Blog Tour Stop: The Doorknob Society- Review
Author: MJ Fletcher
Release Date: February 9, 2012
Chloe Masters’s world changed in a heartbeat - and all she did was touch a doorknob.
When she was young Chloe’s mother vanished. Wracked by feelings of abandonment and anger she lost herself traveling with her father's magic act, where illusions were part of her everyday life. Yet everything changes when they are pursued by a mysterious man in black out to kill her father. Touching a doorknob activates abilities she never knew she had and she finds herself thrust into a world of ancient societies and secrets.
When her father disappears it is a race against time to find answers before she loses what is left of her family. Now Chloe must choose who to trust, the man who will do anything for her or the one she can’t stop thinking about.
Book one of the Doorknob Society series.
MJ Fletcher is the creator of the comic book series Adam Zero: The Last Man of Earth published by Ronin Studios. He's also been published in Hope: The Hero Initiative and Digital Webbing Presents. The Doorknob Society series is his fist book series and he's thrilled about it. He lives near the beach with his wife, daughter, dog, and a crotchety cat.
***Okay guys, I'm going to try something different in that I'm not going to write the summary-type part of the review that I usually do... If you guys would rather me do the summaries, then comment on this post, so that I can know to always do it.***
I've got to say, you guys, that this book exceeded any prior expectations that I had when first looking at it (not that I thought it was going to be horrible or anything).
Those of you who like the Harry Potter series (I mean, who wouldn't *me balking*), I have to tell you all that you will want to read this. It's like a more romantic version (love tri-ang-le/ rectangle) without the 'wizardry' but with a steampunk feel (even though it is based in the present).
Okay, so in it, they have different houses type thing in this world. When Chloe goes to the main shop in town for school supplies, they test her with different things(doorknob, wrench, and others) and she ends up having an affinity for all of them.
Now this is where it felt like Divergent to me, This book is no where near dystopian, but the heroine having a strong pull to all of the groups just made me undeniably say "Divergent!" And, I'm not dissing it at all; in fact, I like when books have some parallelism (as long as it isn't the overplayed Twilight saga).
Yeah, so I did like this book. I even found myself routing for Chloe's not-really-antagonist, but-bad-boy not-really-friend, James Nightshade... Because I like the bad boy types in books and I felt that they would end up together.
You all know how I feel about grammatical and spelling mistakes, right (unless it was on purpose, like my triangle up there ^^)? I can't usually get over the errors that quickly so when I saw some in this book, it kind of stuck and took away from the ... greatness of this book.
Other than the errors/typos, I liked this book, so I give it four and a half hearts.