The Eagles

Young Adult - General
642 Pages
Reviewed on 09/17/2013
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Author Biography

I started writing books when I couldn't find anything else that I wanted to read in the school collection.

Back then I lived in a town. Hull, East Yorkshire. My high school had an author in the English department and he fed my love of writing with a writing trip to Robin Hoods Bay. That's when my first book really began to take shape. After those few days writing became a big part of my life.

Now, I live in Wales. Small town at the foot of a mountain, Dolgellau. A beautiful area with plenty of space for the imagination to run free though sometimes, when a story calls for it, I go on a random trip to a place where my characters can really take flight. A street chase is not something you want to write in a field of sheep.

Writing books was never enough for me, I wanted to help other writers like myself. now I host a website where winners to my competitions get published in an Anthology. The Lady in the Loft. I now have the enjoyment of stepping into other vivid worlds of imagination.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lorena Sanqui for Readers' Favorite

The Eagles have been kidnapping kids for a long time now, but the authorities are not able to stop them. So the Outlaws made it their mission to stop the Eagles. When Kaz was almost kidnapped, Priestley, one of the Outlaws, helped Kaz escape from them. One would think that she was a victim of the Eagles, but instead she was questioned for the death of her best friend. When she refused to take the blame, she was proclaimed an Outlaw too. Were the Eagles interested in just kidnapping her or are they interested because of a secret from her childhood? Outlaws: The Eagles by Kelly Pickering is a novel full of gun fights, car chases, Eurocopter rides, and much more.

Sometimes I forget that most of the characters are children; there was lots of violence and death, and the kids were usually the victims. But once I got over the goriness, the story was pretty good. It dragged for the first part up to the middle, with lots of ups and downs, but just when you thought the story was coming to a conclusion, more problems would arise. The last 40%, though, was really exciting. I agree with Sandra when she said that Kaz can be a bitch, because she was, most of the time. But she’s cool and so bad-ass. I also love the Pantha triplets; they were like Tweedledee and Tweedledum, if they had a third, and skilled in the use of guns and hand-to-hand combat. Overall, Outlaws is a good read and deserves its rating.