Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Warren the 13th and The All-Seeing Eye: A Novel by Tania del Rio and Will Staehle

Warren the 13th and The All-Seeing Eye: A Novel
by Tania del Rio and Will Staehle

Find out more about this book and author:
Website for Tania
Website for Will
Activity Booklet: (here)

Just released: November 24, 2015
Publisher: Quirk Books
Genre: Middle Grade, Paranormal, Steampunk, Witches
Hardback: 224 pages
Rating: 5

First sentence(s):
Warren the 13th tiptoed across the roof of the Warren Hotel, and the old slate tiles clattered like bones.

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! This middle-grade adventure features gorgeous two-color illustrations on every page and a lavish two-column Victorian design that will pull young readers into a spooky and delightful mystery.


My two-bits:
Loved the illustrations along with this story that has that gothic Edward Gorey feel to it.

It is playful with puzzle/riddle like sleuthing set in a hotel.

Treated to steampunkery scenes.


* review copy courtesy of Quirk Books

* SIGNUP to win a copy (here)

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