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Uncovering Cobbogoth

(Cobbogoth #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  227 ratings  ·  86 reviews
Norah Lukens needs to uncover the truth about the fabled lost city of Cobbogoth. After her archaeologist uncle’s murder, Norah is asked to translate his old research journal for evidence and discovers that his murder was a cover-up for something far more sinister.

When she turns to neighbor and only friend James Riley for help, she realizes that not only is their bitter-sw
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 13th 2014 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media (first published December 3rd 2011)
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Mar 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's "i shirked responsibility and read this in two days" good ...more
Cheryl Landmark
Mar 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Icelandic mythology and magical race called the Cobbogothians that Ms. Clark created was profoundly interesting and intriguing. And, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. There was plenty of mystery, suspense, romance and danger.

Norah's character was very likeable--she was intelligent, strong, independent and feisty. And, she used her smarts effectively to try and solve the mystery of her uncle's horrendous murder. James was a bit of a mystery at first and some of his actions raised a lot of ques
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this book! It captured my attention from the first page and kept it the entire time.

Norah's parents died when she was a baby. Her Uncle Jack, an archaeologist, sent her away to Dunstan Academy for her senior year. Norah is now heading home to Boston. Her friend James is picking her up at the bus station and she's nervous to see him. They were very close and the best of friends and things got weird right before she left. He didn't contact her while she was gone and she's not s
I really enjoyed this one. I liked the new mythology and learning about the Cobbogothians. I thought the story and mythology was well developed. Norah is our heroine and I thought she was likable. She’s lived a very sheltered life with her uncle, who is a famous archeologist. She also has a photographic memory and her only friend is the “boy next door” James. I liked James and wish he was in the book more. We mostly see him in flashbacks and I would have liked to see him in the present. I think ...more
At first I was afraid this was going to be a weird sci-fi book. It's not. Once I got into it, I could hardly put it down. I loved the romance, of course, but the actual sci-fi plot was good too, IMO. I am disappointed that this is only the first book so I am going to have to wait a long time until the next one comes out. ...more
Bonnie (A Backwards Story)
Check out the full review on my blog for a chance to win a copy of COBBOGOTH as well as an in-depth video on the novel's interior/exterior cover analysis!

I love when books can be categorized as "mythology" or a "fairy tale" even when they're 100% out of the author's own imagination with no reliance on a traditional tale. For me, this is COBBOGOTH. It creates its own mythology and makes you feel as though Cobbogothians are real. It makes you want to look up tales about this race of people and hea
Sep 22, 2014 rated it liked it
I was hooked pretty much immediately. Within the first chapter I definitely wanted to unravel the mysteries that were being introduced. I appreciated the unique story world. This didn't feel like recycled version of current popular books (though I did have some flashes to Twilight with the romance.) The action sequences were well-written. I was tense and reading quickly to hear what would happen next. The descriptions evoked emotion, but were not so graphic as to completely gross me out.

While I
Oct 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, fantasy, ya, adventure
Norah has been raised by her famous archaeologist uncle, Jack, since her parents died when she was just a baby. Jack was obsessed with the Cobbogothians, so Norah knew their myths by heart. When she comes home from school to find her uncle murdered, her world is turned upside down. He uncle sent her a journal and asked her to protect it. It was his journal about the Cobbogothians and it is the only one she has never read. In the journal Norah finds clues that lead her back to the Cobbogothian my ...more
Kimber Wheaton
Apr 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

3.5 Stars

Uncovering Cobbogoth enters the fascinating world of archaeology and mythology, blending mystery and intrigue into an intriguing tale. One thing I really enjoyed about this novel is that it's quite different from the other urban fantasy/paranormal books out there. I always appreciate a good mystery, and if it revolves around mythology, then all the better.

