***I was gifted a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review***
The book cover for ‘Chronicles: The Library of Illumination’ is certainly designed to catch your eye and the colours actually work quite well together.
Although I do like prologues as they can be necessary to some stories, the prologue for ‘Chronicles’ was, in my opinion, very much like a chapter rather than a prologue. Don’t get me wrong, it was needed to show info so that readers would know what was what. I just think it was a little too long, in my opinion.
For a YA fiction book, I do think this book will entertain its target audience. It’s written in a way that YA fans will quite easily follow. The storyline is quite straight forward and reminded me, in a way, of the film “Night At The Museum”.
The main character, Johanna, is the curator of The Library of Illumination and she has hired teenager Jackson to help out with maintaining the library. The book follows some of the adventures they have as they run the library on a day to day basis.
I have to admit, the first couple of chapters didn’t really drag me in, and I did wonder whether I would actually enjoy the book. By the last chapter, although not quite hooked, I did like the book. I would read more of this series because as a teen, books like this were what made reading enjoyable for me.