The Ables by Jeremy Scott

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Title: The Ables
Author: Jeremy Scott
Genre: Fantasy
How I got the book: I bought it

Summary (from Amazon):

It wasn’t the “sex talk” he expected. Phillip Sallinger’s dad has told him he’s a custodian–a guardian–and his genetically inherited power is telekinesis. He’ll learn to move objects with his mind. Excited to begin superhero high school until he discovers he’s assigned to a “special ed” class for disabled empowered kids, he suddenly feels like an outsider. Bullied, threatened, and betrayed, Phillip struggles, even as he and his friends–calling themselves the Ables–find ways to maximize their powers to overcome their disabilities, and are the first to identify the growing evil threatening humanity. As vital custodians disappear and the custodian leadership is mired in indecision, a mysterious and powerful figure taunts Phillip, and the enemy is poised to strike. But what if the next “one who does all,” the multi-gifted custodian predicted to come, is one of the Ables?

My Review (may contain spoilers!):

It took me two months to read this 364-page book. Why? I don’t know because it was a pretty good book.

I thought the characters were good and well thought out. They’re disabled teenagers who have superpowers. Most people have an advantage with their super powers, but these guys don’t. For example, the main character has telekinesis, but he’s blind. He has to work through his disability to train his ability.

The overall story is a bit cliche. A group of teenagers discover they have powers and the whole city they live in is riddled with superheroes. Most people don’t believe in them because of their disabilities, but they end up saving the world anyway.

The only unique twist about it is that they are all disabled in some way or another that hinders their powers.

So the plot wasn’t bad and the characters were easy to get along with. However, the format of the novel was different that normal. There were gaps in between each paragraph and nothing was indented, which is just another style, but I’m not used to it. So it was kind of hard for me to get through.

The Ables by Jeremy Scott gets 4 out of 5 stars.

Favorite Quote:

“A hero is only a hero because he or she walks into that situation knowing full well they may not walk out. Whether they save the day or die trying, they’re heroes because they make the sacrifice just by showing up.” –Jeremy Scott, The Ables

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All You Need Are Books

Last Friday I went out to dinner with my parents and sister. We went to Chili’s, which is right next door to Barnes & Noble. Well, we can’t be in the area and not go inside Barnes & Noble, right?

Even though Kris and I go to Barnes & Noble at least once a week, we still walked in there as though we’ve never entered the place before.

Every once in a while Kris gets in one of those “moods” where she absolutely has to buy books. I love it because she always asks, “What do you want?”

Free books? Okay.

We ended up with four books before we realized we needed to leave before we attempted to buy the entire place.

The books Kris bought for me were Paper Towns by John Green and Fire With Fire by Jenny Han and Shioban Vivian. I read and reviewed Burn For Burn a few months ago and didn’t really like it, yet it’s still interesting enough for me to finish the series.

Kris also got Until Tuesday by Luis Carlos Montalvan with Bret Witter. The book caught her eye because it had a dog on the cover. It’s about the bonding of a wounded dog and wounded soldier. I’m sure it’ll be a tearjerker, but a good one.

There’s a book that’s been out since May first and I told myself I was going to pre-order it and never did. Then I said I was going to order it the day it was released and again, I never did.

Well, this book was the last book of its kind, pushed way back on the bottom shelf. Maybe it was the bright orange that caught my eye, but I’m so happy I found it.

Via Amazon
Via Amazon

 The Ables by Jeremy Scott.

The Ables is about a group of disabled kids who have superpowers. For example, the main character is blind and has telekinesis, but struggles because he can’t see what he’s trying to move.

I don’t see too many books out there with disabled protagonists, so this made me excited when I first heard about it.

Jeremy Scott is also the ever-so-popular CinemaSins from YouTube. It’s a channel where they review movies and point out everything wrong with them.

Kris and I watch his channel all the time because he’s witty, funny, and sarcastic. Plus, he has a wonderful voice.

Seriously, we tried to look for the audio book of The Ables as well, but they didn’t have it in stock.

Have I started reading these books, yet? No. Do I plan to soon? Of course.

I have so many books on my to-be-read list that I don’t know if the newer books will take priority or not.

Then again, sometimes you just need to surround yourself with books and the world seem a whole lot brighter.