Monday, September 16, 2013
Reviewing All The Colours Of Love by Jessica Freely
All The Colors Of Love by Jessica Freely 5*
BLURB: It sucks being the son of a super villain. At home, Harry spends half of his time getting medical treatments and the other half tied up in his father's underwater lair. It was different when his mother was alive, but she disappeared when Harry was six. He can't seem to stay out of trouble at school, and his new room mate, Antonin, thinks he’s a spaz, but somehow Harry has to find a way to stop his father's evil plans.
Antonin Karganilla wants to become a comic book artist, but other than that, being gay is the most normal thing about him. His uncle is an aquatic plant man, his aunt is a molecular biologist back from the dead, and his mom is an overprotective pain in the butt. Antonin's in boarding school and it's starting to look like he and this Harry kid might have a lot in common... and that means a whole new set of problems.
My Review: Complimentary Review Copy Provided by Author. My inner teenage comic book geek girl was giddy with delight whilst reading this story. I loved the depth of worldbuilding and the characters, but I especially loved the interaction between them all. Even though it is a young adult coming of age type story it is also a painful story about abuse and surviving it with dignity. Ms Freely writes her characters so well that she even managed to make me feel sorry for the villain by the end of the book and that takes some doing! If you like well written human interaction, the odd mention of super heroes and mutants or just a plain well told tale then you need to read this book.