The Doorknob Society (The Doorknob Society Saga, #1)

The Doorknob Society (The Doorknob Society Saga, #1)

by MJ FLetcher

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The Doorknob Society (The Doorknob Society Saga, #1) by MJ FLetcher

Chloe Masters’ world changes in a heartbeat and all she did was touch a doorknob.

When she was young Chloe’s mother vanished. Wracked by feelings of abandonment and anger she lost herself traveling with her fathers magic act, where illusions were part of her everyday life. Yet everything changes when they are pursued by a mysterious man in black out to kill her father. Touching a doorknob activates abilities she never knew she had and she finds herself thrust into a world of ancient societies and secrets.

When her father disappears it is a race against time to find answers before she loses whats left of her family. Now Chloe must choose who to trust, the man who will do anything for her or the one she can’t stop thinking about.

Book one of the Doorknob Society Saga.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046236606
Publisher: MJ Fletcher
Publication date: 09/10/2014
Series: Doorknob Society Saga , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,160,229
File size: 743 KB
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

MJ Fletcher was born in New Jersey and now lives by the beach with his very understanding wife and daughter. He has been writing since he first stapled pages together as a child and called them a book. He finally realized his ambitions when his comic book series Adam Zero The Last Man of Earth was published by Ronin Studios. His other comic book work includes Digital Webbing Presents and The Hero Initiative. His first novel The Doorknob Society released in 2012 was nominated for a Cybil award in the young adult category. He has written the Doorknob Society Saga, The Grimm Chronlcies his rollicking steampunk adventure series as well as working on numerous other projects.

