Thursday, July 25, 2013

Review for Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is a stand alone children's novel written by Jonathan Auxier.

such an amazing story. i was blown away with Peter and Sir Tode's adventure. it was a great story about great characters that was beautifully written by Jonathan Auxier. i can't wait to read other books from him.

Peter Nimble is the greatest thief in the world. at only ten, he has come to have the greatest and sneakiest skills known to every criminal. being blind only enhances his thievery but also makes his life that much harder. coming across three pairs of fantastic eyes, his life will change forever.

i was surprised with how much i liked this book. i was expecting a light, childish adventure. instead i got a book filled with rich words that painted incredible pictures that took me to another world. i am seriously fan-girling right now. i can't help but gush over this story. it's damn near perfect. every chapter pulled you in deeper and deeper until there was no chance of wanting to put the book down.

even thought he's a child, Peter read more like a young adult to me. in my opinion, Peter's adventure was a little too adult for children to read. especially when he gets stranded on Just Deserts. the prisoners were very menacing to Peter. it even had me freaking out a little bit. all of the battle scenes were heavy and not taken lightly. this is a story where bad things will happen and people will die. don't read this book expecting a fluffy read. shit gets real here.

i loved every single character in this book. the heroes and villains were equally amazing. Peter stands out above all the rest with Sir Tode as a close second. their friendship was great. i was definitely rooting for them the entire time. Simon the crow and peg the princess were awesome characters too. i was really into the story once they were introduced.

all in all, this was a whirlwind novel. i will positively be rereading this in the future.