Review! All Hallows Eve #14 and #15 By David Eveleigh

3 Jun

It’s no secret that one of my favorite comic heroines is David Eveleigh’s All Hallows Eve.

All Hallows Eve is a novella series that has a ton of comic action and adventure, but unlike a traditional comic, these novellas only have a few illustrations.  Five bookworms for Eve’s newest adventures!

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eve14It Came To Earth To Hang Out At The Malt Shoppe

By David Eveleigh

Words: 5,780 (ebook) – ages 9+

Published by Smashwords on May 29, 2015

Synopsis-  All Hallows Eve is back in another adventure! When Eve goes to ask a newcomer in town a question, and he quickly leaves the local malt shoppe, Eve gets suspicious. Sure enough, he disappears down a man-hole in a dark alley, and begins talking to someone. Surprisingly, this “guy” is an alien from outer space, and- he’s not here to conquer us. He’s just trying to recharge is spaceship and get on the “road” again. But sadly, while Eve believes him, the rest of the town doesn’t. The misunderstanding leads to BIG trouble.

What I Thought- This is another solid Eve story. Mr. Eveleigh really knows a way to inadvertently put a message into his Eve books. “It Came To Earth To Hang Out At The Malt Shoppe” has a message about going against the flow, and doing what’s right. Eve knows that the aliens mean no harm, but no one, not even her friends, believe her. It also teaches a lesson in mob warfare. The illustrations are spot on and colorful. The Eve books are kid-friendly, and will get reluctant readers reading.  Eve is a great character that makes you feel good inside.

eve15The Killer Wore Leather Gloves

By David Eveleigh

Words: 4,560 (ebook) – ages 10+

Published by Smashwords on June 26, 2015

Synopsis- All Hallows Eve is back (yet again) in another adventure! [It’s paradise!] This time, she’s in Hollywood, and a movie about her is being filmed! Sadly (or luckily?), she’s not cast in the movie, but is more there for accuracy in the movie. But when a fake gun shoots a real bullet, Eve realizes that there is more at stake than whether she’ll ever get her close up…

What I Thought- Like All Hallows Eve stories, “The Killer Wore Leather Gloves” has a message too. It talks about not doing drugs (a little) and not acting in anger, or any other emotion. Yes, “The Killer Wore Leather Gloves” does have murder, nothing gory/graphic, but for an older audience. This one is a tad dark, but ends up well. I like how it features an older crime fighter (well, she isn’t really old at the time of this book…), Alfred Harvey’s Black Cat. All in all, this was a great book for a slightly older Eve reader. Whether this means that the next books will be darker, I don’t know. [Hey, Mr. Eveleigh? Could you bring back Fantomas? Or do another 3-part series – those were good!]

I can’t wait to read what Eve is up to next!

12 Responses to “Review! All Hallows Eve #14 and #15 By David Eveleigh”

  1. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews June 3, 2015 at 10:57 pm #

    I love the course look of the second cover. It is very old-fashioned comic book. These novellas sound great. Many series have the character get older and then the tales get darker (Harry Potter). But if the story remains solid, I think you’ll continue to enjoy Eve. She sounds like a great girl-power character for young girls. 🙂

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    • ThisKidReviewsBooks June 24, 2015 at 5:48 pm #

      Yes she is. I know what you mean too. Eve is great, and while some stories may be a tad darker, I hope that 99% stay kid-friendly! 😀

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  2. Catherine Johnson June 4, 2015 at 6:02 am #

    These sound great, Erik!

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  3. David Eveleigh June 4, 2015 at 8:09 am #

    Thank you so much for the wonderful reviews, Erik. I don’t think it will be a change in the overall tone of the series. That villain just made things darker than usual. What did you think of Snuff? I don’t think I’ll do the 3-part format again, since that caused a lot of confusion with readers. But I’ve been getting a lot of requests to bring back Fantomas. So, keep your eyes peeled…

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    • ThisKidReviewsBooks June 24, 2015 at 5:59 pm #

      Thank YOU, Mr. Eveleigh! 🙂 Did the whole “Snuff film” conspiracy theory really exist? Or did you take artistic licensing with that?
      Erik
      P.S. Fantomas! YAY! 😀

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      • David Eveleigh July 4, 2015 at 8:26 am #

        Snuff films are an urban legend that have been around for decades. It’s true what I said that every case ever investigated turned out to be fake (the was one movie called “Snuff” where the director lied about the deaths and also payed people to protest it for publicity). Even if it were real, it’s a hard crime to pull off because, quite simply, how would the filmmakers get away with it?

        What did you think of Alan Smithee as a villain?

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      • ThisKidReviewsBooks July 13, 2015 at 7:30 am #

        I see what you mean about the impractility (is that a word?) of actual Snuff films. Even that one director was on the edge with faking it.

        Alan Smithee was a good villain (wait – what? 😉 )! I didn’t expect him to be the bad guy.

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  4. Patricia Tilton June 4, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

    I read some comic books as a kid, but not many. I am glad they are still so popular as they encourage kids to read. These sound great!

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  5. Jilanne Hoffmann June 4, 2015 at 3:12 pm #

    These sound like something my son would like. He’s looking for things to put on his summer reading list. Thanks!

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