Wednesday, April 12, 2017

#Review and #Giveaway: Initiation by Kirstin Pulioff #MiddleGrade #AtoZBlogChallenge #I

Tommy feels lost after his father’s death. To make matters worse, his mom moves him to a new town where he doesn't have any friends, and he quickly becomes a punching bag for the school bully. He can’t win. So, when a mysterious visitor approaches him with the promise of adventure, Tommy jumps at the opportunity.

Whisked away to a school in the sky where magic rules and storms are forged by an elite group of Sky Raiders, Tommy learns that the world’s problems are much larger than his own.

When the weather spirals out of control and a rogue Raider’s diabolical plans surface, Tommy must decide" how much he is willing to risk to save the world.

My review:

This middle-grade book is just the kind of book I enjoy. It has a mysterious school and twisted plots. The characters are well developed. The story kind of reminded me of the beginning of "Harry Potter" meshed with "He-Man" and the "Wizard of Oz."

The only concern I have about this book is that it begins a bit slow.

 I do not mean to spoil but I can easily say that you will see very familiar characters.
The book boasts of heroes in the making but more importantly, the idea that friendship is everything. When friends stick together amazing things can be accomplished and that is exactly what happens.

4 stars.

Disclosure: I received a PDF copy of this book to review. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. This review is also part of the Beach Bound Tours, of which I am a part of.

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Stacie Theis said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I enjoyed the characters and interesting story line as well.

Unknown said...

Thank you for taking the time to share your reviews!

XmasDolly said...

Oh yeah, kinda interesting this one is. My grandsons would like this type of book I'm sure. Gerry is older and he's had that bully problem too, but he handled it thank God!