Monday, July 29, 2013

Review: Bad Apple (The Warner Grimoire #1) by Clay Held

Bad Apple (The Warner Grimoire, #1)
Title: Bad Apple

Series: The Warner Grimoire #1

Author: Clay Held

Publication date: May 2013

Published by: Clay Held

Source: For review

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Simon Warner isn’t having a very good October. To start with, he drowned, and then the real trouble started. Next thing he knows, he's back among the living, there’s a ghostly voice rattling around in his head, and a nasty ghoul has burned down his home and kidnapped his adoptive father.

But even that is just the beginning. A mysterious stranger draws Simon deep into the hidden world of the supernatural: a dangerous place full of vicious monsters, cunning madmen, and unbelievable magic. There Simon finds not only loyal friends, but powerful enemies lurking around every corner, and a dangerous legacy that's been waiting for him. Cheating death has also revealed a terrible secret: Simon is a warlock by birth, and with powers like his, he is destined to embrace evil.

My rating: ★★★★☆

I LOVE anything magical and witchy...such as this book :)

Simon was a normal kid up until he died. Yep, that's right...dead. Shortly after that traumatizing incident, things go from bad to worse. First, a pair of strangers show up: and old friend of his dad's and threatening dude almost straight out of Simon's nightmares. Next, his home is set on fire and his dad Sam goes missing. Simon is suddenly thrust into this world full of magic he had no idea existed, fighting for his life and soul. Not to mention he will do anything it takes to get Sam back and find out more about his birth parents...with the help of magic or otherwise.

I thought Bad Apple had a great story going on, though it felt slow moving at times. I like it when stories are action packed...not that this one didn't have any action, because it did! In fact, it started off with action! It's what sucked me in.

There was also a great diversity of characters.I really liked Nathan and his lady friend. Simon was great, too. He was a very brave kid, though he sometimes did very stupid things, lol. I really liked Penny too. Luke...he was just annoying, though he really surprised me there at the end..

Overall, I thought it was a great read! I think this would be perfect for kids who are in the MG age group and love a little magic in their reading ;)

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)

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