Member Blogs > Journey of a BooksellerSecret Origins by James Riley

  • Tue, 20 Dec 2016 09:00:00    Permalink
    After their escapades in the past in comic books, you'd think that Owen and Bethany would be smarter than to step through a portal into a new world.  After all, they got in big trouble before.  Why would they think this time would be any easier?

    Aladdin and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 17th.

    This is written for middle graders and has comic book heroes and villains as well as interesting skills that Charm (from the other world) has endowed Bethany and Owen with.  It's an interesting story with Nobody trying to rewrite his character and change the comics he's in to Mr. Dark who wants to kill everyone in his world.  The whole reason they are there is because they believe they saw Bethany's missing father go in the house.  She's absolutely determined to go after him and won't stop at anything.  But she's got a big surprise waiting for her...

    There's lots of action, good and bad characters, a guy in a banana suit that plays an important part, and even more odd characters.  This is an easy read full of nonsensical stuff and makes it a fun read for young ones.  I think reading the first in this series would be a good place to start.  There were several references to the story in this one.  However, this one read fine alone.  Any child hooked on action fantasy will love this one. 

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