Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Orphan, the Soulcatcher, and the Black Blizzard

Synopsis:  Most of his life, Charlie Reese has been surrounded by a loving family and all the comforts of home. But when a house fire claims them, he and his cousin, Jimmy are sent to an orphanage in the heart of ‘Depression Era’ Chicago. A year later, Charlie’s life is shaken by yet another tragedy and with it comes the mysterious introduction of a secretive runaway, named Bartholomew. As Charlie begins to discover more about his new companion, he unknowingly becomes a participant in a two-hundred year old secret. Come the morning of the Black Blizzard, Charlie finds he must make a choice - flee the destiny laden at his feet or take on his responsibility and follow a path full of supernatural wonders.

Review:  This story is different in nature than other books out there right now.  It's not about vampires, werewolves or faeries.  It also takes place in Depression Era Chicago.  I really enjoy books taking place in historic settings.  I really liked the character of Bartholomew.  The characters have a lot of depth and realism.  You get drawn into their story and feel what they feel.  The story is a magical adventure that is fun for younger readers as well as adults.  I definitely can't wait to read the next book in the series.

1 comment:

Denise Z said...

Definitely sounds like this is going to be a really good series. I hopped over and added it to the wishlist :) Thank you for sharing.

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