I read Toxic a couple of years ago, and I loved it! Here is my review from then:
While reading Toxic, I found it to be very captivating. I couldn’t put it down. I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning just to finish it. I kept telling myself “One more chapter. Just one more.” But I lied to myself; it was never just one more. And even when I was finished, I just sat there thinking about it, wanting to start on the sequel. Toxic is genius. The message is clear, and you won’t be able to forget it. It’s a must read for anyone who loves adventure and creativity. (I know it sounds cliché, but it’s true). I absolutely love the world Vicki V. Lucas creates, and her characters are very human, dealing with their own personal conflicts. Lucas is creative and funny. I can’t tell you how many times I caught myself smiling and laughing, and some parts even made me want to cry. And I’m not really a crier, so that fact absolutely amazes me and shows to me how great the book truly is. Again I say, a must read for anyone!
What is the book about? Check it out:
Despite global annihilation from toxic water and incurable disease killing countless people in Eltiria, Kai can only think about how to get more money. But Kai needs money to save his sister. There’s no way he’s going to watch another sister die. But when he seizes his chance to make enough money to pay for healers, his plans are torn to shreds, and he finds himself battling monsters as he is chased farther away from his family. Lizzy travels to a nearby city for safety, only to watch her older brother dragged away from her by strange creatures. Running for her life, she must find a way to reunite her family as she is thrown into choices that lead her further away from what she wants. Taryn knows it is his destiny to save the world through magic and is on his way to begin his journey to greatness. But then his beliefs are challenged as he is thrown off the path he has chosen for himself and into a life he never desired. Guided by a mysterious winged horse named Eladar, they discover that the world is not what they thought and everything they believed was wrong. Can they locate the source of the poison and find their faith as they battle to find the truth in a world of chaos and destruction?
If you’re into Ted Dekker, this is definitely the book for you. You can find it on Amazon in Paperback or for the Kindle! Just click on the highlighted titles! Or, if those aren’t working for you, here are the links to copy and paste:
The paperback version is $14.39 and the Kindle version is only $1.99! If you’ve read this book before, perhaps you would be interested in the sequel RANCID that Lucas released recently! I’m working on reading that one now.