Teenager Michael Phoenix has been waiting a long time for his father, Johnny, to return. However, when his father’s friend, Lukas, arrives on Michael’s doorstep, bringing news of his father’s demise, everything changes.
While sleeping, Michael accidentally opens a portal and unleashes a creature into his household that calls itself Justice. Not only does Justice seem like he is just around every corner, but Michael also gains strange powers. When tragedy strikes, Michael must learn to cope with his newfound powers and choose: vengeance or forgiveness?
When I began reading this book, I was pleasantly surprised by how fast it started off. It grabbed me from the very beginning of the book.
The main character, Michael, was a very interesting character. In the beginning of the book I didn’t like him that much. However, as the story progressed, I found that I liked his character more and more. Nya, one of the side characters, seemed likable to me from the very beginning. I loved her attitude and overall personality.
The only complaint I have is that it seemed to lag at some points in the book, causing me to lose interest. However, the writing always picked up shortly after and I was able to get re-engaged.
Overall, this is a great dark paranormal novel for older teens and young adults.