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Campion’s Choice by G.L. Wilson

Via Goodreads
Title: Campion’s Choice
Author: G.L. Wilson
Genre: Children’s Fantasy
How I got the book: I got a free digital copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Summary (from Amazon):

Coins that have magical properties. Aliens. Scorpions. Attempted murder. Elvis alive and well and driving a moped. What more could you want? Mystery, adventure, fantasy? Look no further. Step right up and enjoy the show. This is Campion’s Choice.

Jack Campion was just an ordinary thirteen year old kid – well, maybe not that ordinary, not after the Dadster’s accident – so ok, ordinary or not, the last thing he was expecting was all that whooshy stuff in the air raid shelter.
And Tia Cole had a normal thirteen year old life – with her blind, piano playing mum and her irritating younger brother – and she was not expecting to end up, in a wood, fighting for her life against every animal that has ever wanted to eat a person.
If only Clamp hadn’t mentioned the Deathstalker. If only the Nomas had found the meteorite. If only Gidean St-George wasn’t such a pain in the neck. Things might have been different.
But they weren’t different. So expect the extraordinary – expect Aliens, magic coins, sabre toothed tigers and the occasional bit of walking through walls. That way you won’t be disappointed.
This is Jack’s story – just don’t tell Tia.

My Review:

This novel was interesting to say the least.

The overall plot, the characters, the setting and world that was created were all well done and unique.

However, this novel wasn’t exactly my cup of coffee.

Jack and Tia, the main characters, were developed nicely throughout the story. Even though they both had a lot of things thrown at them, they got through it and ultimately stuck together. Though I did find Tia to be annoying at times, but what do you expect from a teenage girl?

There were a lot of characters, though. I found myself having a hard time keeping track of them all, especially since there were multiple races and species.

The story got confusing at times and I didn’t really know what was going on. I had to re-read some pages here and there to get the full effect.

The writing itself was very good, don’t get me wrong. The writing style is excellent and easy to follow, but as stated earlier there were a lot of characters to remember and I felt at some points there were more questions than answers.

But this is only book one, so we’ll find out more answers throughout the series.

Even though this book didn’t satisfy my tastebuds, I was still able to enjoy it and finish the read. If you like fantasy and different worlds, definitely give this book a try. It’s an easy and fairly quick-read.

Campion’s Choice by G.L. Wilson gets 4 out of 5 stars.

Favorite Quote:

“There were times when everything certainly felt like a dream.” –G.L. Wilson, Campion’s Choice 

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Author:

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

18 thoughts on “Campion’s Choice by G.L. Wilson

  1. I’m sort of feeling that way about The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet and I can’t say it’s preventing me from liking the book but I totally get what you mean. So many species and so much to keep track of that it’s a very exhausting book. Sigh.

    1. I think I’m starting to grow out of the middle grade genre, though. I used to love it, but now everything MG book I read I just don’t enjoy it as much. And it’s nothing against the actual story or the writing itself.

      1. Understandable. Very few are written in a way that all ages can enjoy them. Even TV shows, I used to love cardcaptor Sakura as a kid but now it seems so filled with advice and preachy. lol.

      1. Oh, good idea! How old is your nephew and what does he like? I’m trying to get my cousin into reading or to at least see that reading can be enjoyable if you just keep an open mind… She’s 12.

      2. He’s 8 turning 9 in a couple of months. He was trying to please me reading Goosebumps and horrors. I think he should discover his own tastes and read a book for his own enjoyment rather than my approval.

      3. Yeah, you can’t force anyone to enjoy reading. It’s just hard because I love reading and whenever I mention I’m reading or something my cousin gives me a disgusted look, lol.

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