2016

The Goblin Crown: Billy Smith and the Goblins, Book 1 by Robert Hewitt Wolfe (Review)

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Billy Smith is having a rough first day of high school. The new kid at exclusive Francis Drake Prep, Billy embarrasses himself in front of fiery, beautiful Lexi Aquino. He makes an instant enemy in Kurt Novac, the school’s surly star quarterback. Then suddenly Billy, Lexi, and Kurt are mysteriously transported to an underworld teeming with goblins, strange animal hybrids, and powerful magic—the fact that they’re stuck there is probably Billy’s fault, too. With help from an unlikely goblin leader named Hop, the teens soon discover that goblins can be both fierce and friendly, with their own rich language, culture, and history—a history that foretells of a human arriving to claim the Goblin Crown and lead them to victory against the deadly, invading Hanorians. Could Billy—anxious, awkward Billy—be the mythical Goblin King? Could saving the goblin race be his destiny and the key to getting him, Lexi, and Kurt back home?

Review

What caught my eye about reading this book was the author Robert Hewitt Wolfe. When I learned that he wrote a couple of episodes for Star Trek I was already sold. I mean a if he could write those episodes imagine how great the book is going to be. The Goblin Crown: Billy Smith And The Goblins was whirlwind like a world within another world. 

We meet Billy Smith in his first day in a new school in California. Can you imagine he was a bundle of nerves and not wanting to be stepping on anybodies toes. He meets Lexi in a embracing way that end up in him being humiliated by accident. To top that off he now is a target for the most popular guy in school who happens to be the star football quarterback. Somehow Billy transports himself Kurt and Lexi to the City of Stone. 

The City of Stone has been war for sometime now between humans and goblins and Billy just landed smack dab in the middle of it. Thats when the adventure truly begins. It’s so action packed that you don’t find it overwhelming because of how well the book’s storyline is paced. We see goblins and how well the author emerges the reader in the goblin culture. The magic where we find out some surprises this is one magical book where anything can happen even the unthinkable. 

Anybody who loves Young Adult, Fantasy this is the book for you. Essentially this is a book about a teenager coming into their own skin and being confident with themselves. Accepting who they are and loving themselves and not being able to conform into a typical mold but, being happy with your weirdness if that makes any sense. This book I felt was related to me from my high school experience. Any reader that reads this I feel like they might resonate with this a bit. Be warned their is a cliffhanger in the end of this book. The story will continue with The Fallen Star Billy Smith and The Goblins keep your eyes on the look out. 

I was give a galley by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

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