Jack Templar, Monster Hunter - Jeff Gunhus Wonderfully exciting and enthralling are words I use to describe this book when I think of 'Jack Templar: Monster Hunter" overall.There's just something awesomely cool about the thought of being something you didn't know you were. I really loved the way this book started and it had me hooked from the very first. I can just imagine young teens looking over their shoulder, waiting for something to jump out at them. There was something so easy about getting sucked into the world Jeff Gunhus created and that kept you there as you followed the main character, Jack, along with his friends, on his epic journey to self-discovery.Everything in this book was something a reader could love - action, adventure, mythical creatures, mystery and even a touch of romance. Not bad for fourteen-year-old Jack Templar. There were so many messages to take from this book - messages of love, self-sacrifice, faith and and having the belief that you can be so much more than you are if you just believed. The words poured from the page and I just couldn't help lapping them up.'Jack Templar: Monster Hunter' was just so easy to read and so much fun! There was never a moment that I considered this book dull at all, and maybe, just maybe, that's because at heart I'm a fourteen-year-old boy looking for adventure and a chance to believe in the impossible. Haha, a tomboy at least. The writing itself was lovely. I loved how I could picture everything that was happening in my head. It gave me a connection to the characters that I can only gain from a gifted story-teller. There was also a way this author introduced me to the novel that utterly unique and amusing. The characters themselves held individual traits that were cute, but rather gross, all at the same time. They were feisty, scared, loyal, traitorous and a mixed bag of other things as well. Other people may read this book and not feel the same things as I do, and that's fine. All I know is that this book appealed to me in ways that I wouldn't have expected. It wasn't that the plot was as meaningful as some books I've read, but it struck the 'inner child' in me, and that 'inner child' danced a mad little dance of delight.I've been so fortunate to have read some books lately that have totally fascinated me and because of that I don't see anything I would like to point out as to be wary of at all. The 'heart of the reader' came out of me in this book, and not the 'heart of a writer'. For those who do both, you'll know what I mean.I would recommend this book to anyone who's young at heart.Now for my rating:-Five out of five starsThis review can be found here:_http://magicalmanuscriptsandwritingthings.blogspot.co.nz/