Friday, July 27, 2012

Blog Tour: The Doorknob Society by M. J. Fletcher

Hey guys! And welcome to my tour stop in the Doorknob Society blog tour which I'm so excited about for I LOVED this book and being able to offer you a chance of winning an e-copy of this book makes it even more exciting. So don't forget to enter that giveaway but now onto my review!

Book Review: The Doorknob Society

Synopsis:
C
hloe Masters’s world changed in a heartbeat - and all she did was touch a doorknob.

When she was young Chloe’s mother vanished. Wracked by feelings of abandonment and anger she lost herself traveling with her father's magic act, where illusions were part of her everyday life. Yet everything changes when they are pursued by a mysterious man in black out to kill her father. Touching a doorknob activates abilities she never knew she had and she finds herself thrust into a world of ancient societies and secrets.

When her father disappears it is a race against time to find answers before she loses what is left of her family. Now Chloe must choose who to trust, the man who will do anything for her or the one she can’t stop thinking about.

      The first book in the Doorknob Society Saga that would introduce you to a world full of portals, dimensions, gadgets and secret socities. A well-written book with enjoyable storyline and a fantastically very well-built world with a whole another fantasy story away from vampires and witches, but rather a new unique idea that revolves around doorknobs and magic.  

      So the novel follows Chloe Masters, a sixteen years old girl with a life full of surprises and intense incidents ahead of her. Now struck with some life changing reveals and changes. Chloe Masters is finally faced with the truth about her father, the magician and the reality behind one of his greatest tricks. Not only her father but also about herself and her whole family and that's a lot to take in but she belongs to the Doorknob Society along with a whole another world, full of secrets, problems and societies. I think that when reading the book, things would be more clear and fun and I don't really want to give anything away ;) Shaken by her mothers disappearance ten years ago, Chloe wasn't able to embrace the idea of settling down after being out and about during her father's tours as a magician as well as going to a school but it was all after being chased by a man who tries to kill them both, herself and her father that it all started. That's when her new exciting life started. Later on though, she finds out that the Paladin Academy is nothing like a normal school but a school to improve her abilities, something like Hogwarts but much more simpler which was even more exciting.

     The premise of this book wasn't the most captivating, you would have to wait until you are 1 or 2 chapters in. Yet, everything in this book felt genuine and realistic, the characters, their feeling and most importantly the world that Mr. Fletcher was able to set up. The whole thing was incredible, once I started, I wasn't able to put it down. I loved the world and how it was introduced, we got to know about it along with Chloe herself and I enjoyed Chloe's reaction when faced with the truth about 'their kind' thingy and how they were no normal people but had those super abilities, she acted like a human being actually which I can rarely see nowadays. 


     Mr. Fletcher really shined out in writing his characters, all of them. I felt so very connected to Chloe and it was always as if I was right in there with her. And James Nightshade OMG! What can I say.... he was this cool-headed guy with some hidden secrets and what seemed like an interesting past and he had the essence of a bad boy which added sexiness to his character. I fell for this character from his very first appearance when he first met Chloe and he did this thing and.... you have to read this book to understand how I felt guys. And Slade, I pity him so much. Nightshade stole the show from him, at least for me but still he was so cute, although there was some sort of an illogical relationship that was built up by the end of the story between Slade and Chloe.

   However, Nightshade and Chloe and the banter between them was really what got me interested. I literally had to shut myself up sometimes from laughing out loudly when reading this book in public places. I was always excited when they were together. You know, I can stay here and talk about them for days but I still have a review to complete. My only problem with this book though was that I wished that there would have been a physical copy of this book and it probably needed some good editing too. 

    Overall, this story was brilliant and despite the fact that this is an e-book, it made it's way to…. I guess to my favorites e-shelf :) Do I recommend it? Like, is that even a question ;) I whole-heartedly enjoyed this book and I would of course recommend it. I haven't actually enjoyed a book like this in a while now. So I would say that if you are a fantasy lover, then just go ahead and read this book. Such a cliffhanger but who doesn't like happy endings with a sprinkle of action. Cannot wait to start reading the next book in the series!

Title: The Doorknob Society
Author: M. J. Fletcher
Series: DoorKnob Society Saga
Published: February 9th 2012
Source: M. J. Fletcher
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
Rating: 5/5

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*

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Giveaway:
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About the Author:
MJ Fletcher is the creator of the comic book series Adam Zero: The Last Man of Earth published by Ronin Studios. He's also been published in Hope: The Hero Initiative and Digital Webbing Presents. The Doorknob Society series is his first book series and he's thrilled about it. He lives near the beach with his wife, daughter, dog, and a crotchety cat.  
Connect with M. J. Fletcher:
Facebook: DoorknobSociety | Twitter | Website

Where Else to find The Doorknob Society:
Amazon.co.uk, Barnes And Nobles, Smashwords



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Happy Reading!
xoxo, Mariam

5 Comments:

MJ Fletcher said...

Mariam,
I'm glad you enjoyed it and I hope your readers do as well. If anyone has any questions I'd be happy to answer them.
MJ

Multimemo said...

Yay! Thank you Mr Fletcher :)

Thank you for stopping by too!
xoxo, Mariam

Rachel :) said...

Brilliant review! I'm glad this differs from the usual fantasy - it looks really good!

Thanks so much for the giveaway. If I were to choose one book that I can't wait for, it would be Clockwork Princess. But it's coming out in 2013! :(

Multimemo said...

Thank you so much Rachel for your lovely comment! And it was really good :)

And I heard lots for people eager for the Clockwork Princess, I still didn't start reading this series yet but hope I do soon ;)
xoxo, Mariam

Aa'Ishah said...

Oh my, this looks so exciting! I love that the author has done a great job with the world-building and characters. I'm off to go add this. Gorgeous review, Mariam! :)

PS - thanks, and I'm following you back. <3

Aa'Ishah

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Thank you for leaving a comment, you honestly just made my day ;)

I read each and every comment and I really appreciate sharing your thoughts with me guys! So it always makes me happy to hear from you ;) I will try my best to reply and comment back on your own blog so expect me to visit you soon ;)

*PS: This is now an award free blog and although I really apperciate it and I thank you for considering me but fulfilling these types of posts turns out to be really hard and time consuming :( *

But thank you for stopping by and welcome to Book-A-Holic!
xoxo, Mariam

NOTE: I haven't been commenting on other blogs lately because my laptop's charger is broke so until I get a new one I am using another computer but I guess there is something wrong with it because I can't leave comments on other blogs at all so sorry about that but I'll try and fix that asap. Thank you!

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