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Grant Beagan isn't looking for trouble.

He's just an ordinary teenager who likes astronomy, video games, and keeping his mom happy... or at least, happy enough. But everything changes for Grant when, by a twist of fate, he stumbles into a magical world very different from his own, a world filled with breathtaking wonders and amazing abilities, known as the World of the Lit.

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Kindle Edition, 429 pages
Published April 10th 2020
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angie
Nov 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Actual rating: 4.25🌟

This is the story of how Grant Beagan's life changed when it was discovered that he has the potential for magic.

The authors were able to create a very magical and complex world of the Lit. In here, a person is tested for what branch of magic his/her potential leans to. It's like you were born with a preference on a certain field of magic and majority of the time, it will be the basis on how your educational path will be planned. I'm not explaining it well, lol.

Anyway, world b
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kenna
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic read! The world of Lit is so immersive and realistic with loads of character development of Grant Beagan, his mentor, and friends. If you like Harry Potter style books, this book is the right one for you. Jonathan Miller is an excellent writer that encapsulates the teen mind and life, details the World of the Lit so you can clearly picture every scene, and creates such a plausible story that you may even ponder if the Lit World actually exists. Tom Anderson invented such a wonderful wo ...more
Vidhi
May 21, 2020 rated it liked it
“Without change, something sleeps inside of us and seldom awakens.”

I have a lot of thoughts on this book, but let me start out by saying there’s nothing I love more than a good old fashioned urban fantasy novel delving into magic — this was right up my alley. Yet because I’ve dived deep into this genre in the past, it’s easy to compare this book to its companions and highlight its flaws. Overall, the writing felt childish, not amateur, but focusing on the unimportant details and glossing over th
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Srishti B.
Sep 04, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was my second goodreads giveaway win.
Here is the thing about this book. I understand that when a book is independently published the writing may not be quite as edited as one published through a more traditional route, but I have read many independently published books and not had a problem with the writing. This however, was a different story. Or should I say a... different story. Just like the last sentence, there were so many oddly placed ellipses and emphasized words that it really affe
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Finley
Oct 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this novel through a giveaway hosted on GoodReads.

Grant Beagan: The Finder's Code is a great introduction to what is sure to be a fascinating new magical universe. The protagonist, Grant, begin the story as an average teen. He lives in an apartment with his mother, playing video game in his free time, and visiting his father who was imprisoned for doing what was right in his heart but not in the eyes of the law. All that changes, however, when he visits his cousin in or
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Udisha Jain (bookstacks_literature)
Title- Grant beagan : The finder’ s code

My rating-3.5/5

Suggested reading age- 10-17

Think of this as Percy Jackson meets Artemis fowl. We meet grant beagan our protagonist, his very loving family and his mentor Mr. William.

A very realistic style of writing, at times the description about things lost me but then it really supports the story while imagining it. Although the plot was very promising and definitely screen material. Yes, you must have guessed by now like every other child, grant things
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Kea4
Oct 07, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: done
Grant Beagan: The Finder’s Code (Grant Beagan, #1) by Jonathan R. Miller and Tom G. Anderson (Story Creator/World Builder)

A book about magic is always a lot of fun.

The opening of ‘the finders code’ is great. The character of Devi really pops so I have to admit I was a little disappointed that Devi wasn’t the main character we would be following for the rest of the story.

Instead, we follow a young boy named Grant who’s an ok character. His father is in jail and his Mom is trying to do good by him
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Evan
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Grant Beagan: The Finder's Code is a fantastic YA book. I got huge Harry Potter vibes from this one.

The story started off a bit slow, but really picked up as the story progressed and we learned more about the Lit world. I also liked that there was a bit of cheesy humor sprinkled in. I've been reading some darker books lately, so the writing in The Finder's Code was refreshing to read.

I did have a few minor quirks. There was a lot of exposition toward the beginning of the story as Grant and the
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Aimee Shaffer
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway and was anxious to start reading it. Honestly, I was hoping to find a new series for my daughter to read. The first few chapters were fairly intriguing. But then, for me, it rapidly went downhill from there. Let me preface my review by saying the writing is pretty good and the character development above average for a "young adult" series. However, speaking as an adult, I could not get past all of the similarities to the Harry Potter series. I won't ...more
Sharnelle
May 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
I was fortunate enough to win a copy of this through the GoodReads giveaway!

I didn't realize it was tailored more toward young adults so I found it to be a little juvenile for myself personally. That being said, I've given it a five-star rating because it really immerses you in the world of the Lit without being cheesy. I imagine it must be hard for authors to write books on magical universes after Harry Potter but I love how this one took it in a different direction and made a unique world for
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Bryan Van Den Berg
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book contains some of the best world building I have ever had the pleasure to experience. I couldn't possibly imagine some of these places myself, but with the well-detailed descriptions I could easily picture the beautiful and extraordinary scenery. The characters are lovable, witty and relatable, and the plot has a nice, steady pace without any lulls. I found myself having a hard time putting it down. ...more
Connie
This is an AWESOME read!!
I just loved all the different things done in it that connect to magic!
Grant is starting his life, at 16, with an adventure to last a lifetime! He meets people and creatures, makes friends, and learns a lot in a short amount of time.
Someone dangerous schemes to have Grant killed!
You'll find out who, why, and so much more, when you read it!
The ending to the book is so crazy! I can't wait to read the next in the series!
Enjoy!
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Shanna
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rich characters and a fast-paced plot with surprising twists and turns. I was captivated by the complex and fascinating Lit Universe. This YA book will really appeal to teens who enjoyed middle-grade fantasy/magical thrillers as younger children, as well as adults wishing to experience a profound, magical new world.
Laila
Jan 23, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of the book from Netgalley to review. Thank you for the opportunity.
An interesting fantasy story with good writing and quirky characters. Great for young readers who enjoy fantasy. A good read.
Darlene Kosakowski
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you like Harry Potter, you should like this one. It was a page turner to the end for me. the chapters seemed a bit long, but the story line kept me riveted.
Danielle Mccoy
Interesting concept and book.
Robin
Aug 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you for the giveaway! Not my genre, but gave it to my husband (who isn’t an avid reader). He finished it in 5 days! He said it was a really good story with a twist at the end!
Jace
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
This was an amazing book to read, it was a bit long for me but I am glade I enjoyed it. The author captivated the genre of magic, adventure, and fantasy in this book very well, it was also nice to have the focus of the book on Grant Beagan and him discovering the World of the Lit and his own abilities. I also really liked the ending and would like to read the next book in the series. Thank you for this book.
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