All Hallows Eve by David Eveleigh
Published December 16, 2011 on Smashwords
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).
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