Sunday, July 20, 2014

Jacob, King of Portalia by Casey Clubb

All Jacob wants is to blend in, play in the orchestra, and not to have his secret found out. For the last several years he and his best friend Sammy have spent his birthday weekend in the clubhouse his father built. This year whilst playing a new song for Sammy something strange happened. A portal to another land appeared, the land where Jacobs father was from. Where he was also king and now as his father has died Jacob must take over the kingship from his uncle. Simple enough right?

I really enjoy that this book is about overcoming fears about who you are and fears in gereral. Also that it's a book geared towards preteens/ teens about being gay and as an LGBT ally I love it and think more books should be this brave and write about this. Every character in this has a major character flaw, and they work so hard to better themselves because of it.

This is a great book for middle school and up. It touches on some very sensitive subjects. Such as coming out as gay, and being who you truly are. This books shows Jacob's pain and emotions very clearly making it powerful and very realistic.

I received this books compliments of NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my review which I freely and honestly give.

 This book is going to be released on September  16. I'll post a heads up as the date gets closer.


  1. Thank you for your insightful review.

  2. Sara,

    Thank you very much for your review!

    Casey :-)