Silverstone Part 1: Through Dark Waters by James Moody

Hello Bookworms,

I’m really excited to bring you a review of Silverstone Part 1: Through Dark Waters by James Moody. This is the first part in a series and was sent to me by the author for review. I just want to thank the author for sending me the first part in this series and I ‘m looking forward to see the series completion.


Ben Silverstone has just moved away from everything he knows to a new home, and is about to start secondary school at the crumbly old Hulstead College nearby. He’s worried, but anxious to make new friends and do his best to settle in.
As his classes begin though, Ben begins to suspect the ancient school and in particular its impossibly deep swimming pool hold secrets, and before long he is swept away to a land of fierce battles, weird creatures and powerful magicians, where he feels even more helpless.
An outsider in a world fearing his kind, Ben must learn quickly, and uncover his true strength if he is to survive and find a way home.

This is a very interesting read, and it’s something that everyone can relate to in some way. One thing you should know is that this will be published in store story lengths which is very different. One of the things I love about this book is that it’s very detailed. Anyone that knows me understands I love a book that gives great detail which allows the reader to imagine where these characters are. In the beginning of this book Ben Silverstone goes on a tour of Halstead College with his parents and for me that brought back all those nervous feelings when going to see colleges when I was in high school.

Moody doesn’t hold back when it comes to meeting new characters. You meet a ton of characters in the first chapter alone which is understandable because of this tour the students go on of the school, and because of the setting. While that’s great it’s also what made me realize that we’re not given enough information on these characters. This could be due to the fact that this is a series and is being released in short story increments so we won’t get all of the information at once, but in pieces.

I’m really interested to see how things pan out for these characters and events in the next part. I recommend this to everyone because it’s something different, and it has a lot of potential as the story continues. The author is trying to bring attention to traits and characteristics which aren’t often discussed in books.You can clearly see these characteristics in our main character Ben, and for that alone I think you should try this book. Through the writing we can sense his vulnerability and anxiousness by his body language and the way he deals with social situations. One thing I do want to say is that I’m hoping to see a lot more development of these characters in the next releases. This is a great start to a new YA book. If you can check it out and let me know what you think. Enjoy your night and as always keep on reading. 





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