I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Page Turner: Blood by Kevin T. John
Genres: Horror, Middle Grade, Supernatural
Published by Cat & Bean Publishing Pages: 186
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Violent Bullies. Broken Homes. Black Magic. KILLER fiction.
From author Kevin T. Johns comes the novel critics are describing as "a crimson-stained love letter to genre fiction" and the first book in a "must read" series.
Nate Bourdain and his friends are thrilled to discover an ancient book of magic spells hidden in their school library--they now have the means to stand up to the villains who make high-school life such a battle. But, when the book's dark magic releases a fictional killer into the real world, the teens must prove they have what it takes to be heroes, or fall as bloody victims in their own horror story turned real.
The Page Turners: Blood is the first book in the Page Turners trilogy: a genre-spanning series sure to please young adult fans of paranormal horror, science-fiction, and fantasy.
This was my first novel by this author and although I thought it was interesting in parts it was a little bit boring in parts as well. As for me it didn’t really pick up till the last part of the novel.
It’s about three young teenage boys who are in a club called The Page Turners. They meet in the library and talk about their favorite books all with presentations, etc. While in the library one day they find a spell book and try to cast one but nothing happens, or so they think. One of the boys tears it up and throws it in the dumpster.
What they didn’t know is that they unleashed an evil vampire from one of their books on their town. Not only is there a vampire but there is a mystery man who is looking for the book. I believe he will probably be more prominent in the next story. Once some things happen and the boys realize what has happened they have to do what they can to defeat the evil and save the town.
I was not a huge fan of all three of the boys. Nate has anger issues because of the death of his mother and some of that can be forgivable but he is just over the top angry and I got tired of it. He was not my favorite character. For me he was like the character that you hoped would get killed because you just can’t stand him. Danny, is mild mannered and the only one who seems to be pursuing a girl. He has been walking her home and talking to her and think they are boyfriend and girlfriend, so it’s got that sort of awkward young love going on. I liked him. Spencer is the chubby friend who is really shy. He really comes to the rescue more than once in this book, saving Nate and then coming up with an idea to get rid of the vampire. He was my favorite one out of the the three.
What I did not care for much was the whole period thing with Diana, it was sort of gross to me.
This one was okay, but it took till something happens to Marie which is Danny’s girlfriend for me to really get interested in what was happening and that was probably more than half way through the book. If you have young readers who are into MG horror novels then they might find this one interesting. The ending does leave you sort of wanting to know what will happen next and I will most likely pick up the second book in this trilogy.