This book is about a boy named Ret, who is a bit different. He was found 10 months ago by his adoptive mother and sister, with no memory of his life before he was found. He looks different and has mysterious scars. The story follows him trying to remember who he is and discovering why he's different. I've never been the Percy Jackson series but I imagine they have a similar style, in the way that they are both Y.A books with a male hero, with a mixture of realism and fantasy.
I've read that this is the first book in a series of seven books. I found it to be an interesting read and I'm curious to see where the story goes. I was completely impressed by the style of this debut author and see potential for a very involving saga.
I thought Ret was a very likeable character and found he had admirable traits, such as bravery and loyalty. It's clear that he has it in him to be a memorable hero. I also thought the writing had it's own unique voice that pulled the story along and kept you intrigued.
I liked that the story hinted at future possible romantic interests for Ret but didn't delve into it in this particular book. It left possibilities open for the rest of the series. Personally, I'd rather have a romance slowly build than be thrown in my face. I appreciated it because I could concentrate on the story.
The other characters in the book stood out with their different personalities. I really liked Ret's sister Ana and the silly awkwardness of Mr. Ben Coy. I also enjoyed how the author incorparated the Bermuda(Devil's) Triangle into the story.
Books that have that bit of fantasy/supernatural usually don't appeal to me, so I was surprised at how easily I fell into the world this author built. I'm giving it 3 3/4 stars. I think this would be a great read for someone who is looking for a series with a lot of potential.