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This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B00J1AVI42 Once bullied to the brink of suicide, 16 year-old Adam Reaper discovers extraordinary powers within himself. As the ungovernable changes within unleash a burning hatred for all who once wronged him, Adam is faced with choosing between using his gifts to save the world from impending doom or to take vengeance against hiThis is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B00J1AVI42 Once bullied to the brink of suicide, 16 year-old Adam Reaper discovers extraordinary powers within himself. As the ungovernable changes within unleash a burning hatred for all who once wronged him, Adam is faced with choosing between using his gifts to save the world from impending doom or to take vengeance against his enemies. For a time, Monica, the love of Adam’s life, is able to keep the newfound darkness in his heart at bay, but tragedy strikes when Adam’s older brother, PJ, is murdered after insidious forces give rise to a formidable domestic terror cell known as The Strangers. As he pursues his brother’s killers, Adam and his friends, Howie and Ace, find themselves thrust into an unthinkable conflict that could ultimately lead to the destruction of the world. As Adam storms farther away from Monica and deeper down the dark path of revenge, the edges of his own darkness begin to fade once again....

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  • Maria
    2018-09-01 23:20

    I would like to state that I received a free copy of the book from Goodreads First Reads."W-O-W!" That is the only acceptable form to start off this review. I was not expecting what planned out in this book and I loved every second of it! Bradley has proved to me that he has what it takes and I cannot wait for the second installment to this series!*BEGINNING OF SPOILERS*In the beginning of this read I was very sad (and hungry). To know all that Adam was going through made me realize what I have and I just wanted to jump into the book and save him. The fact that Adams "father" was a drunk who would beat on his wife and eldest son was upsetting but the part that really got me fuming was his mothers reveal in her suicide note. To know that her husband killed her real son ,Adam Reaper, one night when he was drunk causes bile to rise. What mother would stay around after her baby was killed and cover up his death!? Well anyway, she committed suicide soooo...whatever. Once Adam realized that he had special abilities I was excited, to say the least, and that is when it all turned around. So Ace is a federal agent, Howie is a genius (that worked for The Strangers before they went militant), and Monica is the beautiful girlfriend that has had a reoccurring dream of Adams funeral on the planet Eden since she was 12 years old. Adam turns out to be the son of The Righteous who turns out to be from Eden. So is Monica from Eden as well? This book left the right amount of the known and the unknown which was perfect to keep me invested. I recommend this book 100% and again I cannot wait for part II.

  • Scott Parkin
    2018-09-03 01:26

    I received a copy of this book with First Reads.Adam is a High School kid who has been dealing with a condition for his entire life. This has lead to him having a small but close circle of friends, and being the target of harassment and violence from classmates. An unexpected encounter with his principal leads Adam to discover that there is more to his condition than he ever imagined.As the first book in a new series, time is taken at the beginning to develop the character and build the world. I personally appreciate this, as it is impossible to appreciate character development without a strong feeling of where they began. The story flows like a great rollercoaster, building slowly and steadily at the beginning, next up with a few dips and a little curve, then the bottom drops out, you're thrown for a loop, and come to a screeching halt wanting to go on again. All great coasters have a soundtrack, and so does this book. Approximately 10% of this book has a dedicated soundtrack to listen to while reading. This was my first time reading a book that had a dedicated soundtrack and I thought it was an interesting concept which I would recommend to other readers.

  • Echo Olsen
    2018-09-05 03:19

    This is a great book that combines Superhero, Sci Fi, and Cyberpunk genres ( for a very intense book that's hard to put down and flows very fast. Although sci-fi elements are brought in the characters are truly based on real life personalities and experiences.In Savior, the main character and others were emotional mixed bags, much like you'd expect for teenagers. Working as a teacher in an inner city with at risk youth these characters were like my own students. Adam and PJ's life story was truly the life story of 3 of my students (minus the powers and sci-fi elements). But the bullying, the going to school to get food to eat, etc. was very reminiscent of the stuff I see every day and it allowed me to connect deeply with these characters.To my surprise, I finished the book and cannot remember finding one editing mistake, something most INDIE books these days are riddled with. What I also loved was the use of music with the book. It made it different, allowed you to be taken away to the way music takes you away in a movie.The are a good number of twists and turns to keep readers on their toes. The multiple points of view are very well done and we get the chance to see inside the minds of the terrorists and Reaper himself. The flow of the story was never effected and works very well (unlike The 100 where it becomes very distracting). I cannot wait to learn more about Eden and finish out Adam's journey in the upcoming books. Great job Mr. Bradley, you definitely give Kass Morgan a run for her money.

