Today’s featured book is for children age 9-14 and is Book 1 in the science fiction/fantasy The Chase Tinker Series by Malia Ann Haberman.
Chase Tinker has no idea why he has this crazy, out-of-control ability to move things with his mind. Besides that, his dad has been missing for over a year, causing his mom to be too upset to pay much attention to her sons, so now he’s been busted for shoplifting. As if things aren’t bad enough, his younger brother Andy suddenly has a weird power, too, and they’re both seriously freaked out about it.
Then, a grandfather they thought to be long dead arrives at their door. The boys soon find out that they actually come from a magical family and that Grandfather lives on a remote island in a five hundred and sixty year old house where fantastic magic can be found in practically every room, stairway, and hall. Chase can’t believe their dad has been keeping so much from them.
It’s an even bigger shock when Chase learns all their magic is controlled by a powerful four thousand year old Relic hidden in the attic, and if anything happens to this Relic, every bit of Tinker magic will be lost forever. He’s even more disturbed when he learns his family has a dark enemy determined to steal all their magic, their house, and their Relic.
Now Chase must find a way to stop these wicked beings, while at the same time figuring out what has happened to his dad, unraveling even more Tinker lies and secrets, and not letting on he has his own secret crush on the housekeeper’s daughter.
A man towered over Chase. The guy’s top lip was curled up in a snarl, and his cold, light-blue eyes were mean and dangerous-looking. A frightening chill swept over Chase, crushing him to the floor.
“We’re watching you, Tinker,” said the man in a deep, raspy voice. “It won’t be long now. Remember, the worst is coming.”
The most recent review for the book
Malia Ann Haberman exhibits her amazing talent through her story Chase Tinker and the House of Magic. I read it all in one day and refused to put it down— Er, close my Kindle app on my computer, to be precise. Her character, Chase Tinker, develops throughout the story in such a “magical” way. I cannot wait for the next to watch Chase develop, and, hopefully, to see where he is going with Persephone.
If you are unfamiliar with the story, it is about a young boy named Chase and his younger brother Andy who have to deal with coming into strange new powers without the support of their magical father. He’s gone missing. So when the boys finally share their lack of knowledge of their powers with each other, they were surprised to find the grandfather, who was supposed to be dead, at their door. They go with him back to the magical home that belongs to the Tinker family, and wondrous things happen as they gain knowledge about their family heritage, powers, and things they weren’t supposed to hear.
Everything quickly starts to go downhill after their arrival, forcing the boys and their cousin, Janie, and the housekeeper’s daughter, Persephone, to have to find their way through the mess of things.
Not only was her book amazing to read, it was amazing to see. I don’t mean that there were pictures or videos, nor that the structure was beautiful to look at (though it was structurally flawless); just that she used a great deal of imagery and description that I felt like I was there with Chase and Andy and Janie and Persephone as they roamed the magical home filled with rooms of bizarre powers.
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Other books in the series.
Also by Malia Ann Haberman
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About Malia Ann Haberman
From the moment I learned to read, I loved it. I spent all my spare time reading one book after the other. One day, when I was about eight years old, my dad decided I was spending way too much time with my nose in a book. He wanted me to go out and play, like the rest of my siblings. I didn’t want to do that. I wanted to see what other thrilling adventures those book characters could get into. So I sat outside on the porch and cried my heart out. Finally my dad decided he’d had enough of that noise and he sent me back into the house. I was happy again.
Years later, I’m still staying inside with books, but now I’m happily writing my own. 🙂
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