Friday, June 22, 2012

The Last Seer and the Tomb of Enoch by Ashland Menshouse

About the book:

Do you believe?
Can a ghost haunt more than your home? Can a Sasquatch track more than footprints?
Aubrey Taylor's quaint and cozy life in the subdued, Appalachian town of Lake Julian had never been exceptional. Shouldered by his lifelong friends, Buzz Reiselstein and Rodriqa Auerbach, he quietly endured the puerile punishments of a persistent pack of pesky bullies that included the most-feared kid in school, Magnos Strumgarten, and his own obnoxiously, well-accomplished brother, Gaetan. Comfortable in his humdrum niche of the absolutely average, Aubrey never pushed back.
Until...fate dug a little too deep...and the unseen darkness of unspoken places rattled his mediocrity.
When spurious specters and elusive mountain men battle for a tomb of Watchers, buried in ages past, only those who choose to look beyond the surface feel the grip of the ancients' revenge. Unusual disappearances, a colorful cadre of insightful townsfolk and a whirlwind of blunders and mishaps exposes the struggling forces that transform Aubrey and his friends into more than spectators amidst the oldest war of all.
Prepare yourself to see the unseen as you've never seen it before.
My Review:
The storyline of this book is quite unique and held my interest throughout the novel.  I continually had questions in the back of my mind that I was trying to figure out.  The characters were amazing and I came to really know them and their personalities!  I felt for Aubrey, the skinny awkward kid who always gets picked on.  I loved that everything didn't work out perfectly during crazy situations and that there were realistic relationships between the characters and their parents and friends in the book. Overall, this book is interesting, original, and not your average paranormal middle grade book.  It gives you a real feel for trying to fit in at school, explaining things to a parent who doesn't believe you, and dealing with a brother who is just a real punk!  My sympathy for Aubrey was overwhelming, but I was cheering him on in my mind; always a fan of the underdog!  I give this novel 3.5 stars out of 5.  The story is great, but didn't need a lot of the unnecessary descriptions.  There were parts where I felt like, "Enough with the all of these little details, let's get on to what happens next!"   Ashland Menshouse has a great book on his hands and I am glad for the opportunity to have read this book!
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Happy Reading!!!

I received this book for free.  This is my honest review.
Source:  Author for review

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