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Warren the 13th and The All-Seeing Eye By Tania Dell Rio and Will Staehle

 

Meet Warren the 13th, a cursed 12-year-old Victorian bellhop who’s terribly unlucky . . . yet perpetually optimistic, hard-working, and curious. Orphan Warren’s pride and joy is his family’s hotel, but he’s been miserable ever since his evil Aunt Anaconda took over the management. Anaconda believes a mysterious treasure known as the All-Seeing Eye is hidden somewhere on the grounds, and she’ll do anything to find it. If Warren wants to preserve his family’s legacy, he’ll need to find the treasure first—if the hotel’s many strange and wacky guests don’t beat him to it!

Wow!! I did not expect that ending! I suppose I didn’t really expect any of the things that happened in this book! The synopsis on the back tells you the bare bones!! Which I LOVE! You know there will be witches! You know there will be secret codes and mazes! There will be monsters as well!! With all of this in mind, you will still be so surprised by how this story unfolds!

Warren the 13th is such a loveable character! He is kind hearted, hard working and a dreamer of big dreams! You almost forget that he has a face like a toad….I’m not entirely sure of the significance of his odd looks. From the sounds of it, none of his ancestors had his unique features. Maybe we’ll find out in the books to come!!

The other characters are described in vivid color! You instantly love all of Warrens quirky friends, and are very skeptical of all the less than friendly folks that you encounter at the hotel. I can easily see all of these characters in a movie or tv show. In fact, I would be thrilled to see such a movie made!!

This story is such an experiance! It has excellent pacing, wonderful imagery and will keep you guessing right till the end! Even the chapter titles

I had such a fun time reading this story! Appropriate for anyone ages 8 and up, if you like your stories to be quirky, unpredictable and chalk full of adventure, look no further! Give Warren the 13th a go! You will not be disappointed!

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