Book Description: No one must know... No one must find out...
Telekinesis was among the first of Georgia's abilities to develop, giving her the power to do things she could barely imagine and not all of them good. If she didn't learn to control what was happening to her then these changes were going to bring trouble, so with her friend and ally Calum, Georgia sets off to find out if there are others like herself or if she is alone.
In desperation and seeing no possible alternative, Archie jumps into Killingworth Lake. As he sinks to the bottom and deliberately inhales, he waits for death to claim him but it seems that death is not quite ready for Archie yet.
Jade ran away from home when she was fourteen, leaving her family bereft and distraught, or so everyone thought. In reality her parents have kept her hidden behind closed blinds and locked doors, terrified of what might happen to her if she is seen for no one should be able to do the things their daughter can do.
What is happening to these three is just the beginning and they must deal with their changes carefully before they are discovered.
The beginning of change is the first in the urban fantasy thriller series Cuckoo. This nail biting story with a generous dose of humour mixed in will leave you desperate for more!
My Review: The book opens with an intro to Georgia, our protagonist. She's the victim of bullying, and the reader immediately feels empathy towards the high school girl. We can then cheer as she somehow performs a feat we've all wished: maiming the bully responsible using telekinetic powers.
We are introduced to several others characters as the story progresses who are also discovering they have strange new powers. What will happen to these young adults as they try to explore their new abilities while hiding these talents?
I enjoyed the book. The characters were well-developed and relatable. The plot seemed to move a little slowly and never seemed to follow a clear direction, but it didn't detract from the story. I wanted to know more about each character's powers, and what was going to happen to them next. All in all, it was an excellent introduction to the series, and I am curious to learn what happens to the characters next.
The book was well-written and error-free, but could have benefited from a good copyedit to smooth out some of the awkward sentences. Overall, if you enjoyed X-men or similar series, you'll want to pick this one up. An entertaining, quick read for any age.