A quirky short story with a twist at the end. The author's tone is perfect, even though he is telling the story from the female's point-of-view. Be careful how you behave the next time you teach someone to drive.
This is a delightful short children's story suitable for bedtime reading. It tells the tale of two goblin brothers, their wizard master, and a pair of magical unicorns. The story is fast-paced, and you never know what is going to happen next. It concludes with a summary of the lessons learned and, of course, the triumph of good over evil.
Olivia Whitehead is a 17-year-old high school student who has dreamed about the same guy (Mr Sexy) for the last year and one month, since her sixteenth birthday.
Scott Tabor is a fifth-generation sorcerer with many powers, including the powers to heal, to dream walk, and to eavesdrop from a great distance. Olivia is his heart mate, the person he's supposed to spend the rest of his life with. Once he meets his heart mate, it becomes physically painful for him to be apart from her. However, because of an ancient curse, he can't meet Olivia until six months after her seventeenth birthday, otherwise she will die on her eighteenth birthday.
When Aiden Cavalier, the school jock, shows a sudden interest in Olivia, Scott realizes he now has some competition. And he doesn't like it. He needs to find a way to break the family curse, but the only way he can do so is by killing Devlin Hart, the descendant of the sorcerer who cast the curse.
Enter the mysterious Red Calamitous. What does this evil sorcerer have planned for Olivia? Events escalate, culminating in a fight between the forces of good and evil. Who will be left standing?
"The White Aura" is told in alternating chapters from Olivia's and Scott's points-of-view, a technique which is used very effectively. The story itself has an interesting premise, and Scott's powers come in very handy throughout the book. There were a number of editing errors and too much description for my liking, especially of the characters' appearance and clothing.
Be warned, the book ends on a cliffhanger in anticipation of the "The Vessel", the second book in this series.
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The Queen of Hearts beheads her husband, King Edward, after finding out he has been having an affair with the Seamstress. Because of the Jack's prophesy, the Queen is now on the lookout for a boy with a girl's name (Ryley) or a girl with a boy's name (Alice, also known as Al) who will bring about the end of her reign. Alternately told from Ryley's and Alice's points-of-view in the present and through Alice's past visits to Wonderland, we slowly piece the story together. It's a puzzle worth solving.
Even though it's inspired by Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland", this is a highly original story, full of dark humor, nonsense, quirky characters, and riddles. It is a fine tribute to Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland". The main character is even named after Lewis Carroll's inspiration for his Alice, Alice Mae Liddell. There are a few minor editing errors but, overall, the author's writing style makes this book a pleasure to read. I loved the dynamic between Ryley (a normal high school student) and the eccentric Alice, and I especially liked the description of Ryley's and Alice's first kiss. This is definitely an author to watch.
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