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