This was a wonderful story. It was fun and intense, it even made me laugh sometimes. It was sweet and bittersweet, sometimes it was sad. There was love and feelings, there were dangers, action and tension. This story easily took place in my heart and I loved it from the first page to the last. I enjoyed my read and I'm eager to know the rest of the story.
It is enjoyable and interesting story with action, surprises, secrets and villains, with tense and fun moments. It hold my attention and kept me reading further. It tells about a boy being introduced to a whole new world of imagination. There‘s quite amazing world created in here with a lot of details, history, rules, scenery, various characters with various abilities. I can‘t remember reading any book with such a world. Well, it reminds me of „The Neverending Story“ by Michael Ende in some details and in being a story about a world of imagination. But that‘s just a little bit. There‘s a lot of unique details in here.
Main character, Matthew, is one I rarely find in books. He‘s not one of the characters full of good qualities. He stands out by being, well, I would say stubborn. In a sense he seems to be thinking more about himself than about others (egotistical, as says one of the characters in the book). He breaks the rules. He has his own opinion and seems to be holding it no matter what. He seems to be „I know it all and I know it better“ guy. But at the same time he is friendly, courageous, he cares about his own family, he sets the goal and goes for it no matter what the obstacles are. This stubbornness sometimes gets annoying for me, but that‘s a good combination for a story. If one dares to behave outside the rules, adventures happen. Sometimes bad things do. But that‘s part of an adventure too. And that makes interesting things happen in the story.
Well, there‘s one small weakness. Usually this story is easy to read, but sometimes it gets a little bit rough. It‘s mostly a feeling for me, but I‘ll try to explain what I have in mind. It‘s just a sense that some sentences seem to be put in too straighforward way. Like there‘s separate sentences saying who said what, did what, but together they don‘t make a story as a whole. That was mostly in the beginning, and not that much further in the story. That‘s a minor thing, and it doesn‘t make story less interesting. Just sometimes it makes reading not as fluid as it usually is. Nonetheless, I‘m interested to read what happens next. Whole story and the ending are promising a whole lot more adventures coming.
I was given this book in exchange for honest review (Lovers of Paranormal group and the author).
One more part of a legend. One more part of adventures, battles and becoming heroes. One more part of amazing story. It hold me pretty soon again. It brought even more intensive action, dangers, secrets and surprises. It's darker than the first one, more desperate, and brought further into the world encountering the threat of destruction and people figting against it.
I loved to read about the characters I've grown fond of, to get to know some new ones and to know better some old ones. I was excited to see how some of them meet each other and anxious to see some of them part. I enjoyed to read how they get in to the complicated situations and how they deal with it, how they deal with their inner battles and the battles on the outside world. I felt sadness, hope, joy, excitment, anxiety, anger and a lot more along with them.
This book was very emotional for me. Sometimes it was so intense that I was afraid to read further and had to stop. But I couldn't stay away for a long time not knowing what happens next so pretty soon I would start reading and eagerly turning pages again.
Awesome story. I'm excited to see what surprises and events would bring the book three.
I was given this book in exchange for a honest review (David Estes Fans and YA Book Lovers Unite! group and the author).
It was interesting, vivid and easy to read. It was unique take on the Red Riding Hood story. There was pictured nice scenery from the first sentences. The story started as an ordinary day of a young woman in small village in 1697 France, and then event after event it got tense and dangerous, and the life of that woman was turned upside down. I cared about the main character Scarlett, and I was intrigued by the mysterious things happening. I'm curious to know what will happen and what secrets would be revealed in the next story.
P. S. At first I was confused about the cover, but when I finished reading, I had that moment of 'Oh, that's what it was about'. I liked this.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review (Lovers of Paranormal)