The Blue Moon Narthex By N.J. Donner


Goodreads Synopsis: The balance of good and evil has been left in the hands of a thirteen year old…
Since the beginning of time, Karmanic matter worked silently and unassisted keeping good and evil in balance, until growing greed in the world meant Karma couldn’t keep up. As World War I rages, the secret Karmanic Sovereign Legion works behind the scenes to help Karma.
A suspicious train accident and an odd stone-shaped object that belonged to his father thrust Cole McCarthy and two schoolmates into the middle of this battle to keep dark forces in check.
With only the powerful stone, a letter, and grandfatherly Norm to guide them, the trio must unravel clues and tap into unknown strengths to discover who Cole’s father really was and keep themselves and those they love safe.

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I got a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.   I wanted to read this book because I don’t read a lot of Middle Grade books, and this seemed like it would be a fun read.

The Blue Moon Narthex was a fine book, and it’s possible that someone younger than me might enjoy it more. There’s lots of adventures and the world is unique. Though there were times when I was confused about what was going on, I think this book could have used a little bit more world building. The characters also needed a little more work, they were all very similar and there were times when I couldn’t tell the boys apart very well.

I don’t think this story was bad, it just followed all of the stereotypical plot lines of adventure novels.  I found that boring, but others might not and I’m not going to tell you not to read it.

In the end I gave it 2 stars on Goodreads.

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