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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Review- The Pen & The Sword

Title: The Pen & The Sword (The Ballad of Nick and Mina 1)
Author: Jonathon Wolfer
Rating: 5/5

Nick gets a pen and the ability to document the supernatural world - Mina gets a sword and super powers. Nick does not think this is remotely fair.

When the new kid in town - Nick - is partnered up with the strange girl in town - Mina - for a Science project, they learn that there are things that go bump in the night. And that its their job to hunt them down!

My Review
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review as part of a read to review on Goodreads*
When I signed up for this read to review I must confess my expectations were not high, well if anyone else felt the same then throw that out the window cause this book is fun, well written, and very easy to lose yourself in. I loved the flow of this book, I could not put it down, from the very first word I was captivated. The new idea of a pen and a sword be so powerful together and be able to bring two people together so perfectly was fantastic. I still can't really explain how much fun I had reading this book.
There was a little bit of everything in this book witches, werewolves, ghosts of different kinds, and even a cursed werepig. Together all these things bring about an interesting tale that the author wove together beautifully. The thing is I am not that into baseball and I didn't enjoy those parts as much as the rest of the story, but they were there for a great reason and when you read the book you (which you should!!!) you will learn/know why.
I don't want to say to much more cause it's so much better if you go in blind, but I want to say that this great story also had great characters both Human and Supernatural. Nick was cute, smart, and very level headed and I liked him right away, Mina took a little longer to grow on me, but she did. I am really happy I signed up for this read to review and thanks to Jonathon Wolfer for putting his book out there.

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