The Undelightened



[Download] ✤ The Undelightened Author Bentz Deyo – E17streets4all.co.uk Leam Holt s eighteenth birthday tomorrow caps the most depressing year of his life, marking the anniversary of his failed delightenment the soul darkening, magic bestowing rite of passage that should Leam Holt s eighteenth birthday tomorrow caps the most depressing year of his life, marking the anniversary of his failed delightenment the soul darkening, magic bestowing rite of passage that should ve launched him into the fight between Darkness and Light Making things worse,Leam s insufferable brother, Zach, the pride of the family, is set to delighten in a few short hoursWhen Gideon, the evil leader of Darkness, arrives to preside over Zach s ceremony, the course of Leam s life takes a drastic turn Rather than fading farther into the background, Leam is ordered to undergo a series of brutal trials Vast magical power is suddenly within Leam s grasp if he triumphs, but Leam can t seem to stay away from a beautiful girl of Light, and his testing is yielding disturbing resultsAs Leam begins to uncover secrets on both sides of the war, he realizes the fate of humanity is at stake, and he may have the most to lose in the fight.The Undelightened

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  • Paperback
  • 438 pages
  • The Undelightened
  • Bentz Deyo
  • English
  • 20 May 2019
  • 0991155106

10 thoughts on “The Undelightened

  1. says:

    GR First ReadsThe Undelightened has a good plot, but in my opinion, it gets buried under lengthy metaphors and a slow pace I would find myself being pulled out of the story by the prose used and then not being able to get back in to it When I did manage to stay absorbed in the story, I got bored There didn t seem to be much happening other than the same arguments or confusions for the first 300 pages The last 1 4 of the book did pick up the pace, but by then I really wasn t interested to see GR First ReadsThe Undelightened has a good plot, but in my opinion, it gets buried under lengthy metaphors and a slow pace I would find myself being pulled out of the story by the prose used and then not being able to get back in to it When I did manage to stay absorbed in the story, I got bored There didn t seem to be much happening other than the same arguments or confusions for the first 300 pages The last 1 4 of the book did pick up the pace, but by then I really wasn t interested to see how everything turned out There wasn t enough connection in story to make me want to see what happened to the characters I am sure there are several people out there that will fall in love with these characters and the story line but unfortunately it missed the mark with me

  2. says:

    Having never encountered a story like this before, I was really not sure what to expect from The Undelightened But I am glad to say that I enjoyed this book as a whole, and I will tell you why Although I was not entirely sure about this book while reading the first few chapters because I did not entirely understand what was happening, and because I had to become accustomed to this world which I had been dropped into.When reading this book, it is important not to let this discourage you Once t Having never encountered a story like this before, I was really not sure what to expect from The Undelightened But I am glad to say that I enjoyed this book as a whole, and I will tell you why Although I was not entirely sure about this book while reading the first few chapters because I did not entirely understand what was happening, and because I had to become accustomed to this world which I had been dropped into.When reading this book, it is important not to let this discourage you Once the world and magic system begins to makesense, the story also begins to pick up and becomes quite gripping.Bentz Deyo took the commonly used trope of the conflict between light an dark, and put an original spin on it I cannot put it into words, but I found the blend of genres in this book to be quite unique and interesting I also found the story overall to be quite unpredictable and very imaginative, as well as effectively described Even some of the most fantastical scenes were easy for me to imagine despite the lack of reality within them because of the vivid manner in which Deyo described them.A lot of attention was also given to padding out the scenes within this book by providing many details I do normally like my books to be detailed, but found that I would become a little frustrated with the amount of detail, or length, to certain scenes as I was very curious as to where the plot was going, and I waned things to move forwardquickly This personal opinion is also a compliment in itself, because I am saying that I found the plot to be interesting to the point where I wanted to rush to the end in order to see how it would all wrap up.The second book, The Unleashed, comes out on January 13th 2017, and I am very excited to see where the story takes these characters to next Judging from how The Undelightened ended, as well as judging from the title of the second book, I expect the story to become quite epic

  3. says:

    I disagree with other reviews I have read I did not have a problem with the pace of the book I found it well written for a first in a series Some first books need to give a great deal of background and character information It was well done to me I would like to see a drawing of what Gideon would look like though Just to get it in my head Would also like to see background on some of the other characters Ps I hope Sarah gets her due.

