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Chase Tinker & The House of Destiny BOOK REVIEW

Chase Tinker & The House of Destiny 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…
For eight agonizing months Chase Tinker’s guilt over the despicable act he committed on Halloween night has been eating away at his heart and mind. Chase’s life gets even more complicated when secrets about the mysterious Relic in the attic are revealed right before an unexpected visitor arrives on
the day of Chase’s fourteenth birthday.
Despite his problems, his biggest concern is that his family’s Dark Enemy, the Marlowe Family, is becoming more powerful with each passing day, fueled by the energy they continue to pillage from the many magical beings of the world. If Chase and his family are ever going to win, they will need a whole lot of magical help. They must destroy the most evil threat the world has ever known!

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Broken Glass BOOK REVIEW

Broken Glass by Shauna Hall

4 out of 5 read rating

BOOK SUMMARY

As an orphan, all Catherine “Cat” Langtree ever wanted was a home of her own. But one thing always got in the way. Her ability to move things with her mind. So, when her adoptive father sends her away to New Haven, a boarding school half way across the country, it’s pretty clear that her dream is not going to come true. It doesn’t get any better when the most popular girl in school, Jennifer Talbott, decides to make her the prime target for bullying. Cat soon realizes she has more to fear than simply not fitting in. She can’t control the power that races through her. And when it comes out to slam a locker door in Jennifer’s face, she realizes that the danger isn’t just in being discovered…it’s in hurting someone. Everyone else thinks that it was an accident. But someone knows the truth. His name is David Grant. And he claims to want to help. As David and Cat get closer, the incidents begin to pile up threatening the new home she has quickly come to love. But David has secrets too. And when David takes Cat home to visit his family, she learns that she is not the only one who has this uncomfortable gift. Noah Grant, David’s older brother, has been struggling with the same power for years. Being discovered is not an option for Noah. It happened once when he was taken into a government branch who specializes in training people with certain gifts. Gifts that the government would like to use as weapons. He escaped, but his capture sent the entire family into hiding. When Cat discovers that Noah has the same power she does, she begs him to help her learn to control it. As Noah begins to help Cat understand and control her power, Cat realizes that her power isn’t the only danger they face. She’s getting close to Noah. Too close. And when David’s own terrible secret rises to the surface, she realizes that nothing is what it seems. But will Cat choose a life she knows with David or a life she can’t control with Noah?

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Light and Dark: The Awakening of the Mageknight

