"Cooper stretched his arm over on top of Coupe to quiet him and hold him down. He then reached into Coupe's mind and urged him to sleep, told him to sleep, that he was safe and could sleep the night through without worrying about those . . . things that came to him. Coupe's thrashing began to subside. He did not scream at all. He returned to a peaceful sleep."
Cooper Callister cannot speak. Coupe Daschelete is the victim of horrible abuse. No one would expect them to possess superhuman powers. But they do. When a fight in the woods forces them to reveal themselves to each other, they start a journey together that leads them to discover power they never expected, power they were never intended to have. To unlock those powers and fully understand them, they must follow a difficult and dangerous path of self-discovery and self-revelation. Cooper is forced to face the isolation of his silence. Coupe must confront the demons that haunt his dreams, planted there by those who have abused him and broken his mind. Alone they could not do it. Only together do they have the strength to conquer their challenges.
The threats they confront force them once again to evolve into something new, this time to face a new enemy with deadly intent. But is the world ready to accept what they have become?
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I had such a fun time reading this! It reminded me so much of my childhood reading X-men comic books and put me in such a soft, comforting place. Cooper and Coupe were so much fun to follow through the story, I enjoyed them a lot. The book keeps a good pace and had me invested the whole way through,
loved getting to know Cooper and Coupe, their friendship was the meat of the story and I feel it was perfectly done. The story was great and I can't wait to read more from the author.
Can I just say how much I adore this book?! Reading it was so much fun and I can’t believe how lucky I am that I was able to experience this beautiful story and friendship. Cooper and Coupe, two very special boys with very different upbringings, are amazing! In the first half we get to know them both and their special talents, they fast form a very strong friendship and protect each other from the world and their different struggles with it. The second half we learn more about the world they both live in, the circumstances around their powers and in total what it means to be human. It took a few pages for me to get used to the writing, but the story and the characters were so hooking I just couldn’t put it down. There is a small teaser for a second book and honestly, I can’t wait. This is one of the best books I read this year!