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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
Longevity: The Wardens of Time by Caleb Smith is a paranormal adventure story. Noah Thomas is nothing special to look at and, after moving to a new town, he seems to be the focus of a bunch of bullies. He only has one friend, a tomboy called Wendy who gives him the confidence to stand up to the bullies. One afternoon, while running from two of them, Caleb finds himself in a bookshop where he discovers an adventure that will change his life forever. The bookshop leads him to the Akashic Records, tablets of light that store spirit lives and it is there that he learns to face up to his fears. Before he can do this, he needs to banish the five demonic spirits that he accidentally let loose. Will he succeed or is all hell about to be unleashed? Keeper, Noah’s guardian angel cat, is there to lend a paw and help Noah through the toughest adventure he will ever face.
Longevity: The Wardens of Time by Caleb Smith is a wonderful adventure story with a paranormal touch woven through it. I couldn’t put the book down; it grabbed me from page one and dragged me headfirst into the story, holding me until it was over. The character development is second to none, with the main protagonists built into believable and likable characters that you can't help but root for all the way through. As well as a great adventure story, this is a real coming of age story, with Noah learning the confidence to stand up to his bullies and making new friends. It also teaches that there is always a solution, no matter what life throws at you, even demonic spirits! Great story, recommended for teens and young adults everywhere. I hope there is a sequel!