Titus Fogg

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I had a great time reading this book and now I am looking forward to reading more books by the same author. Many many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for granting me access to this eARC.
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An interesting take on magic in the real world. For Titus Fogg, the process of magic is tedious, but the results are spectacular, if sometimes accompanied by unanticipated consequences--just as it is with new technological advances. I look forward to seeing how this progresses as a series.
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This was something a little bit different and quite fun to read. Especially the creatures tricks that they would play on the main character. Would read more from this author.
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What a marvelous debut novel! Titus Fogg was spellbindingly entertaining, wickedly fun, and a bone-chilling adventure that had me on the edge of my seat.

I love stories that can keep me on my toes and make me laugh. Titus Fogg by Aaron Piper definitely did that and caught me off guard with quite a few surprises. With plenty of action, humor, unexpected twists and turns, and spine-tingling suspense, the first book in the Wyrd series was a thoroughly enjoyable read that had me holding my breath a few times. It’s terrifying and absolutely enchanting at the same time. I was intoxicated with the magic, the danger, the unknown, and all the fantasy elements. I knew there would be some suspense based on the synopsis, but I honestly didn’t expect the story to be quite scary or gruesome. Some parts even gave me the chills… totally NOT a bad thing. I LOVE horror movies and being scared, so this absolutely made my reading experience more fun. The beginning did start a bit slow for me, but once it picked up, I was captivated and completely hooked!

I liked the world-building and all the magical aspects. I thought Piper created an amazingly dark, unique and intriguing world that had me engrossed. Even though some parts of the magic world felt a bit familiar, Piper weaved his own interpretations and ideas and that was interesting to read about. I enjoyed all the wonderful quirks, the weirdness, and even the ugly and frightening parts of this book. It was different in a good way and I had so much fun exploring this Wyrd world and going on this fantastical adventure with Titus, Tess and Shade.

Speaking of Titus, Tess and Shade, I thought they were such fascinating characters. Titus frustrated me quite a bit, but he’s such a likable anti-hero. Even if I didn’t always like or agree with his choices or how he went about to do things, he eventually warmed his way to my heart. Titus definitely had a softer and sweet side and I was able to see that in the way he always wanted to protect Tess and be there for her. I loved that Tess was no damsel-in-distress and she made sure Titus knew that. She was strong, feisty, brave, and determined and I really liked that about her. And then there’s Shade… sinister, snarky, and mysterious. Shade’s portrayed to be an evil creature, but I honestly really liked his character and found him very amusing. The supporting cast were quite interesting too and I can't wait to meet other strange creatures and characters in the next book. 

Aaron Piper created a wildly imaginative and chilling adventure about magic, friendship, and the unknown that had me flipping through the pages. I enjoyed the wonderful suspense, mystery, humor, and surprises. I also really liked that Titus Fogg addressed important issues such as bullying and its consequences and having the courage to do what is right. Overall, I really liked this book and I think both young and adult readers would too. 

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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I'm not sure if it was a deliberate writing style or now but something about this book didnt completely flow at the start. It felt choppy, like I had missed something or should know more than I did but the book gathered pace and the plot was interesting enough for me to stick with it.
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This was a solid YA Urban Fantasy and a good series opener. We follow highschoolers Tess and Titus (and his demonic shadow, Shade) while they navigate some very Wyrd events around Arkham. 

I found the teenage angst and narcissim a little wearing, but considering I'm not the target audience I can overlook that. There were enough fantasy elements and eldritch magic to feel like an urban fantasy, but not so many it was hard to follow or that it slowed the book down. The plot was simple enough but kept me interested and allowed the world-building and characterisation to feel natural. 

Overall I enjoyed Titus Fogg; it was fast-paced and very entertaining, and I'm looking forward to the next one.
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Unfortunately I simply couldn't get into the story. That special something that grabs the reader and keeps them turning the pages just didn't seem to be there for me. However after reading the reviews I've decided to shelf this for now and give it another go later down the road. It's possible its just my mood of the moment that kept me from getting interested. For now though it's a two and a half stars for me.
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Titus Fogg by Aaron Piper.  I liked Titus, Shade and Tess much more than I thought I would.  Very different and interesting take on the world of magic.   A fascinating world and will be looking for future adventures of Titus Fogg.

