Title: The Cloak Society
Author: Jeramey Kraatz
Published: 2nd October 2012
Hello my fellow Bookworms and page-turners,
The Cloak Society follows the exploits of an elite organization of supervillains graced with extraordinary powers. Ten years ago the Cloak Society was defeated by Sterling City’s superheroes, the Rangers of Justice, and vanished without a trace. But the villains have been waiting for the perfect moment to resurface. . . .
Twelve-year-old Alex Knight is a dedicated junior member of Cloak who has spent years mastering his telekinetic superpowers and preparing for the day when Cloak will rise to power again. Cloak is everything he believes in. But during his debut mission, Alex does the unthinkable: He saves the life of a Junior Ranger of Justice. Even worse . . . she becomes his friend. And the more time he spends with her, the more Alex wonders what, exactly, he’s been fighting for.
The story isn’t that bad really, I’ve read a few villain-perspective fiction stories that really fall apart after the first few chapters. So I was going into this one thinking it will be much of a muchness. However, it surprised me and I am glad I gave it a chance. The story was entertaining and it held my interest but I have to admit it did suffer from some painful plot cliches, but for a younger audience, this would be ideal. Especially for someone who is a fan of Marvel and superhero-type stories.
There are three stories in total in the series and should the second and third be as good as the first, it could work out to be a nice Christmas box for one of your younger relatives or friends.
Until next time, read more books!