The Compulsive Reader: Bran Hambric: The Fairfield Curse by Kaleb Nation

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bran Hambric: The Fairfield Curse by Kaleb Nation

Bran is a misfit, living with a foster family after he was found in a bank vault at age six without any memory of how he got there. Once night, while waiting on a roof for a burglar, a strange creature confronts Bran, a mysterious link to the mother he can't remember, a magic user. And in a city where magic is forbidden, it's not only scandalous, but dangerous...

Kaleb Nation's first book is quirky and suspenseful and completely fun. Bran is a funny character, and he really comes to life in Nation's clever and magical world that is well-crafted and quite intriguing. Nation's writing style is simple, yet incredibly entertaining and endlessly amusing, making it easy for younger readers to get sucked right in. The plot is unique and fun, but also has some spookier, suspenseful elements, making Bran Hambric a well rounded read. The characters were many, so it will be interesting to see how or if Nation will develop them further in the future. Though the book does bear some striking resemblances to the Harry Potter series, younger readers will easily overlook it in favor of the comedy (one of Nation’s talents). Overall, this is a vibrant and eccentric tale that has it all: mystery, suspense, wit, and fun. Kaleb Nation is a talented new author to watch.

Check out the rest of the Bran Hambric Blog Tour!

Sunday, August 30th

Jenn’s Bookshelf

Homespun Light

Monday, August 31st


Dolce Bellezza

Bobbi’s Book Nook

Tuesday, September 1st

The Looking Glass Review


Beth Fish Reads

SMS Book Reviews

James Holder’s YouTube Channel

Wednesday, September 2nd


Reading Rumpus

Katie’s Literature Lounge

Ultimate Bookhound

Thursday, September 3rd

Brimful Curiosities

Charlotte’s Library

Friday, September 4th


Bran Hambric by Kaleb Nation

Saturday, September 5th

Library Lounge Lizard

Sarah’s Random Musings



Sunday, September 6th

Cindy’s Love of Books

Monday, September 7th

Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf

Grasping for the Wind

Life After Twilight vlog channel

Tuesday, September 8th

Shooting Stars Magazine

Mrs. Magoo Reads

Lori Calabrese Writes

Wednesday, September 9th

The Brain Lair


The Children’s Book Review

TV Watch Online

Thursday, September 10th

The Friendly Book Nook

Book Journey

Stephanie’s Written Word

Home School Buzz


Friday, September 11th

The Inside Scoop With Chandelle

Booking Mama

Saturday, September 12th

Zoe’s Book Reviews

Lit for Kids

Sunday, September 13th

Never Jam Today

A Bibliophile’s Reverie

Monday, September 14th

Café of Dreams

Marta’s Meanderings


A Book Blogger’s Diary

The Reader’s Quill

Tuesday, September 15th

a book in hand


Not Just for Kids

Wednesday, September 16th

Write for a Reader


Thursday, September 17th

Howling Good Books

The Written World

Friday, September 18th

Always Riddikulus

YA Books Central

Saturday, September 19th

Ms. Bookish

Into the Wardrobe



Bow-ties are Cool: Alyssa Guyll said...

I loved this book!! Once I started I couldn't put it down. The end of each chapter was it's own little cliff hanger, keeping me reading. I really hope that he hurries up with the sequel.

Dave said...

FYI, You left me off the tour. We are the very last one's to go on the 19th.



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