Quantum Door

Light and darkness within the fenced in forest. Ready to explore?


Title:  Quantum Door
Author: Jonathan Ballagh
Illustrator: Ben J. Adams
Publisher:  Jonathan Ballagh
Release Date:  August 31, 2015
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Ages: 10-14


Discover what lies beyond the Quantum Door. The mysterious woods behind Brady and Felix’s house have been deserted for years. But things change when a fence goes up and the brothers notice strange things happening at night. From the moment they dare cross the fence, the brothers enter a world of dark technological secrets that will rock the foundation of everything they know to be true. And once they enter, there’s no turning back. Some places are better left alone…



In Quantum Door by Jonathan Ballagh, we're introduced right off the bat to Brady and Felix and their strange neighbors' vast property. And within pages, the strange neighbors moved,  the property up for sale, and then mysteriously, a fence surrounding the entire property showed up. Not only the fence, but strange things like frequent power outages have sparked the boys' curiosity, and open a whole world of adventure for them and for us, as readers.

From the title of book, we can deduced this would be a science fiction of some sort, but I didn't really know how this will played out. Since the beginning, as the boys trek through the "forest" of their neighbors, I didn't really know what to expect.  So I was pleasantly surprised by the "door" and what's behind. As our boys, along with Nova and the robotic dog, Achilles traveled into a mysterious parallel world beyond the door, we are filled with excitement through their adventures.

Very well written and appropriate for the target age group. I felt the words were on mark and wasn't played down, and the storyline reminiscent of classic middle grade science fiction books. As a debut novel, Jonathan's writings in Quantum Door inspires creativity and evokes imagination in a world of technology and its future for young readers. The plot's pace moves swiftly from the beginning to the end, and even brings hope of more, leading to the idea of "possibilities" for readers.  A fun read literally and figuratively for readers, especially with the "hidden" clues for readers to explore. And don't forget the lovely cover and additional illustrations within the book that adds to the visualization of Quantum Door.

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.





Jonathan Ballagh is the author of the new Sci-Fi thriller The Quantum Door. He has been writing software since he was five, created his first online game at fourteen, and has a deep love of all things A.I. and robotics. He currently lives in Virginia with his wife and three kids. Follow him on twitter @JonathanBallagh or email him at ballaghwrites@gmail.com. 

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