#nonReview ~ The Supernormal Sleuthing Service: The Lost Legacy by Gwenda Bond

Posted July 29, 2017 by Michelle in Review / 11 Comments

#nonReview ~ The Supernormal Sleuthing Service: The Lost Legacy by Gwenda BondThe Lost Legacy (The Supernormal Sleuthing Service #1) by Gwenda Bond, Christopher Rowe, Glenn Thomas
Published by Greenwillow Books on May 2nd 2017
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Friendship, Ghost, Middle Grade, Paranormal
Pages: 288
Format: eBook
Source: Edelweiss

Three kids. A hotel full of monsters. And a stolen magical artifact that could disrupt the balance between the humans and the supernatural. Welcome to life at Hotel Monster!

Stephen’s dad decided to move them across the country to New York City, where his dad is taking over as head chef in an exclusive hotel. A hotel that has the most elite of clientele: monsters! Surprise! Or as they prefer to be called, supernormals. And an even bigger surprise? Stephen is part supernormal himself. When a magical artifact goes missing and Stephen is framed, he must work with two new friends to navigate this whole new world to clear his name. Consequences can be dire in the world of monsters.

First Impression:

The cover is AMAZING and I love Gwenda’s Lois Lane series so how can I pass up the chance to read this book. The book’s setting is in a paranormal hotel which gave this book another bonus point. It wasn’t until I started reading did I realize I was about to have a problem.

What I liked:

  • The setting, I love the idea of a hotel that hosts paranormal beings. The possibilities are endless when it comes to something like that.
  • The story started off as very interesting but that was pretty much where it ended.

What I didn’t Like:

  • Info dump, like so much information, I honestly couldn’t keep up and just stopped caring.
  • The characters were not my favorite, I did however like the elevator but the Main Characters were a little flat.
  • The story fell apart and was taking too long. In MG to keep kids attentions you need a lot of action, this was a lot of lord of the rings walking around. By 50% I wanted them to just get it over with already.

Final Thoughts:

I really wanted to like this but once I hit 55% I was out, I didn’t want to waste anymore time trying to get into this book when I just wasn’t a fan of the characters. I think younger kids would really enjoy the book maybe as an adult this just wasn’t for me. I would love to see if one of my kids would read it and get a different opinion because I honestly think it was just me.

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11 responses to “#nonReview ~ The Supernormal Sleuthing Service: The Lost Legacy by Gwenda Bond

  1. πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ Oh well, not everyone can love every book but I really liked it and just can’t believe you didn’t…lol. Maybe I was in the mood or it was cause I was on vacation and bored but it went really quick for me and I can’t wait for the next one. I admit Stephen was not real likable at first but he grew on me but my favorite was Ivan and his bag of detective stuff…lol. I really liked the Elevator as well. So bummed it was a miss with you. πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

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  2. I’m sorry it didn’t grab you, but I think 55% is more than a valiant effort when it’s just not clicking! I really liked my read this month! Here’s to better luck next time!

  3. I was just like you upon seeing the cover – it looks fantastic! I’m sad though to hear that you didn’t get along with the book. I think I’ll still keep it on my TBR to try it myself but it’s a shame you weren’t overly fond. Hope you’re little one enjoys it at least. Thanks for sharing your honest thoughts. πŸ™‚

  4. This one looked so good and the concept sounded fun, so I am sorry to hear it wasn’t :(. It’s hard when you can’t relate to the character and the pace is slow. I don’t mind info dumps too much, but there was to be enough happening in a book as well. I was tempted to request this one when I saw it on edelweiss, so now I am kinda glad I didn’t. Great review!