Hey, writers and readers!
It’s not a good month without an indie novel or two. Today I’ll be reviewing Hobbelstocks: Escape to Mohr by K. A. Yates. I got to edit and proofread this book and I’m so excited to finally put it on blast!
Check out the review below. I’ll be sharing some thoughts about what I love about this book and why it’s a good read for you.
Rating: 4 stars
Who am I, and where did I come from? What if the fate of the
What I Enjoyed
Yates did a really great job of giving each character their own voice and personality throughout the novel. That’s a lot—considering that this novel introduces us to four generations of the Hobbelstock family. I really liked following Lent and his mom, Evelyn. Everyone has different journeys throughout the book but I enjoyed watching Lent embrace his family lineage and Evelyn leading the way.
Speaking of which, I really do mean that there are four generations to this family. I enjoyed the strong family ties as well as the realistic ones. I’m sure if my mom had magic, we’d still fight and bicker along our journey, too! As someone with three younger brothers, I found the character growth realistic, enjoyable, and resonating. There’s a character here for all kinds of readers.
What I Didn’t Enjoy
This may just be personal preference but I wasn’t a big fan of all the obstacles that faced the Hobbelstock family. As in, they’d fight something with magic and then another one would pop up soon after. Quite a few members of the family get injured mentally or physically and are run just a bit ragged for my taste. This was mainly because a lot of side problems distract them (and the reader) from the bigger goal.
BUT if you’re into this sort of thing and find it realistic, then maybe it won’t bother you or slow you down. To each their own, right?
My Final Thoughts
Hobbelstocks: Escape to Mohr is a book about family for the family. It’s ideal for the reader (or parent of a reader) who wants to see more families working together to save the day. It’s a refreshing take on the fantasy genre and I can’t wait to see how the Hobbelstocks come through in K. A. Yates’s next book. The cliffhanger was too good!
I hope I shared enough to still pique your curiosity without
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