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When Joey and his siblings move into Creighton Hill with their parents, they're not sure what to expect. Will one of them one day mysteriously vanish as Aunt Bethany and other ancestors had? Grandpa had told them the story over and over - Something was special about Creighton Hill. Father and Mother brush off the stories. Others sneer and scoff. But then they see the strange light ...
This tale was really a lot of fun for me to read! *smiles* Short-ish and adventurous; keeping my attention. I LOVE Narnia, so meeting some more children who have crazy adventures including time travel (er, realm travel), and fantasy worlds was fabulous! On that note, Creighton Hill does have similarities and the potential to interest Narnia fans, but it's also it's own, unique story! ^_^
We journey along with Joey, who is an average little boy, I think. He does enjoy picking fights with his sister. Hmm ... may remind me of my own little brother, *wink*. The book also jumps into the past a bit, looking through the point of view of several Hubbard ancestors. While I would have liked more time with Joey and his siblings, it was fun to have a bit of historical tales entwined through this book.
The fantasy world ... really cool! The whole concept of Time Captives, really cool as well! *grins*
Overall, I'm intrigued. Creighton Hill was a fun adventure, introducing us to a bigger, (I'm sure), adventure that's most certainly to come in the next book! Looking forward to reading more!
The concept of "Time Captives" was incredibly fascinating and literally had me glue to my seat! It reminded me a lot of Narnia when I first started reading, but it really has its own unique flair. Right along with the Hubbards, I was questioning what things could mean and how it would affect them throughout the novel.
Hands down, George is my favorite character! I really liked Abigail as well, but George really grabbed my attention as a character. Plus, his experience in Calhortz made my heart squeeze. I started to understand more of what a Time Captive is while reading his story. I will mention that I am eagerly wanting to hear more of Abigail’s story.
"Creighton Hill" was a very enjoyable, quick read. I recommend it to fantasy readers who like a story with young, strong heroes.
*(I received this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts expressed are my own and was not required to write a positive review.)*
But actually, they’re captives of time. Basically, they can’t age, the can’t die, and they can’t leave until they accomplish their mission. And they’re kind of locked up.
They aren’t too fond of that, especially since they have family that they’ve left behind on Earth. And their situations aren’t the most pleasant, anyway.
I enjoyed the faith aspect. I know how hard it is to incorporate real-world theology into fantasy and do it well. Even though God did exist in Calhortea, it wasn’t weird because the Hubbards were from our world. Does that make any sense?
I loved this book. Think Narnia, but immortal. It’s portal fantasy, and done very well.
I can’t wait for The Crossways and Crannig Castle.
It really was great, and fast-paced, and exciting and all that lovely stuff. And I really enjoyed the Once Upon A Time effect. (Because Once Upon A Time and backstory just rock.)
Morgan’s books are a good length for middle grade. Not overwhelming, but not underwhelming either. Creighton Hill is not a cheesy middle grade book; anyone would enjoy it, like I did. So read it! Explore. Go on an adventure. And don’t forget to come home in time for tea.
There were a few tiny little bits that I didn't enjoy in the story. For example, I got tired of Emily's constant grumbling and complaining and of her and Joey's constant bickering. Though, I guess that's the way it was with my brothers and I at times (my poor parents!). The only other thing was this: I wanted more! I think that Morgan would have helped herself out a lot if she had painted her world for me a little bit better. What would I see and smell, or hear, or feel? Some people don't like lengthy descriptions, but I felt that for Calhortea to come alive, I needed some more description.
All in all, I can not wait to find out more about this new and fascinating world. I will definitely be reading Book 2.
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