Offering this first book for free was a great way to hook me. I just bought the two books that follow as well as another trilogy. Will also be buying more if I enjoy them as much as I expect. I was intrigued from the first page and read through the first half over a couple of days and finished the rest in a marathon.
The characters are absolutely wonderful, and I loved each of them. The plot and wonderful characters made this a page-turner for me. Some of the dialog and general style of writing was distracting for me - at times I felt it was inconsistent - but easy enough to learn to accept as this writer's voice.
Amanda Ackers and The Deep Forest Elves
on Dec. 09, 2012
It took me about 5 chapters before I really adjusted to the writing style, but I guessed correctly it would be worth it. The book is titled "The Deep Forest Elves" and for the first half of the book you're left wondering why: there are no elves or forests to be seen. Amanda's journey to find the elves is itself a page-turner. Amanda faces crisis after crisis and discovers some genuinely interesting creatures. The transition to the deep forest and the elves was surprisingly jarring for me after the non-stop action of the first half of the book. It was difficult to adjust to the new characters and to really warm up to them, but by the end of this book I was invested in all of them. A great read and I followed it immediately with the next book in the series.
Amanda Ackers and The Realm Of The Witches
on Dec. 09, 2012
The second book in the Amanda Ackers series picks up right where the first left you hanging, which is a good thing. Amanda now has a gaggle of new friends and enters into a new and equally exciting series of adventures. Much backstory is provided on some of the items she found in her earlier travels which introduces a more epic storyline involving many more characters and their histories. I am excitedly looking forward to the third book of the series.