Sunday, March 8, 2015

Lucas Mackenzie and the London Midnight Ghost Show BLOG TOUR!

Title: Lucas Mackenzie and the London Midnight Ghost Show

Publication date: November 18, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Steve Bryan


Lucas Mackenzie has got the best job of any 10 year old boy. He travels from city-to-city as part of the London Midnight Ghost Show, scaring unsuspecting show-goers year round. Performing comes naturally to Lucas and the rest of the troupe, who’ve been doing it for as long as Lucas can remember.

But there’s something Lucas doesn’t know.

Like the rest of Luca’s friends, he’s dead. And for some reason, Lucas can’t remember his former life, his parents or friends. Did he go to school? Have a dog? Brothers and sisters?

If only he could recall his former life, maybe even reach out to his parents, haunt them.

When a ghost hunter determines to shut the show down, Lucas realizes the life he has might soon be over. And without a connection to his family, he will have nothing. There’s little time and Lucas has much to do. Can he win the love of Columbine, the show’s enchanting fifteen-year-old mystic? Can he outwit the forces of life and death that thwart his efforts to find his family?

Keep the lights on! Lucas Mackenzie’s coming to town.

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Steve Bryant is a new novelist, but a veteran author of books of card tricks. He founded a 40+ page monthly internet magazine for magicians containing news, reviews, magic tricks, humor, and fiction; and he frequently contributes biographical cover articles to the country’s two leading magic journals (his most recent article was about the séance at Hollywood’s Magic Castle).

Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Goodreads

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              And Finally! My Review!!

3.5 Stars

I love the title and the cover.

This book is probably like a middle grade young YA type book. I wouldn’t let me 8 year old read it yet only because of some of the talk about kissing in cars and the curves of the triplets and such as that but if he were to pick it up and read it I wouldn’t be opposed mostly because he watches the Marvel and DC movies which tend to be more risqué than talks of making out in the back seat of cars.

The story was cute. A 10 year old looking ghost boy who helped run the London Midnight Ghost show. He pretty much managed the acts of a ghostly magician, a beautiful 15 year old mystic. a talking and floating skull and A huge green man who passes as Frankensteins monster and quotes stuff from Shakespeare along with other famous authors and many other interesting characters. At one point Lucas decides to try and figure out where he is from and more about his family that he just started remembering. While touring he quests for this information about his family and the group had acquired the attention of a ghost hunter.

So struggling with being in love with the 15 year old mystic yet not able to age past 10, stage managing the performers, and helping keep the Midnight Ghost Show in business. Lucas has some run ins with vampires, a ghostly postal master and goes on a quest to save Yorick. As well as try to find his family.

All in all the story was fun and interesting. The characters were funny and I enjoyed the ending. Only gripe is it was set in like the 1950’s ish time frame. So, not sure if some young kids would be able to really understand who Shirley Temple is and what the Addams Family is. Plus some of the words and other character/ historical figures referenced are pretty old.

Cute, Fun story with a 10 year old struggling to figure out who he is and who he was along with going on some quests and just enjoying his otherworldly family. I’d recommend it to middle school age kids.

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