Friday, June 3, 2016

Book Review: Tooth Goblins by Ash Toroid

Tooth Goblins, by Ash Toroid
2015, 184p, Middle-Grade Fantasy
My Rating=4.5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the author for an honest review

When Ellie's older brother is turning thirteen, she want's to see the 'transformation' into a teenager for herself. Ellie hides in a cupboard and waits. She is shocked to witness her brother kidnapped by goblins and replaced with a clone. A passing Tooth-Fairy is drawn by the use of magic and gets caught up in the commotion, to discover that Ellie is descended from the legendary Merlin. Together they embark upon an adventure for Ellie to rescue her brother, whose destiny begins to take shape as he must attempt to incite a rebellion against the goblins that try to enslave him. The siblings' combine their efforts with the fairies in their fateful struggle against the Tooth-Goblins.

Duncan is turning 13 tomorrow and 9-year-old Ellie hides in the his room to witness his transformation into a teenager. Instead, she witnesses him being kidnapped and replaced with a clone. She sets out to rescue him and finds herself caught up in a world of tooth fairies, goblins and magic.

This was a creative and entertaining book to read! I enjoyed the way the author explained the truth behind moody teenagers and the real reason tooth fairies exist. The story switches back and forth between Duncan and Ellie so we learn what's happening with each of them and how magic is able to help them in their separate quests for Duncan's freedom. There are family stories that they are related to Merlin and it was fun to see how that storyline entered in.

This book moved along pretty well, but there was some slowing in the middle. Once I got past that, I couldn't put it down until I knew how it ended.  The author left it open for more. I am definitely interested in reading more about Duncan and Ellie!

 No-one knows how such a mass of burned organic matter ended up in space, but over the years it has formed into a rocky doughnut shape orbiting our sun. It calls itself Ash Toroid. When drifting aimlessly through space isn't occupying his full attention, he likes to write.


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