Monday 16 June 2014

Blog Tour: Broken Branch Falls by Tara Tyler: REVIEW

Hey guys!

I am so excited to be here, to review BROKEN BRANCH FALLS by my most awesome of critique partners, Tara Tyler!

Firstly, let me tell you all the details:


Release Date: June 24, 2014
Publisher: Curiosity Quills

Gabe is an average fifteen-year-old goblin. He’s in the marching band, breezes through calculus, and gets picked on daily by the other kids at school, especially the ogres. He's tired of being a goblin – he’d like to try other things. And he has his eye on the new ogress at school. It’s against all beastly rules, but there’s just something about her.

When a prank goes wrong, Gabe is forced to join the football team as punishment, but finds a way to make it work. Soon the whole school is getting in on the fad of mingling with other species. Too bad the adults decide to step in and ruin things, threatening to destroy the school and split up Broken Branch Falls. And Gabe is their scapegoat. With help from other outcast friends, Gabe sets out on a quest hoping to saving Broken Branch Falls. After all this trouble, it better work.

Add it to your GOODREADS list!

I really enjoyed this MG Fantasy. The world is really well thought through, with lots of fun detail and imagination which I think Middle Graders will love. Gabe is a sympathetic main character and I love the band of friends he gets around him as he sets out to save Broken Branch Falls. Each of them is well drawn and I'd love to see more of them in the future. We see Goblins, Elves, Ogres, Centaurs, Vampires, Giants, Werewolves and more, and each of them are given specific characteristics and would stand up well on their own.

There's a fun ride around different places including a MAP so you can follow where everything is. (I love a book with a map.) 

There's a nice touch of humour running throughout this book as well, which gives it the vibe of a fun adventure! It's definitely a book Middle Graders would get into, and it has a good theme of appreciating others differences and working together, which is very suitable for the age group. I'd definitely recommend it, and it's a world I could see there being more books set in.

Here's about the author:

Tara Tyler has had a hand at everything from waitressing to rocket engineering. After living up and down the Eastern US, she now writes and teaches math in Ohio with her three active boys and Coach Husband. Currently, she has two series, The Cooper Chronicles (techno-thriller detective capers) and Beast World (MG fantasy) She's an adventure writer who believes every good story should have action, a moral, and a few laughs!

Also by Tara Tyler, techno-thriller detective series,
The Cooper Chronicles, Book One: POP TRAVEL


  1. Wonderful review! Her book looks really cute.

  2. Who doesn't love a book with a map? This was a fun review.

  3. thanks for coming over, Alex & Nicole!

    and Vikki, your review is so sweet! i really appreciate all your time and words!!

  4. Fun adventure is my kind of MG book. Congrats to Tara for the great review.

  5. I'm excited for Tara and look forward to her visit on my blog soon. Thanks for the review.

  6. Thanks all for the comments. It's a great book I hope you all get to check it out!


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