If you like modern-day, coming-of-age fantasies with mysterious haunted houses, talking animals and creatures, fantastical journeys, ninja-like fight scenes, evil henchmen, female villains with a female lead, you should probably pick up this book. I'm told it's an easy, fast read--a good book to read while curled up in a blanket while sipping a fall-ish drink. Both kids and their grown-ups will enjoy Jayne, her new friends and her mysterious adventure.
I just watched an interview with a director who is releasing an independent feature-length film on Sept. 30, about 7 hours before my book is released. He was asked if he was excited. He said, “No, it’s terrifying.” I found myself nodding in agreement. It is scary to put yourself out there. I completely share his sentiment.
When it comes to Steve, Jayne's obscure social worker, there is much more than meets the eye. He's old-fashioned, stays cool in any situation, and believes in duty and responsibility over anything else. As far as good guys go, he's definitely one of them, but it wouldn't kill him to crack a smile, and maybe buy a car that was made in the past two decades.