Hazzardous Universe (Hazzardous Universe #1)
A guy who works in his grandfather’s magic shop expects weird things to happen. But Hap Hazzard has never had a day like this. First, a freaky old man in a cape who calls himself "Torval" visits the shop and somehow makes a trash can explode. Then Torval delivers an ominous message to Hap’s grandfather, upsetting the old man so badly that he yells at Hap for the first time...more
I loved this book (which I was lucky ...more
I found Hazzardous Universe to be a fun, quick read. I really wanted to give it one more star, but I'll go over both the pros and cons in my review.
Let go ahead and get the negatives over with... I just couldn't quite make a connection with the characters. I'm not really sure why - none of them are obnoxious or unlikeable. I kept wanting to find a little more depth, a little more complexity. That isn't to say that the characters are two-dimension ...more
In any case, when I had a chance to buy it (and the sequel) from Julie at a convention, I made sure to do so.
It has been worth the wait.
The characters and situations were fun and interesting to read about.
It is a YA book, but I think adults would like it too.
Of course, I'm a little biased because I love magic and wish I would have written this story :)
Setting: The st ...more
My boy likes the st ...more
2) Genre: Middle Grade
3) Synopsis: Hap Hazzard finds himself in outer space. Far away from his family and home, he needs to find a way to not only get home but save it.
4) Feelings: For some reason I never really get into this book. Maybe I am too mature to read middle grade books. Although I have never been described as too mature for anything. It still had an interesting premise. Quick and interesting enough.
5) Final recommendation: Probably a really good book for a 1 ...more
It's light enough that it shouldn't give anyone nightmares (not even the younger readers). The plot is pretty fast-paced, making it a quick and easy read. I think the characters and creatures are imaginative and interesting.
This was a fun story. I loved the illustrations. I liked that ...more
There are great creatures and interesting planets to explore. Wonderful characters, Hap Hazzard and his eventual friend, Tara, learn some good lessons as they take a ride on Nana, the pizza shaped ship. I especially enjoyed the character of Mosh.
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I highly recommend this book for any young adult or adult looking for a good time in the awesomeness of this book.
She has one husband, three kids, one dog, and a varying amount of fish, frogs, and salamanders (depending on attrition).
She loves ...more