Chase Tinker and The House Of Secrets BOOK REVIEW

Chase Tinker and The House of Secrets by Malia Ann Haberman

5 out of 5 read rating

BOOK SUMMARY

In Chase Tinker’s world, magic, lies and secrets can be a lethal combination…

After spending the summer at his grandfather’s gigantic, incredibly magical house, thirteen-year-old Chase Tinker thought things couldn’t get any more bizarre, or that the secrets and lies couldn’t get any worse, but he was wrong.

As summer turns into Autumn, join Chase and his family for even more magical craziness. Craziness that will include: the sneezing of strange powers, the reappearance of the evil Marlowe family, another frightening kidnapping, the discovery of a mysterious, magical girl, a dangerous rescue mission, and a secret so mind-boggling, it will lead to a shocking climatic finish that will turn Chase’s world completely upside down and leave him feeling like one of the worst people on the planet.

Smashwords Link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/321371

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Through The Portal BOOK REVIEW

Through The Portal by Justin Dennis

3 1/2 out of 5 read rating

BOOK SUMMARY

When Jem and Oliver accidentally fall through a portal to another world just before their first year of high school, they quickly discover that all is not well here. The first person they meet, a creepy old man named Atychis, almost gets them killed by a ferocious, fire-breathing dragon. They’re only narrowly saved when Sierra, a shy farm girl from a nearby town, uses illegal magic to help them escape. Allowed to stay with her family while they try to figure out a way back home, Jem and Oliver begin to learn of magic and the Regime that is oppressing it.

It isn’t until the Regime kills a woman that the three kids realize they have to do something to stop the Regime from taking over completely. After being framed for a crime they didn’t commit and banished from the town, Jem, Oliver, and Sierra take off on an adventure across this strange world in an attempt to defeat the Regime. New creatures and new kinds of magic are around every corner, but so are dangers that could have them wishing they were back safe at home.

Through the Portal is approximately 104,000 words and is the first in a trilogy.

One of the unique characteristics within Through the Portal is the use of sylph, a physical manifestation of magic that allows the user to manipulate it however they need while exerting minimal energy. Sylph makes transportation available through sylphcycles and sylphquads, and is just one of the exciting new concepts explored in this magical and complex world.

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/kindle-store/dp/B005JEENAU

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Are You A Writer OR Something Else?

Are you just a writer or are you something else?

I was hanging with some friends and they were explaining to this young kid that I was a writer. The kid happened to be playing with crayons and started to write on a piece of paper. “I’m a writer now too.” he said. They laughed and told him that I write a lot more words than that. So, he started to write all the words that he knew.

I laughed because it was true. He was a writer, but I was something different from JUST a writer. It made me think everyone is a writer. Students writing essays are writers. Even though they hate their entire lives while writing them. Everyone and anyone can be a writer by definition.

But, I’m different, right? Maybe it’s my human way of wanting to feel special or unique or whatever, but I must have another title that’s more appropriate.

Again I was talking to this girl, who has written a book and hasn’t published it yet. She’s like I’m trying to be an author, but I have yet to publish the book that I have written. Then, she quickly corrected herself and said, Yes! I am an author!

An author is a composer of a literary work. So, yes, she is an author and I am an author whether I have published or not.

I feel that a lot of people think they have to be published to be an author or have written something extremely long. You are an author with your story that’s 10 pages. You are an author if you’ve written 230 pages and you hate all of them.

Does book sales or publishing make you a proper author? I have no idea how I feel about that, but I think that as authors we should celebrate every accomplishment we make. Writing is hard for some and easy for others. So, you finally finished 100 pages that’s a celebration. You’ve finished your first book. It’s a celebration. You’ve figured out your characters and plot and the ending, it’s a celebration.

Celebrate being an author.

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Meeting the pilgrims #dailyprompt #6

Prompt: You are an Indian meeting the pilgrims

I always think about this because today when you’re going to meet someone for the first time you can look them up on the internet and they probably are up there on some site. But the indians had no warnings that people were going to come over and visit. Being an Indian I would have been scared and I probably would have thought that maybe this was a bad omen. I might also have thought that these people were just different kinds of people because they look just like us, but don’t have the same skin or talk like us. There is a way that animals act and there is a way that humans act and it is very different. I think by the way they acted when they first came I would be scared with their guns and weapons. I would try to be polite because I feel that Indians are polite people.

