Thursday, January 25, 2018
The Lyons Orphanage by Charlie King
Sam Watkins, an orphaned young teenager, possesses the ability to read the minds of almost everyone he meets.
Howard Lyons, the owner of the orphanage where Sam has lived since he was a baby, has been reluctant to let Sam leave the orphanage.
Unable to read the mind of Mr Lyons, he takes it upon himself to investigate the reasons behind the owner's decisions and learn more about the origin of his ability, his parents and the potential of his power.
However, Sam's investigation and mind-reading abilities reveal a power struggle at the top of a faltering orphanage between Mr. Lyons and his assistant Natalie.
Sam's involvement in this conflict leads him to look for ways to save the orphanage and uncover the true motivations of both the owner and his assistant while trying to learn about his past.
I don't think I have read any other books about orphanages before this one. I'm not sure what I expected, but for some reason, I was pretty excited to read it. I wasn't disappointed! This is a pretty good book!
The story is fairly fast-paced and very clever. I loved the characters and their dynamics. Very well thought out, in my opinion. I didn't get bored while reading this book! I hate to say it, but that is rare for me lately. There aren't as many books anymore that can grab my attention and keep it.
Thank you, Charlie King, for sending this book my way!
*Note: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.