Publishers Note: I loved this book. After meeting the author at a conference in Pennsylvania, I was charmed by her sense of humor and her enthusiasm for life in general. In this fantasy novel geared toward young adults, Jacquelyn Sylvan sends a young woman into a world that is not only totally unfamiliar to her, but is on the brink of destruction.
The bad news is, she is the only one who can save it. This book has adventure, it has creatures that readers will recognize and many they won't, which ma Publishers Note: I loved this book. This book has adventure, it has creatures that readers will recognize and many they won't, which makes it even more fun. The best part about this book is that the main character, June, is just like any twenty-one year old young woman.
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May 16, Bianca rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. I absolutely loved this book! The author does an amazing job of building a new world without needing 12 pages to do so. I love all the characters especially Koen. The relationships are endearing and once you start reading you won't be able to stop. I highly recommend.
I re-read the last couple of chapters 3 times because it was just so perfect. Jun 18, Jennifer Wardrip rated it really liked it Shelves: trt-posted-reviews. Everything seems perfect, until she comes home from a night out with the girls to discover a man dressed in strange clothes standing in her living Reviewed by Candace Cunard for TeensReadToo. Everything seems perfect, until she comes home from a night out with the girls to discover a man dressed in strange clothes standing in her living room - a man who transports her to a world she can't remember, a world he tells her was once her home.
According to Halryan, June is the lost princess and powerful sorcerer of the kingdom Prendawr on the planet Thallafrith. Within a few short hours, she learns that her parents were not really her parents, and that her appearance itself has changed since she has returned "home. The only problem is that nobody asked June if she wanted the job of saving a world she's never really known.
After much explaining and convincing, June decides to go along with Halryan and his four companions, blue-skinned men from a race known as the Valforte, but that doesn't mean she has to be happy about it, and she's not the sort to keep quiet about something that's bothering her. Her no-nonsense attitude was sometimes frustrating, sometimes endearing, but always refreshing: here is a woman who takes things as she sees them, who has both the stubbornness to stand her ground and the grace to admit it when she might have been wrong.
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For me, the personal turmoil caused by the events she must go through was the core of the story; the typical fantasy quest plot paled in comparison although Sylvan puts a nice twist on the typical quest that I certainly didn't expect. I also enjoyed Sylvan's portrayal of June's Valforte companions. Each of the four men gained a personality of his own, and whether they served the role of antagonist, helpmeet, informer, foil, teacher, or love interest, they played important roles in the story while still seeming like real people.
I also appreciated the way that Sylvan dealt with racial tension between the Valfortes and the majority race of Andrians, instead of ignoring the potential for such conflict as many watered-down fantasies do. While the start was a little slow for me, by the time I got through the first few chapters I was interested enough in the characters and their interactions to keep going. When the author dropped a bomb about a hundred pages in, I felt entirely justified in the impulses that had led me to read so far. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in fantasy, but also to anyone who appreciates characters who prove their strength in the face of great obstacles.
Mar 14, Terry added it Shelves: ageto-ya , fantasy , science-fiction , read June knew that her life would change when she turned 21, but she could never have predicted just how much. June is an edgy but likable character. She has an earthiness to her that allows readers to relate to her, despite her royalty, and the author does a great job drawing this out. To read our full review, go to the Reading Tub. Apr 12, ChelseyDawn rated it it was amazing. If you're a Pierce fan this is a book for you! Jul 31, Kippi rated it really liked it.
I loved this book! I wish there was a way to give 4. Hope more books are on the way! May 14, Rose Harris rated it it was amazing. An excellent first novel. Back In The Saddle Again. Puddle Jumping The Pacific. Educating A Bird. Not With My Dog. A Hole In My Heart. This Is The Pits. The Gravity Of It All. AWackies Bubbles. Swinging On A String. Spacemen Pilots Presidents Oh My. Astronauts Are Only Human. Dining In Dining Out. More Vodka Please.
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