Thank you to the publisher, author, and NetGalley for the opportunity to preview the book.
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This one is a special one. I was in love after the first few pages. Titus Fogg is equally part magical and creepy. :)

After being trapped in dreamland for ten years, while demon used his body. Finally, he escaped and banished demon into his shadow. He is desperate to appear normal when starting high school, but common from an old magical family, living in a creepy house, full of magical items and hilarious shadow, it's kind of impossible. Tess is in the few classes with Titus. On a friendly neighborhood visit, she gets into something she shouldn't have and can now see stuff that's usually hidden from normal people's eyes. Thrown together, they have to solve a mystery.

The world described is ... amazing. It's very detailed, complex and very well developed. The story just jumps out of the pages. And the characters are fleshed out and complex. My favorite was the Shadow, he is hilarious and says the most inappropriate thing ate the best times. :) My only complaint is that it was overly detailed at times and made the storyline a bit hard to follow.

Highly recommend it to anyone who loves magic.
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Titus Fogg is young adult fantasy fiction. It's a fun story to read. Classic teen angst plus magic makes it more complex. The characters were likeable and entertaining. The plot was interesting enough to keep you reading. Overall a good read. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review.
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As a fifty-something, I may be a bit old for this one, but I still enjoyed it. Good characters and plot, and good writing. I also liked the dialog and the unpredictability of the plot. Keep up the good work.
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This was an interesting read, but had some parts that were hard to follow. Well developed characters, but some of the interaction was drug out and overwhelming.
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Thank you to Booksgosocial for the arc of this book, what a wonderful magical journey, I look forward to the next in the series.
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I love the magic journey I took with Titus in this story and the creatures are great. Cannot wait for the next book.
Thank you Netgalley for this magical experience.
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Is magic returning to the world?  Will the Friendless Child awake?  Is the Eldritch Age about to start?  Actually none of these questions are answered in this book but hopefully will be in the sequel, whioch I eagerly look forward to.  ThisLovecraftian book introduces us to Titus Fogg and his unwelcome companion Shade, his sentient (demonic?) shadow.  Titus would like to be an ordinary teenager, but as the last scion of a magical family  he is unable to escape being drawn into a contest to prevent the old gods returning.  I loved it.
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Titus Fogg is definitely an anti-hero. Piper creates a wonderfully intriguing world within our own world that will draw you in. His balance of well-paced storytelling and dark humor with make the pages turn effortlessly. While this is a novel primarily targeted at the Young Adult market, it is enjoyable for adults who like exploring this genre, as Piper has made it possible for older readers and/or adults to read the text at a different level than younger readers, exploring ideas of the id, ego, and superego. As the first novel in a series, you will be waiting impatiently for the next one, and leave you wondering where the journey might lead. It will not disappoint.
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Fantastic!
I absolutely loved this - it was a great blend of magical storytelling, humour and teenage snark. The mixture of magic and adolescent hormones was highly entertaining, and I loved the bad influence of Shade.
The characters were flawed yet likeable, and they were fun to follow. I'm really looking forward to the next installment and hoping for a UK paperback release.
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This is set in modern day Massachusetts but is filled with magic and adventure. The first half of the book is much slower than the second half, but it was still a very enjoyable read. This book is reminiscent of Harry Potter, but it’s not too much alike, just enough that those who like HP would like this series.
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A complicated tale of magic and mystery, this enjoyable debut from  Aaron Piper takes magic into the modern age with a protagonist who regards it as more like science than art, The titular Titus Fogg is the last  descendant of an ancient magical family, in fact many in the magical community are convinced he killed his own parents in an attempted rite. Haunted by a Shade who never leaves his side and makes his life miserable at every opportunity, all Titus wants is to be a normal teen. Unfortunately for him, but luckily for the readers, this is never going to happen,. and soon ,along with his new friend Tess, he is pulled into a series of strange murders that may put both their lives in  danger.
Aaron Piper has created an interesting world, and one I would like to learn more about, particularly the history, the arcane magic and the ancient families. There is a very humorous tone throughout the book, often coming from Fogg's companion Shade, but Titus himself is no stranger to sarcasm and snark. 
As the beginning of a potential series this book has a lot to offer, but it also works well as a stand alone,complete story in its own right. 
I read and reviewed an ARC courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher,all opinions are my own.
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