  • Tas Timmons
    2018-09-09 00:30

    So many things are happening to Adam, starting with his raging hormones and ending with personal tragedies. Among that he learns to fight crime alongside his best friends, and it's not going to be an easy journey.The book combines everything you want in a superhero story: self-identity, love interest, struggle, payoff and an unexpected twist in the end that will keep you wondering what's going to happen next. It's not just games for Reaper, Ace and Echo, it's the real danger, real weapons and criminals. They start with helping the others, but very soon need help themselves.Adam's superpowers come in handy when he faces danger from a source neither him, nor anyone else expects to be behind the mask of his archenemy. It's a real journey for the main character, from being a regular high school student to becoming a savior through pain, loss and tragedy, but you always expect him to end up being a winner no matter what challenges he's facing. You need him to win and you want him to win.Great example of a YA/Superhero combination!

  • Briar's Reviews
    2018-09-13 02:19

    Savior by A. King Bradley This novel was a great read - it was a mix of fantasy, paranormal and superhero all rolled up into one beautiful package.Within this story, I get the feeling you are supposed to pity Adam (our main character). His story is daring and full of action and drama, but I always was left feeling bad for him. There would be moments where I would feel delighted and strong with him, and then I just felt like it was a day to rain on Adam's parade...But then you must realize Adam isn't your normal, everyday teenager - he has powers! Hence the superhero tag I left on my Goodreads. It's not totally fantasy to me, it seems superhero-ish as well with these superpowers he uses. There's some subplots among the action and main story - a pinch of romance, but nothing wild (or that would give you the hint that it's a romance novel. It's not).I will say this book is great for a first book in the series. While I might not be able to pick up the rest of the series, I think it's a great start. This isn't my top book of the century, nor was I hooked to this book and desperate to finish it, but it was good and well written. A King Bradley is a great writer by my standards and deserves his spot on library and bookstore shelves alike.The downfalls of this book (as listed by me):1. I didn't like the cover. Yes, don't judge a book by it's cover, but I really do. If I'm in a book store and I want a random read and I'm stuck between three REALLY good back cover/inside cover plots that make it super difficult for me to pick just one on a budget, I choose the prettiest or coolest cover of the three. Is this a bad thing that the cover isn't drawing me in? No, but it could be for other readers who choose books like me.2. This book was a good mix of predictable and unpredictable. I love when there's twists and turns that I don't guess and can keep going, but this book has a few to many spots where I could see everything coming from a mile away. That bored me more than anything, despite this read being absolutely fantastic at times.3. Cliffhangers. I HATE cliffhangers with a passion. Why, you might ask? I have read countless books where a cliffhanger is left and then the author never gets to write the next book (or they write it and it's never published). It infuriates me, and by the time the next book comes out I either forgot everything, can't afford the book or can't find it. It left a little to much unknown/cliffhanger-ed for me. It's a well written cliffhanger, but it annoys me to no end.4. Pacing issues. Sometimes this book is slow paced and leaves me waiting for something interesting, but when it hits it's dramatic and action packed points it moves fast and furious! This is something that seems to come with time for writers - the more they write the better they seem to get. This issue did make me drop this book for a while though. It took months for me to finish it, despite me trying to jump back in numerous times.Overall, this book is a pleasant surprise. It's well written, has a great plot and is a great read. It's a definite recommendation to those who love sci-fi and fantasy. It's not a book for me, but it's a FANTASTIC book!!!Three out of five stars.I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