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The Doorknob Society 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my 14 year old daughter and I ended up reading it as well. I need to be captured right away in order to finish a book and this had me from the beginning. My daughter also loved it and we both are looking forward to the next book. Excellent job, MJ Fletcher. Keep 'em coming!
jerseybeth More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved it!!! I got sucked right into Chloe's adventure. I couldn't put the book down until I finished. Can't wait until the next book. Congratulations MJ Fletcher!!!! ;)
Lisareads18 More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite series. I fell in love with the main character right away. Chloe is smart, resourceful and looks out for her friends. It's nice to find a book where the main character isn't only concerned about the boy she likes but also her friends and family. The supporting cast is so strong in this book I found myself wanting them as my friends. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For the love of words, please improve editing. Greengrocer's apostrophes, so many homonym misusages. Past, not passed, please. I want to enjoy the story but these are horrific distractions.
Gablegirl More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this series. I picked up the first book because it was free and needed something to read on the beach. I devoured the entire series and absolutely was sucked in to this world. I love all the characters and the setting. I felt like I was in this world and they were my friends. I want more!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, fast paced with great characters. This is a great start to a very fun series.
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The plot really leaves you reading on and on to see how story unfolds, new twists at every turn.
Chall1 More than 1 year ago
Potato chip reading. When you finish this one you are so ready to grasp the next one quickly. Great read.. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really absorbing book and I can't wait to get the next in the series . As good and enjoyable as the Twilight series and Harry Potter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! I never knew a published could be so poorly written. The concept was interesting but the story was so poorly developed it made this a disappointing book. This writer definitely needs a better editor. Sentence structure was poor and choppy. The story line was all over the place jumping from one thing to another. Could have been a much better story with better guidance. It was painful to read at times but I slogged through to see how it would end. Does not leave me with the desire to continue reading the series. Oh well, at least it was free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Young teen writing style obvious in first couple pages. Def for young audience...10-15 years old range
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining, fast paced and thoroughly enjoyable this first installment of a planned series kept me happily reading one lazy Saturday afternoon. I do plan to buy the sequel. For the story I would rate 5 stars, however grammar problems always jerk me out of the story full stop. In this case it was the misuse of the word passed, when past was the correct word. For some reason this has become a common error and a professional should be an example of correct use of words. Rule of thumb: passed is the past tense of the verb to pass. Everything else is past. In spite of that I do think teens and older will enjoy this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It took a bit of time to get started for me but once I did, I was captivated! This book was great! I have since read the other 3 installments and am just in awe! The world that the author created is so fascinating and easily becomes your reality because you become so involved with the characters, the storyline, and their missions! And lets just say, Nightshade isn't so bad to read about!
Abigail_AnnAA More than 1 year ago
Full of action, dramatic, and tense, this book is all that you need from a YA read. I love the character of Chloe Masters and the way she develops during the book. Her friends are just an intriguing, and each is markedly different from the others. The baddies are true baddies, but retain just enough realistic elements to stay believable. The plot is thrilling. It starts off like a 'normal' book, but quickly takes turns which take us into a fantastical world of steampunk and magic. The different story elements blend together well and the places created are truly fascinating. I would throughly recommend this book to anyone who loves action and/or hard-hitting fantasy.
Nevellie More than 1 year ago
With this book it was actually the name that hooked me! 'The Doorknob Society'? All I could think of was, wow, what's this book about? I mean sure the cover worked for me as well, so did the synopsis, but this is definitely one of the rare books where the title is the most interesting. The story talks about Chloe, a sixteen year old girl who suddenly discovers her world was never what it had seemed. Her life was simple, she was a magician's daughter, she travelled around the world with her dad - and her mum before she had abandoned them. Sure, she has some issues due to her mother's abandonment and never having a stable home, but she was still an average teenage girl. It all changes when she and her father are being chased in Paris, only to go through a door and come out in the United States. She knows something is off, but can't believe her dad's explanation of 'Doorknob Society', her dad decides to enroll her at Paladin Academy where she's told she'd learn more about said society and make friends with people like her. I mean sure, with hot Michael Slade wanting to be her friend, it couldn't be so bad. Slade's not only hot, but nice and friendly, and every helpful, he's also very interested in her. So why on earth does she find herself thinking of James Nightshade? What with him being a jerk and being one of the guilders who she automatically dislikes. To make things worse, her dad was kicked out of the Doorknob Society, she doesn't know why, only that he's being chased by someone unknown to her and things in that new weird dimension she'd entered are getting dangerous. It obviously doesn't help that there are a lot of secrets out there and she doesn't know who to trust. The style MJ had used was very simple, I like that. I also liked the statuses at the start of every chapter, it added a nice touch to the whole thing. I am usually fond of books that start with the first person - and this one was by no means an