Review and Blog Tour: The Dysasters by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

The Dysasters

ABOUT THE BOOK

THE DYSASTERS
By P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Wednesday Books
On Sale: February 26, 2019
Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio

ABOUT THE BOOK
P.C. and Kristin Cast, the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of the House of Night phenomenon, return to the scene with The Dysasters—the first action-packed novel in a new paranormal fantasy series.
Adoptive daughter of a gifted scientist, Foster Stewart doesn’t live a “normal” life, (not that she’d want to). But controlling cloud formations and seeing airwaves aren’t things most eighteen year olds can do.
Small town star quarterback and quintessential dreamy boy next door, Tate “Nighthawk” Taylor has never thought much about his extra abilities. Sure, his night vision comes in handy during games, but who wouldn’t want that extra edge?
From the moment Foster and Tate collide, their worlds spiral and a deadly tornado forces them to work together, fully awakening their not-so-natural ability – the power to control air.
As they each deal with the tragic loss of loved ones, they’re caught by another devastating blow – they are the first in a group of teens genetically manipulated before birth to bond with the elements, and worse… they’re being hunted.
Now, Foster and Tate must fight to control their abilities as they learn of their past, how they came to be, who’s following them, and what tomorrow will bring… more DYSASTERS?

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
#1 New York Times & #1 USA Today bestselling author P.C. Cast was born in the Midwest, and, after her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. PC is a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, Booksellers’ Best, and many, many more. Ms. Cast is an experienced teacher and talented speaker who lives in Oregon near her fabulous daughter, her adorable pack of dogs, her crazy Maine Coon, and a bunch of horses.
Kristin Cast is a #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling author who teams with her mother to write the wildly successful House of Night series. She has editorial credits, a thriving t-shirt line, and a passion for all things paranormal. When away from her writing desk, Kristin loves going on adventures with her friends, family, and

Continue reading below to check out my review.

THE DYSASTERS

Publisher: Wednesday Books
Authors: P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Release: February 26th 2019
Received: Blog Tour
Rating: 3 1/2 kitties

I received a copy of The Dysasters in exchange for a fair and honest review.

The Dysasters is the first novel in a new series by P.C. Cast and her daughter, Kristin Cast. Together they have created a world that’s full of wonder and more than its fair share of chaos.

The series has a lot to offer, a scientist is playing god, teenagers with special abilities, drama, arguments, and even some fantasy elements as well. Oh, and did I mention the music references? There’s more of that that you might expect.

The novel also includes a fair number of drawings to go along with some of the events occurring. A lot of them include drawings of the characters, which people will probably either love or hate, depending on their preference for picturing the characters on their own. I enjoyed seeing the characters as the authors pictured them, though I’ll confess I continued to picture them differently in my head. I couldn’t help it.

Spoiler Warning

The Dysasters wasn’t the novel I was expecting, but I still found it to be a fascinating read. It was the cover that originally caught my attention for the series and my fondness for P.C. Cast’s works that convinced me that it would be worth reading.

The novel wasted no time throwing us right into the thick of things. I personally enjoy that, because I’m usually pretty anxious to see what the plot is about. Some fans may not enjoy that element quite as much though.

It took me a while to start getting to know the characters in any real way. Yes, of course, I felt for the characters as their worst nightmares occurred, but I didn’t feel it in the same way I would have, had it happened later in the novel. I did grow to like the two main perspectives, in their own way. They’re stubborn and don’t listen well to anybody, but then again, teenagers aren’t exactly well known for that.

The musical scenes in this novel are both highly amusing, and maybe just a touch bit embarrassing. You know when you’re reading, and you cringe when the character you love is about to do something silly, and you’re actively embarrassed for them? That’s how I felt during these scenes. But they were also kind of cute, and I have to give the kids credit for their music choices.

I absolutely loved the concept behind their abilities. It had this real mad scientist vibe to it, which I loved. In this case, the mad scientist also had a bunch of thugs willing to do his bidding, but that worked too. It gave the main characters something to interact with directly while saving the true antagonist for another time. It was clever.

There was something about this novel that really reminded me of I Am Number Four. Perhaps it was the tone? Or maybe it was the fact that the main characters were forced to learn about themselves and their abilities, in the same way, that the main character in I Am Number Four was forced to do. Still, I think if you loved the movie, you’ll enjoy this novel.

I’ll confess that I didn’t like this novel quite as much as I would have expected, though I still maintain that I’m glad I read it. The core concept has so much potential, and I honestly can’t wait to see more about the antagonist himself. I wonder if the next novel will have the same four perspectives? I imagine we will.

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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