Friday, February 27, 2015

TLC Book Tours Book Review: The Camelot Kids

Author: Ben Zackheim
Title: The Camelot Kids
Publish Date: Aug 25, 2014
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: TLC Book Tours
Book Blurb:What would you do if an odd girl in a hooded cloak said, "You know you're a descendant of King Arthur's knight, Lancelot, right?" You'd probably do the same thing 14-year-old orphan Simon Sharp does: back away nice and slow. The difference is Simon's Camelot-obsessed parents recently died under mysterious circumstances.

But he learns the truth about their fate and his heritage after he's kidnapped by a drunk troll, rescued by a 7-foot elderly man named Merlin, and thrown into training with 149 other heirs of the Knights of the Round Table. Can Simon survive a prophecy that predicts the world will be saved through its destruction? Can he do it while clues keep popping up that his parents are alive?

The Camelot Kids is about one boy's struggle to solve a mystery and make it to tomorrow in a world both real and fantastic.

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Review: If you have been waiting for a book that will take you back to the day when you first read Harry Potter, then your wait is over.

This is one of the first young adult/middle grade type books that I've read in a long time, but this book really pulled me in. It is also longer than most of my reads, topping in at nearly 500 pages. It also has some really fabulous illustrations. (though the cover isn't a good example)

The story is very fast paced and fun. You instantly love Simon and long for good things to happen to him.

I love the combination of magic and mystery.

Rating: 5 flowers



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