Author: L. Sydney Abel
Publication Date: October 2, 2014
Source: Author in exchange for honest review
Summary from Goodreads: 12 year-old adventurer, the intriguingly named Timothy Other, escapes the Dreams and Hopes Orphanage and travels to the bizarre world of Marzipan Mountain, where he befriends some amazing creatures. With the help of his friends, Timothy seeks to discover his true origins and returns to the Orphanage. He becomes embroiled in a matter of life and death and faces the evil forces that crave the secret of ‘Golden Life’.
Rating: Did Not Finish
The author has a very distinct and unique writing style, unfortunately it's not for me. While reading, I felt like someone was telling me a story, which would have been fine accept I felt like I was being talked to like a child. There is also a strange use of adjectives and adverbs: biggertybig, blackertyblack bird, tip-tapping sound, sticky-up hat, etc. Unfortunately, I couldn't get past these nuances and decided not to finish the book.