Genre: YA Paranormal Thriller
ISBN: (ASIN B00FK37LZO)
Book Length: (236 PAGES)
Publisher: (Travis Luedke)
Skate punks, kleptomaniacs, clairvoyant visions and reincarnation...
...THE SHEPHERD is unlike any other Young Adult novel you have ever read.
Mike Evans here. Sixteen year old skate punk squatting in a white-trash trailer park with my loser drunk Dad. Seems I lost most of my friends when Dad lost our home in foreclosure. Only Anita stuck by me. Worse, I keep having strange clairvoyant visions of things that always come true.
Then I almost ran over Nadia in my Geo. A passing truck finished the job - left a crumpled heap of skin and bone on the road. I fixed her. Me.
Now this fourteen year old girl won't leave me alone. I sorta let her sneak in my window when she needs a place to crash.
I have a double life: daytime at school, Anita, skating, and then my nights with Nadia. She's my secret friend, gives me money and listens to my problems when nobody else will.
My world is spinning out of control. Old friends have turned enemy, my grisly visions of death won't quit, and Anita's intentions make my head spin. Even with all that, I've got bigger stuff to worry about.
Nadia's hiding something.
"I could not put this book down. All I keep thinking about is what could possibly happen next. I felt as if I was back in high school with them!"
"It's almost a love triangle of epic proportions or so you think....Travis blew me away with this book, I never saw what was coming."
"Amazing, I loved Mike and Anita. The characters that I didn't feel could redeem themselves did in ways I never thought possible. I loved the ending and so not what I thought would happen. I love the element of surprise."
Sharp, witty, dark and gritty, The Shepherd is the must read YA paranormal thriller of 2013. Get your copy now!
I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.
In The Shepherd we meet Mike; a teen who has grown up without a mother. His mother died while giving birth to him. He has tried over the years to talk to his dad about his mother's death but he doesn't like talking about it so Mike sort of gave up on the subject. Mike and his dad once lived in a nice neighborhood and Mike was a part of the in crowd. Until the day Mike's dad lost his job and their home too. Then Mike and his dad had to move to a trailer park and after the move Mike lost his girlfriend and just wasn't as popular as before. But Mike was ok with that you know he was like he didn't need them anyway.
He had his best friend and the only one he needed which was Anita. Mike and Anita had been friends for a while now and they hung out with each other a lot. To Mike Anita was just like one of the guys. They went skate boarding together a lot. Mike was also good friends with Anita's brother too. Anita has been in love with Mike for a long time but Mike has not even notice this at all. To him Anita is one of the guys and when she finally lets him in on her little secret Mike is like I don't want to lose my best friend. The one person he could always go to and tell all of his secrets too. But he finally realizes that he doesn't have to do this, duh.
Mike meets another girl Natasha or Nadia as she likes to be called. He meets her one night while out driving and he almost runs her over with his car. After that night Nadia becomes obsessed with him. She spends a lot of nights with Mike at his home in his bed. She is like a sister to him. Sister, humm? Nadia knows about Anita and likes her.
Mike has visions where he sees the future and knows what is going to happen. He tries to help as many people as he can but they won't listen to him. They all think he has lost his mind and then they start to think that he is responsible for everything that is going on. But all he is trying to do is help them. If no one will listen to you what else can you do? If they won't listen to you and they think that you don't have much since then there is nothing you can do to help them.
When reading The Shepherd you have no clue that it is going to end the way it does. The ending is so out of this world that it will blow your mind. You are like whoa I never saw that one coming. The Shepherd is like no other book that you have ever read. Everyone needs to pick up their own copy today!
About The Author:
Travis Luedke is a husband, father, and author of Urban Fantasy Thriller, Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction, and Sci-fi. He is currently catching a 3rd degree sunburn in San Antonio, Texas, and loving every minute of it.
As the author of the Nightlife Series novels, Travis lives very vicariously through his writings. He invites you to enjoy his macabre flights of fancy, but be warned: The Nightlife Series is violent, sexy, and occasionally violently sexy.