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Bad or Good Witch? #prompt 6

Prompt #6: Are you a good or bad witch?

I would chose to be a good witch. The thing about being a good witch is that you are fighting to have peace and for everyone to be happy in the world. I could be a totally good witch if the world I was in was always good, but I think that I would have to make some decisions that could be taken as bad. Like having to hurt someone because they are bad or changing someone’s thoughts to be good. Who says I have to right to do such things so does that make me bad or good. If I have the best at heart does that mean it’s good? If I had to kill a rabbit for a spell would peta hate me even if this would make everything in the world better and fair? I think it would be harder to be a good witch, but I would try.

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Worst Crime You Can Think Of #prompt 5

Prompt #5: Worst crime you can think of

I think the worst crime I can think of would be to kill someone. Having life is the most important thing. With a life no matter how good or how bad it is there is always a chance to improve yours or someone else’s. Taking a life is taking away an opportunity for that person to ever become or make something out of the world and themselves. Other crimes you can commit, but people can move on from them. They may be hurt for life, but it is up to them to make the most of life because they still have it. Basically everyone should try to find a way to love their life because there are people that didn’t even get a chance to have a full one. 

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A Snail’s Journey Up A Tree: Prompt #4

Prompt #4: A Snail’s journey up a tree

The snail is on this journey up the tree because it is a challenge to prove you are an amazing snail. At the top of the tree is some kind of fruit or special leaf that only grows up there. The snail must grab it and come back down to show everyone. On his journey he meets a bird, weather, other bugs and other things that happen on trees. Probably a kids story that wouldn’t be so long because I’m running out of details to put in here. LOL

 

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Daily Writing Prompt #3

Prompt #3: Under the covers

The main character is a boy who is on a winter vacation and he is snowed in with his family. One night he is very cold and asks his father for extra blankets. His father brings a very old blanket that has been in the family for a very long time. This blanket has magic powers that can take you into a fairy tale story. The boy finds himself in another world on a magical adventure. When he finishes the journey he comes out and his father asks him if the blanket kept him warm as an inside joke to let his son know he knows what happens when you go under the covers.

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Daily Writing Prompt #2

Prompt #2: You befriend a robot

The main character is a son of two government science technology engineers. They’ve always lived in the nation’s capital where his parents worked in the science headquarters, but his parents are always going away for research on their projects. Then, his parents are killed in a lab explosion. His parents have said that if anything happens to call this number. The number leads to this robot who he comes friends with to find out what happened to his family and protect their research which is the turning humans into robots for the government.

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Daily Writing Prompt No. 1

Prompt: You can speak to fish.

The main character is a guy who is a lifeguard for a beach. He is a typical surfer guy with sun died blonde hair, perfect tan, and muscles.

He wakes up one morning in the lifeguard shack as he always does. He is half awake stumbling around getting dressed and fixing something to eat. Then, he comes to his fish tank where he feeds his fish. Then, the fish starts to talk, “I hate these stupid dry flakes you give me.” The fish has an attitude, if you hadn’t noticed. The lifeguard can hear the fish and he’s looking around like did you just speak to me? The fish can’t believe that the guy can understand him. The fish is just like, “This guy is going crazy.” The guy starts having a conversation with the fish asking how this happened and how can he understand the fish. The lifeguard is freaking out trying to pinch himself and sticks his hand in the grease of the bacon that he was making for breakfast when he realizes that this is real. As he is trying to figure out what’s happening there’s a siren about a shark being in the water. He goes out to search and make sure the water is clear. When he gets out in the water he and the shark start having a conversation, but the people in the shore think that he is being attacked. His lifeguard buddy comes jumping into the water to get him out. The guy starts getting really angry because he was in the middle of a conversation and his buddy is confused because he thinks he saw his friend trying to talk to the shark. The guy tells his buddy to leave him alone. The guy goes back to his shack where he and his fish start talking and because he’s breakfast is ruined and his buddy is here he decides to take the fish in a cup with him to a diner on the boardwalk. He is trying to talk to the fish while people stare at him to figure out why he can talk to fish and why he can talk to them now.

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