BOOK REVIEW – Epic Kids by David Blaze


I received a free advance reader’s copy in exchange for my honest review. Thank you Netgalley & Independent Book Publishers Association!

Epic Kids is a fantastic book for kids who like sci-fi and fantasy. It follows the adventures of Jake. He is normally the good boy. His life takes a drastic turn when he is suddenly asked to join the cool new kids – Amanda, Tony and Darryl – at their table. He is sucked into an adventure beyond his wildest dreams.

Jake’s innate goodness made him instantly likable. He was a genuinely nice person who cared about his friends and family. His earliest interactions with his stepfather made that very clear immediately.

The descriptions of their escapades were vivid and entertaining. The dinosaur attack was so well illustrated I felt like I was right there.

The plot moved quickly enough and is sure to grab children’s attention and keep them reading until the story is done.

Suitable audience: Even though this book is being marketed as a children’s book, it can be read by sci-fi and fantasy readers of all ages.

Recurrent themes: Aliens. Superpowers. Royalty

Violence: None
Sexual Content: None
Profanity: None
Religious Themes: None
Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking: None

Welcome to the weirdest day of my life. My name is Jake, and I’m just an average 6th grader that was invited to sit at the cool kids’ lunch table. Now I’ve got to rescue a crazy girl who thinks she’s a princess. Before I can do that, I’ll be chased by an angry monkey, hunted by a hungry dinosaur, and abducted by an ugly alien (and that’s not all)! I should mention that the princess thinks she’s from another planet. Nothing weird about that.

The only way I can make everything right is to find out what’s behind the glowing door I’ve dreamed about every night of my life.

Name: Epic Kids

Author: David Blaze

Genre: Fantasy / Kids

Publisher: Independent Book Publishers Association

Publication Date: November 20, 2019

Pages: 112 pages