Author: Malia Ann Haberman
Book One in the Chase Tinker series
Edition Read: eBook
In Chase Tinker's world, magic, lies and secrets can be a lethal combination...
Thirteen-year-old Chase Tinker can't understand why he has the power to move things with his mind. Besides that, his dad has been missing for over a year, causing his mom to be too upset to pay much attention to her sons, so now he's been busted for shoplifting. As if this isn't enough to worry about, his younger brother Andy suddenly has a weird magical ability too.
Can things get any crazier? Chase thinks.
Then, a grandfather they thought to be long dead arrives at their door. He wants Chase and Andy to come visit him for the summer so they can learn about their supernatural heritage and why they have magical powers in the first place.
The boys soon find out that Grandfather, along with their cousin Janie, lives on a remote island in the middle of Puget Sound in an out-of-this-world house where fantastic magic can be found in practically every room, stairway and corridor. Chase can't believe their dad has been keeping so much from them.
It's an even bigger shock when Chase learns that all their magic is controlled by a very powerful and mysterious Relic in the attic, and if anything happens to this relic, every bit of Tinker magic will be lost forever. He's even more disturbed when he learns his family has a dark and powerful enemy that is determined to steal all their magic, their house and their relic.
Now Chase must find a way to stop these evil beings, while at the same time figuring out what has happened to his dad, unraveling even more Tinker lies and secrets and not letting on that he has a huge crush on the housekeeper's daughter.
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
MY OVERVIEW: I really enjoyed this book. I love how the author did the good magic vs bad magic.
PROS: Chase was a great character, but I think my favorite was Maxwell. :) The house was both a pro and a con for me. I really like how the different powers worked, and then integrated with the house so everyone could use them.
CONS: I didn't like, however, how the house was first done. Chase and Andy getting to the kitchen was crazy what they had to go through, and it didn't really make any sense, especially once you learn how the house works.
MY FINAL THOUGHTS: Wow! I did not see the twist at the end coming. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.