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The Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Amanda Williams

The Ghastly GumballThe Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was the first book I have read by this author and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Well written, good world building and characters you can connect to. Very fast paced and really unique. Very funny and crazy, I loved it. Will be keeping an eye on this author.

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The Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Sarah King

The Ghastly GumballThe Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A gumball, that’s right a gumball is all it took for Lockwood’s world to be set on its side. The book has love, humor, good guys, bad guys, shifters, fae, a sea witch, an oracle and a bit of suspense mixed with a whole lot of humor. As Lockwood and Rex’s relationship is explored there were a few places in the book where it took me a minute to realize there had been a small jump in time, but it in no way distracts from the story. With each facing their own set of challenges will they be able to overcome them and get their happily ever after? This was the first book by Naomi Valkyrie that I have read but I will definitely be reading more and hoping to see more of this world. I absolutely recommend.

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The Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur

The Ghastly GumballThe Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lockwood King is just a young man trying to find his place in the world, he has a steady job as a barista with his best friend, but he still lives with his parents. One day he has been working late and is tired, so when he stops for gas, he decides to grab something to keep him awake, but this plan backfires in the most spectacular way.

All he knows is that the next day strange things start to happen to him with no reasonable explanation, things which appear magical even, but as he is trying to figure out what is going on, something equally magical happens, he meets someone who turns his head. As Lockwood is trying to get a handle on things, he finds out more and more about a magical world he never even knew existed, but it is a world which he might have to get used to.

As things progress there are shifters, there is humour, there are mishaps and mayhem, even a cigar smoking octopus called Clyde who turns up out of the blue. Will Lockwood be able to Kew his sanity as his world changed around him, or will outside forces meddle in his life to such an extent that it isn’t even his anymore? This is a hilariously magical paranormal romance, which will keep you laughing throughout as the chaos reigns and mayhem ensues with curses, maybe fated mates and inconvenient tentacles?

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The Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Ashley Hasting

The Ghastly GumballThe Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lockwood, AKA Lock, was a normal barista living a 21 year old life still living with his parents. After one ghastly gumball, his life has turned into a different direction. Some of it is good, while some of it is just weird, but turns out interesting. He’s got a boy he is interested in and a best friend who is helping him with all the weird things like Clyde the Octopus! I just love the cigar moments with Clyde lol! It was such a great funny read for a break!

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The Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Katrina Evanochko

The Ghastly GumballThe Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is perfect for when you want a unique, quirky, quick story. I kinda wish it was longer because I would love to have gotten to know the characters more and to see the romance develop, but that is always how I feel with shorter stories. Lockwood just wants to get home to go to bed and weird things start happening. He is introduced to a whole new world that he didn’t know existed. I am curious to know more about Brix, and Clyde is amazing! This story is M/M, just so people are aware.

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The Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Angela Packard

The Ghastly GumballThe Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first book I have read by this author, but I am adding her to my favorites list. The last two weeks have been an absolute roller coaster for me, and this book gave me the laughter I needed. I have always wanted a penguin, but a cigar smoking octopus wouldn’t be so bad either.
Lockwood’s whole life changes with one nasty tasty gumball. His best friend Brix helps him to navigate the magic within him. This is a MM romance, and I LOVE LGBTQ positive stories.

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The Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Anna Hirsch

The Ghastly GumballThe Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie
5 Stars

This is not only a hilarious read but a truly unique story as well. This author has a wild imagination. The story follows Lockwood King who’s life changes irreversibly after eating a gumball. What follows next is a zany adventure filled with humour, magic, sea witches and tentacles. The characters are delightful and quirky especially the cigar smoking octopus. I would love to read more about these characters. There are so many possibilities to turn this into a series. Hint, hint!

Review by @Anna Hirsch
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The Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Erin Wolf

The Ghastly GumballThe Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was such a fun, unique book! I haven’t enjoyed a book this much in a long, long time. It was so unique, I have never read anything like this before. The characters were each individual and had their own personality. They were well-rounded and entertaining. I so want them as friends. The creatures in this book are not ones I have read about before. I really want to see more of the characters — especially Clyde. He is my favorite in this book.

The story itself, is again something I have not seen before. It all revolves around a gumball. Who would think of that? And who in their right mind would think this is perfect! Such a brilliant mind is behind this wonderfully fun, unique, and interesting book. I highly recommend it and need to read more books set in this world.

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The Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Betsy Melano

The Ghastly GumballThe Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have read many books by this author and will always snatch up a book written by her.

In this book, we meet Lockwood, aka Lock, who is leaving work after a long day. On his way home, Lock stops at a gas station to pump gas and then decides to buy a gumball out of a candy machine. The gumball that comes out is black and odd things start to happen to Lock that he can’t explain.

The characters are well written and I connected to them through humor and their interactions. The descriptions of where the book takes place and what’s happening added to not only the story but also to my enjoyment. The author’s creativity is one of my favorite things about reading her books.

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The Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Tracy Manderson

The Ghastly GumballThe Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have read quite a few books by this author and I have enjoyed every book I have read by her. This author has a dramatic flair that make her stories realistic even though this story has Magic, Romance, and Shifters and chaos. The characters and plot where wonderfully written.
This book had me laughing so much I was in tears.

Tracy

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