Whammy by Ted Akin Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): The trouble with small towns is that nothing of note ever happens. That has pretty much been the status quo for quite some time in Lily Grove, Texas, where the only two things keeping the town moving are farming and the oil field. But when an accidental death shakes up the oil patch, Klive Anderson tries to balance keeping some form of normalcy in his day-to-day life, while also trying to uncover exactly what the hell happened. You know, just in case the same thing could happen to him. Meanwhile, Stacey Karlisle has her own issues to worry about. Being the neighbourhood entrepreneur keeps the day moving, but after a while, going through the motions starts to wear one down. Whammy follows the two as they both try to navigate the rare ripple in their little pond in their own very different ways. Part mystery, part comic book adventure, take a drive out to the country and find out how to handle yourself when exciting things happen in your normally sleepy little hometown.

I have received this book in exchange for an honest review. I have given Whammy by Ted Akin three out of five stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️

Whammy is a very unique story like no other story that I’ve read before. I found it quite difficult to get into at first as it was a very slow paced and informative start to the story, including the history of Lily Grove, Texas. It took almost half way into the book for me to pick up the pace and start to enjoy the comic book styled formatted story.

I found Akin’s writing style really interesting and enjoyed the humorous side to the book, it definitely had me laughing out loud at times!

The two main characters, Klive Anderson and Stacey Karlisle had a strange relationship, it was quite mysterious at times and now I understand why hah! I didn’t manage to create a connection with either of them which was a shame as this always helps me to really delve into a story.

There were lots of moments where I had to read over twice as Akin definitely took the fantasy side up a notch or two, I was completely surprised at the twist in this story and what started to unravel towards the end of the book. I definitely didn’t expect that at all!

I would definitely recommend this book to fans of comedy/humour and fantasy stories.

Have you read Whammy by Ted Akin? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading,

Claire 📚

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