  • Michelle Lynn
    2018-09-19 23:17

    At first, I didn't know what to make of this book. The beginning was slow and I had a hard time getting into it but I continued to read. I am glad I did. Once the pace quickens, it doesn't let up until the end. The Reaper is just a teenage boy trying to get through high school. He is in love with a girl and spends his time hanging out with his two best friends. He's normal, or at least he wants to be. It all starts when he learns that he can lift crazy amounts of weight and notices that a boy his size should not weigh enough to cause problems. His two best friends step up to help him figure out what he can actually do. His strength is only part of it. Together they form a sort of superhero squad with the goal of defeating the terrorist group that has supposedly killed Reaper's brother. The are a good number of twists and turns to keep us readers on our toes as we get the chance to see inside the minds of the terrorists and Reaper himself. I love first person books and multiple points of view makes them even more interesting. What sets this story apart from others is the fact that Bradley uses more than his words to tell the story. The book has a soundtrack, which I thought was weird at first. Now, I kind of like it. You could say that, along with the great artwork, it makes this story more of a sensory experience, helping us see the characters as we read. I love when authors do something to set themselves apart. I look forward to the sequel!

  • Drew Preston
    2018-09-05 19:17

    Looking for a fast paced, action packed sci-fi/superhero story that doesn't feel rushed? Then do yourself a favor and check out Savior. The story is about a 16 year-old boy named Adam, who was always different, he just never knew the extent to which he was different. This a great story that really showcases the emotional struggle Adam goes through while coming to terms with his new abilities and the decisions he makes. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters were very compelling and quite relate-able. I loved the first person perspective and that the author seamlessly switches between characters to give different perspectives on certain scenes. The story flows quickly without ever feeling rushed and it was hard to put this book down. It has a little bit everything in it: action, comedy, romance, drama, revenge, and sci-fi. All-in-all a great read. My biggest complaint is that the second book can't come out soon enough!

  • Adam
    2018-09-09 19:34

    What a pleasant suprise. This is a book that i won from one of the contests through this very site. I was a little skeptical about it not knowing the author, or anything about the book besides the summary. Not to mention it is int the Teen category. However, it turned out to be a very good read with very little of the typical teen drama that can be sucha turn off. The characteres were very engaging and alot of fun to follow with multiple unexpected twists. Being a big comic book and Sci-Fi fan this fit right into my zone and did not disappoint. The best way I can describe it is a twist on the Superman origin with a "What if a Superman had been raised by parents with different values?" theme. I highly recommend this book and can't wait to read the next in the series.

  • Ramiro sandoval
    2018-09-20 23:41

    This book was really great. I loved and hated the main character, Which is a good thing. I felt like this is a good change from the Perfect superhero. because he is fighting his emotions to continue being a good person. I have been searching for a book that i wouldn't be a able to put down and I found it. I finished the book in about three days and I was left wanting more. I can't wait for the sequel but I will be buying it when it comes out next year. It was also really cool that the author responded to my twitter message. Thanks Mr. King. One of my favorite books now and one of my favorite authors.

  • Nick Tory
    2018-09-01 23:38

    While the story of this book rings of many other classic tales, this book has a unique feel. The characters are interesting and you feel as thought you are fighting the internal and external struggles with them. What sort of takes it a step above is the addition of the soundtrack, which really immerses you in the world and creates a feel that helps propel you through the story. I would highly recommend this book if you love action and are looking for a little something extra than the reading experiences you are probably currently having.

  • Amanda Kern
    2018-09-23 03:38

    Awesome bookAwesome bookI do not know what I was expecting but it was not that. I can not believe this book. I can not wait till the next one. I really enjoyed how the characters are interacting. I hope the next book comes out soon.

  • Harry Royster
    2018-09-25 01:12

    ExcellentI really hate giving out superlatives but this book deserves one. It is everything that you would want in a book. I got carried away in this book and wanted to read more and more of it. I can't wait to read book 2.

