Official Review: Hemiphos by Stefanie Jacob

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Official Review: Hemiphos by Stefanie Jacob

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Hemiphos" by Stefanie Jacob.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Once upon a time in the land of Western Lothian, stood a beautiful castle on Timber Hill. The inhabitants of this castle abandoned it for over two centuries, and everybody believed that ghosts haunted it. Everyone who went in there either lost their minds or never came back alive. In the same land lived the curious and adventurous 16-years-old Roxanne, whose late mother was an archeologist, and her missing father, an architect. With the hushed assumptions about the castle spreading through her city, she explored the house with her two friends, Phyrrus and Jason.

Fighting through wolves, spirits, and the elements, she came face to face with Edar Laxen, the ancient and menacing owner of the castle. The story took a gripping turn from here, as Roxanne discovered that she had a strong connection to this mansion. How is Roxanne connected to this haunted castle? Will she escape the mansion with her life and sanity? Where is Roxanne’s father? Get all the answers from Hemiphos—Timber’s Castle by Ms. Stefanie Jacob.

This novel, Hemiphos—Timber’s Castle, was a fantastic page-tuner of the sci-fi genre. It was a blend of two centuries before and the present day. Stefanie Jacob was so skilled in her storytelling that she made fiction sound realistic. The writing style was simple, the plot was engaging, and had great depth. The dialogues were flawless and entertaining, matching the steady tempo of the book. I enjoyed the first-person narrative adopted in this story because it helped me peek into the thoughts of each character.

I loved some characters in the book such as Eddie, Edar, Jason, and Phyrrus. However, I had a love-hate connection with the main protagonist, Roxanne. She deliberately courted danger, was insolent, and never respected boundaries, but she will rain fire and brimstone if another pried into her business. She stressed me out and kept me at the edge of my seat because of her love for danger, but she’s the sweetest and strongest girl. So I want to give the author kudos for being able to evoke such emotions in me. Stefanie did a brilliant job of character development by creating them with flaws, making them human, and relatable.

I found nothing that I disliked about the book, and it was professionally edited. Hemiphos—Timber’s Castle is a very interesting book, and I rate it 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend it to lovers of sci-fi books, historical, haunted, and otherworldly-themed novels.

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Post by Saint Bruno »

Wow! This Roxanne is so fearless! Would be nice to have her as a friend, even though I won't be joining her to that castle. I will just wait and review her adventures. :lol: Good job, Adanna. I enjoyed reading your review.

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Seems like a nice read; i would love to read and find out about the mysteries hidden in the novel.
Thanks for the insightful and detailed review.
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I always enjoy a book that draws you in and evokes your emotions, and it sounds like this one does just that! Thanks for your review and recommendation.

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Wow, it seems a very interesting book! Thank you for your great review!

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This sounds intriguing.. The inclusion of wolves and spirits seems thrilling. I would like to read this book someday. Thanks for your brilliant review!

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This sounds like such an interesting book! I'm glad the main character is female, though I wish she didn't sound so insolent. I might check this out though since it sounds like a riveting read! Thank you for your review.

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Several different elements seem to form a blend between the setting, the plot, and the important characters for an engaging novel. Thank you for your great review!
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Thanks for your honest review. Looks like this is a very well-crafted book with an interesting heroine. Since sci-fi is my favorite genre, I think I will enjoy this book.

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Beautifully written review! The book sounds like a must-read. I'd like to know what Roxanne discovered. I'm even more curious to find out if her two friends made it out of that castle in one piece.
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I don't really think Hemiphos is for me, but I enjoyed your beautiful and well-written review nonetheless. Thank you!

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I always love when a book has a supernatural element in the narrative :) Would love to read this one! Thanks for a great review!

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I love it when fearless female characters like Roxanne leads the way in an action packed book. Thanks for this engaging review.
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