18 August, 2018

REVIEW: THE THREE HARES by Geoffrey Simpson

Title: The Three Hares
Author: Geoffrey Simpson
Series: Bloodline #1
Genres: Mystery, YA
Publisher: Thewordverve inc
Release: June 1st, 2018
Source: ebook
Pages: 222

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BLURB: The Adventure of a Lifetime . . .

Ethan Drake is a living legend.
If only his late father had mentioned it.

Ethan and his friends decode a series of cryptic riddles from an ancient treasure map. Their discovery entangles them in a centuries-old struggle between warring secret societies.

It soon becomes clear that Ethan is not just an adventurous teen who accidentally stumbles upon a shadowy world.

He is a catalyst…
a spark which ignites the resurgence.

The Three Hares is a smart, twisty adventure mystery, one that will keep you reading until the remarkable end.

EXPECTATIONS: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Geoffrey!

THE WORLD: Our messy corrupt world. The story takes place in a small town called Winslow Falls where everyone knows each other and things like unemployment are common.

CHARACTERS: The main character is Ethan Drake, a 15 year old whose dad died tragically and now lives with his mom. His best friend Jacob Carter, is always there with him and together they love going on treasure hunts, camping etc. One day, while they're playing in Ethan's attic they find a very old map... that leads them to a secret organization and a spider web of ancient battle between two organizations operating both in Winslow Falls. However, Ethan and Jacob are not as careful as they think and their neighbor, Liz Walker, ends up following them and discovering their secret too. Not that Ethan and Jacob mind that much. Kids... they mind when the major of the town gets involved though, Maxwell Hofner is one sketchy guy.

And that's all you're going to get from me! Go read the book if you're up for some adventures and secret organizations!

ROMANCE: There's no romance in this book.

GOOD: I think what I liked most about the book was the plot and the pace of it. It might be a bit confusing at first but you get used to it quickly. The plot was thoroughly planned, you can tell, and it's satisfying to read. The characters are middle teens and they act according to their age most of the time so it's nice to see that because quite often you see a child character behaving/thinking like a thirty year old I mean... how even?

There are relevant themes integrated into the book as well such as corruption and environmental activism which I found refreshing and educating. I loved that.

BAD: Only minor issues like I thought a couple of times the characters did not behave congruently and also I'd love to see more views about the "villains". I know they're simpletons but I'd love to see them try to justify their views instead of plainly lying.

Also, I praised the characters for mostly behaving their age but there were a couple of OOC moments too that didn't make sense to me. 

OVERALL: 4 stars. It was an entertaining read all through out with well-built characters. Very enjoyable!

What do you think about THE THREE HARES?


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