The League and the Lantern (Book Review) 22

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I heard about this new “The League and the Lantern” book from FlyByPromotions and couldn’t wait to read it. I knew that it was a bit out of my age range…hey, just a bit!! ha/ha …but figured it would be fun to read, and a great story. Hearing the story in the video below about why he wanted to start writing this and how he is giving back to those less fortunate, made me even more interested in the book, the author and hopefully a movie!!

The story was great! Even for someone who is just a bit out of the age range…ha/ha…it had a great way of drawing you into the story, which is something that I love.  You could feel the action and actually felt that you were a part of it.  This would be a great book to read as a family, or let your kids enjoy for their book report at school!

I would recommend this book for any boy or girl. The description says ages 9 to 14, but it might even be a story that other ages would enjoy, as well. There is talk of it becoming a movie, or even a type of series, so that would be amazing! This would be something fun to watch to put the pictures with the words!

It was great to receive this letter in the book from the author, as well (it meant a lot):


Thank you FlyBy and Brian Wells for letting me read this book and review it. I know that my TigerStrypes readers will enjoy it!

Check out the #TheLeagueAndTheLantern book by Brian Wells @League_Lantern & enter 2 win! #FlyBy Share on X

About The Book:

leagueAfter a disastrous sixth grade, Jake Herndon is anxiously awaiting his Big Do-Over, starting with his new school’s notorious seventh grade sleepover. Awkward team-building games and forced fun quickly become the least of his problems, however, when a dangerous organization invades and the night takes a shocking turn. Jake and two new classmates, Lucy and TJ, barely escape, only to find themselves in a fight for survival on the streets of Chicago. Over the next 48 hours they unravel a mystery dating back to the Civil War and an incredible secret about Jake s family.
Full of unforgettable characters and unexpected twists, The League and the Lantern is a jaw-dropping ride of mind-bending revelations and laugh-out-loud humor. If Jake and his new friends can make it through this weekend, they just might have a shot at seventh grade.

In this debut novel, family television executive producer and dad Brian Wells has created an epic, rip-roaring comedy adventure that s also about courage, family and friendship. The result is an engaging mix of great characters, crackling wit and unexpected twists that 9- to 14-year-olds, entertainment executives and family groups are applauding.

Wells works from the belief that great entertainment is driven by memorable characters and imaginative writing, and it shows. The League and The Lantern delivers all of this and more without objectionable language or inappropriate themes. Throw in a plot that traces back to real historical figures and you’ve got what some are calling Percy Jackson meets National Treasure.

As an extra bonus, the book also invisibly weaves in 140 of the top vocabulary words for middle school success. A free downloadable study guide is available on the book’s website.


The League and the Lantern Product Details:

Hardcover: 282 pages
Publisher: Republic Ink; First edition (May 16, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0997227001
ISBN-13: 978-0997227000
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,598 in Books
#9435 in Books > Children’s Books

About The Author:

Raised on the edge of the jungles of Nigeria and the prairies of Illinois, executive producer Brian Wells has helped bring to life award-winning network television movies that have been enjoyed by millions and applauded by family organizations across the U.S. Although seventh grade was the worst year of Brian’s life, it helped him develop the imagination and catlike reflexes he enjoys today. This is his first novel.


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8 years ago

ohh We love reading over here! I have a houseful of kids, I’ll have to check this book out! I love the video about the author! #HomeMattersParty

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

Sounds like a book my kids would have loved! Thanks for sharing and being a wonderful co-host of the #HomeMattersParty – we love having you on the team! 🙂

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Michelle James
8 years ago

This sounds like a great book! I have a 13 yo nephew who loves to read. I will share this with him! #HomeMattersParty

Heart of a Philanthropist Blogger Kim

I have been trying to introduce my son to new authors. He mainly likes Lego books and Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. I’m hoping he will love this book.

Alamance Christian School library

Readers would be all the interested kiddos at Alamance Christian School (middle school). I donate quite a few books to the library that I review or win and this wold be a great addition

8 years ago

My 8 year old son is so hard to find books for but I think he’d like it. Thanks for featuring it and the giveaway!

8 years ago

Sometimes the books meant for the younger are actually enjoyed by the older set–I have read a couple like that as well!! I have a feeling that I would enjoy this book!

valmg @ Mom Knows It All

I think that sounds like it might be a fun read. I don’t go only by suggested age, I also go by if the description interests me.

blake mandelberg
8 years ago

looks like this was a popular book this week 🙂 – sounds like a great read for young adults and some lucky winner of that giveaway! thanks for sharing bee #homemattersparty

Stacey Welch-Andrade
8 years ago

Wow what a great story! Thanks for sharing #HomeMattersParty

LZ Cathcart @The Summery Umbrella

I love finding new books (whatever the age range!) so I’ll definitely check this one out! As long as keeps my interest I’m totally game 🙂 Thanks for sharing!