The Carver #2020

The Carver By Jacob Devlin The Carver THE GIRL IN THE RED HOOD has been looking for her mother for six months searching from the depths of New York s subways to the heights of its skyscrapers THE PRINCE looks like he s from another time
  • Title: The Carver
  • Author: Jacob Devlin
  • ISBN: 9780997010459
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Carver By Jacob Devlin THE GIRL IN THE RED HOOD has been looking for her mother for six months, searching from the depths of New York s subways to the heights of its skyscrapers THE PRINCE looks like he s from another time entirely, or maybe he s just too good at his job at Ye Old Renaissance Faire THE ACTRESS is lighting up Hollywood Boulevard with her spellbinding and strikingly coTHE GIRL IN THE RED HOOD has been looking for her mother for six months, searching from the depths of New York s subways to the heights of its skyscrapers THE PRINCE looks like he s from another time entirely, or maybe he s just too good at his job at Ye Old Renaissance Faire THE ACTRESS is lighting up Hollywood Boulevard with her spellbinding and strikingly convincing portrayal of a famous fairy Her name may be big, but her secrets barely fit in one world Fifteen year old Crescenzo never would have believed his father s carvings were anything than stupid toys All he knows is a boring life in an ordinary Virginia suburb, from which his mother and his best friend have been missing for years When his father disappears next, all Crescenzo has left is his goofy neighbor, Pietro, who believes he s really Peter Pan and that Crescenzo is the son of Pinocchio What s Pietro insists that they can find their loved ones by looking to the strange collection of wooden figurines Crescenzo s father left behind With Pietro s help, Crescenzo sets off on an adventure to unite the real life counterparts to his figurines It s enough of a shock that they re actually real, but the night he meets the Girl in the Red Hood, dark truths burst from the past Suddenly, Crescenzo is tangled in a nightmare where magic mirrors and evil queens rule, and where everyone he loves is running out of time.
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    1. Jacob Devlin

      When Jacob Devlin was four years old, he would lounge around in Batman pajamas and make semi autobiographical picture books about an adventurous python named Jake the Snake Eventually, he traded his favorite blue crayon for a black pen, and he never put it down When not reading or writing, Jacob loves practicing his Italian, watching stand up comedy, going deaf at rock concerts, and geeking out at comic book conventions He does most of these things in southern Arizona.

    144 thoughts on “The Carver”

    1. The story is mostly about Pinnochios son, Enzo, searching for his parents with an older Peter Pan who s also looking for his lost wife and son I liked the mystery aspect of the story but the fortune teller part was a little too convenient I thought the writing was easy to follow and the switches between time periods and povs were well done However, I would have liked a concrete explanation for the magic system.The concept and the world reminded me a lot of the TV show Once Upon a Time I was hop [...]


    2. This book was so much fun It definitely has a campy feel but I m okay with it The author included so many fairy tale characters that at times it just feels silly and ridiculous but always fun The main characters include Pietro, the grown up version of Peter Pan, Pino, otherwise known as Pinocchio, who also grew up, Enzo, Pinocchio s son, Rosana, Alice of Wonderland s daughter, Mulan, Prince Charming, Hansel, a fairy princess named Violet and her father Lord Bellamy Along the way you see many oth [...]


    3. GUYS THIS BOOK WAS SO FREAKING GOOD, I CAN T EVEN Idk why I hadn t picked up this book up until yesterday, but I m soooo glad I finally did Do you want a review Well you can t have one at the moment because I was so invested in the story that I did not take any notes sorry but not really WONDERLAND HERE I COOOOOOME


    4. Ottimo retelling che mischia moltissimi personaggi delle favole e il nostro mondo, un po come una puntata di Once Upon a time In questo caso Peter Pan, Wendy, Pinocchio e Alice hanno deciso di loro spontanea iniziativa di venire nel nostro mondo per poter crescere e diventare grandi, perch da bambini nessuno li ascolta.Cos , dopo una pericolosa missione nel mondo delle favole, li ritroviamo adulti, sposati e con figli.Ma qualcuno li sta minacciando e li rapisce in giro per il mondo, cos la figli [...]


    5. Crescenzo thinks his father just makes wooden toys, he doesn t seek anything behind them His father is Pinocchio and he knows there s something terribly wrong Crescenzo s mother and his best friend are missing His father is smart enough to leave clues before he s being taken as well When Crescenzo s being told that his father is from a different world and that fairytales are real he doesn t believe a word However, the evidence keeps piling up Together with his friend Pietro, who s actually Peter [...]


