Grant Beagan: The Finder's Code (Grant Beagan, #1)
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....more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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!
"Though his books are labeled literary thrillers, Miller is most concerned with his characters, who struggle with issues of discrimination, identity, ideological rigidity, and belonging."
- Poets & Writers Magazine
"Miller's skillful economy of language and penchant for playing the cards close to the vest -- or chest plate -- works to his advantage as the tale picks up momentum/mayhem and puts an i ...more