Book Review: The Page Turners: Blood by: Kevin T. Johns

Publisher: Cat & Bean Publishing

Publication Date: November 27, 2013

Origins:  From Author for Review

Synopsis: Violent Bullies. Broken Homes. Black Magic. KILLER fiction.

From author Kevin T. Johns comes the novel critics are describing as "a crimson-stained love letter to genre fiction" and the first book in a "must read" series.

Nate Bourdain and his friends are thrilled to discover an ancient book of magic spells hidden in their school library--they now have the means to stand up to the villains who make high-school life such a battle. But, when the book's dark magic releases a fictional killer into the real world, the teens must prove they have what it takes to be heroes, or fall as bloody victims in their own horror story turned real.

The Page Turners: Blood is the first book in the Page Turners trilogy: a genre-spanning series sure to please young adult fans of paranormal horror, science-fiction, and fantasy.

Review: THE PAGE TURNERS: BLOOD is the first book in The Page Turners trilogy about a group of outcast teenage boys who discover a book of magic spells in the school library. They think they've finally found a way to fend off their personal demons (in whatever form they take), but they unwittingly release a killer into the world. Nate Bourdain, Spencer Killick, and Danny Fitch learn quickly how much easier it is to enjoy the supernatural via their chosen media versus fighting it in real life. I think THE PAGE TURNERS: BLOOD will appeal to the geek in all of us; showcasing elements of horror, fantasy, action, and even romance. Due to the story being told in the third-person, we’re able to have insight into more characters than only the narrator if it was first-person, which I thought worked very well. I truly believe this story works so well because of the way the author brings the deep fears and longings of the characters to life. THE PAGE TURNERS: BLOOD is a book which I can recommend for all people who remember how lonely and awkward being a teenager was and for those who are going through this time in their lives now.


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