    6. This book was an interesting read, and while I did enjoy its storyline, I couldn t help but question the origin of the ideas in the novel The writing, however, was flawless and painfully relevant to today s times, while also adding the essence of fairytales But I found that this book was largely reminiscent of the television show Once Upon A Time , which did make me questions its originality however, it was an enjoyable read, if not completely original, and today s teens are sure to enjoy it.I r [...]


    7. This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This was an intriguing book that had some good elements and some bad First lets talk about the good I really liked the uniqueness of the plot and the way that the author re imagined traditional fairy tale characters, giving their stories new endings and reworking the classic fables The writing itself was quite good however at times it could be too descriptive The use of slightly different names or aliases when the characters s [...]


    8. A day late Happy Release Day, Jacob Devlin Everyone, seriously, check out the Carver I had the opportunity to work with Mr Devlin early on with his novel, and it was easily one of my favorites of 2015 I felt that Mr Devlin had an inspired vision that felt fresh and unique and something that would be entertaining for all ages I absolutely couldn t wait for this novel to be published, because I felt like I was in on a secret I couldn t wait to share with my friends and family The way that the char [...]


    9. This story was wonderful for so many reasons Debut author Jacob Devlin has an uncanny ability to weave past and present together along with the fun fairy tale characters you get to meet on this journey into an engaging and page turning plot I ve heard a few people compare it to the tv show Once Upon a Time, and although their are vague similarities, the Carver puts a fresh YA twist on the story that s entirely new


    10. I received a copy of this book for an honest review Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher.The Carver is a very fun book It s an easy read and takes you back to your childhood with characters like Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Alice, Mulan, Merlin, Captain Hook, and many It feels a little like Once Upon a Time, the television show, in many ways However, it s different enough that you can appreciate it I have to say, though, that this book is said to be Young Adult , but I feel that Middle Grade might [...]


    11. Thank you to Blaze Publishing, LLC for the review copy I will admit that when I saw these books of The Order of the Bell I did not look too closely at the synopsis Those stunning covers lulled me right in For that reason I got something I wasn t entirely expecting A fairytale continuation in the spirit of Once Upon a Time And you know what, I quite enjoyed the story There are a lot of interesting twists and turns that I wasn t expected There were no huge surprises but I never quite knew where we [...]


    12. I RECIEVED A COPY OF THIS BOOK FROM NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR MY HONEST REVIEW I really wanted to like this book I just really struggled to become invested in the story.Unfortunately I found the way the story was written Present day in the real world and the past in fairytales was very jarring , and, for me, too reminiscent of the TV show Once Upon a Time.The characters also would vary from modern slang to a formal way of speaking and then back again with no rhyme or reason.



    13. This story is not usually something I d pick to read, but as a fluent Italian speaker who was in the mood for a bit of a fairytale, I went for it.I read this book right when it came out, so it s been a little while Nonetheless, I remember The Carver as an enchanting novel that takes the fun concept of classic storybook characters having children and gives it a modern twist.The best part is that it s fun While the plot itself has plenty of dark twists and there are some sad, potentially heart ben [...]


    14. Ugh I had no idea until I got really close to the end that there is another book to follow I can t wait I have no patience I want it now Insert toddler having a tantrum via GIPHYOkay, I feel better now This story encompasses all childhood fairytales Where there is one main evil witch who wants out of her prison and rule the world And the world could be the fairytale world or our world or all of it It was really cool to see the worlds intertwine with one another The descriptions were vivid and I [...]


    15. Disclaimer I received a free copy in exchange for a review What s Good an decent twist on what s becoming a clich d, stale idea Fantasy characters migrating to the Real World and having to return to save everything is nothing new Author Jacob Devlin invests the tropes with a bit of new life, which is all you can ask for He also works all the loose ends of the plot into a neat little package at about 65% or so you re all caught up Chapters are short, making for fast and easy reading What s Bad al [...]


    16. Juvenile but fun I enjoyed the craziness of all the fairytale characters in one story I have TWO complaints one is the weird chapter breaks I guess you call them, a big ef divided the story when pov changed and I could never figure out what it stood for The second one is when characters stop for McDonald s Happy Meal and eat hamburgers and wipe MAYO off their mouthMcD burgers don t have mayo Too easy of a detail to get wrong, makes me feel like author didn t do his homework or never ate a Happy [...]


