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Warren the 13th and The All-Seeing Eye

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4.10  ·  Rating details ·  1,384 ratings  ·  437 reviews
Warren the 13th is the lone bellhop, valet, waiter, groundskeeper, and errand boy of his family’s ancient hotel. It’s a strange, shadowy mansion full of crooked corridors and mysterious riddles—and it just might be home to a magical object known as the All-Seeing Eye. Can Warren decipher the clues and find the treasure before his sinister Aunt Annaconda (and a slew of gree ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published November 24th 2015 by Quirk Books
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Jun 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kiddiwinx, netgalley
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this is a pretty delightful middle grade book, perfectly suited for its intended age range and for adults who are young at heart.

the illustrations are great* - very lively and appropriate to the story and its atmosphere. without them, i might not have been drawn to this book, which i saw as an illustrated mock-up at BEA and immediately said WANT!!! i was thrilled to be approved for it through netgalley, and i thought it was a very cute and charming read.

i know that the words i am using - "cut
Jun 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Meet 12-year-old Warren, heir to his family's hotel business. Someday . . .
Right now he is the sole bellhop, handyman, exterminator, room-service valet, and all-around errand boy. Is it any wonder he dreams of travel and adventure? Warren works so hard because the hotel is temporarily under the management of his lazy Uncle Rupert. And if that isn't bad enough, there's Rupert's new wife, Aunt Annaconda, who is convinced that somewhere in the hotel is hidden the fabled All-Seeing Eye which is rum
Maria (Big City Bookworm)

*Disclaimer* I was asked to read Warren The 13th and The All-Seeing Eye by Quirk Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way.


Happy Friday the 13th everyone! Today is a special day! Not only is it Friday the 13th, but we are also celebrating Warren The 13th and the All-Seeing Eye by Tania Del Rio and Will Staehle! Warren The 13th caught my eye a little while ago with it’s beautiful cover and fantastic illustrations. I have wanted to read it ever since and
Amanda Jane
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was fortunate to receive a copy of Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye thanks to NetGalley, Quirk books and the author Tania del Rio for a fair and honest review.

What an absolute delight!

I am sure that middle aged children and the young at heart will wholeheartedly enjoy this book, quite frankly it's just a whole lot of fun. It is fast paced with lots of twists and turns, and I believe it will hold the attention of the age group it is intended for.

The protagonist 12 year old Warren is just
Sarah Churchill
Oct 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this quirky middlegrade with a dark twist. It's fast paced and kept me guessing as Warren and his friends tried to solve the mystery before evil aunt Anna-conda. I particularly loved that Warren was so far removed from the usual protagonist looks-wise and to some extent personality-wise too, though he was of course brave and loyal.

I have to also mention the illustrations of course. I've read a paperback arc of the book provided by the publisher, but the illustrations are so
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I almost gave this five stars for the art alone. I ADORED it. Staehle's work is distinctive, odd, and just plain fun. I'm not sure what medium he used, but it's all in black, white, and red, and he uses lots of intricate line work. His illustrations are worked into every page, and they're absolutely wonderful.

This is a fun middle-grade story that's weird, wonderful, and just a little bit spooky. It's just the kind of read I was looking for to get in the Halloween spirit without actually
Ivonne Rovira
Jul 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: children but not their parents
Recommended to Ivonne by: NetGalley
Pity poor Warren the 13th! A very homely orphan being raised by his lazy Uncle Rupert, Warren lives in the decrepit Warren Hotel, which was planned by Warren the First and built by his architect son, Warren the Second. Due to Rupert’s laziness and incompetence, the once luxurious hotel has become dilapated since Warren’s father, Warren the 12th died when Warren was 7. A large staff has been reduced to a kindly chef, Warren’s tutor, and poor Warren, who serves as bellhop, housekeeper, maid, and j ...more
Stephanie (Reading is Better With Cupcakes)

So this book was so much fun! I realize the cover kind of promises this to you, but I am please to report that the cover is not lying to you!

