Usually, when I am done with a book, I jump directly onto my laptop, no matter what time of day or night it is, and write out my review. This time, I just had no words, so I've let it stew a little bit in my mind, and yet still I'm unsure what to say.
I think the problem is that I am stuck somewhere in the middle.
I want to start off with saying that I liked the story. It was interesting and there was a lot going on, though sometimes too much. It wasn't really feasible, but at the same time, it's a child's fantasy and I sort of expect them to not be really feasible. It's when you are young that you learn to use your imagination, to believe in magic and adventure, and I can see kids acting the stuff in this book out when they are pretending with their friends, siblings or stuffed animals. The characters were creative and I had a lot of fun getting to know them, but unfortunately the author acts like we already know them at the beginning of the story and things are a little confusing at first.
The writing itself was a big problem for me. The lack of editing (as if the author didn't even read what he wrote after he was done with the first draft) was frightening. Not just little hiccups like punctuation and misspelled words, but the whole story is completely unorganized and at times I was very confused. The story does have potential, though, so I encourage the author to get an editor to go through the whole thing and help him organize the mess that he has here.
Note: I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Please remember that this review is my opinion based on my impression of the story.