"The Iron Bodkin is a fun and exciting read that young readers will love."
-Midwest Book Review, Reviewer's Bookwatch
“The Iron Bodkin is quite simply a stellar first novel… A story of family, magic, destiny, and adventure, it’s a fully imagined book that I couldn’t put down.”
-Lori Calabrese, Award winning author and National Children's Books Examiner
"I read this book in one night. It is a light, fun and fantastical read... The story opens as a young boy begins to realize that his magical community is in danger of being wiped out by those who fear the power that magic wields... The adventure races along, as the young hero and his sister begin to realize they have a destiny that will shape the future of magic in their world. I am waiting with bated breath for the sequel..."
-Katherine Lovan, Idaho Magazine Books Review
"The Iron Bodkin is a magical debut from a promising new author. I look forward to reading the next book in the series!"
-Judy Cox, Author of twenty-one children’s books including Don’t Be Silly, Mrs. Millie!, a Time magazine “Best Children’s Book” pick.
"A magical, charming book that will have you laughing one moment and biting your nails the next…sure to keep you turning the page!”
-Tess Hilmo, Author of A Name Like Love, Farrar Straus & Giroux 2011
"Humor, suspense, mystery, heart, and the fight against, "The System" all wrapped up with a little magic. I felt 11 years old as I read this book. As soon as I finished it, my ten year old son snatched it from me and spent the rest of his evening immersed in the world of Lux St. Clare."
-Lucinda DeWitt, Book Reviewer
"Told with the perfect balance of humor and suspense, The Iron Bodkin features an irresistible cast of characters, edge-of-your-seat adventure, and a whole lot of fun."
Susan Fields, Writer & Blogger
"After [a] tumultuous beginning, Lux and his family go on a roller coaster ride involving government intrigue, spell books and underground tunnels...This is a fun MG novel. After visiting the author's website, I'm pleased to see that the story will continue with a sequel."
Medeia Sharif, Writer & Blogger