Adventure · mystery

*BLOG TOUR* The Wild Book – Juan Villoro ★★★★★

Blurb; Juan is looking forward to spending the summer having adventures with his best friend when he gets terrible news: not only are his parents separating, but he has to go live with his strange uncle Tito, who lives in a rambling home with three cats and about one million books. Shy and wary, Juan starts to explore Tito’s library, which is unlike any Juan has ever seen: the books are arranged in strange sections like “Motors That Make No Noise,” “Cheeses That Stink But Taste Delicious,” and “How to Govern Without Being President,” and some of them seem to change location each time you look for them. In fact, Tito tells him that a book finds a reader when it’s needed, and not the other way around.

Soon, Tito lets his nephew in on a secret: Juan is a Princeps Reader, to whom books respond in a very special way, and Tito needs his help finding a special volume called The Wild Book, which has never allowed itself to be read. Juan is joined in the quest by his little sister and the pretty girl who works at the pharmacy across the street, and together they battle the nefarious Pirate Book, which steals words out of existing stories. Over the summer, with the help of his new friends, Juan learns all sorts of secrets about world classics from Alice in Wonderland to The Metamorphosis, and overcomes his fear of change and the unfamiliar.

My Review; This is a must have/read for bookworms. You will love it, I promise. Something different and adventurous but brilliant. This is actually going in my top ten of the year and has to be one of my new all time favourite reads. The cover is beautiful too. One I won’t forget.

I fell in love with this story and the characters. There are so many beautiful quotes in this book I lost count. Can easily be devoured in one sitting. Beautiful. I also want Uncle Titos house aka library. Brilliantly written and translated story, so some credit needs to be given to the awsome translater for letting me read this story. Thank you Lawrence Schimel.

The perfect escape from life. Absolutely loved every minute of it. A well deserved five stars, place in my heart and top ten of the year. Highly recommend.

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Adventure · fantasy · mystery · Young adult

*BLOG TOUR* The Misfit Tribe and the Secret of Mystery Island – BJ Rowling & DG Lloyd ★★★★

Blurb; Teenagers, who suddenly possess a vast collection of magical mystical powers and abilities, find an ancient map, which leads them on a quest for buried treasure to a mysterious island filled with hidden secrets, booby traps, and a villain who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. What could possibly go wrong? A lot! Announcing B.J. Rowling’s (cousin of famed Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling) debut book “The Misfit Tribe.” Teaming up with co-author D.G. Lloyd, the duo have put together an incredibly entertaining franchise that will certainly capture the imagination of readers everywhere! – Gross Brothers’ Productions

My Review; You know when you read a book and never expected to love it? Well this just happened to me. I bloody loved this book, not what I expected at all… It’s fast paced, a page turner and makes you want to see the outcome for these teenagers and their hunt. They’ve survived several near deaths and literally had the ride of their lives along the way and I got to experience it alongside them.

It’s a real adventure and mysterious story with parts of low fantasy added in making one brilliant story. I throughally enjoyed it. Brilliantly written. One I won’t forget for a long time, different, fun, adventurous. There’s many unique characters within this group of friends all useful in their own way for this hunt and they all stuxk together.

Highly recommend. Perfect for young adult readers who want an adventure. A well deserved four stars from me.

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Adventure · mystery

*BLOG TOUR* Turbulent Wake – Paul E. Hardisty ★★★★

Blurb; Ethan Scofield returns to the place of his birth to bury his father. Hidden in one of the upstairs rooms of the old man’s house he finds a strange manuscript, a collection of stories that seems to cover the whole of his father’s turbulent life.
As his own life starts to unravel, Ethan works his way through the manuscript, trying to find answers to the mysteries that have plagued him since he was a child. What happened to his little brother? Why was his mother taken from him? And why, in the end, when there was no one else left, did his own father push him away?
Swinging from the coral cays of the Caribbean to the dangerous deserts of Yemen and the wild rivers of Africa, Turbulent Wake is a bewitching, powerful and deeply moving story of love and loss … of the indelible damage we do to those closest to us and, ultimately, of the power of redemption in a time of change.

My Review; This is the first book I have read by this author so I cannot compare to his previous books, but this was bloody brilliant! Different. Unique. A breathe of fresh air from those everyday thrillers…

This book will take you on many different, amazing journeys. I learnt a lot from this book and feel like I’ve travelled beside Ethans father. We find a lot out about Ethan and his family through the short stories his father has written each very different. Eye opening. Beautifully written. I really enjoyed it. Makes you look at life with a new set of eyes.

The story told this way through short stories is unique but works well. Could easily have read it in one sitting if life didn’t get in the way. Very impressed. This story will be a tough one to forget.

I awarded a well deserved four stars. Highly recommend. I look forward to reading more by this author in the future.

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