Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro BY J.L. Hicks -REVIEW

91M0tgPIl0L._SL1500_Love stories about magic? What about blood thirsty monsters and secret society’s that hunt them? Secret Seekers Society is jam packed with all that and more.

Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro centers around the lives of two young protagonists Hunter Glenn, and Elly Ann through an adventure ripe with adversity, paranormal monsters, secret societies, and most haunting of all, a life without their parents.

The book follows both, the sibling’s emotional struggle from their parent’s sudden loss, as well as their physical journey into a new and strange “home”, an ancient and creepy mansion known only as the Belmonte Estate.

It is here where they first learn of their new guardian, an eccentric old man named Professor Clandestine and the rest of the mansion’s caretakers. Tossed into their bedroom, and locked away under the pretense of “safety concerns” it does not take long for the children to hatch an escape plan.

Follow the children as they slowly unravel the secrets of their parent’s true identities, the origin of the strange Mansion, and their inheritance into an ancient secret society of monster hunters known as Seekers.

51OZtBqLzUL._UX250_J.L. was born in Saginaw, Michigan where he has a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing through Saginaw Valley State University. He has written and is currently self publishing three novels, the first entitled The Deity Chronicles: Origins and his very popular Secret Seekers Series.
His newest book “Secret Seekers Society and the Wrath of the Wendigo” is slated for a June 2015 release.
You can follow J.L. Hickey’s works at

He also dabbles in literary short fiction, and poetry.

When J.L. is not writing, he heads up a local paranormal investigation group in his home town.

Follow Joe and all his musings, talk to him about his books, and keep up to date with all his new works, through his facebook author’s page!


I would say this book is geared more towards a younger reader of maybe 10 to 12 years old but it was still very intriguing.

You have 2 young children Elly and Hunter who’s parents are dead and they are left to their Godfather that they have never met. They are taken to a mansion and locked  in a room, a Library with a place for them to stay, read, eat, sleep. They are visited by creatures they have never seen before that are apparently real.

Elly keeps herself content with books while Hunter is in clearly in pain from the loss of his parents and which J.L Hicks portrays well showing his pain, anger and confusion.

As the two children experience strange people they have never seen before then strange noises outside of the room which they are told they are locked in to keep them safe  Hunter decides it is time to investigate where the adventure begins of strange passageways and yet stranger creatures.

J.L. Hicks creates quite the story of fantasy here but as I said it isn’t geared for adults it is geared more towards children. Otherwise it is a very good book. filled with adventure. but some of the grammical errors so become a problem as you are reading. Once you are immerged in the book they get in the way and interrupt the story.

I was given this book for a honest review for the Blog.

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