Reviewed by Bookmonstress Méabh
Author: Gregory Funaro
Book 1 of 2 in Odditorium series
My book review today is on Gregory Funaro’s magical, funny tale of Alistair Grim’s Odditorium. One of the cool things about this story is that it takes you back in time – to Victorian England. When 12-year-old orphan Grubb hides out in someone’s trunk to avoid a beating from his cruel master, he emerges into the fantastical world of the Odditorium and meets the mysterious owner, Mr Grim. Grubb becomes Mr Grim’s apprentice and quickly settles into his new life in the enchanted Odditorium. But when their peaceful world comes under attack, Grubb gets whisked off on a perilous adventure to prevent the evil Prince Nightshade from wielding the magic that powers the Odditorium. Grubb must draw on his courage and wits if he is to succeed in defeating the villain. This was such a fun read; full of magic and bizarre characters. You’ll love it! NO SPOILERS!!!