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Book Review – The Chosen One (Grimsley Hollow Series) by Nicole Storey

The Chosen One (Grimsley Hollow Series)The Chosen One by Nicole Storey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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About the Book

Gage Gilbert is an eleven-year-old boy who has autism, loves Halloween, and has no friends. Although he has always been happy with the safety and security of his family, he longs for a real friend and adventure – not just the ones he makes up in his head. Then, he meets Eve.

Eve is a young witch from another world called Grimsley Hollow. It’s where all magical beings live in safety and peace, but their world is in trouble. Gage is the only one who can help save them from an evil witch who has taken control.


My Review

The Chosen One revolves around a young autistic boy named Gage, who does not have friends and feels isolated because of his autism. All this changes when he meets Eve and comes to know about another world called Grimsley Hollow where all the magical beings we read in books about, reside. This is the start of an adventure which involves witches, werewolves, vampires, pixies and dragons. This is a classic good vs. evil story as Gage and all his new friends unite to fight against an evil witch Inari, who has captured their parents.

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Nicole’s Books – An introduction to the Grimsley Hollow Series

This post is part of ‘Nicole Storey as featured author for an entire week’. During the week we will be having a number of posts by Nicole. You can find the details here. There will also be a giveaway happening for 3 copies of Nicole Storey’s novel ‘The Chosen One’, which is the first book in the Grimsley Hollow Series series. You can enter the giveaway  here.

An introduction to the Grimsley Hollow Series

I find it hard to describe my own writing.  If I had to choose a genre – a “box” that my book would fit into – I would say that it is a middle-grade fantasy book with a touch of paranormal and a lot of Halloween!  LOL!  However, as many writers will tell you, we all have trouble making our books fit into one or two specific genres.  Most books can be described in many ways – depending on how the reader interprets it.

Grimsley Hollow-The Chosen One is about an eleven-year-old autistic boy named Gage.  He has no friends and he loves Halloween.  I based the main character on my own son, Gage, who also has autism.  In the story, Gage meets a young witch named Eve, and his life is changed forever.  Eve lives in another realm called Grimsley Hollow, and her world is being threatened by an evil witch named Inari, who is trying to take over.  Gage is the only one who can help.  In his adventure, he makes some magical friends, which includes an ornery pixy named Puck, a half vampire-half fairy named Ladon, and a werewolf named Siren.  Gage also learns that he has magical powers and that “autism” is just a word and not a definition of who is really is.

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