The Extraordinaries Book 1
Narrator Michael Lesley
Published July 13, 2020 by Macmillan Audio
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This YA fantasy from TJ Klune is fantastic! I adored the characters every bit as much as the characters in The House in the Cerulean Sea. Nick is such a beautiful soul and all of his friends are amazing.
I love the way Klune writes his characters using wit, humor and satire. They all feel like real human beings that are walking around on this planet and I’m getting a peek inside their lives for a short time. I’m such a huge fan of his writing and The Extraordinaries is another Home Run read for me!
For The House in the Cerulean Sea, much of what I loved about that story was how the Narrator brought the characters to life. In The Extraordinaries, Michael Lesley does the exact same! He’s an absolutely astonishing Narrator! Each voice was so different. He laughed or coughed or paused, just perfectly. I’m so impressed by his narration skills. I could listen to him all day long.
The House in the Cerulean Sea was like a big, warm hug for me. Kindness, understanding and love were the big messages that I got from that story. The Extraordinaries also has some of those same themes but also includes things like friends and family love and support, first love, self-love and acceptance and so much more.
A queer main character with a group of queer best friends, these are my favorite characters of any book I’ve read yet this year. My hats are off to Mr Klune for allowing me to connect so easily to his wonderful characters!