exception. Though for some reason it brought in mind 'The Night Circus' (for like a minute) but the whole father and daughter magician thing was similar. That and, what is it with me lately and reading books with girls that were left by their parents somewhere then discover they have some sort of super power or weird origins? I mean there's "Telesa- The Covenant Keeper", "Between the Land and The Sea" and now this! It's not that I am complaining, they're all unique and great in their own way, I am just confused about the coincidence of it all. The Paladin Academy reminds me so much of Hogwarts, and the dislike between some of the different societies in the midst is like the rivalry between Slyterin and Gryffindor. I seriously liked that. This book had so many mysteries and hooks that I couldn't help but read on till I was done! I was very disappointed to finish it since I am dying for book two. I hate that it's a series, because it means there's books 2-5 to wait for. I hope to get a chance to read them all soon! Rating: 4/5
Levina_G More than 1 year ago
*Received for review through We love YA-ARR Goodreads discussion group **Review also posted on Goodreads, amazon.com, and smashwords More like 4.3 stars. A fast-paced, action-packed, thrilling adventure from beginning to end! Chloe is an independent, kick-ass heroine who discovers her powers and comes into her own in this first book of M.J. Fletcher’s series. I really enjoyed the beginnings of a love triangle that develops between Chloe, Slade (the wholesome, slightly naïve, good boy), and Nightshade (the cocky, irresistible bad boy). I’m really looking forward to seeing how Chloe’s powers continue to manifest and would love to read about more moments between Chloe and Nightshade – their sarcastic banter and genuine, emotional conversations were compelling and they seemed to be more of a better fit for each other. Fletcher creates a unique world filled with steampunk gadgetry mixed with magic and mystery. This series has great potential!
DanicaPage More than 1 year ago
A beautiful fantasy novel. My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Disclaimers: I received an electronic copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion as part of the blog tour. I did not receive any compensation for this review nor was I obligated to write a good review. The blog tour host may have received compensation for setting up the tour however. My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I went into this novel with fairly low expectations. I expected to enjoy the novel but that was about it. Nothing could have prepared me to be blown away. At first this novel reminded me of Harry Potter which isn't necessarily a good thing. Harry Potter knock-offs drive me batty. However, despite the similarities to Harry Potter, this novel was very different and compelling in its own right. The characters drew me in from the very beginning. All of Fletcher's characters were masterfully crafted. The main characters, Chloe, James, Michael, Jess, and Edgar all drew me in from the get-go, but even the minor characters were brilliantly portrayed in this novel. I loved the way that Fletcher developed his story and how well it was written. There were some minor errors but on the whole this novel was incredibly written and a joy to read. Plus, there's a love triangle brewing....and I love love triangles. I'll definitely keep reading just because of that alone. :) But even if there wasn't the love triangle, I would have to keep reading this series. I've already mentioned this, but let me restate what I've said earlier. The prose was beautiful and masterfully crafted, the characters were compelling, and the plot line was intriguing and drew me in from the beginning. This is a great start to a series that I will definitely be keeping tabs on. In Summary: It's been awhile since I've read a fantasy novel that drew me in so completely. From the very first page to the very last page, I was hooked. Brilliantly crafted and thoroughly entertaining. Fletcher has created a novel bound to intrigue all who read it. The Wrap-up: This book truly was a pleasure to read and I'm so thankful I've had the opportunity to read it. (Note: I'm loving the wonderful self-published fiction I get to review as part of blog tours/author requests. It has allowed me to discover some true talent when it comes to writing.) This novel was incredible and I can't wait to read the sequel.
EHopper More than 1 year ago
When I was given the opportunity to read The Doorknob Society I wasn't sure if I'd pick up the book or not. I had been overwhelmed by reviews, work, looking for a permanent job, family stuff, and so much more. Was I alright with putting more on my plate? I didn't know, but the plot of this book looked interesting enough that I threw caution to the wind and said, "Why not?" Unfortunately, I think residual stress effected my experience with this book. I don't believe I enjoyed it quite as much as I could have because there are endlessly positive reviews for the book but I found myself to be struggling to get through it. This book reminds me of two things: Harry Potter, by JK Rowling, and Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman. You're introduced to the main character who discovers her parents were a part of an entirely secretive world, much like our own but different, and then is sent to a school to work on her abilities for this secret world. There is danger, of course, and something vaguely dangerous involving her parents. All of this reminds me of Harry Potter. What brings to mind Neverwhere is that many of the characters have a certain magic ability to touch doorknobs and make the doors open to... well, where ever. In Neverwhere, one of the main characters has the ability to open doors, so to find a book that brought to mind Rowling and Gaiman had me initially excited. The premise is interesting, the characters are as well, and the main characters is a female character who is willing to take charge, stick up for what she believes in, and fight. This is all wonderful and I applaud. The details of the house near the beach made me happy, the detail overall was wonderful. I just found that I, unfortunately, could not get very emotionally involved in the book. The grammatical and spelling errors weren't overwhelming in the publication although I did spot mix ups of than and then. There was also a tendency for questions marks being used when inappropriate for the sentence structure. However, these little issues didn't mar the reading itself or set the reader up for confusion. They're little and could be easily fixed. The cover art is great and exactly something that would catch my eye as a teen. I'd swoop right in for this book and probably share it with my friends. There are times where I'll read a book and simply dislike it, don't take this as being one of those times. As I mentioned, I think it was residual stress of things going on that warped my opinion of it. There are so many wonderful reviews about this book that I honestly feel I missed the broader picture. I'm keeping the book with full intentions of trying to read it once more in the future. Overall, the concept is great and it will hit on the interests of many. It should have the opportunity for more growth and development with readers who appreciate the tale that is being told.