Reader: Evan W.
Title: The Novice (Summoner Book One)
Author: Taran Matharu
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Pub Date: 05/05/15
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: The whole plot of the story was great overall, but kind of reminded me of the plot of Eragon. The character development wasn't perfect, but there was good character development. There was some good dialogue, but nothing's perfect unfortunately. The dialogue was very funny at times though. I really liked the world the author created because it was just a very interesting thing and reminded me of The Lord of the Rings - one of my favorite books of all time. It was an amazing book overall.
Memorable or Forgettable: This was a memorable book because it had a lot of amazing characters and a great plot. I think it was really memorable and had a great story and a world that was simply great, but the story was kind of predictable and unpredictable at the same time. In other words, I loved it.
Cover: The cover accurately reflected its contents, although all it showed was Fletcher with his demon and his weapons and a ball of wyrdlight in his hand. It kind of convinced me to pick up the book, but there could be better options for a cover.
Age Range: 12 through 15
Quality: 5Q - Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 4P - Broad general teen appeal
tags: fantasy / adventure / The Summoner Trilogy / ya lit