4.5 disco balls
Weylyn Grey is an utterly delightful protagonist: it is very hard not to fall in love with him.
We meet Weylyn when he is ten year’s old and living among a pack of wolves. He is certainly different from everyone else in this regard, but he also can control the weather – like extreme weather – but doesn’t realize it. (Oh and animals also love him, kind of like Dr. Doolittle but not in an over the top silly way, but one that works within this book). As he grows older and becomes more aware of his effect on his surroundings he withdraws.
Flash forward to present day and Weylyn befriends Roarke (a neighborhood daredevil) and while enjoying Roarke’s company Weylyn shares his own stories of adventure. These stories are split into 5 sections of the book (plus a section for present day); each section’s chapters alternate perspectives between that narrative’s set of characters.
The chapters move very quickly as they are short and you can get through a large chunk of this book in one sitting. You will not want to put this book down until you find out what ultimately happens to Weylyn as you feel so invested in his story. Author, Ruth Emmie Lang, did a wonderful job at crafting unique, lovable characters (some not so lovable, but that was the point – you will know who I mean…she stinks!); this story of love and acceptance was beautifully written.
Did you read Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance? Let me know what you thought.