X in Flight

X in Flight X in Flight centers on the lives of three intriguing teens X short for Xenos is tough but shy He s a decent golfer but his mother thinks he s the next Tiger Woods One night X is shocked to disco

  • Title: X in Flight
  • Author: Karen Rivers
  • ISBN: 9781551929828
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Paperback
  • X in Flight centers on the lives of three intriguing teens X short for Xenos is 17, tough but shy He s a decent golfer, but his mother thinks he s the next Tiger Woods One night, X is shocked to discover that he can fly Is he a superhero An angel Or just really screwed up X s girlfriend, Cat, is pierced, mean, angry and afraid Ruby watches them both in silencX in Flight centers on the lives of three intriguing teens X short for Xenos is 17, tough but shy He s a decent golfer, but his mother thinks he s the next Tiger Woods One night, X is shocked to discover that he can fly Is he a superhero An angel Or just really screwed up X s girlfriend, Cat, is pierced, mean, angry and afraid Ruby watches them both in silence X admires her, but Ruby thinks she s going crazy Their lives intersect one terrifying night at a school dance, when X s powers are the only way to save Ruby s life Does he believe in himself enough to do it Dark, deep, and dramatic, X in Flight is a bold departure from the humorous Haley Andromeda series, but it shows Karen Rivers at the height of her powers Here, she proves her matchless ability to create and understand today s teens and their complicated lives, and to tell intense stories with honesty, humor, and intelligence.

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    1. Wow. I would definitely recommend this urban low-fantasy series. Fascinating take on a coming-of-age story that incorporates magic and fantasy. Gritty and dark.

    2. Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadTooXenos, or X, doesn't know why things happen. Like why he has to have the blackest skin, when his mother is so white. Or why he had to be born with such ugly features and so many zits. Or why he has never met his father and his mother doesn't even want to talk about him. He especially doesn't know why, out of all the powers he could have, he had to possess the power to fly. But that isn't the only thing X has to worry about. There's [...]

    3. For the first 30 pages, I wasn’t sure how I felt about the book. The three main characters are introduced (using three different perspectives, first, third, and second person, each matched very appropriately to the character) and it was full-on teen angst from the get-go. And then somewhere in the middle of Ruby’s first chapter I realized I wasn’t going to put it down until I was done. In fact, my life doesn’t really allow for single-sitting readings, so instead I just had the book on ha [...]

    4. This book has a different way of writing that makes a person think of other peoples opinions on the same topic. The story is told by three different viewpoints Xenos, Ruby and Cat. They are all in high school and there is somewhat of a love triangle going on between the two. The authors way of writing is another reason to read this book. It is a type of ranting that is funny and unique. The author also makes you realise that other people see things differently than you do. A big thing in this bo [...]

    5. YA book by my friend (how pretentious does that sound?) but, seriously, by my friend Karen. I loved it. It has three main characters and somehow she made each of their inner voices sound different. I really adore the ending which I was afraid was going to be different because the book is one of a series. But now I see that they are a series but connected by having one character with a supernatural ability. The only problem I had with the book is that I want more of the characters. This was one o [...]

    6. Xenos has been raised by an aboriginal mother – his father was black but he has never been part of X’s life. The story is told in alternate chapters by X (first person), X’s occasional girlfriend, Cat, (third person), and X’s desired girlfriend, Ruby (first person). Whereas the characters have rich inner lives they are all unable to communicate in any meaningful way with those around them so the story is about their struggle to relate to their high school society and the fact X can fly r [...]

    7. X in Flight is a book you would not expect it to be. It was a sheer brilliant read with real characters and situations (Apart from flying), wrapped up in one great novel. A hard to put down novel that keeps you wanting more. You will be tense by the time it ends and will be wanting to go onto the second book the second you finish the last page.

    8. X, a teenage boy trying to live his life normally. This is quite a difficult thing when you can fly. I personally feel that the book ended too soon for me. I really enjoed it though, a short but decent read.<3

    9. Seventeen-year-old Xenos (X for short) has a secret. Half black, and half white, he has never been a “normal” kid, but with his newfound ability to fly, he learns that nothing is ever easy, even with wings. X’s voice is one of three that author Karen Rivers uses, to tell the story. She employs a different tense for each of the three characters telling the story, and skillfully dances with each character, until she pulls the pieces all together in one final startling and tragic event. The f [...]

    10. This was a really stange book. It continuously jumped between characters, and at times it was them thinking, then the next sentance was someone talking about them. It was a strange enough story line without that confusing the matter. But in the end it was a book that as much as it was a struggle to read, you wanted to hold out until the end, just to find out what happened.The book follows a bunch of kids in their last year of high school. Ofcourse for the story to be interesting they arent the n [...]

    11. This is an interesting book about 3 kids, X, Cat, and Ruby. X, a poor mixed kid, that seems to always be thinking about his background and his place in life. Cat is his girlfriend. X thinks she is dating him because she wants to shock her parents. That may be the case as Cat is full of piercings, multi-colored hair, smokes and drinks like crazy, so dating a boy like X would fit in. The odd thing is that Cat is a twin, her twin seems to be the perfect girl and you can see how she is jealous of he [...]

    12. My book goal for the year was to read a book for each letter of the alphabet. I picked this book up as my X book and admit that it is probably not something I would have picked up otherwise. I do enjoy young adult books but I didn't care for this one much. I just couldn't relate to either any of the three narrators and I actually I didn't really like any of them. I'm not sure if it was because of the three narrators but the story seemed very choppy and I thought a lot of it was slow and boring. [...]

    13. Granted I felt this story revealed how teens thought and felt but it didn't drive me to read more in this trilogy. The author gave the PoV of each teen and this presented her writing as inarticulate and stunted in the process. The fact there were magical powers or a back story to learn more about didn't offer a draw to read more.

    14. This book. I honestly believe that this is the worst book I have ever read. And you can quote me on that. (I even dislike it more than A Complicated Kindness because at least at some points in that book, I had hopes for it)If you want to read a book that has no plot, no explanation and completely angst ridden teenagers, then this is the book for you.

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