Elixir by Ted Galdi

Posted: May 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

Netgalley gave me this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

Elixir by Ted Galdi

Sean isn’t just smart. He’s a genius and perhaps the smartest person on the whole planet. All he wants to be is normal though because it seems like all his brains do is get him in trouble and make it harder for him to fit in. However, eventually when the love of Sean’s life gets sick he must use his brains to do whatever he can to save her.

This novel… I’m not even sure where I should start on this novel. The characters are for the most part very complex. Even though Sean is smarter than most people would ever be, he feels things that all of us do. He struggles with the guilt from his parents’ deaths and he also struggles to figure out what he is going to do with his life. Sean is by far the most developed character, but I also liked his aunt.

Galdi was trying to fit way too much in this novel though. He has kidnapping, evil corporations, killer diseases, and so much more than that. I also had a problem the love at first sight that he had with his girlfriend especially since he had imagined that she would look just like her when he was a child. I find it very unlikely that people usually end up with people who looked like they imagined they would as a child.

There was also quite a bit of grammar mistakes in this novel. It was kind of ironic to me since the book is about a genius and yet it has these little problems.

Overall I would give it three out of five.

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