I was very excited to get this book. I got the special edition Beacon Book box specifically made to be centered around this book. The description really caught my fancy. I wasn't expecting a lot honestly. Just a fun Christmas book. I waited till today, the 23rd of December to start so that I can be sure to finish on Christmas. I've had this book for about a month now.
I started and...20 pages in, I finally gave up. I wanted to give up 3 times in the first 10 pages. While the idea is probably good, this book needs a copy editor. It is very obvious that there was no professional copy editor involved in this. There are grammatical errors, misspellings, weird phrasing, bad punctuation, etc. Honestly it was torture trying to read it. The writing style is not very descriptive but that is something I could get over. If you care about grammar or spelling AT ALL then this is not the book for you. Not unless the author decides to give it to a professional copy editor first because it needs it badly.
So I have no idea how anything else is in the book. World building, characters, no idea. 20 pages is all I could force myself to get through.
The author has the first 3 chapters, I think, on his site. Go check those out and if his writing style and grammar don't bother you then I'd say you will enjoy this book. But if "on seventh grade" instead of "in seventh grade" and "I forced a smiled" bug you, this is not the book for you. I have many more examples from just the first 20 pages.
You have been warned.
P.s. I am super sad. I was really looking forward to reading a Santa book on Christmas