Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Doorknob Society by MJ Fletcher

Chloe is a magician’s daughter. She’s been traveling with her parents, and helping set up shows all her life. After her mother left, Chloe began helping her dad all by herself, and knows all his tricks. Well, almost all of them. There’s one he hasn’t taught her. It’s called the Disappearing-Man trick. He kept saying that when she was older, he would teach her. Though a little irritated, Chloe never thought anything of it. After her and her father are attacked by someone who knows how to do it, Chloe finally learns the truth about her family, and that magic trick her dad loves so much. When her father goes missing, she must rely on the help of her friends to save him. 
This was a quick, fun read. Though the beginning was slightly slow, it picks up about a fourth of the way through. After that, the story becomes very compelling. The author had me sitting at the edge of my seat, hanging on to every word. The characters were wonderfully written. Chloe was a strong, independent character, whom I found myself liking a lot. Edgar was by far my favorite though. The other main characters – James, Jess, and Slade – had Chloe’s back through thick and thin. But beware, there is a love triangle! It doesn’t really take away from the story, but it does exist. I found myself liking both guys, so it was hard to choose a favorite.
The book has a unique premise. I mean, doorknobs? It’s not something you read about every day. At the same time though, it gets you wondering about how exactly the author will pull it off. Let me just say, he did succeed in making it work. The Doorknob Society was a captivating read. I enjoyed it quite a lot.  
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Minding Spot Reviewer  - Abbey

*I received a copy of this book for review purposes only. All thoughts and opinions are expressly my own.

1 comment:

  1. Just to let everyone know the book is currently on sale with the release of the second book in the series. :)


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