Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Doppleganger Chronicles: The First Escape by G.P. Taylor

About the Book:

From the best-selling author of Shadowmancer comes an enthralling new series of illustra-novellas. The First Escape is the first book in the Dopple Ganger Chronicles, a six-book series following three children—Sadie and Saskia Dopple and Erik Morrissey Ganger.

Sadie and Saskia are mischievous identical twins living at an orphanage, where Erik is their only friend. They are separated when Saskia is adopted by Muzz Elliott, a wealthy woman searching for her long-lost family treasure. While Saskia stumbles into the center of a crime only she can stop, Sadie and Erik embark on a quest to find her.

This book is in an exciting new format called an “illustra-novella,” in which the story is told alternately in graphic novel format and plain text with occasional illustrations.

My Thoughts:

This book was not my style of reading material, but I'm not the target audience.  Still, I can see how this unique novel would have appeal to reluctant readers, fans of comics and manga and lovers of fantasy fiction.

The book is categorized as illustra-novella, a fancy term for a story told through word, picture and cartoon/comic illustrations.  The artwork is crisp and edgy, and the story has a rapid pacing that keeps the readers attention.

Practically every page is a unique experience, which will delight young readers.  My son loved reading "The First Escape" and is looking forward to the other novels in "The Doppleganger Chronicles" series.

My thanks to my friends at Tyndale Publishing for my free copy in exchange for an honest review.  Check this one out, moms and dads.  You might be pleasantly surprised.

Happy Reading!



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