All Hallows Eve by David Eveleigh

4 Jun

All Hallows Eve
by David Eveleigh
Published December 16, 2011 on Smashwords
ebook reviewed
ages 9+  about 44900 words

Eve was a normal thirteen-year-old kid. She was a bit too tall and skinny and she had hair that stuck out like hay. All of this made her feel awkward about the way she looked. Eve got invited to a Halloween costume party and she decides to go as “The Teen Trickster,” her town’s legendary superhero. The Teen Trickster disappeared years ago after battling the evil villain “Jack O’ Ripper.”  Once Eve had the outfit on, she realized that it was no ordinary costume. The costume gave the person wearing it superpowers! Eve thought it was strange that her mom kept a Teen Trickster, costume in her closet.  That is until she found out that her mom used to by the town’s superhero – “The Teen Trickster”! The problem now is the infamous Jack O’ Ripper is back causing problems in the city. Eve along with her mom and best friend, Samantha, must stop Jack O’ Ripper before it’s too late!

I loved this book! The plot, setting, and dialogue were all great! I really liked the Eve character, both as a regular girl and as a superhero.  The story really reminds me of the old style comics (All Hallows Eve is a novel not a comic but it made me think about comics when I was reading it). I like that there are good guys that are good and bad guys that are really bad in the story! The story was fun to read and kept me turning the digital pages 😉 There are some illustrations in the book that are really great. It would have been nice to have a little more details about certain topics in the story, like how the Mom got her superpowers and more about Eve’s life as a normal kid. The book had some mild comic book type violence in it, but other than that, it was a real clean read. I think boys will like the book because it is about a superhero and girls will like that it is a girl superhero. I wish the book was available in a regular book form (not just ebooks). It’s a book I’d like to keep on my shelf. I will definitely be reading the second book in the series, All Hallows Eve vs. Fantômas when it comes out!

I give All Hallows Eve 4 out of five book worms.

I also really like the tag line for the book –

“Get ready for a Smack!-O-Lantern of excitement with a girl so tough… it’s scary!”

Come on, “Smack!-O-Lantern” is funny!

“All Hallows Eve” is available at Smashwords (click HERE) and Barnes and Noble (click HERE).

Check out the trailer –

23 Responses to “All Hallows Eve by David Eveleigh”

  1. Susanna Leonard Hill June 4, 2012 at 6:46 am #

    This sounds great, Erik! I love the idea of a super-hero girl who lives in an ordinary town. And it’s neat that it turns out to be a family thing 🙂


  2. Myra GB June 4, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    Nice! What an early Halloween treat for us all. Thanks, Erik for another thorough review.


  3. ontheplumtree June 4, 2012 at 7:41 am #

    super review, Erik! Love the humour!


  4. Michelle Isenhoff June 4, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    Reminds me a bit of Cassidy Jones. Superpowers are always fun. Wish I had a few!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks June 4, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

      Superpowers would be cool! I would like to fly and multiply myself and turn invisible. How about you? Eve is a really great superhero and the story is great. I liked Cassidy Jones a little more because it has more of a story in the book – you learned more about the characters.


  5. Joanna June 4, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    I love it when you add what you would have liked to read more about! Do you read your eBooks on a kindle? Nook? iPad? Do you still generally prefer print books?


    • thiskidreviewsbooks June 4, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

      Thanks Miss. Marple! I always try to say what I like and don’t like about a book. I am glad you like my review! I read my ebooks on a kindle (a regular kindle – no color). I still like regular print books more because I really like how books feel. I do think the kindle is convenient, though. 🙂


  6. patientdreamer June 4, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    Great review Erik, makes me want to go out and buy it. Hope it comes out in printed form soon. Thanks for sharing.


  7. Reneilda de Leon June 4, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    Hello, Erik! (This is not related to your post) Have you read the latest The 39 Clues book, The Cahill Files Book #1: Operation Trinity? 😀


  8. timothydavis229 June 4, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    Great review, Erik. Sounds like an intriguing premise. Thanks!


  9. Patricia Tilton June 4, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    You really have your reviews down. I just love to read what your thoughts are on a book. This one wouldn’t attract me, but after reading your review I’m intrigued!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks June 5, 2012 at 6:40 am #

      Thank you Ms. Tilton. I am glad that you like how I write my reviews! I hope you like it if you get it! 🙂


  10. Kirsten Larson June 4, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

    Sounds spooky!!!!


  11. Lynn A. Davidson June 5, 2012 at 1:23 am #

    I like that the book sales will benefit Free The Children.
    Superpowers would be so helpful .. such as needing only four hours’ sleep each night and having lots of energy all the rest of the time so I can read, write, and do all the other day to day things too. Three hours of rest should give my brain time to think up some great stories. 😉
    Or maybe your idea of multiplying oneself would be helpful so one can sleep, and one can read, and one can write, and ….


    • thiskidreviewsbooks June 5, 2012 at 6:46 am #

      A Superpower of “more time” or “let me sleep” would be great! A multipling person would be a great book idea! 😉



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