Review! Jayden and the Mysterious Mountain by Katrina Cope

11 Nov

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Jayden and the Mysterious Mountain

by Katrina Cope

Book 1 of The Sanctum Series
262 pages – ages 11+
Published by CreateSpace on September 2, 2013

Jayden was a homeless child, one who ran away from home to get away from his father. When he is picked up by a rich, mysterious man, he gets the craziest offer of a lifetime – he can get a home, a fantastic college, and a loving community – all in one. The man, Avando, was picking up homeless tweens and teens and bringing him to his school, The Sanctum, to live at. There was one condition though – that they must try. They must try to get good grades, and try to be plain good. Oh – and there is the part where he has to learn all sorts of technology to help the man combat terrorism. Is it all too good to be true?

This was a good read. My interest was piqued from start to finish. The story started off a bit sluggish, but it picked up towards the end.  The academy Jayden goes to sounds amazing and the school was described well. There wasn’t a whole lot of conflict or action in the story while he is there, except at the end. I liked the technology use in the story instead of magic (love Harry Potter, but really like different story ideas!). As a note to parents, there was some mild cursing in the book – nothing over the top. The characters were likable, Jayden is good as the main character, one that you can connect with. The plot of the book had just enough mystery for me to wonder what was really going on.

Four out of five bookworms.fourbooks

11 Responses to “Review! Jayden and the Mysterious Mountain by Katrina Cope”

  1. Catherine Johnson November 11, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

    Ooh intriguing!

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  2. readingwithrhythm November 12, 2014 at 12:12 am #

    It does sound too good to be true! Must be some trick somewhere?

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  3. Joanna November 12, 2014 at 8:24 am #

    I always feel I get a really honest review from you, Erik. Bravo.

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  4. writersideup November 12, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

    This sounds like a very intriguing premise, for sure. I’m thinking it’s the lack of enough conflict and action that kept you from giving it 5 stars. I do love that cover, too! 🙂 Nice review, Erik!

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  5. mgill0627 November 12, 2014 at 11:37 pm #

    Thanks for the great review.

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