#Giveaway WhipEye by (Geoffrey C. Saign) @geoffreysaign ~ Review by Fallon
4 Out of 5 Stars
Samantha and her neighbor, Jake, have no idea that Samantha’s best friend, a parrot named Charlie, is a thousand years old. Charlie is also at the center of a secret battle between an ancient, evil man’s monsters and magical creatures. When Charlie asks Samantha and Jake to protect him, they are chased by monsters from both sides. To save Charlie, and two worlds, Samantha and Jake have twenty-four hours to figure out how to use the supernatural staff, WhipEye, and find the courage to confront what they fear most…
WhipEye starts off at a very fast pace and keeps you going from beginning till end. Sam is a girl who is in love with animals. She is a walking animal thesaurus so to speak. She loves visiting Charlie a talking Parrot and rescues him from living in a cage for the rest of his life. Little did she know that by rescuing Charlie a whole mess of events bigger then the world we know would unravel. The Store owner Magnar is an evil man seeking power and wanting Charlie just for that purpose.
Jake is a boy that comes to Sam's house to hang out with her dad and see the animals they rescue. Sam does not want Jake around and has closed herself off to people since the loss of her mother. Jake understands loss since his father walked out on him and his mom and tries to get Sam to open up to him. For a middle grade book this book had so many layers. The fantasy element and world kicks off from the moment Charlie is taken. Sam is on the run and soon Jake finds himself along on the run. They have 24 hours to keep Charlie from Magnar.
Geoffrey C. Saign takes his knowledge of wildlife and infuses it in this captivating fantasy novel. I loved the fact that anyone who reads this not only is taken on a journey but they walk away knowing more then when they started. The world building was very detailed and kept you wanting more. I would definitely recommend this for middle grade student. I am giving this 4 out of 5 stars.
Giveaway 1 Signed Paperback of WhipEye courtesy of the Author