Originally posted on my blog The Mortal Jessica (www.themortaljessica.wordpress.com)

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. This post isn't sponsored in any way.

Hey, guys!  I've put this review off for a few weeks so I could get back on track with school but I finally remembered to do this one, and today I'm reviewing Tommy Black and the Staff of Light by Jake Kerr, an indie book that's been compared to Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, so if you enjoy those books, then keep reading, because you might be interested in Tommy Black!  

Here's the Amazon synopsis:

For fourteen-year-old Tommy Black, nothing is worse than being raised by an overprotective grandfather in the city that never sleeps. That is until his grandfather is captured by magical creatures and Tommy has to save him with his family's magical staff. That wouldn't be so bad, but the only magic he can do with the staff is weak--making light. What the heck can you do with light? Tommy finds out as he fights golems, shadow creatures, and djinn in a journey that features a magical river, an enchanted train, and an illusionary fortress. But the worst part of all? Tommy has to save his grandfather with the help of Naomi, a girl whose talent with magic is only rivaled by her ability to hurl insults.

I read this a few months ago but due to my taking a break from blogging, I never got around to posting a review, but trust me y'all, it's amazing.  Tommy is a great character and he goes through so much character development and challenges throughout the book that I couldn't help but love it. Especially since it's set before WW2.  I love that era so it was easy for me to get into it! I knew just from reading the synopsis that I would love it, and I was totally hooked from the first sentence!  I gave it a 4.5/5 stars for being an awesome read. I need the second book in my hands now! And you guys need to go get the book on Amazon now and check it out.  I'll link it below.

https://www.amazon.com/Tommy-Black-Staff-Light-1/dp/0692316663/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485484024&sr=8-1&keywords=tommy+black+and+the+staff+of+light

Thanks for reading!