Add to basket. Jinx Sage Blackwood. Jinx's Fire Sage Blackwood. Jinx'ing Your Future Bo Reid. Review Text 'Jinx is filled with the magic of a great book. John Stephens show more. Review quote 'A joy and a delight. About Sage Blackwood Sage Blackwood worked for many years as a teacher in Alaska, and now writes full-time. Jinx: The Wizard's Apprentice is her first fantasy novel. Rating details. Our customer reviews Jinx was a very interesting read that even people who normally do not venture into middle grade would enjoy myself included.
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Jinx is just a curious little boy who has a knack at finding troublesome situations and it almost seems that he is trying to live up to his name. Although he can be curious with different situations and aspects of life, he is very people cautious. This book is very easy to fall into and the world plays out almost like a fantasy video game and that is what I liked the best and the middle grade crowd probably will too. It is not to serious and the idea that a little boy just wants to go out and explore is a notion that a lot people not just middle graders can relate too.
Jinx is very well-written, Blackwood knows how to engage the reader with the adventures the characters go on and creates distinct characters. I was very surprised by how Jinx managed to have thought-provoking lines which is not rare when I read MG books.
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Jinx is an adventurous and curious child who wants to see more of the world and learn more too. Enjoyed his relationship with Simon who is very different and more moody and morose but you could see his affection for Simon. The world is written very well and although quite simplistic, what was written out was done well. I also liked the style of writing - it really helped in creating the overall atmosphere for a fantasy book.
I highly recommend this to MG readers, especially those who love fantasy or are curious about fantasy. Jinx lives with his step-parents in a clearing within the Urwald - a vast forest teeming with nasty creatures and nastier wizards and witches. One day, Jinx's stepfather decides he can no longer support the boy and takes him out into the forest to abandon him. Unfortunately for Jinx's stepfather, they cross paths with Simon, an evil wizard. Simon offers to buy the boy instead and takes him home to do chores for him.
He doesn't seem that evil to Jinx, but can he really be trusted? At first glance you may think that this book is another Harry Potter-ish clone, but while there are similarities, Jinx is quite a different story altogether.
Jinx is a very determined little boy - he wants to get out and see the world, and feels trapped living with Simon. Once he's set on his quest, he begins to question everything and must stick to his beliefs and trust in his own power to get through the coming trials.
He's quite a grumpy child at times, but is also quite cheeky and there are some very funny moments as he interacts with the world around him. The two accidents were blamed on rain making the roads slick. To provide a lighting reference for the plasma bolts, the actors wore gloves with LED displays to make them glow before adding the computer-generated shot. For floating objects, they were either thrown with wires or held by stuntmen wearing green chroma key suits.
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice received mixed reviews from critics. The site's critical consensus reads, "It has a likable cast and loads of CGI spectacle, but for all but the least demanding viewers, The Sorcerer's Apprentice will be less than spellbinding.
Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter has said that " The Sorcerer's Apprentice is a tired relic of summer-movie cliches, clearly beaten to death by far too many credited writers. Besides the U. It occupies the fourth place on the all-time chart of Sword and Sorcery films in the U. The film's score was composed by Trevor Rabin. It was released on July 6, The song " Secrets " by OneRepublic is used in the film but does not appear on the album.
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