Noticing Jamilla

Rated 4.60/5 based on 5 reviews
Cassy Mae thought she escaped danger of the Santos Francisco slums when she moved to her GrammyJo’s after her mother’s death, but an evil stalker haunts Cassy in the small mountain town in spite of GrammyJo’s protective magic. More
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Words: 6,310
Language: English
ISBN: 9781310240928
About M. K. Theodoratus

"Fantasy is a wonderful way to run away from the mundane,” sez me.

Others say, "M.K. Theodoratus is a captivating storyteller who prefers the power of short stories.

Theodoratus has been in love with fantasy since first discovering the Oz books as a child. She has never stopped delving into the fantasy worlds of other writers. She became inflicted with an addiction to story and writing after creating a Nancy Drew fan fiction novel for a school assignment. Her incomplete assignment turned into her first novel the summer after the sixth grade.

Now, Theodoratus has created the worlds of Andor and Far Isles Half-Elven for readers to get lost in. Andor is populated with stalking demons, always hunting for unsuspecting humans to prey on and terrorize, and magic. The Far Isle Half-Elven is a society in upheaval as genetic drift of the hybrid human-elf population changes everything from relationships to politics. Check out her short stories about Andor and the Far Isles, some of them free.

M.K. Theodoratus loves connecting with fans. Check out her author hub for news and snippets of upcoming work at http://www.mktheodoratus.com. You can read and comment on her blog, find her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Google+.

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Reviews

Review by: Angela B. Mortimer on Nov. 27, 2014 :
You just know there is more coming....
Quirky YA novella, written in a colloquial style that makes the characters feel real. You know the moment that Jamilla walks in the hairdressing salon that she is really BIG trouble; the state of her companion says it all. AND you know too that there is a lot more coming; it could get very scary. Look forward to it.
(reviewed 50 days after purchase)

Review by: R. Coker on March 09, 2014 :
An Intriguing Read!

"Noticing Jamilla: A Tale of Andor" is the kind of novel that sucks you into it within just a few pages, weaving a captivating tale of teen drama, magic juju, emotional upheaval and intrigue. M. K. Theodoratus takes the reader on an engaging ride, drawing you into the world of Cassy Mae and her move to Docket's Diggings and all of the weird, strange happenings that come with it.

The novel is well-written with a sharp, lush tone and vivid imagery that perfectly paints each scene with a fine tipped brush. The book uses strong dialogue and authentic characters to draw the plot along, adding layer after layer to the story and bringing this uniquely enjoyable tale to life. The author does a wonderful job of taking Cassy, Jamilla, GrammyJo and Lydia Markhem on a truly entertaining ride... adding in excitement, emotional drama, suspense, magic and the supernatural to create an exceptionally enjoyable read.

Overall, I had a great time reading this and would certainly recommend it to other readers. It was well-written, intriguing and well worth the read.
(review of free book)

Review by: Ana Cristina on March 06, 2014 :
I love fantasy books and this is fantasy at its best! The book was so interesting, I simply couldn't put it down and ended up reading it in one go. Different twists and turns are making it that much enjoyable. I really got tied to the characters and I have a quiet wish that the author will follow up with a sequel! 5 Stars
(review of free book)

Review by: harpgrrl on March 06, 2014 :
love the story line. It is easy to follow and has a lot of unexpected plot variations.

I agree it could be a little long, but hey it is a nice short read. The story does make me want to know what happens to Cassy Mae afterwards
(review of free book)

Review by: tony parsons on March 04, 2014 :
Cassy Mae mom died & she was probably going to be placed in foster care. Grammy Jo had taught my mom juju. Casey ended up in the old mining town of Docket’s Diggings with her Grammy Jo. She owned a beauty shop. Mrs. Hendricks told them her son was in the real estate developing business & they were going to redevelop the town. Lydia Markem was a regular customer at beauty shop. On the school bus Cassy met Jamilla Markem. The 2 became friends until they graduated from HS. Brian Hendricks was always picking on them.
How will these 3 characters’ lives turn out in the future?
Cool book cover, great font & writing style. A fairly well written Caribbean or Cajun mystery type short story (book). Not always easy to read/follow from start/finish. Never a dull moment. Quite a few twists/turns. No grammar errors, repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of interesting scenarios & a great set of characters. Not sure I got the whole story content. That said I can only rate the short story (book) with 3/5 stars.
Thank you for the free short story (book)
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
(review of free book)

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