  • Sarah
    2018-09-05 23:30

    (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author A. King Bradley.)This wasn’t the sort of book I would typically read, but it was enjoyable.I felt quite sorry for the main character Adam. He hadn’t had an easy life, he’d had to deal with hunger, bullying, and watching his father abuse his mother. As the book went on and people started dying on him, I felt even more sorry for him.The storyline in this wasn’t quite the sort of thing I’d normally read. This felt a bit like a superhero story, crossed with a contemporary story, and I did find myself picking this up and putting it back down again a few times. There were some surprises in this story, and there were also some bits that I found predictable. I was also really disappointed in Adam at points, and didn’t always understand the links between things. I think this was me rather than the book though, as the author did seem to take the time to explain things.There was a little bit of romance, but not a lot. Adam’s relationship with Monica was quite nice though.The ending had a bit of action, but we also got left with a bit of a cliff-hanger.Overall; interesting superhero YA story,6 out of 10

  • Anna
    2018-09-16 23:41

    What a suspenseful and mind gripping story that has all of the elements of a classic dark hero comic book or feature film. I simply could not put the book down from the moment I started reading. I instantly fell in love with Adam. The author has given him all kinds of contradictory characteristics and a deep feeling heart that has been torn in half from his circumstances. That, accompanied with great imagery and colorful descriptive writing, really takes the story to the next level in your imagination as you read. Some scenes in the book had me anxious, some had me on the edge of my seat, some had me sympathetic, and some had me really trying to anticipate what was going to happen next. All of these things add up to one thing... An exceptionally awesome story! If you are like me and you like books of this genre, then I recommend that you put this one on your high priority reading list! 5 huge stars!

  • Jim
    2018-09-19 00:21

    This was really an interesting story, especially for a debut novel. I mean, it could probably use a little editing. For example, toward the beginning, the author uses the exact same phrase ("extremely poor") to describe the main characters family twice in just a couple pages. There were phrases like "3 AM in the morning". At times it reads kind of like an ARC. But some point I stopped noticing grammar or writing that I would change and just fell into the flow of the story. I really got into the story and wondered what would happen to Reaper and Echo and Ace. Of course, now I've got to read part 2!

  • Andrew Rose
    2018-09-04 03:15

    Super hero beginningAdam Reaper is underfed,beaten, and demoralized. He is also a super dense power house waiting to explode. When an organization kills his brother he sets out to make them pay. A good superhero yarn that is more Punisher than Spider-Man but with a touch of teen angst.

  • Shyam
    2018-09-22 01:14

    It was a great book holding the reader till the end and leaving him with curiosity for the next part.

  • Michelle A. Nash
    2018-09-04 03:13

    Savior (The Savior Series Book 1)This story starts with non-stop action and holds it's fast faced adventure all the way through.Sincerely,Totally Satisfied Reader

  • Book
    2018-09-05 01:23

    'Savior', written by A. King Bradley, is the first installment in author'’s series that bears the same name -– a real rollercoaster story that introduces reader to an appealing leading character that lives within the story made of fantasy, cyberpunk and science fiction elements.The main character, a kid named Adam, who because of some issues from the past has very limited number of friends, is often the victim of bullying and violence from his high school classmates. Though the horrible memories haunt him from the past, Adam is going to find out that he is more than just an ordinary kid, discovering some extraordinary powers within him.That would mark the beginning of story in which Adam needs to choose how he is going to use his newly found powers – fighting against the people from his past or trying to save the whole world, given the conflict that threaten to destroy everything.A. King Bradley with his novel "‘Savior"’ manages to open in a great style new series characterized by the great pace - starting with the good introduction that will draw the reader completely into the story and then through lot of action, twists and turns leads to the outcome that sets the scene for the future sequels to come.Also, the nice thing that can be found within is the music – yes, actually the book has a very own soundtrack that can be listen in the pauses between the readings, or in same time if you are able to concentrate on both things in same time.Overall, A. King Bradley with ' Savior' managed to write very good novel for young adults and adults in love with SF and fantasy that managed to set the foundation for the continuation of this thrilling ride - hopefully, lasting for a long time.I was given a copy of this book by the author for the purpose of unbiased review, while all the presented information is based on my impressions.

