Published by Createspace Independent Pub Series: The Peabrain Adventures #1
Genres: New Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Science Fiction
Source: ecopy from Author
Find the compass, save the world or save herself?
For Austin robbery detective Maggie Parker, dating is harder than running down a felon, even if the guy is worth it – just ask Jake. Now add in magic.
When she finds someone breaking into her garage, stealing a favorite wooden puzzle box everything changes. Did she just see a compass fly?
Can she learn how to use the magic of bubbles to chart a new course in time? The mechanics may hold the answer.
Her new quest: Rescue the passengers on an ancient ship – a big blue marble called Earth – and save herself.
Recover the compass, find the other Elementals and help decide Earth’s fate.
Simple? It’s a lot harder than it sounds. And there’s that fourth date…
The Peabrain’s Idea is the first book in the Peabrain Adventures series, which is a fantasy series, by Martha Carr. First of all, I should say that I am not a huge fan of the title. In this series, a peabrain is a word used to describe humans (more on this later), but the zany, and kind of rude, name fits with the zany nature of this story. The Peabrain’s idea was certainly a different, in a mostly interesting way fantasy novel than I am used to reading. I enjoyed it, but it didn’t blow me away.
In the Peabrain’s Idea, we meet our main character Maggie, who is a detective. I love that she is such a logical practical person, because seeing her get swept up in something so zany and not practical was kind of funny. The Peabrain’s Idea starts off on a great note. We dive right into the action and we learn very early on that Maggie is an elemental, right after a weird encounter with gnome. I was immediately sucked into the book because of the action packed start. My interest did start to wane as the book went on, but it was kind of like a roller coaster ride. Sometimes I was really into the story, and sometimes it kind of lost me. I did; however; really love the characters. Maggie is great and a lot of the secondary characters were a ton of fun.
I mentioned before that Peabrain’s are humans. They are called peabrains because long ago Human’s had and used, two brains. Their larger normal brain and a smaller brain that is much more powerful but much smaller. It is the size of a pea in fact. And it is this pea sized brain that controls magic. In this series, humans used to be the most powerful magic wielders on earth, but they have forgotten all about their magic abilities. I thought this was a cool concept, but I still have a hard time getting behind the whole Peabrain name, but maybe that is just me.
The Peanbrain’s Idea felt a little bit like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxxy, but not quite as humorous. This is certianly a unique adventure story. The series has a lot of potential to be a ton of fun. If you are a fan of zany out of the box adventure stories that certainly have a unique take on earth and humans and creatures, then The Peabrain Adventure series is one you should check out.
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