“The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our souls.”
-Edgar Allan Poe.
Wow! Now this book was just pure brilliance. I know I am going to struggle to articulate clearly how much I loved N9NE: The Tale of Kevin Clearwater by T. M. Frazier. It was such a unique and powerful story that captured my attention immediately and kept my fully engaged throughout. It is one of those stories that will keep you up all night reading and saying those famous words “just one more chapter” but you know those words are a lie, because one more chapter is never enough. I have absolutely fallen in love with this fast paced, intriguing and dark world that T. M. Frazier has created for us and this story has etched its way into my soul and is there to stay.
Kevin absolutely broke my heart, everything he has been through in his life is nothing short of a living hell and as a result it comes to no surprise, he is broken beyond all belief. He has so much anger boiling through his veins and the streets have become his only friend. Seventeen-year-old Kevin is due to leave the system soon and he has discovered he has a brother that he never knew existed. He then begins the journey to Logan’s Beach in search of his unknown brother.
“This is ownership. Primal. Real. Body. Heart. Soul.”
While Nine has his issues and a past that is well worth sharing with the world, he has a compassionate heart and while he has gone through immense pain and heartache, his spirit is nothing short of inspiring. Life has not been too kind to Lenora (Lenny) either who has also suffered an array of heartache and pain, but with struggles and loss comes hope. As much as I loved Nine, that is nothing compared to the empathy and understand I had for Lenny, she is truly an inspiration that I could really relate to on a deeper level.
The powerful and electrifying chemistry of these two beautiful and broken souls is positively magical and the more I read the more I wanted and needed. The plot twists and turns had me on the edge of my seat and completely intrigued me while I immersed myself into this intense and riveting world. N9NE: The Tale of Kevin Clearwater is a true masterpiece and an epic and unforgettable read.