Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse by Kaleb Nation

Hey! I'm here on a Sunday for a very special occasion...a blog book tour. A lot has been said about this new series and its author. Hopefully, I'll say something interesting...

In 2003, Kaleb Nation, a fourteen-year-old homeschooler was lying in bed when he had "the idea". (His mom gave him lots of creative writing assignments. PS. Go homeschoolers!) Outoftheblue, he imagined a boy waiting on his roof for a burglar. The vision became the start of his first series.
Review by me, Emily

When Bran Hambric was six, he was found inside a bank vault without any recollection of his life before. The banker couldn't find out who he belonged to, so according to the law, was stuck with him. Bran was never treated as part of the family. To make matters worse, they live in Dunce, the city that outlawed all magic....which makes Bran a criminal...just for being alive.

As Bran puts together clues about his past, he isn't sure he wants to believe the things he learns about his mother. But they could be true. Afterall, he can't even remember her face.

The blog world is buzzing about the Bran Hambric series because Kaleb Nation is well-known online. He blogs regularly at and (which receives 10,000 hits/day...and, yes, I have been one of those hits...and, of course, yes...this blog receives that many, too ;) I wish.)
Having said that, I believe this book would have made it out into the world without the author's popularity. It is fun, adventurous, surprisingly fresh (despite being ANOTHER book where a boy finds out he's magic as a young teen), and, yes...deliciously clean.
I recommend this book if you are having Wizard Withdrawals.
PS. Mr. Kaleb Nation. If you are reading this, I'd love to hear how homeschool influenced your journey as a writer.
PSS. Thankyouverymuch. And good luck with your exciting new series.
Here is the enormous blog tour schedule.
Sunday, August 30th
Jenn’s Bookshelf
Homespun Light

Monday, August 31st
Dolce Bellezza
Bobbi’s Book Nook

Tuesday, September 1st
The Looking Glass Review
Beth Fish Reads
SMS Book Reviews
James Holder’s YouTube Channel

Wednesday, September 2nd
Reading Rumpus
Katie’s Literature Lounge
Ultimate Bookhound

Thursday, September 3rd
Brimful Curiosities
Charlotte’s Library

Friday, September 4th
Bran Hambric by Kaleb Nation

Saturday, September 5th
Library Lounge Lizard
Sarah’s Random Musings

Sunday, September 6th
Cindy’s Love of Books

Monday, September 7th
Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf
Grasping for the Wind
Life After Twilight vlog channel

Tuesday, September 8th
Shooting Stars Magazine
Mrs. Magoo Reads
Lori Calabrese Writes

Wednesday, September 9th
The Brain Lair
The Children’s Book Review
TV Watch Online

Thursday, September 10th
The Friendly Book Nook
Book Journey
Stephanie’s Written Word
Home School Buzz

Friday, September 11th
The Inside Scoop With Chandelle
Booking Mama

Saturday, September 12th
Zoe’s Book Reviews
Lit for Kids

Sunday, September 13th
Never Jam Today
A Bibliophile’s Reverie

Monday, September 14th
Café of Dreams
Marta’s Meanderings
A Book Blogger’s Diary
The Reader’s Quill

Tuesday, September 15th
a book in hand
Not Just for Kids

Wednesday, September 16th
Write for a Reader

Thursday, September 17th
Howling Good Books
The Written World

Friday, September 18th
Always Riddikulus
YA Books Central

Saturday, September 19th
Ms. Bookish
Into the Wardrobe