Chase Tinker and the House of Magic

Chase Tinker and the House of Magic

by Malia Ann Haberman

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ISBN-13: 9781539393061
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/05/2016
Pages: 276
Sales rank: 951,769
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

don't have any writing awards or honors or accolades to talk about. I didn't go to college or get any degrees to hang on my walls, but I've always LOVED to read. When I was a kid, my mom always knew where to find me: in my room with my nose in a book. Then in my twenties, I took an extensive creative writing course and I fell in love with writing, too. Making fun things up and writing them down for others to enjoy makes me happy.

Oh, and I also love pizza, chocolate, ballroom dancing, colorful Christmas lights, and watching TV. I live in the Seattle area with my wild and crazy ferrets. :)

www.maliaannhaberman.weebly.com

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Chase Tinker and the House of Magic 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 4 days ago
I LOVED IT SO AWSOME???
Anonymous 3 months ago
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Anonymous 4 months ago
Great
Anonymous 5 months ago
I looovvvveee this book so much i could not put it down honestly
Lovz-Books More than 1 year ago
Ever since his dad disappeared, Chase Tinker has been nothing but a troublemaker, stealing and vandalizing. He knows it's wrong, but he just can't help being so angry. And why is it that every time he gets angry, things seem to move on their own? Could it possibly be magic? Real magic? But it seems Chase isn't the only one freaking out about all these supernatural occurrences. His younger brother, Andy, can apparently stop time, freezing people in places. What the heck is going on? When a strange, old man appears at their doorstep, the boys learn that he's their grandfather and that their powers are part of the Tinker legacy. To learn more about their family and legacy, the grandfather invites the boys to the Tinker house--otherwise known as the House of Magic. There, they learn that each room in the house has a magical power and the source of their magic comes from a Relic, which must be hidden and safeguarded from evil. Evil? It's then that Chase learns that his father was kidnapped for the family Relic and he would do everything in his power to bring him back. Will the kids be able to solve this strange mystery? A crazy cross-over between Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland. Most of the stuff the kids encountered was either cool, odd, or weird. Story was simple and generally well-written without the overuse of farfetched terms and complex language, but there was some lagging areas here and there. Nonetheless, I found this book charming and interesting. A fun, magical adventure!
notrow1 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in The Chase Tinker series. I loved it! Chase Tinker is a wonderful character, though he doesn't exactly endear himself to the reader with his shoplifting antics in the beginning. However, as the story unfolded, I enjoyed watching his development from a frustrated teen into someone who I would be proud to know. He knows he has a magical talent, but it's not until his younger brother Andy has his ten and a half birthday or Dimidiatus Anniversarium that things begin to get stranger. As they discover the mystery surrounding their magical talents, danger lurks in the shadows. I received a complimentary copy from the author in return for an honest review in 2012. Unfortunately, due to my rather large reading list, I haven't been able to read it until now. Since then it has been re-edited. I am kicking myself for not reading this book sooner. I started to read it and was hooked immediately. The story is told mostly through the eyes of Chase and Andy, though other characters have a say too. I enjoyed meeting the other characters in the story. Chase and Andy's grandfather is slightly eccentric, but I liked him a lot. Janie is Chase and Andy's cousin and also has magic. Then there is Persephone Periwinkle, the housekeeper/chef's daughter. The Tinker house on Blackberry Island is almost a character on it's own. I found myself wishing I lived in that house, it seems like a great place to grow up in, with rooms full of magic. Though I was not enamored with the cuddlepus. I don't think I would like to be cuddled by a plant, the thought makes me shudder! This is a wonderful story full of adventure and mystery, and I found myself sitting on the edge of my seat as Chase, Andy, Janie and Persephone faced danger from a foe wanting the Relic hiding in the attic. There are also several twists and turns that keep a reader guessing. Secrets are revealed and I must admit I never saw some of them coming. I found myself on a roller coaster of emotion from beginning to end. If I had one complaint it would be that it ended on a rather emotional note, rather than a cliffhanger. I understand why the author ended it this way, but with all due respect, it left me feeling rather angry and upset (just like one of the characters). Other readers may not have the same response, so I will leave it up to you to decide for yourselves if you decide to read the story. Having said that, I am now looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Chase Tinker and the House of Secrets, as soon as I can to find out what happens next. Malia Ann Haberman has written a entertaining and exciting story for middle grade children. This is her debut book. I love her writing style, which is fast paced and imaginative. The flow is wonderful too, though there are some scenes that slow it down a little (mainly the time travel section). However, I would definitely read more of her books in the future. I highly recommend this book to middle grade readers aged 9 to 14. However, I also recommend this book (and series) to adults who love reading middle grade fantasy, or to those who are fans of books like Harry Potter. - Lynn Worton
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Thirteen-year-old Chase Tinker takes readers on an exciting adventure and a magical ride in Chase Tinker and the House of Magic: Book 1 by Malia Ann Haberman. Chase Tinker has the power to move things with his mind and his younger brother, Andy, has a weird ability too. Chase has been caught for shoplifting, causing worry to his mother. Her husband, Benjamin, has been missing for over a year now. Their grandfather, who lives on a remote island with their cousin Janie, wants Chase and Andy to visit him to learn more about their magical and supernatural powers. They find out that their grandfather lives in a old house where there is magic everywhere. Chase discovers that the magic is controlled by an old relic in the attic. Will Chase be able to unravel the magic at Tinker House and also find out about his father’s whereabouts? The story is fast paced and the characters - Chase, Andy, Janie, and Persephone - are all real and relatable and kids would love to have the kind of adventure they read about. It’s an entertaining book and the author’s descriptions are detailed and vivid, helping readers to connect well with the characters and the scenes. The Tinker House will fascinate everyone with its magic, and it is interesting to see how Chase and Andy develop their magical powers. The twist at the end is unexpected, taking readers by surprise. With young heroes, whimsy, evil, and mystery, this book will make readers look forward eagerly to its sequel.
vachona More than 1 year ago
DISCLAIMER: I received a free copy of this book (from the Shut Up & Read / Read It & Reap group) in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: For the past year, Chase Tinker's family has been struggling after the disappearance of their father. Mom has had to work two jobs to make ends meet, and Chase has not handled it well -- acting out and getting into trouble. Things begin to get weird when his younger brother, Andy, starts to exhibit strange abilities. Then a distant relative arrives, and the boys spend the summer finding out that there is more to their family than meets the eye. Along the way, we are introduced to other relatives, new friends (and dark enemies), and above all the House of Magic, where the hundreds of rooms and hallways take our young friends down paths of adventure and discovery, as well as giving them insights into their own strengths and weaknesses. Even though the intended audience for this book is younger than I, this book was an ABSOLUTE DELIGHT to read. I found this book to be a clever weaving of magic, imagery, and pure imagination. Toss in some interesting plot twists (including one that I did not see coming) and some foreshadowing (that I'd very much like to see played out), and the stage is set for some really good storytelling. I look forward to the rest of the series. P.S. I find it odd that the NOOK review and the book review are not connected!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My grandson suggested I read this book My grandson loved Chase Tinker and the House of Magic so that he could hardly wait for the next installment in the series, Chase Tinker & The House of Secrets, to be available. I wondered what his excitement was about so I read the book too.  I am glad to say that he has very good taste. The Chase Tinker series is well-written with extremely creative plot lines and descriptions of magical events. The magic is so effectively woven into the story that it seems realistic (I know it does not make sense that magic could be realistic—but read for yourself and see what you think).  I believe the author shows the way for readers of any age to enhance and enjoy their own imaginations as they picture the magical rooms and try to figure out the secrets and twists and turns in the action that are found on page after page.