Liliana Vela hates the term victim. She’s not a victim, she’s a fighter. Stubborn and strong with a quiet elegance, she’s determined to take back her life after escaping the clutches of human traffickers in her poor Mexican village. But she can’t stay safely over the border in America–unless the man who aided in her rescue is serious about his unconventional proposal to marry her.
Meric Toledan was just stopping at a service station for a bottle of water. Assessing the situation, he steps in to rescue Liliana from traffickers. If he can keep his secrets at bay, his wealth and position afford him many resources to help her. But the mysterious buyer who funded her capture will not sit idly by while his prize is stolen from him.
Melissa Koslin throws you right into the middle of the action in this high-stakes thriller that poses the question: What is the price of freedom?
I was intrigued by the cover of this book and the synopsis. The story starts out with a bang and puts the reader right in the middle of the action. I was on board and turning pages quickly for about the first half of the story. Around the halfway mark, I felt that it began to lose some steam. The plot began to felt a bit unrealistic and it got a bit boring. I think people that love romance would enjoy this more than I did.
I received a copy of this book to read and review from the author/publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE BROTHERS FLICK: THE IMPOSSIBLE DOORS by Ryan Haddock & Nick Wyche Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
About The Book:
Title: THE BROTHERS FLICK: THE IMPOSSIBLE DOORS
Author: Ryan Haddock, Whitney Cogar,Nick Wyche (Illustrations), David Stoll (Illustrations), Jim Campbell, Rebecca Taylor (Editor)
Sherlock Holmes meets the Wayside School in this Middle Grade supernatural sleuthing graphic novel about the Flick brothers – four siblings searching for explanations to outbreaks of supernatural strangeness and otherworldly weirdness in their Edwardian-era hometown.
A bump in the night? They’re on the case! At Strander House, things are…weird. There’s an ogre wedged in the closet, and you have to be careful not to slip on the leak coming from the ocean in the attic. What’s possibly weirder than the fact that you can walk into the bathroom and end up in next Tuesday are the four brothers who investigate these strange supernatural occurrences…the Brothers Flick!
Leo, Desmond, Remy, and Cub seek to get to the bottom of every shadow you swear you saw move. If they happen to stumble upon answers to the mysterious disappearance of their own family along the way, all the better. For fans of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Gravity Falls, Whispering Pines, the Hardy Boys, the Winterhouse series, the Greenglass House series, and the Wayside School series!
I have found that Middle Grade graphic novels are my favorite from the genre. I adore the wholesomeness and the nostalgia that they tend to bring. The Brothers Flick was a fun adventure that will definitely appeal to the target audience.
The story follows 4 brothers who live in an orphanage and solve mysteries that occur there. The artwork was bright and colorful but I did find that the story was a bit difficult to follow at times. I didn’t realize until the end of the book that one of the brothers uses sign language. There were also some loose ends that left me with a few questions (I’m not sure if this will be a series.)
The content was very clean and appropriate for all ages. The story was interesting and I would love to revisit these characters again in the future. Definitely recommended!
I received this book from the author/publisher to read and review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
“… the metaphor of “impossible doors” leading toward unending universes, where even the smallest changes reverberate, provides a unique framework for themes of grief and healing.” – Publishers Weekly
“…enjoyable.” – Kirkus
“… this graphic novel will attract mystery and adventure fans by the droves…” — Kirkus
“… a “Jonny Quest meets the Hardy Boys” vibe with a few modern twists…” — Kirkus
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About Ryan Haddock:
Ryan Haddock has wanted to write books since he was six years old. Over the years, his career aspirations also included rock star, lawyer, rock star lawyer, and teacher, but writing books never left his heart. Thank goodness someone finally let him write a book.
Ryan resides with his wife and kids in a charmingly quaint city known for its ridiculously fast internet and a jingle about a train.
Nick Wyche lives in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains with his wonderful wife, Suzanne, overlooking the Tennessee River. He has been obsessed with comics and cartoons for over 4 decades and still can’t believe he gets to draw professionally. Hometown/State: Chattanooga, TN