen years, he’s lived a quiet, simple life in the tiny town at the edge of Texas, called Farwell, but he is suddenly whisked away by a rag tag group of warriors and others to discover his true identity and a destiny clouded in mystery.

Never in his wildest dreams did he think that he’d walk through an underground city filled with citizens from across the universe, contented with powerful enemies from the edge of the galaxy, or travel to the Arctic Circle on a high speed train.

Now, he must decide what he truly desires and whether he even wants to take up the mantle of hero…or alien.”

First off I want to thank James Edward Fryar for sending me a copy of Patrick Patterson and the World of Others, along with allowing me to read and review a superbly inventive tale!

Patrick Patterson and the World of Others was delightfully distinctive, temptingly engaging, and astoundingly wondrous!  This remarkable book kept me on my toes, hoping that one way or another Patrick would unravel his destiny and take back what was rightfully his.  But I am left hoping as I am left eagerly waiting for the next installment…

James Edward Fryar created a realistic world filled with alien activity that humans had written off as tricks of technology or figments of imagination.  Normal cities flourished with secretive alien societies hidden within.  This world will draw you into a beautifully written story filled with prophecies, danger, betrayal, and adventure.

The walls are crashing down around Patrick; everything he has known was a lie.  Although it was necessary to keep Patrick safe and protected (at least for almost thirteen years), but now menacingly grotesque dark creatures are hunting him down.  As Patrick develops and uncovers the truths about his heritage and his destiny, you find that he is compassionate, eager, trusting, clever, and childish.  Patrick has a group of five companions that are there to protect him and help him on his journey.  Altogether they add a sense of humor to the tale and make it very amusing!

I felt this brilliant tale was worthy of an A-, as it will keep you at the edge of your seat as you discover the truths along with Patrick.  This is not a book to judge by its cover…which I felt didn’t fit the book properly, so if you pass because of it you will be missing a splendid tale. I think that this novel will definitely appeal to Harry Potter fans, so if you’re a Harry Potter fan then you need to jump into the world of Patrick Patterson!

My Rating: 19/20
Originality: 4
Plot: 5
Characters: 5
Writing Style: 5


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