Goodreads: Looking for Deli
Author: David A. Wilson
Published: 23rd March 2018 (Seeker Press)
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “Fifteen-year-old Nara Dall has never liked secrets. Yet it seems that her life has been filled with them, from the ugly scar on her back to the strange powers she possesses. Her mysterious father refuses to say anything about her origins, and soon, she and her best friend must attend the announcement ceremony, in which youths are tested for a magical gift.
A gifted youth has not been announced in the poor village of Dimmitt for decades. When Nara uncovers the reason, she uses her own powers to make things right. The decision sets her on a path of danger, discovery, and a search for the divine. In the process, she learns the truth about herself and uncovers the biggest secret of all: the power of broken people.” – Goodreads
(Disclaimer: I received a copy from the Author. Does not affect my review.)
Review: I liked it the world building was very well done. The way the powers and runes was done was extremely well executed. Plus unique in its own way. Just something about this story, I felt disconnected. I didn’t really feel all that much of a connection to anyone, not the ‘good’ guys or the ‘bad’ guys. Good vs evil yet I didn’t feel an overpowering urge to route for anyone.
It was a slow burner as well. You can tell this first story is a build up for more to come, for more in the series. Will I read the rest? I don’t think so. It didn’t suck me in enough to want to read the rest.
I liked how the whole evil vs good was done though. Two pieces of the same coin neither had a choice in who they had become. If you are not whole, you are going to be flawed. I also liked how no one was perfect, everyone had their own issues or their own motives.