Norah grew up with her famous archaeologist uncle after the deat
Jun 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers. They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones -- maybe only the stones -- understood.” - Annie Dillard

Nora Lukens is coming home from Dunstan University and is looking forward to seeing her Uncle Jack again. their reunion is marked by a horrible tragedy and Nora is devastated with grief. an old research journal from her Uncle may be the only clue that would lead to ans
Diane Coto
May 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
At one time, the Cobbogothians were only a myth to seventeen year old Norah Lukens. But when her Uncle Jack was brutally killed, she needed to quickly decipher his archaeology journal in order to try to solve his murder. Now she not only needs to believe the Cobbogothians are real, but she needs to find the lost city of Cobbogoth. It would seem the Cobbogothians have enemies too which places Norah more in harm’s way. They are powerful and will go to any limits to discover what she knows.

Before d
Kathryn Cooper
Sep 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed on Kathryn Cooper Writes

This was a great book!!! Everyone go read it. . . right now. Uncovering Cobbogoth took my emotions on a roller coaster ride. I was happy, sad, heart-broken, excited, betrayed, scared, nervous, angry, ecstatic. Norah was fun to follow as she learned more about the Cobbogothians.

I loved the mythical creatures. Some were awesome and amazing others were plain creepy and terrifying. Norah searched to learn more about herself and to keep herself and those she loved a
Katie W
Aug 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm always in awe of an author who can spin a fantastic tale full of adventure, romance, and creative ideas. That's exactly what a reader gets with this one.

Norah is unlucky. Born prematurely, she loses her parents while in the hospital. And now, right after her graduation, she finds out that her uncle is murdered. Who can she trust? Who can help her solve the mysteries surrounding his death and the mysterious fabled city of Cobbogoth?

That's where her neighbor James comes in. He's a fire fighter
Oct 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't give it 5 stars, though I do think it is a very creative and imaginative read. It lacks the 5th stare only do to the fact that most of the new terms and word,s do to the imagination of a different world, got a bit confusing. So much was introduced that I couldn't remember what certain things were confusing. So that said, I really enjoyed the story as a whole and, like most first books in a series, I am hoping that in the coming ones I will start catching onto all the words for this new ...more
Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
One of my pseudo roommates (she lived across the hall) from college wrote this wonderful book. She's created this whole mythology which is just amazing. The book was a page turner and a fun read. YA fiction. Looking forward to the next one, Hannah! ...more
Mar 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read this book super fast with my hubby. It was awesome. I would recommend it to anyone!
Lynanne Carroll
May 23, 2014 rated it liked it
I also have a blog post coming on the 24th as a blogger on Hannah Clark's Uncovering Cobbogoth Blog Tour. If you want to take a look, here is the link to my blog (has all links for book trailer, author info, etc.):

*I received a PDF copy from Cedar Fort in exchange for an honest and fair review.*

Uncovering Cobbogoth is a tale of delightful creativity, an immersion into a world where myths—particularly Icelandic myths—aren't actually myths, but reality. Its
Desiree Putaski
Aug 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Uncovering Cobbogoth blended mythology and fantasy into an exciting roller coaster ride!

Have you ever wondered what happened to “lost” civilizations? Did the Atlantians truly just disappear or did they go into hiding, never revealing their true identities? There are many theories and myths surrounding civilizations that have disappeared. In Uncovering Cobbogoth Hannah Clark explores the lost city of Cobbogoth and it’s inhabitants, the Cobbogothians (entirely made up, of course, but she does an a
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Before I start on the review I just want to point out that I did really enjoy the story and felt like it was really unique story and very different. The whole concept of the story is really interesting and I love her twist of mythology and alchemy. And the main character of the story is pretty awesome. She is really smart and has a lot of fire in her that I really loved about her. I love how the story goes that you see open more into herself.

Now Moving on. In the beginning of the story I was a
*I received a copy of this from the author in exchange for an honest review.
*Full review can be found at Part of that World.

I've been wanting to read this book ever since I read the blurb. Fantasy is definitely my favorite genre, and I was excited to learn about the lost city of Cobbogoth (I actually thought it might be a real myth/legend). Of course, then I felt stupid. This is clearly a fantastical legend of a people called Cobbogothians. And I was pulled in from the very first page.

