I received this book for review from the author, Adam Dreece.
I would recommend this book for anyone ages eleven and up.
Tee is a twelve year old girl who takes after her grandfather with their shared loved of inventing things. Her grandfather, Nikolas Klaus, a short, bald, loving man, has hidden secrets , and if they were to come out, the lives of the people he loves most would be put in danger. Tee, along with her best friends Elly and Richy have formed a group called “The Yellow Hoods.” They meet in a treehouse on top of a mountain that nobody knows about. “The Yellow Hoods” are a trio who are willing to help guard Nikolas’ secrets no matter what happens. Things suddenly change for Tee and her friends when Tee helps a man in trouble on the way to visit her grandfather. Who knew that an act of kindness could lead to so much trouble?
I thought I knew what this book was about going into it, but I was very wrong. Adam Dreece mixes fairytale stories and characters into his book, in a way that fits perfectly, and I loved it! The more I read the book, the more I began to match the fairytale characters to the characters in this book, which was a lot of fun.
I loved the writing style , and the way that all the pieces fit together in the end. I highlighted so many quotes in my kindle from this book, because there were just so many amazingly worded sentences and phrases, for example:
“The machine that was his mind had lost another bolt.”
“These sheep … they forget that I am the wolf.”
The villain in this book is one of my favorites of all time, because the things he said were so planned out and menacing. He said things that I thought a real villain would say and do, and I loved it.
My only complaint about this book was that I felt the main character acted much younger than twelve, and some of the things she said and did just weren’t fitting for her age. Having said that, she did mature and grow up by the end of the book which I really appreciated.
There is so much more that I could say, but I don’t want to ruin any of the plot twists.
Overall, I loved this book and highly recommend it. I can’t wait to continue on with the second one.
My favorite character would have to be a tie between LeLoup and Bakon, which is a bit odd since they have almost nothing in common, but in the end I loved them equally.
This book had no swearing, no romance, and extremely mild violence.
Four out of Five Stars
Author: Adam Dreece
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