“I was stuck. Stuck in an endless dream, watching a terrible future I was powerless to change.
Or was I? What if I could change the future? Could I ignore that kind of power?
And if I did–what would I become?”
Caleb Swift knows he’s a complicated guy. He sees the unseeable: winged beings that haunt both his dreams and his waking visions. He knows the unknowable: horrifying visions of countless unspeakable futures he feels powerless to prevent. And if that weren’t bad enough, these potent revelations might be driving him insane.
Who needs that kind of trouble?
Not Caleb. He’s doing his best to live a totally uncomplicated life, to ignore the visions of doom that hound him relentlessly. But no matter what he does, one particular vision still plagues him. The one with the girl. The girl who’s in mortal danger (or will be soon). The girl only he can save.
Now Caleb has a choice. To ignore his gift, to live the ordinary life he so desperately desires, even if it means letting her die…
Or to act. To interfere. To become extraordinary. And let one girl’s future turn his present completely upside-down.
Read what everyone’s saying about The Channeler:
“A captivating novel of courage and insight, The Channeler keeps the reader’s attention transfixed to the final page.” – The Midwest Book Review
Fans of Harry Potter by JK Rowling, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Red Rising by Pierce Brown, Renegades by Marissa Meyer, The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker, Ghosts I Have Known by Nhys Glover, and Going Bovine by Libba Bray are sure to enjoy The Channeler.
You’ll love Jenna Ryan’s Continuum Series if you enjoy reading:
New Adult Fiction/Adult Fiction
Young Adult Fiction
I received this ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review.
What first caught my eye about this book was the synopsis. It pulled me in immediately and I didn’t think twice about wanting to review it. Caleb Swift has been experiencing visions of the future his entire life, he sees things that others can’t so when new events come to light, changing his life as he knows it, he takes it all with stride. Not complaining or second guessing anything, mind you. Caleb is 21 but as I was reading it didn’t feel that way. This book read more like a teen fiction than a YA and I felt like a lot of the situations for almost ‘forced’ in a way. Every time I’d be reading forgetting that these are 21 year olds and then they’d mention something and it’d be weird because I’m like: ‘but they’re kids’.
The writing of this book was really good and at the end of the day that is what kept bringing me back. The plot wasn’t all that great and this entire book was a build up. Hardly anything happened in this book until literally the last chapter which I wish wasn’t the case as I was hoping for more action before this mild storm we encountered. I felt that a lot of things that happened in this book wasn’t necessary and was more a waste of time. This book started out with a bang, with excitement and a promise of a good time but instead I spent most of the read wondering where these promised bad guys were. We’re seeing everything through visions and it’s not happening in the real world. This book is the epitome of slow build not to mention the plot holes. Many things were rushed over as a means of a quick explanation and that was it.
This whole review sounded quite negative and I didn’t mean for that but opinions and feelings came out. I did like the characters in this book and I liked what they brought to the table. Angelic beings and people with powers is not a new thing but I still finished this book because I was curious and I like fantasy. There’s not much to say on character or plot development since we basically stayed in the same time frame for most of the story.
The author really knows how to keep you in front of the page and I appreciate that. I would like to see where she goes with the story because of where we left off. Hopefully it won’t come at us with such a rush.
Thanks for the opportunity granted.
Read: 16 June 2019
Rating: 3 stars
Publication Date: 18 January 2019
Publisher: TCK Publishing
Link to Author’s Goodreads Page: Jenna Ryan