Review: The Boy Who Knew Everything by Victoria Forester

the boy who knew everything by victoria forester

Here is the long-awaited companion to The Girl Who Could Fly.
There is a prophecy.

It speaks of a girl who can fly and a boy who knows everything. The prophecy says that they have the power to bring about great change…

The boy is Conrad Harrington III. The girl is Piper McCloud. They need their talents now, more than ever, if they are to save the world—and themselves.

Description taken from Goodreads.

This book was crushingly disappointing, and not just because my expectations were jacked up by now much I loved the first book in this series, The Girl Who Could Fly. And it also wasn’t because the cover is cliché and horrible compared to the epicness that is the first book (see below).

What was really disappointing about this novel is that it destroyed all the great things about the first book. Like I said in my review about The Girl Who Could Fly, this series was supposed to be a series about kids who had X-Men type powers but were far from as overdone and unrealistic and predictable as those movies have become.

The Boy Who Knew Everything delves into prophecies. And “great change”. And saving the world. And hero complexes. And cheesy reunions.

the girl who could fly

No thank you. I’ve had quite enough of that.

Even the characters were somewhat ruined. Each unique person started to blend together as it eventually became the J and Piper and Conrad Show. I was disappointed by how little character development went on in this novel, and how simple the plot was.

Although I enjoyed knowing what happened to the characters later on and how J played into the story, I wish that the first book had remained a stand-alone. It was perfect by itself, and I’m going to try to pretend that the add-on book(s) didn’t happen. Although I was initially excited to continue with this series, I don’t particularly want to follow it anymore. 1 star.

pg count for the hardback: 416


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