Chase Tinker and the House of Destiny by Malia Ann Haberman

chase3Chase Tinker and the House of Destiny

by Malia Ann Haberman

211 pages – ages 8+
Published by Crossroad Press; Otherside Press Digital Edition edition  on May 27, 2014

Chase Tinker is back for a third adventure! When two Marlowes (the evil British family that is the arch-enemies of the Tinkers) show up at the Tinker House (a magical house that the Tinkers live in) with a message – Surrender or die. At the end of August, we are coming. – the Tinker family realize that they are out-numbered. They do the only thing that they can think of – go to the magical communities to ask for help. The team of Tinkers taken to see the communities are shocked – the leprechauns’ shillelaghs are useless sticks, and their rainbows are gray; the vampires are all tired and wimpy and lazy; the witches’ and wizards’ wands are just twigs, and they couldn’t make a potion to save their lives (which explains why they can’t save themselves) – all of their magic is gone! The Marlowes are stealing it!

Chase Tinker and the House of Destiny is the third book in the series. Read my review for book 1 HERE and for book 2 HERE. The third book in the series was great! Ms. Haberman knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat! This book is full of action and adventure! I loved the plot (and character) development in the book. It really revealed a lot about the characters. I think that Ms. Haberman has gotten into the minds of her characters really easy and realistically. The vampire section was pretty funny, as were using a “vicious” magical hugging plant as a “torture/interrogation” base. I do think that this book got a bit dark and somewhat depressing at times (especially the ending). At times I got “angry” at Chase for being so arrogant and stubborn, when if he had thought it through, he would’ve realized something (can’t tell you what 😉 ). I think this also shows how talented Ms. Haberman is as a writer and really getting the reader involved in the story and how well she gets into her characters’ minds. I can’t wait for book 4!

I give this book 4 out of 5 bookworms!fourbooks

 

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 WAIT! – BEFORE YOU GO – 

I am taking a couple of days off. We are going camping. 🙂 I will be back next week! How many books do you think I’ll read while I’m gone? 😉



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25 replies

  1. Great review… hmmm… how many books? I guess that depends. Are they all chapter books? Picture books? A mix? I’ll assume they are mostly chapter books and I’ll guess 9. Have fun!
    ~CM

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  2. Sounds like a very entertaining book for kids.

    As for books, only read one. You’ve supposed to be on vacation!

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  3. Great review Erik. This sounds like a great Mg series.

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  4. This sounds like a really fun series! Hmmmm…I’ll say 12. 🙂

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  5. Greta review again. I will say you will read 8 books while camping. (That’s 7 more than I would be able to read but you are super kid. Have fun camping!

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  6. I just LOVE trees and this is a REALLY goooooood one, so there’s no way I wouldn’t pick this book up off a shelf 🙂 Thanks, Erik!

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  7. Oooh, I had never heard of Chase Tinker (new reader to your blog here), but now I may have to go grab books 1, 2, and 3. The premise of this books sounds fun and full of potential. Too old for my daughter, but I can always indulge in this kind of reading. 🙂

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  8. I forgot to guess. Based on last year, I think you read nine. Your mom probably wanted you to DO more things so I’ll say 8 this year. Have fun!

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  9. Going to the magical communities for help is probably a good move, as I suspect, they will tell you stuff you wouldn’t have thought of otherwise. When we are in a fix, sometimes doing the logical thing only leads us deeper into trouble…Magic, Yes! Magic, the unexpected, definitely opens up completely different possibilities.

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  10. Just read one, Erik, please. 🙂 Have fun on your camping trip!

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  11. Have you read The Night Gardener yet, Erik? Bits and pieces of what I’ve read from your review reminded me of that novel. One of my greatest reads this year.

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