Title: Few Are Chosen
Author: Storm Grant
Characters: Blake and Shadow
POV: First Person (except the last chapter)
Sub-Genre: urban fantasy, young adult
Apprentice warrior Blake St. Blake is the Chosen One, raised by an ancient order to defend the world against evil. Well, maybe not the whole world, but at least his neighborhood in downtown Detroit. When a dreaded reflux demon is sighted in a local cemetery, Blake is sent off to his very first battle, armed with his sword, his super-senses, his black leather duster, and a few well-rehearsed one-liners.
But another Chosen One gets in Blake’s way—an apprentice wizard named Shadow. While the boys argue about who’s the more chosen of the two, the demon escapes.
Blake wants to be angry, but it turns out he and Shadow have a lot in common. Besides, Shadow’s pretty cute, and Blake can’t help but think that the wizard’s skills (and hands and lips and other bits) might make the perfect complement to his. Blake and Shadow are brave enough to challenge the reflux demon in a second battle, but will they have the courage to tell each other how they feel?
Blake St. Blake is a novice demon slayer who lives in Detroit, Michigan. He’s finally of age and ready to slay his first demon, so off to the cemetery he heads. Sure enough, straight from the portal of Hell, a big, nasty, slimy, acid-belching demon makes his appearance.
Blake’s been taught all his life that he is the Chosen One, and his destiny is to rid the world of evil. So he’s shocked (and a little pissed) when he discovers that he is not the only demon slayer on the planet. Another kid shows up, a wizard with a very special glowing wand. This young demon-slayer has special powers that Blake does not possess, and it kind of makes Blake jealous. But he has to admit, the guy is kinda cute!
This story was so adorable. I absolutely loved it, and to be honest, I laughed my ass off. I haven’t ever read anything by this author, but I certainly will be reading more of her work in the future. I found the characters very charming and sweet, and I thought it was cool how she made the story contemporary and included a lot of pop culture humor.
Shadow was an absolute doll baby. He was Blake’s love interest, and Blake was instantly mesmerized by the kid’s glowing staff (like a light saber, I think). The couple team up to defeat their common enemy and then share their first kiss (very touching).
Overall, I highly recommend it.
Reviewed By: Jeff