  • Ailyn
    2018-09-02 19:12

    Adam Reaper or the Grim Weeper is a victim of bullying, it is not the beatings that he has problems with, it is the unkind words that drives him to the brink of suicide Not only bullies in school, but at home as well. But holding him on are his friends Howie and Ace, supportive in every way.When a chance dinner with the principal of the school (and her hot daughter) makes Adam realizes his potential, and that triggers a cascade effect that creates a new vigilante team. The team's strengths and weakness quickly materialize when they face off the Strangers. While the main hero might be Adam/ Reaper, the plot quickly moves towards a team front with Ace and Echo. The appearance of a third party throws Adam's plans for vengeance awry: does he save the world or take revenge against his brother's killers?While Adam is not my favorite person at times, I can see where his personalities and characteristic stem from. He is not perfect, but he has real friends who watch his back, but are they his real friends? Time will tellIf I have to pick a flaw, is that the pace is a little too slow for e; I like my superhero to zoom around saving worlds and hitting baddies, not wallow in misery and self- pity. The plot is strong with many elements and good twists that might interest some, but not much mystery for a super hero buff. However, the book as a whole, is solid and entertaining. What is not to like when the author has a soundtrack to read with the book?If you like super hero stories that has the element of pain and darkness, Savior will be a good fit for you. Be warned that there will be another book or two that follow, a great start to a hopefully strong series.

  • Kristina Aziz
    2018-08-30 23:20

    The prologue had enough action and hooked me, but the first chapter was dry. It wasn't until the beginning of the second chapter that this was the natural voice of the main character, who is chronically exhausted. Had I not stuck it out, I would have chocked it up to a one-page wonder. Thankfully, it got better as the chapters went on. Every writer knows beginnings are hard. On the brighter side, I was very impressed with the action scenes. They had enough detail to keep me engaged without being so wordy that it slows down what's happening. As I was considering the believability of the tale, I had to consider--if I had superpowers at the age of sixteen would I be a hero or a villain? Everyone wants to be able to say they would be the good guy, but when you throw teenage hormones into the mix it becomes a whole different story. Bradley did a great job portraying ordinary teens amidst extraordinary circumstances. By the end of the book, I got a feeling I don't often get with books I'm asked to review--the realization that there were only a few pages left and a major cliffhanger was being dropped. despite the first few pages that initially set my expectations for this book low, I'm giving it five stars. Movie potential: not a lot. I feel like a tv series would do it more justice.

  • Michelle Lynne
    2018-09-10 22:29

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I quite enjoyed the story. The plot was really creative, and I liked the build.There were just a couple of things that I didn't like and they sort of fold into each other. At one point, the story turns from YA to action, and it happens almost instantly, which seems out of character for some of them - which leads to the second thing: I loved the characters at the beginning, but once the plot flipped over, all of the characterization sort of fell flat and cliche like I was reading an action movie, rather than having them build to be unique individuals.But overall, liked the book, loved the ending!

  • Marco
    2018-08-31 21:20

    As I was totally fixated on the story and could not stop reading it. It was just full of wonderful, shocking and interesting surprises.This is the kind of book that is hard to describe, and even harder to put down. I totally enjoyed reading this amazing well written story and It is one of the best Speculative Science Fiction stories ever! Recommended this book for every science fiction lover!

  • michael
    2018-09-17 22:27

    Great Start !!I started reading this novel without the expectations of it being as great as it was. I was proven wrong almost immediately. Well written, fast paced, great action, and character development so fluid that I couldn't wait to download the 2nd of the series.

  • Joan Woda
    2018-09-11 23:18

    This is one of the best book I have ever read in recent times, very captivating and suspense filled. The characters alone were superb!,. This book has really opened my eyes to a lot of things that has been happening around me.

  • Brad
    2018-09-06 23:33

    Great start. Once it got going the action was really good.

  • Flora B
    2018-09-09 23:40

    This book is quite interesting, I just couldn't keep off it. At first I was a little skeptical about reading it but as I read further I realized that I loved it. I'll King Bradley's next book.

  • Timothy Aldred
    2018-09-18 21:20

    SAVIOR is an engaging story. Richly textured and layered, it kept me turning the pages late into the night. Highly recommended if you like action-packed and suspenseful page-turners.

  • Gracy Lawrence
    2018-09-20 23:35

    I love this book, a great story, I will most definitely read more the next series of this books. Loved the characters and story line. Wow. Enjoyed reading this book.