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The Doorknob Society (The Doorknob Society Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

MJ Fletcher
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***Updated and revised edition***
Chloe Masters’ world changes 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 fathers 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 whats 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.

Book one of the Doorknob Society Saga.


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  • File Size: 836 KB
  • Print Length: 338 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0077RTCO4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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60 of 61 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Doorknob Society by MJ Fletcher - Book Review June 27, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Magic, hotties, a new world, and a feisty lead. MJ Fletcher pulls you in and keeps you flipping pages with The Doorknob Society.

Once I got into the story I started to really like Chloe. She is feisty, stands up to anyone and everyone and as every teenage girl, she has issues. Her attitude and quick thinking keeps the story moving along at a nice pace.

In my opinion, MJ Fletcher's biggest accomplishment with this story would have to be the concept. Fletcher took old, everyday objects, mixed in some magic and changed them into a fresh new idea. With suspense, adventure, romance, and mystery tied in, the storyline keeps you wanting more until the very end.

However, I think this story still needs some tender love and care. The two main issues I had were the technical aspects and repetition. There were many spelling and grammar issues and unfortunately as the reader (this may also be the writer in me) I felt as if I needed to pull out my red pen. This really pulls you away from the action in the story. Also, throughout most of the book I was frustrated with all the repetition. If Chloe wasn't thinking about not wanting a relationship, she was thinking about how broken she was. Every chapter seemed to touch on this, and at times I wanted to scream, Okay, we get it. You don't want a relationship. Move on.

With that said, when I hit the halfway mark of the book, I did in fact start to like Chloe. Her constant reminders of how broken she was didn't bother me as much and I became very intrigue with James Nightshade. He brought out a different side of Chloe, which definitely was not annoying.

All in all, this was an entertaining read, and I would recommend it.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Where's the proofreader? August 18, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I would have given this at least another star or so, but the poor punctuation and word use became too annoying. It makes me think that much of the story was dictated using voice recognition and not proofed afterwards. The world has a plentiful supply of commas, but the author seems unsure of how they are used, usually omitting them. Add to that the repeated misuse of your vs. you're and passed instead of past. It's too bad, because it could be a nice (light) read.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great story, lousy writing November 18, 2013
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There is no excuse for the lack of editing in this e-book.
There are programs that do it automatically. The author could also have posted it to his FB page and had all the Grammar Nazis fix it for free. Worse, the book has been out for more than a year, so any errors the author overlooked should have been fixed by now.
That said, this young adult story is great. You do have to suspend disbelief - why would you use parchment in the day and age of the computer -- but the same can be said for Harry Potter.
I really liked the characters and would love to read the rest, but because of the lousy grammar and punctuation, I won't pay a dime for the sequels (anyone want to send them to me for free, thanks in advance).
If, in the future, I read a reputable review that says the books have been copy edited, I may reconsider.
In short, if you want a fun read and don't mind a fourth-grade-teacher's nightmare, get it. If you are so super-focused on grammar that you will rip your hair out at continuous errors, avoid it.
This would make a great series on the CW channel. It has all kinds of appeal to the 13-24 age group (I am in my 50s and it appeals to me, too).
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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars HORRIBLE grammar March 9, 2013
By Megan G
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The story is interesting and creative, but the grammar and punctuation were so unbelievably bad that I couldn't get through the book.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read! Buy it now! February 23, 2012
By mh1015
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Let me start by saying that I'm a pretty picky reader. I have to be captured by a story almost immediately in order to continue reading. Well, I was captured by The Doorknob Society...and I am hooked!

The story was so well written. I felt like I was right there with them.
I fell in love with the characters and cannot wait to see how they progress in the next book.

I'd also like to mention that my 14 year old daughter was also reading it with me. She loved it as well and it was really nice to be able to read along with her and discuss it. (It's not so easy finding things to share with your teenage daughter). She, too, is counting down to the next one.

Look forward to reading more from this author.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
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I had a weird yet recurring thought while I was reading this book: I sure miss Harry Potter. That parallel universe sort of world where certain parts were everyday and familiar, but even better, many parts were not. People dress differently, there are otherworldly creatures, they have their own school and there is magic. Lots of magic. The thing is, you could really see that world from JK Rowling's descriptions and immerse yourself until you felt like you could live there. On occasion, I got glimpses of an similarly interesting world while reading The Doorknob Society. Now, don't get your wands in a twist - this book is a far cry from the tales of our beloved Mr. Potter. I will say this, though: having read over 100 books in the past year, the vast majority of them in the young adult genre, I just realized that I miss a good made-up story where the unusual is the norm.

Chloe Masters is the daughter of a magician. She and her parents have been traveling around the world her whole life while her parents perform their magic show. Unfortunately, Chloe's Mom leaves with no explanation when Chloe is six. Now 16, Chloe is about to have her world turned upside down when she finds out that her father, Elijah, is no amateur magician. Chloe decides to help when she and her dad are forbidden to leave France and their passports are confiscated. Trying to retrieve them, she accidentally activates an unknown power, which propels her through a portal and back into her hotel room. Promising to explain everything when they get home, that promise gets put on hold when a evil-looking man emerges into their hotel room...from another portal. Elijah escapes with Chloe to their family home in Cape May, New Jersey.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Magical series with a Twist. Enjoyable!
This story is a part of a series. It has an interesting take on a magical society. I read the first book and chose not to continue with the series since some of it wasn't very... Read more
Published 1 day ago by S. Pass
5.0 out of 5 stars Be careful which doorknob you might turn next :-) LOL
A fun book from a magic perspective with "turns" at every door. Family book that will keep everyone hopping to guess what is next! :-)
Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars easy to read and it has a little humor
Interesting, futuristic book, easy to read and it has a little humor.
Published 6 days ago by Dursmis
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok, but where are the commas?
Things start slow, but pick up about midway. I am interested in seeing what happens, but deducted a full star because the punctuation in this book is almost nonexistent. Read more
Published 11 days ago by rmitelman
5.0 out of 5 stars Brillint
This book is brilliant. I can't wait to download the second boo. I recommend this book
Hope the second book is as good
Published 18 days ago by Samantha Lee McMaster
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
It has been a long time since I have enjoyed a series as well as the the Doorknob Society. Recommended to family and friends and all are excited to start on the Grimm series
Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good book. Though more for young adults.
Published 27 days ago by Diana L. Zadunajsky
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
don"t bother
Published 28 days ago by mckwest
3.0 out of 5 stars a fast paced, fun read with underwhelming writting and bad...
What a light, fun read. This book was a really unique, fast paced, action packed story with intrigue, magical societies with varying magical abilities, gremlins, artifact hunting,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars The story is good and engaging
The story is good and engaging. The characters are well developed with a lot of interaction between them. But the actual written word wasn't editted. Read more
Published 1 month ago by embroideryfan
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More About the Author

MJ Fletcher was born in New Jersey and now lives by the beach with his very understanding wife and daughter. He has been writing since he first stapled pages together as a child and called them a book. He finally realized his ambitions when his comic book series Adam Zero The Last Man of Earth was published by Ronin Studios. His other comic book work includes Digital Webbing Presents and The Hero Initiative. His first novel The Doorknob Society released in 2012 was nominated for a Cybil award in the young adult category. He has continued writing the Doorknob Society Saga his rollicking steampunk adventure series as well as working on numerous other writing projects.

Stay up to date with all the latest news on the Doorknob Society Saga at http://www.thedoorknobsociety.com

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