(4.5 out of 5 Stars)

Aeon Legion: Labyrinth is an enjoyable read. I found it to have very compelling world building with great depth and history. It is a fantastic mixture of Harry Potter and Divergent (from how it felt/moved, not from the setting). The characters were interesting and the premise of the book drew me in.

The style / prose can be clunky at times, but I got used to it by the end. Be forewarned that there are some spelling and punctuation issues, but if that kind of thing doesn’t bother you too much, it isn’t a big deal. A few of the characters come off feeling one dimensional. Terra’s (the main character) parents are the worst in that regard. Their reactions and personality are flat and they feel like throw aways to me.

With that being said, I found the rest of the book to be great. The cast develops well and are believable. The plot takes a bit to get moving, but once it does, it hits hard. I found the book to be an innovative take on difficult tropes (time travel and coming of age).

Author website: www.jpbeaubien.com

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