Rating: 4
Lelia Taylor
Apr 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
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After months away at boarding school, Norah is returning home to her uncle, the only family she has. This is not an easy homecoming though, because of the strain between her and her best friend, James, but even that awkwardness pales when Norah and James find the police at her home. Why would anyone want to kill an archaeologist? Could his government work have something to do with it? And why is the police detective so eager to have her translate a journal written in a secret code without having ...more
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
MARCH 26, 2014 UPDATE: A SEQUEL WILL BE HERE SOON! I just heard this awesome news from the awesome author, and I wanted to share it with everyone else who loved the first book, and has been waiting for news on book 2!

I was incredibly hesitant to read Uncovering Cobbogoth. It isn't the type of book that I normally read, and that scared me. But I have been trying really hard lately to expand my horizons a bit, so I decided to take a chance and just go for it. Let me tell you.....
I am SO Glad th
Mar 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: magical, romance, ya, myths
GENRE: YA Fantasy
THEME: Elements, Myths
RECEIVED: Review Request for The Teen Book Scene

I love mythology, but what I enjoy even more is when an author creates their own myth and a world all out of their imagination. Hannah Clark crafted a myth about the Cobbogothians, a race of magical beings who lived in a hidden world. I absolutely enjoyed this novel, though it was a lot of information to take in, it was full of adventure, mystery and a bit of romanc
Aug 04, 2014 rated it really liked it

Norah Lukens has always been a bit strange. Her looks and photographic memory have set her apart from her peers, along with her intense love of physics. When her anxiety starts getting severe, her uncle sends her off to a special school. For her 18th birthday Norah is returning back home to Boston to celebrate with her uncle. The celebration is short lived though as her uncle is discovered dead in his home. Things go from bad to worse in a hurry, and Norah finds herself immersed in a world she t
Aug 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
My Rating 4.5 Stars.

Uncovering Cobbogoth brings together fantasy and mythology for a thrilling ride. Norah, or Nor as she is called, is an almost eighteen year old who lives with her Uncle Jack. Both of her parents passed away in a fire when she was a baby, so her archaeological overprotective uncle has been taking care of her. However, he has uncovered something that has led to his death as some suspect. Using secretive language, Nor must decipher a journal to find out who or what has gotten he
Sher A. Hart
Aug 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews
Uncovering Cobbogoth turned out to be one surprise after another. I like surprises.… First, the female lead started about as far from a kick butt heroine as you can get. Norah’s idiosyncrasies added a lot of interest and sympathy, especially for her feelings of abandonment. Second, apart from the murder mystery concerning who killed her uncle, one mystery followed another along with mishaps and attacks even by the supposed good guys. It’s pretty cool when an author twists a boyfriend’s behavior ...more
DelAnne Frazee
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Uncovering Cobbogoth
Author: Hannah L Clark
Illustrator: Rebeka G Shakespear
Publisher: Sweetwater Books
Published: 5-13-2014
ISBN: 13: 978-1-4621-1426-9
Pages: 333
Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Fantashy, Myths & Legends, Romance, Young Adult
Overall Rating: Great
Reviewed For: I'm A Reader Not A Writer
Reviewer: DelAnne

Norah Lukens went to live with her Uncle Jake following the death of her parents when she was just a baby. Norah was raised with love and caring and bec
Feb 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Ashley by: Teen Book Scene
Shelves: own
I have to admit that when I first read the synopsis up there; I thought to myself that this would be one of those books that I would put on the back burner and will eventually get to hopefully, but when Teen Book Scene decided to put together a tour and asked if I wanted on it; I said yes. When I received the book I just set it off to the side and looked at it every now and then. I really didn't know how to approach it, but sure enough it kept calling to me and I eventually opened it up. And the ...more
Aug 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Uncovering Cobbogoth was interesting, unique, intriguing, and vivid. This was a page-turner and I wasn’t expecting it to be this good.

I like fantasy and I like mythologies. That’s essentially what this book is, but at the same time it’s more. It takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions, opens your eyes, and sucks you into this new world.

I couldn’t put this one down. I had to know what happened next. This book is filled with twists and turns. You will always be guessing what is going to hap
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Hannah L. Clark Hannah L. Clark is the author of the Cobbogoth series; a Young Adult fantasy adventure. She lives with her family in the beautiful Rocky Mountains where she spends much of her time imagining all sorts of fantastical things. Her first children's book "In My Imagination" will be available in October 2017.

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