Friday, January 30, 2015

Blog Tour 'Hook' by K.R. Thompson


Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour of ‘Hook’ by K.R. Thompson. ‘Hook’ is a fantasy/fairytale/adventure novel and was published on December 14th 2014 by Createspace. 


About the Book:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24218164-hook?from_search=true
Archie Jameson sat in the dark corners of the print shop, dreaming of adventure.
Today, it found him.

Caught in a chilly October storm, he ducked into a tavern, hoping to escape the rain. What he found, was a room teeming with pirates. Shanghaied by the most elderly of the lot, Archie found himself serving on a ship captained by the fiercest pirate ever to sail the seven seas--the man known as Blackbeard.

Through a series of thrilling twists, Archie finds himself captain of another of Blackbeard's ships, the Jolig Roger. In an attempt to flee danger, his ship becomes lost under stars never before seen.

Determined to save both his crew and the woman he loves, Archie will make decisions that will forever seal his fate.

Discover the untold story of the man who became Captain Hook. 

This book is available at Amazon.com

My Review:

 

When I first saw the cover of ‘Hook’ I was immediately fascinated about this book. I’m a huge pirate, Disney, fairy tales fan so when I read about the upcoming book tour for ‘Hook’ I immediately signed up. I loved the cover and I couldn’t wait to start reading. My expectations where really high because I just love stories about captain Hook and Peter Pan. So as soon as possible, I started reading.

The thing about ‘Hook’ is, that it’s a difficult story to write. The characters in ‘Hook’ are already well known around the world through the Disney movies and there are some things you will be expecting in this book. So I think it’s very brave of K.R. Thompson to write this book. This book is the untold story about the man who became Captain Hook and right from the beginning I was fascinated.
We meet Archie Jameson, a normal guy who finds his life very boring and dreams of big adventures. When he suddenly finds himself on a huge ship surrounded by pirates he knows his life has been changed forever.

The character’s in this book are very enjoyable. Most characters you know or heard of in the other stories of Peter Pan and Captain Hook, but that doesn’t mean you will ‘know’ the characters in this book. No, most times you know the name but the character and the way they are in this book are totally different. For example Tiger Lily. I knew Tiger Lily as the young Indian girl who was kidnapped by Captain Hook and was about to drown in the sea when Peter Pan saved her, in this book that doesn’t happen. In this book, this character has a totally different adventure.

There is a lot happening in this book and I found myself really fascinated by this story. I loved reading about Archie and the way his life changed completely. I loved the way the pirates lived and fought and how they survived different situations on sea. I loved the little pixie Tinker Bell and the way she found Archie. And most of all I loved the way Archie, became Captain Hook.

I really enjoyed this story, it wasn’t as ‘amazing’ as I hoped it would be, but it was still a great read. Like I said before, it’s very difficult to write a story about characters who are known around the world so my expectations where much too high. But this story was not disappointing, it was enjoyable and if you are a fan of Captain Hook you will definitely like this one. 

My Rating:

 

 

About the Author:


K.R. Thompson was raised in the Appalachian Mountains. She resides in Bland County with her husband, son, three cats, and an undeterminable amount of chickens.

An avid reader and firm believer in magic, she spends her nights either reading an adventure or writing one.
She still watches for evidence of Bigfoot in the mud of Wolf Creek.

For more information about K.R.Thompson and 'Hook' please visit her website, Facebook and Twitter.

This event was organized by DRC Promotions.

http://www.drcpromotions.com/

6 comments:

  1. I too loved this book and am so glad you enjoyed it too, Maureen :)
    Loved your very balanced review.

    -Njkinny @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

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    1. Thank you so much! It was truly a great book :D

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  2. Thank you so much for featuring Hook. And thank you for the review! I appreciate it so much. <3

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    1. You're very welcome! I loved reading it ;)

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  3. Loved your review Maureen..I too enjoyed Hook but also felt that it had the potential to be even better..:)
    -Njkinny @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

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    1. Thank you! I love that we think the same about this book ;)

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