Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Chewy Noh and the Phantasm of Winter by Tim Learn (Young Adult, 10/10E)

December 2014, CreateSpace, 312 pages, Ebook, Review copy 

Content: danger, vengeful spirits, humour 

Summary from Tim's website
Chewy Noh has many problems. Besides his mom becoming a mu-dang—a Korean fortune-teller possessed by his dead grandmother who can read minds—the school bully, Kent, is still on the warpath to get Chewy kicked out of school. With his secret ability to win at everything, none of this bothers him until he starts disappearing for no reason while a mysterious force attacks his fellow students, and he must scramble to figure out what’s going on before he becomes its next and final victim.

Nayu's thoughts    
The grade of this book has jumped up from book 1's 8/10E because the writing is much smoother, characterisation is strong and at last there's a great female lead character! She annoyed me from time to time, but all characters do that. I enjoyed watching the lengths that Chewy and his mother went to to keep their abilities hidden from Su, I was genuinely more scared by the enemies in this book than other stories, and I felt proud of Clint who continued to conquer his water fear. I'm looking forward to what book #3 will bring (I'm hoping there's one). 

Suggested read
Be sure to read book #1, Chewy Noh and the Fall of the Mu-Dang (Young Adult, 8/10E)   

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