Review: Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith by Shaun Hume


Title: Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith
Author: Shaun Hume
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: Kindle, 496 pages
Publisher: Popcorn & Rice Publishing
Release Date: October 31st, 2012
Buy links: Amazon UK
Link to Goodreads
Goodreads Summary:

Ewan Pendle was weird. Really weird. At least, that’s what everyone told him. Then again, being able to see monsters that no one else could wasn’t exactly normal …

Thinking he has been moved off to live with his eleventh foster family, Ewan is instead told he is a Lenitnes, one of an ancient race of peoples who can alone see the real ‘Creatures’ which inhabit the earth. He is taken in by Enola, the mysterious sword carrying Grand Master of Firedrake Lyceum, a labyrinth of halls and rooms in the middle of London where other children, just like Ewan, go to learn the ways of the Creatures.


I got an ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest opinion. Thank you, Shaun!

Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith gave me so many Harry Potter feelings. Sometimes it got scary how close the resembles were, but then again, Ewan Pendle is a totally different story. It’s unique in its own way. Where Harry Potter deals with wizards, Ewan Pendle deals with Creatures and cadets.

I had a hard time getting through the first part of the book, because it felt a bit slow. It didn’t catch me right away. As the story progresses, it caught my attention more and more, because it got more interesting.

I’m sort of stuck between 2.5 and 3 stars, because I didn’t like all the characters and couldn’t really identify with them. It sort of speaks for itself, because I’m 21 and Ewan and his friends are 12. There’s a huge age gap.

At the end I wanted more back story. I wanted to know more about Ewan’s parents and about the Pirates. Hopefully there’ll be a sequel and there will be more information about that.

Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith is such a unique story and I definitely recommend it to people who love monsters and adventure. Kuddos to Shaun Hume for writing such a new and interesting world.


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