  4. says:

    Note I won this through FirstReads from Goodreads.Towards the beginning I wasn t sure about this one, took a while before I actually liked it However once I really got into it, I started to love it.I don t have a problem with the pacing, like some do, I sort of understand their complaint, but I enjoyed the way it was written Head baddie I didn t like, but I think that s half the pointOverall I enjoyed the hell out of this one, and I sure hope there sto come

  5. says:

    Remarkably well written and fast driven, just great plot I really loved this

  6. says:

    If I had to describe this book in one word, it would be milquetoast.The characters are one dimensional The dialogue is sophomoric There s an element of creepy, pervasive blandness throughout the entire book that leaves a sour taste in the mouth.And it doesn t have an ending It just stops literally in the middle of the street, to be continued at an abrupt part of the story The only reason I kept reading this lame book was to see if the ending paid off, so I m feeling pretty robbed knowing If I had to describe this book in one word, it would be milquetoast.The characters are one dimensional The dialogue is sophomoric There s an element of creepy, pervasive blandness throughout the entire book that leaves a sour taste in the mouth.And it doesn t have an ending It just stops literally in the middle of the street, to be continued at an abrupt part of the story The only reason I kept reading this lame book was to see if the ending paid off, so I m feeling pretty robbed knowing that I d have to buy a second book to get closure I don t think I m going to.Ok, redeeming qualities It does have a coherent plot that progresses at a good pace Despite my constant eye rolling I was able to get through the book in no time The writing style is clear most of the time, easy to follow The concept of delightenment is one I ve never heard of, so it s got uniqueness going for it on a conceptual level.And dassit.I ll add details to this review soon to back up exactly why I think this book was such a flop Edit 1 The end of Book 1 has the first few chapters of Book 2 in it Our main character suddenly has amnesia when it s totally not necessary Ew

  7. says:

    I liked The Undelightened I thought the characters were enjoyable, the writing good and the storyline interesting Great start to this series Looking forward to The Unleashed

  8. says:

    This review might be long because I m going to have to talk about a ton of stuff here Sweet freaking lord I had the hardest time trying to figure out a rating for this book The whole time I was reading it, I was thinking a solid 3 stars because it s well written and I didn t want to put it down The problem was that I felt so lukewarm towards all the characters Leam mainly that even great writing couldn t bump up the star power there But now thinking about it after finishing, I feel like This review might be long because I m going to have to talk about a ton of stuff here Sweet freaking lord I had the hardest time trying to figure out a rating for this book The whole time I was reading it, I was thinking a solid 3 stars because it s well written and I didn t want to put it down The problem was that I felt so lukewarm towards all the characters Leam mainly that even great writing couldn t bump up the star power there But now thinking about it after finishing, I feel like I can t give it less than 4 stars Here s why 1 VOICE The voice in the novel is fantastic There s sooo much writing skill here that it s impressive There are a lot of characters and each is immediately recognizable The descriptions were a bit much for some readers, but when I found myself tearing up, grimacing, and gagging reading a book, I knew I d read some exceptional writing I freaking hated the bad guys, really liked the good guys, and felt what emotions I was supposed to be feeling at the right times.2 RISK As a writer, I have to give high marks for bravery here This guy did something that s hard to do and he did it well he took us on the dark side first, telling Leam s POV and letting us see him as a person despite being Dark It s not typical formula for reading, so it was risky I admire that That said, it did make me want to stop reading early on Seeing Leam as a quasi bad guy who s kind of morally ambiguous for the entirety of the novel was hard to take as a reader I personally don t like following an immature bad leaning character, but I m glad I pushed past that I can see why a lot of readers DNF, though view spoiler Leam s interaction with the kidnapped mother was very chilling at the pit It was a turning point that could have gone poorly If he had actually killed her, I would have stopped reading immediately It was good that he didn t have sex with her, either hide spoiler 3 UNIQUE The main reason I trudged on through the chapters with Leam s family UGH and Gideon in general yuck was because everything was unique The storyline was chosen one , yes, but it was uniquely done and all the magical elements were pretty cool I loved the terms, the spells, everything In movie terms, reading this novel felt like watching Preacher mixed with 300 weird, I know , so all the crazy characters like the ax dude in the cemetery and Gideon were almost cartoonish and yet scary all the same 4 view spoiler DAMN IT, PORLO I was upset about Porlo being a Dark spy I m not sure why I liked the character so much, but I was actually rooting for him with Eloa He seemed sweet and not the least bit evil, so him being a turncoat was such a shock He did an excellent job playing Eloa, and that makes me sad I kind of hope she gets to tell him off in spectacular fashion because what he did was low Also, hello Why was no one of the Light keeping an eye on Eloa in the first place Does the Light not take care of their own No one can find her VIP dad and yet no one is keeping an eye on her which would have seemed like protocol if a high ranking espionage Light dude went AWOL I mean, what the hell hide spoiler All said, I m interested in the second novel, but I really needof the Light characters shown and Leam realllllly needs to mature at a rapid pace to keep me interested I don t know if I could continue this series if Leam doesn t make some strides in maturity and choose a side ASAP The yelling between characters got old quickly I need to seeemotion from everyone that isn t balls to the wall psycho or wordless sniveling For that reason, Sebastian was probably my favorite character because dude is CHILL FOR DAYS

