Review! WhipEye by Geoffrey Saign

1 Oct


WhipEye Chronicles (Volume 1)

by Geoffrey Saign

312 pages – ages 9+
Published by KiraKu Press on June 19, 2014

Summary- Samantha knew nothing good would come of her stealing the Congo African Gray Parrot named Charlie from the Endless Pet Store. But the parrot ordered her to do it. Apparently, Charlie is a magical powered animal called a methuselah animal – an animal born every 1,000 years, lives for a thousand years, and it will then give its energy to the Earth when it dies – and Charlie’s 1,000th birthday is coming up. Magnar, an evil man who has found a way to trap the methuselahs’ energy and has been using it for nefarious reasons, has been holding Charlie captive for almost Charlie’s entire life. When Sam, and her neighbor, Jake, rescue Charlie from his prison at the Endless Pet Store, Magnar is fast on their tail! Will two kids, one ancient parrot, and one even ancient-er 😉 magic staff be able to stop Magnar from being the most powerful man on Earth?

What I thought- This was amazing. When I started the book, I wasn’t sure if I  was going to like this story, but then it really sucked me in. I couldn’t put it down. I thought that Sam was a little stand-offish and hard to like, but her character develops through the story and she becomes a great character. She plays a great female hero! Magnar is an awesome villain! You despise him! Because he is at least 10,000 years old, Magnar is like Moriarty, just add a magical touch and evil shadow monsters (the trapped methuseleh energy). Charlie is very likeable, fun character. It was cool to have an animal character in a story that is a bird. 🙂  He is a great friend to Sam. I like how Mr. Saign describes the setting. It is very realistic. I felt like I was actually there. This was a wonderful story for middle grade kids! Bonus points for a cool cover too! I am looking forward to the second book in this series.

Five out of five bookworms! fivebooks

8 Responses to “Review! WhipEye by Geoffrey Saign”

  1. Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews October 1, 2014 at 2:39 pm #

    Ooh! I just finished reading this book last week. I really enjoyed it too. I couldn’t put it down in the last 50 pages. Stayed up waaaaay past my bedtime! Glad you enjoyed it too!


  2. Patricia Tilton October 1, 2014 at 8:18 pm #

    Sounds like a page turner. Like the plot about a battle between magical creaures — especially when a 10,000 year-old parrot is at the center of the story. Very unique!.


  3. LovableLobo October 3, 2014 at 11:04 am #

    It does sound amazing! Super review, SuperKid!


  4. Myra GB October 9, 2014 at 7:06 am #

    I didn’t know about this book, Erik. You do find the most interesting books.


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