Review! Alistair Grim’s Odditorium by Gregory Funaro AND GIVEAWAY WINNER!!!

29 Jun

The winner of the Vanishing Island Giveaway is:

ELI PACHECO!!!

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Congratulations! I will be emailing you to get your info to send you the book!

odditoriumAlistair Grim’s Odditorium
By Gregory Funaro
432 pages – ages 9+
Published by Disney-Hyperion on January 6, 2015

Synopsis- Grubb (spelled like the insect, but with an extra ‘B’, and no last name) is an orphan. He was taken in as a babe by the kindly but elderly Mrs. Smears. Sadly, Mrs. Smears dies when he was just six. Mr. Smears, angry and in grief, turns out to be a not-so-nice man. When Grubb runs away to get rid of bullies (and Mr. Smears), he accidentally hitches a ride with a mysterious “Mr. G”. It turns out that Alistair Grim (Mr. G) is a collector of magical items (he collects them in the Odditorium), and he needs help that Grubb can give. Grubb becomes Mr. G’s apprentice and soon finds himself in a life and death battle to keep the magic out of evil hands.

What I Thought- This was a really good book! Grubb is a great character! You really feel for him, and hope that his life turns out for the better. Alistair Grim is also a cool character. He seems like that interesting, distant uncle that everyone likes. The Odditorium is a fascinating building that I would love to check out. The Odditoria of the Odditorium is also awesome. If you don’t know what I mean, read the book! You’ll love it! I really like Mr. Funaro’s writing style. There is a ton of description, without it ever bogging the story down. It really made me feel like I was in London during the 1800’s. At 432 pages it is a story that a reader can really sink into and enjoy. The non-stop action will keep readers interested in the story and the characters keep you wanting to learn more.

I give this book 5 out of 5 bookworms!fivebooks

12 Responses to “Review! Alistair Grim’s Odditorium by Gregory Funaro AND GIVEAWAY WINNER!!!”

  1. Dr Niamh June 30, 2015 at 7:06 am #

    OOH! Looks brilliant!

    Like

  2. Michelle Isenhoff June 30, 2015 at 8:41 am #

    This looks fantabulous! I love, love the cover. TBR…

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  3. K.L. Pickett July 1, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

    I LOVED this book, too! Great review.

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  4. Jilanne Hoffmann July 1, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

    Great review, Erik! I agree with an earlier commenter, the cover is wonderful! Will have to check this one out! Thanks!

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  5. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews July 6, 2015 at 11:35 pm #

    I love the premise and the title is awesome. Another Disney-Hyperion hit.

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