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Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro

Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro [Kindle Edition]

J.L. Hickey , Aurora Dewater
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro follows the young protagonists Hunter Glenn, and Elly Ann through an adventure ripe with adversity, paranormal monsters, secret societies, and most haunting of all, a life without their parents.

The book follows both, the sibling’s emotional struggle from their parent’s sudden loss, as well as their physical journey into a new and strange “home”, an ancient and creepy mansion known only as the Belmonte Estate.

It is here where they first learn of their new guardian, an eccentric old man named Professor Clandestine and the rest of the mansion's caretakers. Tossed into their bedroom, and locked away under the pretense of “safety concerns” it does not take long for the children to hatch an escape plan.

Follow the children as they slowly unravel the secrets of their parent’s true identities, the origin of the strange Mansion, and their inheritance into an ancient secret society of monster hunters known as Seekers.

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About the Author

J.L. was born in Saginaw, Michigan where he has a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing through Saginaw Valley State University. He has written and is currently self publishing two novels, the first entitled The Deity Chronicles: Origins was released in 2008. His recent release, The Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro was released 12/31/12 and has garnered a decent amount of momentum in its initial release. You can follow J.L. Hickey's works at He also dabbles in literary short fiction, and poetry. When J.L. is not writing, he heads up a local paranormal investigation group in his home town.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 741 KB
  • Print Length: 174 pages
  • Publisher: J.L. Hickey; 2 edition (30 Jun 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B8W2JZS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #245,441 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this book 18 April 2013
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I enjoyed this book a couples of twists and turns kept me guessing until the end. A good entertaining read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read for any age 3 Feb 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
On seeing the title I was a bit put off, sounded a bit strange, but I decided to give it a go. And I'm so glad I did. I now totally get the title!

As an adult I know all about fairy tales and legends, and part of me has always wanted to believe, just a little bit, that they may be true. This story helped in my quest for belief!

The author draws you into the story from the first few pages when you begin to feel sympathy for the 2 main characters - orphaned brother and sister Hunter and Elly. They don't have an easy start to their new lives but quickly gain allies.

This may be billed as YA fiction but it is my kind of story, and it shouldn't be overlooked due to a readers age. Give it a chance and I promise you will be as drawn in to the fantasy world as I was. Bring on the next one please!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Adventure Story With Plenty Of Mystery 30 Mar 2014
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Hunter and Elly have just lost their parents, and are shipped off to live with the Godfather they've never met before, Professor Calenstine. Upon arrival to his dark and pretty creepy mansion, Belmonte Estate, they are greeted warmly by Margot, who also lives in the mansion and promptly locked into their new bedroom, for reasons unknown. Suspecting something is wrong, Hunter sneaks out to discover the mansion's secrets... and gets more than he bargained for!

This story is told in the third person, so we get a glimpse of life through nearly every character, however Hunter and Elly are the two main characters. They argue just like any other siblings do but forgive each other quickly because they only have each other. Hunter is very impulsive, whereas Elly is quieter and content to sit and read for hours on end. I have both these traits so I identified with both of them!

The mansion's mysteries were quite unique and I enjoyed reading about them. The book took a lot of twists and turns that I wasn't expecting, which was fun. I loved Trayer, the giant adorable puppy and Plato, the giant robot the most. I'm hoping we read more about them in future books. There was plenty of action, danger and suspense to keep me reading chapter after chapter too.

I did have a particular problem with this book and that was audience. With the characters being so young, and after referred to as the children, one would marked this as a middle grade, not a young adult novel. However, the language used is more advanced than middle grade, plus it's a long book. On top of that there's a few counts of swearing too. So it's not quite middle grade but somehow reads a bit too young for Young Adult. I'm just not sure.

The Beast of Bladenboro was a really fun, enjoyable read. I will very likely be reviewing the next book in the series soon, so look out for that!
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