Book Reviews

Book Review: Brainwalker

Hello Bookworms!

Recently, I had the opportunity to read a book and write a review for Robyn Mundell and Stephan Lacast. They are the authors of Brainwalker.

Brainwalker is a middle grade, sci-fi novel. It has been independently published on Amazon by Mundell and Lacast. Copies of the book can be found for $5.99 on Kindle, $20.32 in hardcover, and $12.99 in paperback. The best news? It’s available with Prime.

Independent Amazon authors often offer amazing reads. Their books may not be on the front shelves of a Barnes and Noble, but they are entertaining stories from authors who are just getting started. This is definitely the case for Brainwalker.

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Brainwalker is the story of Bernard, an eighth grader with a passion for science. Much of his passion comes from his parents; they are both scientists, but his mother was recently killed in an experiment gone wrong.

Readers are introduced to Bernard’s story while he is struggling to come up with a science project his teacher will take seriously. When things go awry, he is taken to his dad’s office. The home of a particle accelerator.

That is when things really start speeding up, and Bernard suddenly finds himself inside his father’s brain!

I won’t ruin the book for all of you anxious readers, but here is my take on the work as a whole. It has been a few years since I read a middle grade novel. From what I remember of my thirteen-year-old self, I think I would have loved this novel when I was in it’s age category. It is well written and very creative. Back in my own middle school days, I was a big fan of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle. Brainwalker really brought me back to that series. Both novels focus heavily on science terms, so you learn while you read. It isn’t a book you can zone out to, you have to be paying attention.

Despite not reading much middle grade fiction anymore, I enjoyed Brainwalkers. It may have started a new sci-fi trend in my reading, so stay tuned to see if I pick up a copy of the original Star Wars from the library or some new YA sci-fi novel.

Make sure to check out Brainwalker, and follow the book on instagram!

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