Friday, September 16, 2016

Review: Poppy Mayberry, The Monday by Jennie K. Brown

Title: Poppy Mayberry, The Monday
Author: Jennie K. Brown
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Format: Digital ARC
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Poppy Mayberry, The Monday was a delightful read that left me wanting to read more of this charming little town and its residents.

In Nova, the day of the week you were born on determines what power you possess. In Poppy Mayberry’s case, she’s a Monday which means she is telekinetic…but she’s not quite mastered her power yet which leads to some humorous moments.  It isn’t long until her worst nightmare comes true: she has to attend Power Academy to learn how to control her telekinesis…with her fellow classmate and nemesis Ellie, a Thursday who misuses (or rather overuses) her telepathy or ability to read minds.

Soon the two girls find themselves forced to work together along with other classmates to get personal items that they brought to the academy back.  Poppy being Poppy, of course, brought her pup, Pickle as her personal item so time is of the essence here. The kids must learn to work together and control their powers if they are going to complete their mission.  As they work together there are twists and turns and surprises for them and for readers.

The characters in this book are so much fun and so likeable.  I absolutely loved Poppy!  She’s the type of quirky character that I adore. Funny, awkward, still figuring out who she is, but determined.  And the other characters really added to the story and plot making the story fun and interesting.  I really wanted to know more about them as well as Poppy.

And the whole concept of the days of the week and the powers was so fascinating to me.  It reminded me of the poem I learned as a kid… “Monday’s Child is fair of face, Tuesday’s Child is full of grace” Only in this case, Monday’s child is telekinetic and Tuesday’s child can teleport…and so on.

My only complaint about the book is that there wasn’t more. Seriously…there is a lot of things that happen off page that I would have liked to have read in the book.  Plus the whole “mission” and tasks could have been longer and more complicated, in my opinion.  This book could easily have been twice the length and I would happily have read every word of Poppy and her friends’ adventures.  I hope there are many more Nova Kids books to come!

My Rating: 4 ½

*I received a digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*

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