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book in the Doorknob Society Saga that would introduce you to a world full of portals, dimensions, gadgets and secret socities. A well-written book with enjoyable storyline and a fantastically very well-built world with a whole another fantasy story away from vampires and witches, but rather a new unique idea that revolves around doorknobs and magic. So the novel follows Chloe Masters, a sixteen years old girl with a life full of surprises and intense incidents ahead of her. Now struck with some life changing reveals and changes. Chloe Masters is finally faced with the truth about her father, the magician and the reality behind one of his greatest tricks. Not only her father but also about herself and her whole family and that's a lot to take in but she belongs to the Doorknob Society along with a whole another world, full of secrets, problems and societies. I think that when reading the book, things would be more clear and fun and I don't really want to give anything away ;) Shaken by her mothers disappearance ten years ago, Chloe wasn't able to embrace the idea of settling down after being out and about during her father's tours as a magician as well as going to a school but it was all after being chased by a man who tries to kill them both, herself and her father that it all started. That's when her new exciting life started. Later on though, she finds out that the Paladin Academy is nothing like a normal school but a school to improve her abilities, something like Hogwarts but much more simpler which was even more exciting. Mr. Fletcher really shined in writing his characters, all of them. I felt so very connected to Chloe and it was always as if I was right in there with her. And James Nightshade OMG! What can I say.... he was this cool-headed guy with some hidden secrets and what seemed like an interesting past and he had the essence of a bad boy which added sexiness to his character. I fell for this character from his very first appearance when he first met Chloe and he did this thing and.... you have to read this book to understand how I felt guys. And Slade, I pity him so much. Nightshade stole the show from him, at least for me but still he was so cute, although there was some sort of an illogical relationship that was built up by the end of the story between Slade and Chloe. However, Nightshade and Chloe and the banter between them was really what got me interested. I literally had to shut myself up sometimes from laughing out loudly when reading this book in public places. I was always excited when they were together. You know, I can stay here and talk about them for days but I still have a review to complete. My only problem with this book though was that I wished that there would have been a physical copy of this book and it probably needed some good editing too. Overall, this story was brilliant and despite the fact that this is an e-book, it made it's way to…. I guess to my favorites e-shelf :) Do I recommend it? Like, is that even a question ;) I whole-heartedly enjoyed this book and I would of course recommend it. I haven't actually enjoyed a book like this in a while now. So I would say that if you are a fantasy lover, then just go ahead and read this book. Such a cliffhanger but who doesn't like happy endings with a sprinkle of action. Cannot wait to start reading the next book in the series!
KimmiesBookshelf More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved The Doorknob Society! Once I started reading it I had hard time setting it down. It was fast-paced, action packed, and it also had a great storyline! I thought the author created such a fascinating world in this book! I was intrigued by all the different societies and I really enjoyed learning about each of them. One of my favorite things about this book was the wonderful cast of characters! Not only was Chloe awesome, but so were all of her friends. I loved Nightshade! He was by far my favorite character and I also really liked Edgar too! He made me laugh! The only thing I didn't like about this story was the relationship between Chloe and Slade, I just wasn't feeling it. I thought Slade was a nice guy and I liked how he was always looking out for Chloe, but I just didn’t really care for them as a couple. Overall, I thought this was a great read and I can't wait to start the next book in this series! My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
lprather66 More than 1 year ago
The Doorknob Society will take you into a world full of gears, gadgets, portals, dimensions and secret societies. It will grab your attention and not let it go. Get in line for the ride of a lifetime with twists and turns and action from start to finish. Chloe has suffered with anger and abandonment issues since her mom disappeared when she was young. She has traveled with her dad's magical act until a mysterious man tries to kill them. This propels her into a world full of secrets that will change her life forever. The author does an excellent job of creating a cast of characters that continue to develop as the story unfolds. I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it. I am looking forward to the next installment in this series.
Christine_Fonseca More than 1 year ago
This was a good book overall! I enjoyed the setting, character development and storyline. I had a little problem with the pacing, though that could be a personal preference thing. Great start to a new, interesting series.
princess_sara More than 1 year ago
I was given this book to review, and enjoyed reading it! It is the story of Chloe Masters as she discovers she is from a magic society and family. Chloe learns through trials what her powers are and gains friends and enemies along the way. She gets the help of her friends as she goes on a mission to save her father, and herself. I loved the guys in the group, Edgar, Slade, and Nightshade. There is the start of a frustrating love triangle, and I have a clear idea of who I love best. There is also Jessica her cousin, and the annoying Val. I recommend this book to teenagers and lovers of different magics. 3.5 stars from me.