- Random Sh#t Flying Through The Air (The Frost Files #2).
- Jackon Ford.
- 528 pages.
- Urban Science Fiction.
- My Rating: Hellyeah Book Review.
Teagan Frost’s life is finally back on track. Her role working for the government as a telekinetic operative is going well and she might even be on course for convincing her crush to go out with her. But, little does she know, that sh*t is about to hit the fan . . .
A young boy with the ability to cause earthquakes has come to Los Angeles – home to the San Andreas, one of the most lethal fault lines in the world. If Teagan can’t stop him, the entire city – and the rest of California – could be wiped off the map.
I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
In the first book in The Frost Files, The Girl Who Could Move Sh#t With her Mind. Teagan Frost was attempting to learn how to use and control her psychokinetic powers. Working as part of a team of misfits for the government under the front of a removals company known as China Shop Movers. Dreaming of opening a restaurant. Learning that she isn’t the only person in the world with superpowers. And then, the icing on the cake, after a mission goes wrong, a dead body is found, Teagan is framed for murder and has twenty-four hours to try to prove her innocence and uncover the truth. I recommend picking the first book up, it is pure and unadulterated high-octane fun that is filled with technicolour mayhem and I liked it, I liked it a lot. Random Sh#t Flying Through The Air takes everything that was good about the first book, polishes it, shines it, improves upon it and raises the stakes making it bigger, bolder and louder. I had an absolute blast and I loved it!
A few months have passed since the end of The Girl Who Could Move Sh#t With her Mind and Teagan is dealing with the emotional fallout as best as she can. She is still dreaming of one day becoming a chef and opening a restaurant. Her PK (psychokinetic) powers have grown stronger and she has more control over them. And, after the events of the first book brought them closer together she is getting along better with the rest of the China Shop team. While it is definitely not plain sailing for Teagan her life seems to be heading in the right direction. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long for it all to come crashing down on her and China Shop in spectacular and destructive fashion. In Random Sh#t Flying Through The Air, challenges, hard times, loss and tough choices will find Teagan and the rest of the China Shop team battered and bruised, tattered and torn and physically and emotionally broken.
Located on the San Andreas fault line LA is prone to earthquakes. When one destroys San Bernadino, on the surface, it seems like another natural disaster. A terrible tragedy with hundreds dead. But, a natural disaster that, sadly, couldn’t have been avoided. Then, not long after the first earthquake hits another one strikes. The long-predicted ‘Big One’ which causes severe post-apocalyptic scale damage to the whole of LA and the surrounding area for hundreds of miles. Only, the earthquakes aren’t natural. They are being caused by Matthew, a genius four-year-old who, like Teagan has superpowers. Matthew is on the run with Amber, his mother and was caught by a security camera from a nearby garage placing his hands on the ground at the epicentre moments before the original earthquake started. Only China Shop have seen the video footage and no-one else knows the truth. That the earthquakes are being caused by a malicious and menacing little monster on one hell of a temper tantrum. Matthew isn’t throwing his toys. He is moving earth and causing earthquakes, on purpose. Done with glee in his eyes and a twisted smile on his face because he can, because he enjoys it and because it is fun.
Even after unleashing the ‘Big One‘ on LA Matthew is disappointed with the results and he wants more death, more destruction and more devastation. The clock is ticking for Teagan and China Shop. In the aftermath, across the wreckage of LA and beyond they race to stop Matthew before he causes another cataclysmic earthquake, one that will destroy the entire West Coast of the US.
The story in Random Sh#t Flying Through The Air unfolds mostly through Teagan in the first-person with occasional chapters written in the third-person by Amber and Matthew to round the story out. Teagan flourishes in her role as the main character and narrator of the story with her blunt, foul-mouthed, impulsive and sarcastic personality and her wise-ass inner thoughts. On occasion, she can also be self-centred and her China Shop teammates have no problem in telling her this and laying the truth bare for her. She is very much concerned with herself, her own problems and doesn’t always treat people well. But, her bonds are deepening with the team, she is growing and she is learning to be more concerned about others. I guess, Teagan, at times, can be a bit of an asshole. But, just because she has a superpower it doesn’t mean that she is superhuman, she’s not. She is human and with all the flaws that being human includes. You will root for her and you will care about her and about China Shop.
The rest of China Shop aren’t just extras in what could be the ‘Teagan’ show. They are all important to the story and are a wonderful bunch of colourful and eclectic characters. The dynamics between the team, the banter, the back and forth, the bickering and the occasional falling outs. Through it all and the events that will stretch them to their limits, they are there for each other and they have each other’s backs.
The writing in Random Sh#t Flying Through The Air is neon-bright, spirited and packed full of colourful language, humour and energy with moments of deep emotion. The pacing breakneck and intense from start to finish. The story is full of frenetic action, suspense and tension. There is a lot of destruction featured and the ruination of LA and the fallout from the earthquakes is starkly depicted and harrowing. But, no matter how dark it gets and there are moments of darkness for China Shop Random Sh#t Flying Through The Air never loses its sense of entertainment. And, for those wondering, yes, there is plenty of random sh#t flying through the air included too.
Random Sh#t Flying Through The Air is a disaster movie in the guise of a book with a spunky super-powered heroine on the hunt for a terrible toddler, what’s not to love?!?! Follow Teagan and her special brand of crazy as she takes you on a non-stop blockbuster thrill ride of super-charged and mayhem-filled madness.
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