The Scavenger by Aidan Lucid – Book Review

The Scavenger by Aidan Lucid – Book Review

The Scavenger by Aiden Lucid

The Scavenger

Author – Aidan Lucid
Pages – 148
Released – 10th January 2021
ISBN-13 – 979-8593579034
Format – ebook, paperback, hardcover
Rating – 3.5 Stars
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Three Separate Wishes. One Twisted Nightmare.

Just like Hopps Town, their humble home, Jessica Barlow, Jared Duval, and Adrian Cole are fostering dark secrets. Plagued by loss, cruelty and physical abuse, these friends are kindred spirits, bound by anguish and elusive dreams. They’re soon to find the key to change, but any happy future will demand they face a haunting past and brave a lethal present.

Deep in the forest on the outskirts of town, aging and nearly forgotten, there stands a well from another time. Happening upon this relic, Adrian goads his companions to join him in making a wish. Soon, difficult though it is to admit, their luckless lives do seem to shift. The only problem is, the changes aren’t at all as they’d imagined. Seemingly, they’ve only left the pan to face the fire.

Should they hope to both survive and thrive, they’ll need to pool their wits and draw on mystic inner-power. Solving Hopps Town’s greatest mystery now means life or death.

Review by Jenna

I was in the mood for a quick read and The Scavenger gave me just that. Lucid sets the story in a smallish town and we see the story through the eyes of three teens.

I have to say, the author can write a younger voice very well. The reader feels their situation thoroughly – high school is a difficult place to be. The characters faced trouble at school and home. These student wish for things to be different and for their troubles to go away.

We’ve heard many times: be careful what you wish for. If you’ve read The Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs, you may guess what happens next.

The action was very well done. I felt a steady building of tension and doom. Everything slowly led up to tragic events.

My rating of 3.5 stars is due the overall theme meandering. The main focus of the story seemed to be a warning fable, then a piece on friends and family, was it a mystery, a tale about God saving all… ? I was confused.

That’s not to say I disliked it. It felt a bit scattered.

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Author Info

Aidan Lucid The Scavenger

Born in July 1981 with a very rare syndrome known as Moebius Syndrome, Aidan has never let that stop him achieving his goals in life. Mr. Lucid began writing back in 2002 after a religious experience. In 2004 after plucking up the courage to send out his material, he was published seven times that year.

Over the next decade, Aidan’s works appeared in various local and international anthologies, magazines and e-zines. From March to December 2007, Aidan wrote film reviews for the award winning Irish newspaper, “The Kerryman”.

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16 Responses

  1. DJ Sakata says:

    I don’t YA but you are far more patient than I am 😉

  2. Nadene says:

    Glad to see you enjoyed it despite the meanderings.

  3. Maiyah says:

    Lovely review

  4. Bianca says:

    The cover is super interesting.

  5. vidya says:

    Loved your review; and the author’s story is so inspiring too

  6. I do enjoy a quick read.

  7. Very nice review! Sounds like it was an interesting read anyway!

  8. Thanks. It is interesting.

  9. I can agree with that.

  10. Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.

  11. Thank you. Glad you like it.

  12. Thanks. It had its good sections too.

  13. Some YA books are truly amazing and well worth a read.

  14. Robin Loves Reading says:

    Nice honest review.