Wednesday, June 26, 2013

BLOG TOUR [Excerpt & REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!!!] Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy (Book 2) by Jeff Gunhus

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Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy (Book 2)

Since I can’t be certain that you read my first book about the night I found out I was a monster hunter, I should start out with a warning.
First, monsters are real. Vampires, werewolves, zombies, demons; you name it. In fact they are more common than you could ever imagine. Second, this book is not make-believe. This is a truthful account of my life as a monster hunter and the mysterious circumstances that seem to constantly surround me. Third, reading this book makes you fair game for monsters.
You heard me right: the simple act of reading this book will attract monsters to you and give them the go-ahead to attack. Usually, if you were under fourteen years old, you would be safe by the Law of Quattuordecim, an ancient truce between man and monster that protects non-combatant children on both sides until sundown on their fourteenth birthday. I blew it by attacking a monster that was trying to eat someone I knew the day before my birthday. You’re about to blow it by reading this book.
If you’re over fourteen, you are already at risk for monster attacks, but in reality they are few and far between. Still, by reading this book, you are guaranteeing they will come after you. So don’t come crying to me if a rock troll chops off your feet or a harpy eats one of your eyeballs. The choice is yours.
However, if you decide to turn the page, you’ll be reading about the Monster Hunter Academy, a place no non-monster hunter has ever seen or heard about before. What happened there is not for those with weak stomachs or for those who are easily upset. There is blood and gore and death and, like it or not, some kissing. But there is also an adventure unlike anything you have ever seen before.
So turn the page if you dare. The adventure starts now.

Jack Templar
Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy (Book 2) After barely surviving the onslaught of monsters that tried to kill him the day before his fourteenth birthday, Jack Templar leaves his hometown on a quest to rescue his father and discover the truth about his past. Joined by his friends Will and T-Rex, and led by Eva, the mysterious one-handed monster hunter, Jack sets out for the Monster Hunter Academy where he hopes to find answers to his questions. Little does he suspect that the Academy is filled with dangers of its own, many of them more terrifying than anything he’s faced so far.

I just love these books. This is the second book in the Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy series. It was fun, entertaining and fast paced. (I sound like I'm advertising a movie...)! And as a mom and teacher of a middle school son this book will definitely hold his attention.  And those of you that teach or have that age children know that these days it takes a lot to do that with all of the electronics and game consoles they have now. Jack will keep them entertained.

This book begins where the last one ended. Jack, Eva, T-Rex, and Will were all on a boat sailing across the sea to the Monster Hunter Academy. Jack was set on finding out were his dad was and then going to get him. Discovering that it was going to take a while to become a first level monster hunter and he wasn't going to hang around. He made a promise to become one before leaving and found out a way to do it quickly. By entering into the Cave of Trials and finding the ring. But what Jack didn't know was while he was in there all HADES broke out in the camp. Now that's about all I need to tell you but it just gets better and better. Jacks adventure in the cave then what happens next you will just have to read it to find out.

Jeff is an awesome writer. He has the ability to keep the story page turning at a fast paced so that the reader doesn't lose interest. If you haven't read the first one you definitely need to read it then grab this one. You will not be disappointed with either one.

5 Stars!!

Jack Templar: Monster Hunter Orphan Jack Templar has no memory of his parents and only the smallest details from his Aunt Sophie about how they died. The day before Jack's fourteenth birthday, things start to change for him. At first it's great: A sudden new strength helps him defend his nose-picking friend "T-Rex" from the school bully, and even his crush, Cindy Adams, takes notice. But then a mysterious girl named Eva arrives and tells him two facts that will change his life forever. First, that he's the descendent of a long line of monster hunters and he's destined to be in the family business. Second, that there's a truce between man and monster that children are off-limits...until their fourteenth birthday! Jack has only one day before hundreds of monsters will descend on his little town of Sunnyvale and try to kill him. As if that weren't enough, things get even more complicated when Jack discovers that the Lord of the Creach (as the monsters are collectively known) holds a personal grudge against him and will do anything to see that Jack has a slow and painful death. To stay alive and save his friends, Jack will have to battle werewolves, vampires, harpies, trolls, zombies and more. But perhaps the most dangerous thing he must face is the truth about his past. Why do the other hunters call him the last Templar? Why do they whisper that he may be the "One?" Why do the monsters want him dead so badly? Even as these questions plague him, he quickly discovers survival is his new full-time job and that in the world of monster hunters, nothing is really what it seems.
Awards for Jack Templar Monster Hunter
Book of the Year Finalist by Forward Magazine  
Next Generation Indie Book Finalist
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Parents Choice Recommended Book Award
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   Indie Excellence Finalist      
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Author Jeff Gunhus Jeff Gunhus grew up in Cyprus, Greece, and Saudi Arabia where there was a distinct lack of television. He quickly found books were the gateway to incredible adventures, fascinating characters and unbelievable discoveries. Now, with five children of his own (all who watch too much television, in his opinion), he has enjoyed revisiting his old books and reliving those adventures all over again.

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