- ASIN: B09NZDVGFM
- Language: English
- Print length: 336 pages
- Genre: YA Adventure Fiction
The BookViral Review:
The Subatomic Kid: Adventures In The Antiworld proves an intriguing release for George Parker and a timely reminder that YA Adventure novels are here to stay.
Parker’s story is an idea with endless possibilities, but the problem with many superhero novels is that they come across as rather two dimensional when compared to their on-screen counterparts. This certainly isn’t the case here.
A whimsical, fantastic excursion to another dimension – Parker keeps the momentum going while keeping readers glued with suspense, action and twists. In many ways, it’s indicative of a subgenre that’s ever-increasing in popularity and yet it’s no cliché.
Parker knows how to excite and involve his readers and doesn’t want us to simply read, but to feel, wonder and also dream.
Built on archetypal plot strands that tie together oh so well The Subatomic Kid benefits from a clever plot that is relatively straightforward in its execution whilst the metaphysical aspects of Parker’s tale will leave many readers reflecting on what holds us back from being what we really want to be.
Largely avoiding superficial scenarios and unnecessary drama he doesn’t delve too deeply into the moral or thematic implications of John’s newfound powers, he simply portrays the challenges that John encounters while he possesses them and on this level, it’s a winning concept.
Of course, the suspension of disbelief is a requisite, but Parker’s young protagonists always feel real as they attempt to make sense of events in which they find themselves embroiled and it makes for a rip roaring read!
Refreshingly different and hugely entertaining The Subatomic Kid is a novel with broad appeal and is sure to find an enthusiastic following for Parker’s Adventures In The Antiworld. It is highly recommended!