Saturday, September 5, 2009

Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse by Kaleb Nation

Characters: 13/20
Plot: 15/20
Originality: 15/20
Writing: 15/20
Recommendation: 13/20
Overall: 71/100 or C
Bran Hambric was found locked in a bank vault at six years old, with no memory of his past. For years, he has lived with one of the bankers, wondering why he was left behind -- until one night, when he is fourteen, he is suddenly confronted by a maddened creature, speaking of Bran’s true past and trying to kidnap him.
Bran finds that he is at the center of a plot which started years before he was even born: the plot of a deadly curse his mother created…and one that her former masters are hunting for him to complete.
Haunted by the spirit of his mother’s master and living in a city where magic is illegal, Bran must undo the crimes of his past...before it is too late.
Bran Hambric reminded me a lot of Harry Potter. He is an orphan. He has magical powers, and has little knowledge about his parents. His personality was even similar. I am hoping that he develops away from that in future books. I really liked Astra and Adi. They were really interesting and I hope that they are in the book later on. The plot was pretty good. I liked it, but it was really slow until about halfway through and kind of hard to get in to. It was fairly original, but it reminded me a lot Harry Potter. It had very similar components. Nation's writing was pretty good. The style was fairly good. I think that this book would appeal more to Middle Grade readers, then Young Adult readers.
Here is the rest of the blog tour. Go say Hi to a few other bloggers.

Sunday, August 30th
Jenn’s Bookshelf
Homespun Light

Monday, August 31st
Dolce Bellezza
Bobbi’s Book Nook

Tuesday, September 1st
The Looking Glass Review
Beth Fish Reads
SMS Book Reviews
James Holder’s YouTube Channel

Wednesday, September 2nd
Reading Rumpus
Katie’s Literature Lounge
Ultimate Bookhound

Thursday, September 3rd
Brimful Curiosities
Charlotte’s Library

Friday, September 4th
Bran Hambric by Kaleb Nation

Saturday, September 5th
Library Lounge Lizard
Sarah’s Random Musings

Sunday, September 6th
Cindy’s Love of Books

Monday, September 7th
Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf
Grasping for the Wind
Life After Twilight vlog channel

Tuesday, September 8th
Shooting Stars Magazine
Mrs. Magoo Reads
Lori Calabrese Writes

Wednesday, September 9th
The Brain Lair
The Children’s Book Review
TV Watch Online

Thursday, September 10th
The Friendly Book Nook
Book Journey
Stephanie’s Written Word
Home School Buzz

Friday, September 11th
The Inside Scoop With Chandelle
Booking Mama

Saturday, September 12th
Zoe’s Book Reviews
Lit for Kids

Sunday, September 13th
Never Jam Today
A Bibliophile’s Reverie

Monday, September 14th
Café of Dreams
Marta’s Meanderings
A Book Blogger’s Diary
The Reader’s Quill

Tuesday, September 15th
a book in hand
Not Just for Kids

Wednesday, September 16th
Write for a Reader

Thursday, September 17th
Howling Good Books
The Written World

Friday, September 18th
Always Riddikulus
YA Books Central

Saturday, September 19th
Ms. Bookish
Into the Wardrobe

1 comment:

  1. "It was fairly original, but it reminded me a lot Harry Potter."

    It seems a lot of reviewers agree with you on this. :)


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