Book Review and Giveaway: Max and the Spice Thieves by, John Peragine

Max and the Spice Thieves
John Peragine
(Secrets of the Twilight Djinn #1)
Publication date: April 20th 2021
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

When his mother goes missing, Max Daybreaker’s world is turned upside down. Luckily, a crew of Spice Pirates, led by the mysterious Captain Cinn, help Max on his dangerous mission across the three seas.

Along the way, an unlikely alliance aids in his search—a teenage warrior queen, a three-eyed seer, and an assassin spy.

Their journey takes them through treacherous lands while facing shapeshifting bears, an ancient witch, harpies, and the nightmarish Djinn, who will stop at nothing to enslave the world.

With every new challenge, Max unlocks the secrets of his unsettling past. Powers awaken within, forcing him to question everything he knows.

Is Max who he thinks he is? Only time and destiny will tell…

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John Peragine is an author of over fourteen books. The Secrets of the Twilight Djinn series was written as a bedtime story for his son Max to cope with medical issues he was facing as a little boy. John is a full-time ghostwriter who lives with his son, wife, and a menagerie of animals on his vineyard overlooking the Mississippi River.

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I had a great time reading Max and the Spice Thieves! This book combines my love of pirate stories with my love of cooking and creates an entertaining story that the whole family will love.

Max is forced into a crazy situation and has to do a lot of growing up in a short amount of time. I really enjoyed getting to know him and found myself rooting for him to succeed. I was definitely invested in him!

My favorite quote from the book is one that I really think sums it up well:

Some of you will not complete your journey, and others here will betray the fellowship. Secrets have a way of getting out, and when they do—not if, but when they do—you will question everything you know and everyone you love. Are you ready to begin?

I feel like the story ended with more to tell, so I am hoping that there is more to come from Max.

I give this book 4 Sips

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