The Denounced really is spectacular though and at times the author reminded me a bit of Patrick Ness when I was reading him. I can’t quite put my finger on why, it’s more to do with how it makes me feel when I read it. I think it’s just that magic something.
SJ Sherwood is a fresh strong voice in YA — his characters come alive immediately and the world of The Denounced is gripping. I can’t wait to read more about Ned and his adventure.
How can a normal, red-blooded young woman not want to soothe Ned’s tortured soul and show him that he doesn’t need to be alone in the world any more? Add to that the fact that he would make an awesome protector and is both intelligent and resourceful, and you have the perfect recipe for a YA heartthrob.