4 1/2 out of 5
Light & Dark: The Awakening of the Mageknight by D.M. Fife

Danny Firoth is on the verge of beginning his final year in middle school. The only odd thing to happen on that fateful day is the appearance of new student in school, a beautiful girl named Sabrina Drake. Fascinated by not only her spellbinding looks, but her interest in a popular fantasy card game called Knights, Danny develops a school-age crush. However, before he can build up the courage to talk to her at length, he is confronted by the resident bully. Forced into a fight, he learns that he is not so average as a strange power awakens within him, allowing him to foresee the actions of others before they happen. With the help of this new ability, Danny is able to put his antagonist in his well-deserved place, but quickly finds himself punished with an after-school detention. Awaiting the arrival of his not so happy mother, Danny is startled as a rumble shakes the very foundation of the school. Following the shuddering to its source, he discovers two frightful creatures engaged in an epic struggle of mortal combat, a large dragon and a strange shadowy being. Nearly torn to pieces by the creature of shadow and saved by the creature of legend, the dragon, Danny barely escapes. The next day at school, Danny joyfully finds that Sabrina Drake has taken a curious interest in him. With plans to meet after school, Danny’s dark thoughts, once centered on the frightful events the night before, become focused on his crush. However, things do not go as planned as the creature of shadow appears once more, forcing Sabrina Drake to forgo her secret and transform into the familiar form of the dragon that saved Danny the previous evening. After defeating the dark creature, Sabrina Drake resumes the shape of a human and begins to explain that the popular card game of Knights is more than simply a game, but reality. She describes an ancient struggle with the creature she has just defeated, dating back hundreds of years as well as an Order that has vowed to destroy them, the Light. Discovering that he has a rare ability to see these forces of darkness, Danny accepts an invitation to be tested for the possibility that he could one day become a Knight of the Light. Danny as well as four of his closest friends are judged worthy and accepted into the White Rock Academy of Illumination, a school for young Squires destined to become Knights of the Light and battle the forces of the Dark with magical weapons called Bondeds; swords created from the souls of fallen Knights of the Light. Upon the back of a full-blooded Draconic, a dragon as well as Sabrina’s father, Danny and his friend’s venture to the Florida coast where they board an old, but magical ship, and set sail for the Bermuda Triangle. In the center of the legendary triangle is a swirling tempest of black clouds, created by an ancient tear between the human world and the world of the Shadows. With the help of a Navi, a wizard specialized in navigating the dangers of the dark storm, Danny and his friends arrive safely at White Rock Island where they begin the training of their lives. Honed in the techniques of blade work by an Elvin swordmaster, Sir Syndil, and educated by a colorful assortment of professors, Danny and his friends learn battle strategy, hand to hand combat, defense against the magical arts, and a history of the ancient conflict with the Shadows. However, discovering a powerful ability within himself that may mark him as the destined savior foretold, the Mageknight, Danny must question the intentions of his instructors. With the help of his friends, Danny must use everything he has learned to thwart the betrayal of someone within the Order of Light in this fantastic tale of dragon-riding adventure, sword-wielding action, and coming of age drama.

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Chase Tinker & The House of Magic BOOK REVIEW

Malia Ann Haberman’s Chase Tinker and The House of Magic

4 1/2 out of 5 read rating  A MUST READ MAGICAL BOOK

BOOK BLURB:

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

Chase Tinker has the power to move things with his mind. His brother Andy can stop time. The thing is, they have no idea where these crazy abilities could’ve possible come from, and, are totally clueless on how to control them. Chase wants desperately to talk to his dad about it, but Benjamin Tinker has disappeared without a word.

It’s a huge shock to Chase and Andy when one day a grandfather they thought to be long dead arrives at their door. He invites them to come spend the summer with him and their cousin Janie on a remote island in an out-of-this-world house where fantastic magic can be found in practically every room, stairway and corridor. Chase can’t believe his dad has been lying and keeping so many important things from his sons.

Not long after the boys’ arrival at Grandfather’s house, their aunt, who has been on a mission to find their missing dad, turns up, hurt, sick—and alone. Now three of the biggest questions in their minds are: where in the world is their dad? And how will they find him? Or, is he…dead? It doesn’t help matters when Chase’s despicable cousin James arrives and turns everything upside down, even putting Chase’s life in mortal danger.

As he spends more time in the house, Chase begins to realize that, not only has their dad been keeping things from them, but Grandfather seems to be keeping several secrets of his own and Chase is bound and determined to find out just what those secrets are.

Chase soon finds out that all their magic is controlled by a strange, incredibly powerful relic hidden in the attic, and if anything happens to this relic every bit of Tinker magic will be lost forever. And, if this isn’t enough to worry about, the Tinkers are also facing a terrifying and powerful enemy that is determined to destroy the Tinkers and possess all their magic, their house and their Relic. Now Chase, along with Andy, Janie and their good friend Persephone, must find a way to stop these evil beings in order to save, not only themselves, but everyone else on the planet.

 

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Vox Academy Complete Series Cover Released!

BAM! THERE IT IS! This is cover for Vox Academy the complete series. This book will have volume 1-4. You can read volume one for free https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/130071 

Also, PRE ORDERS HAVE STARTED FOR THE COMPLETE SERIES! www.voxacademyseries.com

FIRST 25 WILL BE SIGNED!

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