Head Trip is the first book in a seven part series by Jack Eadon. Each book is based on one of the seven deadly sins, and this one focuses on envy. The story is about two Super Twins, born as a result of superfetation. Superfetation means the presence in the uterus of two fetuses developing from ova fertilized at different times. I was interested to read this book since I am a Christian and the Super Twins are related to Jacob and Esau from the Bible.
Marcus was the second embryo, the intruder as he is often referred to, yet he was born first. This of course sets the stage for the ongoing battle between the brothers. Roger and Marcus go through a lot as they grow up. At the root of it, Roger feels like Marcus intruded on his space and continues to ruin his life just by being alive. They are as different as night and day. Marcus is outgoing, kindhearted, and has a lot of friends. Roger is more withdrawn and just trying to take the attention away from his brother. He wants to make Marcus' life miserable, and rejoices whenever there is something wrong with Marcus.
I honestly went back and forth with my loyalty. On one hand, I felt for Marcus, who was just trying to love his brother but kept getting brutally rebuffed. On the other, you can not help but feel sorry for Roger who lets that seed of bitterness bury itself deep in his soul, affecting his life in a negative way. It goes to show the reader, how negative feelings adversely affect the rest of our lives.
The first several pages about the development in the womb and childbirth were a little hard to read. As a mother of two young children, I remember being pregnant and giving birth very well. The detail used by the author was vivid. Once past those parts, it was easier to read. It will be interesting to see how Jack Eadon ties in the other sins in the lives of these two brothers.
Bottom line, when you read the last page you will be left wanting more!
*Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of the book in hopes I would write a review about it. I also received monetary compensation for my time. The opinions are mine.