    17. 4.5 The Carver was difficult to put down I feel in love with the world and premise quickly, and the characters definitely grew on me I was intrigued from the start and my attention was only pulled deeper the I read I easily got lost in the world, and even though the characters are ones we already know of Peter Pan, Alice Wonderland , Hansel and Gretel, and Pinocchio they still felt realistic and developed The writing is mysterious and adventurous, because even when you think they ve finally won [...]


    18. 3,5 starsThis book has such an interesting plot There are a lot of familiar characters but also a few new ones I don t have any complains about the writing and I thought the whole story to be intriguing I think that Hansel s character is one of the most interesting and also Avoria s backstory how she went from good intentions to evil I can see why Hansel did what he did, even if he really shouldn t have I, over, liked Violets character who is not the clich good without any mistakes This is somet [...]


    19. I tried to like it as the synopsis was good, and there were fairy tales living in present day like Fables , and its inspired TV shown Once upon a time , but I wasn t able to I found this book to be jumbled, with three temporal lines present, some years back and way back Also, the characters struck me as flat and didn t stick particularly with me.


    20. Such an imaginative take on classic characters If you ever wondered how Pinocchio turned out as an adult, you ll want to read this I loved it.


    21. This was a very fun read I ve got a weakness for retellings and this one is very unique The characters are so great and lovley, I started the sequel right away


    22. This book was so wonderful I can t even begin to describe it A story that takes place in the present and the past with fairytale character that the reader is very familiar with but with a few twists to the story.Crescenzo is the son of toy maker and craver The life in the suburb of Virginia is the only place he has ever known and where his mother and best friend disappeared without a trace Enzo never believed that his father s works were anything special until the man himself goes missing Togeth [...]


    23. This was an odd one for me The story itself ranged between 4 and 5 stars Sometimes the writing was awkward or terribly cheesy, making it a three star read The thing that nearly killed it, rating wise was that I was given a free electronic ARC version of it to read from NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review, and it was TERRIBLY formatted Dialogue from one character to another was squished on the same line Wordsdidn t have spaces betweenthem and sentences had these awkward paragraph breaks r [...]


    24. I knew nothing about the book before I started, so my mind was BLOWN as I started to put the pieces together the I read Ultimately the book follows various fairy tale and Disney characters, between this world and another, Florindale.The main characters Enzo Pinnochios son , Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland s daughter as they fight to save their families who have mysteriously disappeared to a different land.The chapters are broke up between place and time, set between Florindale 25 years ago, F [...]


    25. The Carver is a book about Crescenzo and his wild adventure to save the one he loves Crescenzo is just a regular kid with a father who carves too many figurines and a mom who disappeared a few years ago One day, his dad, Pino, asks him to accompany his dad s friend, Pietro, on a trip The next day, when Crescenzo is ready to go with Pietro, his father is taken by a cloaked figure Terrified, Crescenzo runs to Pietro for answers Crescenzo thinks Pietro is crazy when he claims to be Peter Pan and al [...]


    26. The Carver by Jacob Devlin is a wonderful fairytale The stories we all know get an interesting sequel that starts with the question what if Peter Pan and Pinocchio grew up Enzo was a happy child who loved it when his father carved him figurines His mother s disappearance changed all that His neighbor s wife and son went missing shortly after When a strange man abducts his father, Enzo learns every story he s heard is part of his origins His father is Pinocchio His best friend is the son of Peter [...]


    27. The Carver is a book about Crescenzo and his wild adventure to save the one he loves Crescenzo is just a regular kid with a father who carves too many figurines and a mom who disappeared a few years ago One day, his dad, Pino, asks him to accompany his dad s friend, Pietro, on a trip The next day, when Crescenzo is ready to go with Pietro, his father is taken by a cloaked figure Terrified, Crescenzo runs to Pietro for answers Crescenzo thinks Pietro is crazy when he claims to be Peter Pan and al [...]


    28. The Carver is like a mashup retelling of fairy tales This story mostly follows Enzo, Pinnochio s son, on his quest to both learn about his family and to save his missing mother of three years He meets up with many familiar characters along the way, and the roles they take in this retelling are different and interesting.The beginning for me was a little slow I was having trouble grasping who everyone was and getting all their descriptions right in my brain, because as they are familiar characters [...]


    29. It s hard to believe that this is Devlin s first novel If there is one thing that should be spoken of, stamped on, and brandished high above THE CARVER, it s the author s spectacular writing Between Devlin s witty dialogue, poetic prose, and his seamless fusion of nostalgic lore with modern taste, I was whisked straight through his magical melange from beginning to end With so many fairy tale retellings, it s hard to find something fresh on the market these days Devlin s story which takes classi [...]


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