About: The Nowhere Emporium is a middle grade’s fiction novel written by Ross MacKenzie. This book has 280 pages and was published by Kelpies on 3/19/2015. The genres are fantasy, middle grade, childrens, fiction, and young adult. The author has also written Zac and the Dream Stealers, which I have not read yet.
My Experience: I started reading The Nowhere Emporium on 8/2/16 and finished it on 8/8/16. This book is a good read for kids 16 and under. It can get a little less amazing for adults. This story focuses on an old guy who travels around the world with a magical shop. He has a book where he writes in his imagination and it brought to life in a room. He has many of such rooms in his shop. When he opens his shop to the public, people would go in to ooh and aahh and feeling like a kid seeing all the magical rooms. However, when the people leave the shop, they forget everything they see or even ever been into the shop, except that they may feel less heavy with their everyday burden of life. One day a boy stumble upon the shop and came back the next day. He’s the only one who visit the shop and remembers. He becomes an assistant to the old man. The old man has a secret even his daughter was not aware of. The assistant finds himself not only becoming attached to this new amazing life, but also in the middle of a dangerous collapse. Through a bit of suspense, the story becomes an interesting read. There isn’t a lot of magic to excite me though, but to kids 12 years old, they may enjoy this book more than I do.
Pro: imagination, family, friendship, brave, magical
Con: would be more interesting if the assistant can write more magical wonders in the book, two good tries and two unsuccessful tries for the entire book. Also, the book should not work for Sharpe guy, but yet, the water room seems to work just fine, too closely resemble The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I rate it 3 stars!
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***Disclaimer: Many thanks to Ross MacKenzie, Kelpies, and NetGalley for a copy of this ARC ebook in an exchanged for an honest review.