I like to pretend I've never grown up. I teach English to kids in Japan, love playing at summer camps, and write stories intended for adolescent audiences--they really are the only real fountain of youth. Come check out what I'm about and get in touch with me on twitter for electronic food fights! Happy reading!
on Nov. 02, 2010 :
For anime fans, the setting of this book is similar to Gakuen Alice. An apparently powerless main character, people with strange super powers (like not having to breathe or sweating oil), and academy where they're being taught, and a war in which they're somehow involved.
There's more to this story though; in the first book, Mira learns of her own past, and hopefully this will be explained in more detail in the sequel, which I'm going to read now.
If you're looking for a book that is not traditional fantasy with knights and swords, but instead involves strange super powers, this is well worth a try.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on Oct. 17, 2010 :
This was a well written YA book for a first-time author.
It was very interesting what the main character had to go through because of her "condition". I can't wait to read the next book in the series to see what happens next.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on June 06, 2010 :
I enjoyed this book very much. The main character is warm and giving, the supporting characters are human and three-dimensional, and the story and the world it is set in are well-thought-out, detailed, engaging, exciting and interesting. It's an excellent and thoughtful debut, and I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
(reviewed the day of purchase)