Warren the 13th and the All Seeing Eye is about Warren the 13th (can I tell you anything more obvious? Probably not). Warren the 13th lives with his Uncle Rupert, Aunt Annaconda, and a few others in an pretty run down hotel. However, the hotel wasn't always run down. When Warren's father was alive it was a beautiful place and business was thriving. Unfortun
Wart Hill
I really really enjoyed this and under normal circumstances it would be a 4 star read for me but for one thing:

the decision to use the term "spirit animal" to mean the animal forms evil witches take was a poor one, and every time it was used it made me angry.
Kim Ebner
Feb 16, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a really nice story about a kindhearted boy, Warren, who lives with and is being raised by his lazy uncle and his witch of a wife who hates Warren and is really nasty to him. Yes, it's all quite stereotypical but it's still an entertaining enough read. Unfortunately the story wasn't quite as dark as I'd hoped for (based on the cover) but there were still a number of evil characters to keep things interesting. The story is fairly simple and lacks complexity, making this a story for younge ...more
Heena Rathore P.
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Warren the 13th And The All-Seeing Eye is a delightful read not only for children but for adults as well (at least I enjoyed reading it and would love to read it again!)


This story is about Warren (the 13th), a toad-faced and unlucky 12-year-old orphan who stays with his uncle Rupert, a lazy dumb chap, and his wife, Annaconda, a clever witch who continuously troubles Warren to search The All-Se
Thank you netgalley for providing me a copy in exchange of a honest review!
Actual rating: 3.5/5 stars

This was one fun middle-grade book!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was fun and fast-paced and always kept me on edge, as I was always discovering new elements and trying to put the pieces together to solve the puzzle. The author did a real great job with the writing, the setting and the plot. I loved the atmosphere of mystery and magic... Everything was so well put together!

Warren is
Hope Sloper

Laila and I agree, Warren the 13th is the most adorable character we’ve read to date, and his story is five-star-awesomeness. We really took our time reading the book because we fell in love with it immediately, and knew it would be sad to reach the last page. The task of taking our time wasn’t easy, because the story, the characters, and the setting is that good. From the first page to the last we experienced a range of emotions from this delightful little story. You will laugh often, you will
Sarah Pickles
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 3-5-novels, fantasy
Although I loved the cover, I have to be honest and say I wasn't particularly excited about reading 'Warren the 13th and The All-Seeing Eye', mainly because fantasy isn't my favourite genre. I was delightfully surprised. This is an unusual story about Warren the 13th, who lives with his Uncle and his new bride in a run down hotel. Warren, who will inherit the hotel when he is 18, is doing his best to keep the hotel going, despite his Uncle's best efforts to do as little as possible and let it ru ...more
Book Review & Giveaway: What happens when you pair up an award-winning designer and illustrator, a.k.a. Will Staehle, with a comic-book writer and artist, Tania Del Rio – even if they live 2 states away from each other? Why, Warren the 13th And The All-Seeing Eye of course! The concept was Will’s idea but the collaboration is a match made in reading and visual heaven for middle grade readers, and even adults like me. I could just look at the illustrations all day long and be a happy camper b ...more
Scarlett Sims
This is more or less Lemony Snicket writes The Grand Budapest Hotel and Tim Burton directs.

I'm enjoying a lot of middle-grade books lately, especially ones with a good adventure/mystery/puzzle component because they remind me of some of my favorite books from when I was in that age group (or probably a bit younger since I was an advanced reader). Plus the illustrations in the book are really great; they are all in tones of red, black, and white and the shape and weight of the book is just great
Lupe Dominguez
This was super cute and well written. With a fun plot and fast pace, it's sure to satisfy children and adults alike. I simply loved it.
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully drawn, wonderfully written and a pleasure to read.

Definately one for the bookshelves.
Pam ☼Because Someone Must Be a Thorn☼ Tee
WARREN THE 13TH AND THE ALL-SEEING EYE has a fun story that is made very special by the artwork that runs all throughout the book.

2 sample pages from WARREN the 13TH AND THE ALL-SEEING EYE

Warren is a boy who is the 13th in his line of hoteliers. As the story begins he is too young to run the hotel and that job has been handed over to his uncle Rupert. Unfortunately his uncle has let the place run down to the point where most of the staff has run off, except for one loyal cook and Warren's tutor. To make matters even worse Rupert has recently married
Liz at Midnight Bloom Reads
Nov 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ever since Warren the 13th's father passed away and his uncle became his guardian, the Warren Hotel has steadily fallen into disrepair. Uncle Rupert is lazy and loves to nap, but most troubling is that he's too smitten with his new wife to notice there's something seriously off about her. Aunt Annaconda is searching for a treasure known as the All-Seeing Eye, upending the furniture and floorboards of the hotel in her obsession to find it.