  9. says:

    3.5 stars This book was a little too slow to start, but I enjoyed it when it picked upFull review can also be found on Paein and Ms4Tune s Book BlogNot going to lie, was very tempted to put this one down but a tiny sliver of curiosity kept me going Glad I did, though annoyed it turned out to be part of a series, nothing indicated that when I bought it Or added it to goodreads Or started to read it My one clue was that at 94% too much needed to go on before the end, as well as the end of co 3.5 stars This book was a little too slow to start, but I enjoyed it when it picked upFull review can also be found on Paein and Ms4Tune s Book BlogNot going to lie, was very tempted to put this one down but a tiny sliver of curiosity kept me going Glad I did, though annoyed it turned out to be part of a series, nothing indicated that when I bought it Or added it to goodreads Or started to read it My one clue was that at 94% too much needed to go on before the end, as well as the end of course Which just happened to be right bang in the middle of the most interesting part, dammat.Some of the descriptions were deliberately vile, I will warn you, while describing areas pertaining to the Darkness as well as its members, without corresponding descriptions of the Light But then isn t always Light s problem It s easier to attack anyone than protect everyone.This book would have scored higher Voodoos had the book captured mein the first half, it could have done with something to suck you in, as it was it was past 55% before things really picked up and got going Hopefully the pace of book 2 will keep going from where 1 finished off and just keep snowballing And I really hope that it doesn t all get dragged out which a popular stunt these days.Looking forward to book 2 and the conclusion of Leams adventures Go get that girl, boy

  10. says:

    Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers FavoriteThe Undelightened is Volume 1 from the young adult paranormal series by Bentz Deyo After failing the magical delightened test given to prospective followers of evil, Leam Holt is given a second chance by Gideon, the pernicious leader of Darkness Gideon has devised a dangerous weapon to control the Unknowing humans and suspects Leam has special powers that will be useful When Jace, a member of Light, disappears, his daughter, Eloa, attempts t Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers FavoriteThe Undelightened is Volume 1 from the young adult paranormal series by Bentz Deyo After failing the magical delightened test given to prospective followers of evil, Leam Holt is given a second chance by Gideon, the pernicious leader of Darkness Gideon has devised a dangerous weapon to control the Unknowing humans and suspects Leam has special powers that will be useful When Jace, a member of Light, disappears, his daughter, Eloa, attempts to find him and becomes acquainted with Leam Both hide their true identities from each other, but are unaware of others watching them Leam, despised by his family, eventually grasps how important his presence and newly acquired skills are, which can assist in the war between Darkness and Light He now faces a difficult dilemma.Mesmerizing is the word I thought of while reading Bentz Deyo s awesome paranormal tale, The Undelightened It had a very good beginning so I kept turning pages as I found myself immersed in the story There is so much entertaining drama and great dialogue from carefully developed characters, some of whom were very original and imposing The writing was so descriptive, and there were several repulsive scenes that made me feel relieved that I was not eating at the time.The Undelightened, Volume 1, is a remarkable story by Bentz Deyo The outcome of the war between Darkness and Light continues in his other paranormal books in the series Both young adults and older readers will enjoy this author s novels

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