Jeremy Chikalto claimed for years he can look behind the air. When an angel delivers a cryptic message about the Apocalypse, a series of strange events draws Jeremy closer and closer to the core of things. What if a third entity was vying for power with God and the Devil? Why are Earth and the distant planet Watico so similar? When Jeremy crosses over to the Haze, the line between light and dark blurs. Who is he? What is he? Can a crude prince become a cosmic martyr? Enter a world where angels, demons, ghosts, aliens, and volcanoes are bound together by prophesy.
About the Author
T.S. DeBrosse teaches English Composition at Gloucester County College and is the author of two young adult fantasy books, "Jeremy Chikalto and the Hazy Souls," and "Jeremy Chikalto and Leviathan Island." She has an MA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and a BA in English from Rutgers University.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Fourteen-year-old Jeremy Chilkalto is the heir to the kingdom of the planet Watico, established when his people were banished from Earth many years ago. Jeremy is arrogant, rude, mean, and not very well-liked. There's also something a bit strange about him: he sees hazy patches, hears voices, and experiences blackouts. When Jeremy is sent off to boarding school on a neighboring planet, he is kidnapped along with Maren and Lyrna the fizdrust (a kind of talking cat). This sets off a chain of events that could have a disastrous effect on the entire universe. This story is a blend of young adult science fiction, fantasy, thriller, and romance. It brings us an exciting, original concept, especially the world of Mantel's Maze, which is populated by an assortment of interesting creatures. The author maintains a brisk pace by rapidly switching between scenes. As the story progresses, we can see the growth in Jeremy, as he gradually becomes a better person. I look forward to seeing even bigger changes in him as the series continues. I received this book in return for an honest review. Full blog post (22 October): https://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com/2016/10/jeremy-chikalto-by-t-s-debrosse.html
Jeremy got under my skin, in a good way! I definitely have a crush on him (bad-boy / actually a sweet guy thing going on, love that!) and I'm rooting for him and Maren. Love, love Lyrna, his talking feline friend. This paranormal fantasy book is so unique and is really a break-away novel, I had no idea what was going to happen next and the ending has me so nervous/emotional. I can't wait to read the next book, Jeremy Chikalto and Leviathan Island. On a side note, I had my guy friend read this and he really liked it too because there is such a focus on adventure with a male lead, so I recommend this book for girls and guys.