Warren is a sweet, endearing twelve-year-old boy living a
Brenda A
Sep 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley

Warren is a creepy little child, who works in a rundown old hotel with a menacing aunt always troubling him and unusual guests coming to call. one visitor seems to set off a chain of events that throws Warren's young life into upheaval, and suddenly he's in a race to find a legendary object he's not even sure he wants.

What makes this so great are the illustrations. My copy was still missing the final few chapter illustrations, but what I DID get to see was perfect. Everything is dark a
Katarina (dancing_books)
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a lovely and fun read!
Warren is an orphan living with his Uncle Rupert and Aunt Anaconda in hotel build by Warren's ancestors, that is now pretty ruined due to his uncle's lazziness. Aunt Anaconda is on the hunt for this mythical object, called the All-Seeing Eye, but no one knows where it is, or what it is for that matter. In this fun and fast paced story Warren has to stop his evil Aunt, and along the way he meets all kinds of different characters, from witches and pirates to giant octop
Dec 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wow, this book was so incredibly fun. I'm a huge fan of middle grade books, especially those that people of all ages can read and still enjoy. This book fits that description to a T. I love how complex and fleshed out both the characters and plot were and I really enjoyed that the plot wasn't obvious, campy, or dumbed down, just to cater to a "young audience". There are many middle grade books that I've read with beautiful illustrations that usurp the writing and storylines, but this was not one ...more
Sep 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

With its creepy moments and fun characters, this book was a delight to read—it reminded me of the stories that I did read when I was younger. It’s fun and quick to pull you into the story; with cookie characters and an adorable and sweet protagonist that has too good of a heart, even for the bad guys, but still manages to save the day. The illustrations, along, are gorgeous and fit perfectly with the story of this spooky yet gol
adam (booksss.0k)
Nov 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Definitely a middle grade novel, but that doesn't mean it isn't a fun read. This book is highly enjoyable and fast paced. I knocked this out relatively quick considering I was also read another book at the same time. CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATIONS? They are so incredible. The illustrations definitely outshine the story. I am actually looking forward to the sequel. It's not as scary and creepy as it looks, but I'll take what I can get!
Janet Robel
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Super Cute! Warren is a unique hero who young readers will love. You can't help but root for good to triumph over evil in this fantasy tale. I've read many middle reader books since I'm a kid at heart, and this book is well crafted and inventive.
Annie Werny
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: duology
Love, love, love. Mysterious, funny and just a little bit scary story about Warren and his friends. It's weird but amazingly good mix of evil witches, magical powers, steampunk inventions, cute monsters and so much more. The art is beautiful, dark and kind of 19.c inspired in red, black and white. This was a ride I ate in just few hours and I think that everyone will enjoy it. I can't wait for book two. :D :3
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-grade
4.5 stars :)
Review is coming!
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm always looking for a unique story in a book and this one was definitely special! It had everything I love in a fantasy book and much more. The illustrations were two-toned (black&red) and added something unique to the story. The book was a real journey with amazing characters and adventures. It's about a boy and a dream: this one only can bring so much courage already. The reading experience was so much fun, filled with clues for the reader and chapter names spelled backwards. Looking fo ...more
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
This was adorable. It's perfectly geared to middle grade readers, and I'm sure my daughters are going to get a huge kick out of reading it on their own. The illustrations are inspired and I was really impressed with the way they worked in so well with the story. If I had a complaint it would be that the build up of the story was better done and less rushed than the climax of the story. I felt like it was rushed in the last 50 pages, which often happens, but always bums out. The first 50 pages, t ...more
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Hi, my name is Tania del Rio, author of the middle grade novel, WARREN THE 13TH AND THE ALL-SEEING EYE for Quirk Books. The sequel, WARREN THE 13TH AND THE WHISPERING WOODS comes out on March 21st, 2017! I’m also a professional comic book writer and artist with 10 years experience writing and illustrating for a young audience. My clients include Archie Comics, Dark Horse, and Marvel. AOL Comics Al ...more

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