Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Kindling by Braden Bell


The Kindling
 
 
Published July 10th 2012 -- Cedar Fort


Love that cover!!  As a huge fan of Cedar Fort's middle grade titles, I jumped at the opportunity to review this release by Braden Bell. I wasn't disappointed! 

I l-o-v-e-d this book, folks. It's fast-paced, brilliantly original in its take on magic, loaded with awesome MG humor and voice, and full of fantastic characters. It was a tough one to put down. For me, this was an easy 5 STAR rating. Two of my three kids (ages 15 and 10) also read it and loved it. It's a sure-fire hit, so don't miss it. I plan to order copies for my classroom and school library.

Goodreads Blurb:
All thirteen-year-old Conner Dell wants to do is pass pre-algebra, play lacrosse, and possibly kiss Melanie Stephens. He didn’t mean to set anyone’s gym shorts on fire or make school lunches explode. But now that the strange powers inside him have been ignited, Conner’s normal teenage life is about to go up in flames!

This fast-paced novel is non-stop fun for kids and parents alike. With characters you can’t help but root for, a plot that keeps you guessing, and plenty of humor, it’s a guaranteed thrill ride from cover to cover!

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14 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great book Shannon. Thanks for spotlighting it. And glad to see you blogging. I've been missing you.

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    1. It's a very good book, Natalie. And I TOTALLY miss you guys, too, and will be back to blogging full time soon. :)

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  2. Sounds pretty awesome. Thanks, Shannon!

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    1. It's absolutely awesome, Matthew!!

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    1. It was truly MY pleasure, Braden. And I'm more than happy to repeat the process for book 2!! *grins*

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  4. I agree with Natalie--great to see you back blogging, Shannon,

    I haven't heard of this book before, but after your review, you can be sure I'm going to seek it out. Anything with burning gym shorts and exploding school lunches is fine with me.

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    1. I honestly loved this book, Michael. Nab it soon! :)

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  5. Very cool cover! Congrats, Braden!!! :)

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  6. Cover looks great and the title is intriguing. Adding to my goodreads list.

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    1. It's more than worth the time. I hope you enjoy it! :)

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  7. Looks and sounds like a good book. Cedar Fort seems to put out some good books. Question: must the author be LDS and/or the story involve LDS-driven storyline for them to publish. Just curious if anyone knows.

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  8. Wow! This looks great! Going on my Goodreads "to-read" list now.

    Happy to find another MG blog! New follower :)

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Thanks for adding to the mayhem!