The first book in the Order of the Bell series by Jacob Devlin
Storyline: Fifteen-year-old Crescenzo never would have believed his father’s carvings were anything more than “stupid toys.” All he knows is a boring life in an ordinary Virginia suburb, from which his mother and his best friend have been missing for years. When his father disappears next, all Crescenzo has left is his goofy neighbor, Pietro, who believes he’s really Peter Pan and that Crescenzo is the son of Pinocchio. What’s more: Pietro insists that they can find their loved ones by looking to the strange collection of wooden figurines Crescenzo’s father left behind. With Pietro’s help, Crescenzo sets off on an adventure to unite the real life counterparts to his figurines. It’s enough of a shock that they’re actually real, but the night he meets the Girl in the Red Hood, dark truths burst from the past. Suddenly, Crescenzo is tangled in a nightmare where magic mirrors and evil queens rule, and where everyone he loves is running out of time.
When I started this book I didn’t expect Fairy Tales!!! The very first chapter caught my attention and held onto it the entire time! I love retellings! Although it’s not completely an original concept, I believe a lot of people –myself included– like this style of story. And if like me, you’re a huge fan of the snow Once Upon a Time, I think you would absolutely LOVE this book! I love how it brings a bunch of your favourite childhood characters from being just plain old fairytales, and twists and morphs their stories into more modern versions. I didn’t love all the characters though. one of the main characters Enzo, lacked something. He seemed almost too dull and whiny for this story. But the other characters were amazing! They were all so magical and funny and fierce. It was a great story jam packed with so much action, it was almost too hectic…but at the same time not really. It’s hard to explain what I mean. A lot happens and plot twists seem to happen every second chapter, which is quite fun and keeps you on your toes! And that Cliff hanger sets it up perfectly for the next book!! Which I can’t wait to read!
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