Book Review: When Things Go Bang by Clive Warner
Title: Virtue of Death
Author: Randi Perrin
Series: Earthbound Angels #1
Publication Date: August 20, 2016
Genre: YA, romance, paranormal
SYNOPSIS (FROM AMAZON):
Soon it will be Bonfire Night, and Jim’s making his own fireworks. Crazy Joe Materson says there’s an unexploded bomb in his garden, and Dad’s in league with him to blow up the sand-stealing excavator. When dead Uncle Buddy appears from out of a stain on the wallpaper and takes Jim back to World War 2, that’s bad enough - but then Old Beardy, the Beach Hermit, gets involved.
I received a free copy for an honest review
When Things Go Bang is a short book set in somewhere about the 18s or 19s in Britain. It follows the adventure of our main character, Jim as he travels back in time. It's a truly remarkable book, very interesting and entertaining, and I haven't read such a genuine story in a long time that just simply tells a very interesting story. If I have kids, I would definitely read it to them. Although the book is amazing, I feel like the author should leave the book as it is and not make a series out of it. Personally, I really liked how it's just a pure, fun, and interesting story.
I absolutely adore Jim. I love his attitude toward everything, but at the same time, Clive didn't make him annoying in anyway because he didn't overdo him. And this resulted in a very successful protagonist that showed different qualities and what good main characters should have in general.
I was a first really curious where Clive got the amazing ideas from. So I did a little digging. And can I just say that Clive: You do not have 9 lives. You're fricking immortal, man.
(check out his bio and you'll know what I'm talking about)
To sum up, this was a very well written story that kept it short, but at the same time is interesting, fun, and absolutely amazing. Clive is an amazing author, and this book totally deserves 5 stars.