Saturday, August 24, 2013

Review: Tethers by Jack Croxall

Title: Tethers (The Tethers Trilogy #1)
Author: Jack Croxall
Format: Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Pub. Date: February 5th 2013
Source: Author, Jack Croxall


Four stars.

What starts as a mere curiosity soon spirals into a much bigger picture filled with lies, powerful artifacts, and conspiracy. Teenagers Karl and Esther come across a strange journal among their shenanigans, a journal filled with random passages and strange, almost dream-like quotes. It isn't long before they also discover a strange stone. They must together leave their home and figure out what is going on, and more importantly, save their skins.


I am so impressed with this book. I wasn't sure if it'd be something that I would enjoy, but I am so glad that I did.

+The writing of this book is pretty smooth and detailed. I was easily able to picture the settings and artifacts in my mind. Dialogue did seem a bit artificial at times, but it wasn't enough of an issue to really bother me while reading.

+The characters are well written. Though it was slow for me to get into this book, once I kept to it, it wasn't long before I was cheering the protagonists on and was emotionally attached to the outcome of their adventure.

+I am blown away that this is a debut novel. This is a more-than-solid start to a very promising future. I sincerely hope that this isn't the end of Jack Croxall's writings (or the Tethers story!)

I recommend this book to fans of fantasy, young adult, and adventure. It might be hard for you to start, as it was for me, but the story is worth the read once you make it past that lull.

My copy of Tethers was provided by the author, Jack Croxall, in exchange for an honest review.


  1. This sounds like a really interesting book, I can't wait to get a copy of my own and join in the adventure!

    1. I think this is one that you'd really enjoy!

  2. Awesome, I've had my eye on this one for a while, glad you liked it! Will purchase this weekend.