Along Came A Wolf
(The Yellow Hoods, Book #1)
What rating would you give it?
3.75 of 5 Stars
Is anything special going on for this book right now?
Funny you should ask! 😛
There’s a blog tour and book giveaway going on right now until the 28th of the month! Go check them both out here.
Thoughts and review of the book?
Centered around a young girl named Tee and her two friends, Elly and Richy, the story unfolds as a wonderful escape into the crazy adventures every child dreams of living and most adults wish to recapture once more. Coupled with the twists and turns you’d expect of any good book, Tee and the other Yellow Hoods find themselves in a predicament that soon carries the story along on a bold and innovative adventure. Her grandfather, an inventor, is being hounded by our “big bad wolf” Andre LeLoup, and it’s up to the kids to use their wits, resourcefulness, and a wide array of steampunky contraptions to fend off our cunning villain. To say it has a vibe of “The Goonies” running through it would be an understatement. (If you like the movie, you will DEFINITELY enjoy this book. 😄 )
Although it’s intended for all audiences, Along Came A Wolf is undoubtedly written for a younger audience (middle-grade, teens, YA at most). That being said, you need to keep that in mind when reading it, so you can enjoy it from a younger reader’s perspective. If you can do that, you’ll adore this book so~
My only quip is that it needs some work in the editing department. It’s not GLARING bad, but there are quite a few moments that just throw you out of the story. And a few areas that need help with transitioning smoothly. And some typographical errors. And… okay, so it needs some editorial work, but it’s still pretty darned good considering! (Thus my 3.75 rating instead of a straight out 4.) Still, if you can get past that, you’ll be in for a great ride. 🙂
Any warnings you wish to make for your readers?
Nothing really. Obviously, you might want to be interested in steampunk, fantasy, scifi, and YA books to like this one. Else you might get whiny like some people.
Does it count towards any reading challenges?
Well… it wasn’t exactly supposed to, but it does. xD
- 2015 GoodReads Reading Challenge
- You Read How Many Books?
- 52 Books in 52 Weeks
- Read A Million Pages
- 105 Reading Challenge (Categories: 1, 4, 5: Yellow, 10)
- 2015 New To You Reading Challenge (New Series & New Author To Me)
- The Eclectic Reader (#12 Middle Grade / YA Adventure)
Would you recommend this book?
Sure! Why not? It’s a great book. I just wish someone had handed me this novel first before it got printed so I could have looked it over once (or twice).
Reviewed by AMS (amomentsilence)
|Publisher: ADZO Publishing
Publication Date: August 2014
Genre / Themes: Emergent Steampunk,
Fantasy, Intrigue, Strong Female Characters,
Action / Adventure, Fairytales Retold,
Happy Family, Non-Magic Fantasy, Science
Fiction, Power Trio trope
|Age: Teen – Young Adult
Reviewer: AMS (amomentsilence)
Source: Provided by Good Tales Book Tours for an
Challenge: 2015 Good Reads Reading Challenge (49),
52 Books in 52 Weeks, You Read How Many Books?,
2015 New To You Reading Challenge,
Read A Million Pages, 105 Reading Challenge,
The Eclectic Reader (#12 Middle Grade / YA
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