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The Unremembered by A Maslo and Red by Jessi Mcpherson

September 9, 2017 - 8:51 pm No Comments

The Unremembered by A Maslo

Published by Zombie Cupcake Press on 9th September 2017

49 pages

Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

When the Queen wanted Aeliana, the princess in an elven kingdom to marry, what she didn’t expect is a curse to last a lifetime. Long into the curse Endymion the prince of the new kingdom, is under pressure to find a bride. Escaping to the abandon forest, he comes across a phoenix and begins and adventure where he must battle for his love.

Aeliana was a sweet character and even after the curse she was never bitter, and though alone, she always made do with her situation. Endymion was her knight in shining armour and whilst he was under pressure to marry he would not rush into anything. Once he met Aeliana he was a man on mission and even when it went wrong, he fought for what he believed in.

This was a lovely story and a quick read, the main characters were likeable from the start. From their meeting, I thought I knew where this story was going but the curveball the author threw into this story had me wondering what could happen next. The last part of the story was fast pacing as it was a matter of life and death. If you like fantasy and mystical creatures you will not be disappointed. Another good read by this author

 

Red by Jessi Mcpherson

Published by Zombie Cupcake Press on 9th September 2017

61 pages

Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

From a young age, we learn the story of Red Riding Hood, but what if that was not the truth. Red is an alternative story of this well know tale.

Cara a young girl who after she goes to her way to her Grandma’s house, and whilst she knows about the legend of the village, werewolves and a curse, she soon learns the role she plays in this story.

What I liked about Cara was she did not believe what she was told, However, when it sunk in who she was, she took her role serious and her caring nature came through.

This was a completely different story to the traditional Red Riding Hood, but the way the story was written made it believable. The twist with the huntsman was unexpected and there will be characters that you love and hate. Although there are werewolves in this story, they are not the type of werewolves that you are used to reading. One of my favourite characters was a small pup called Lily.  Running through is a love story and whilst this is relevant to the story, it does not detract from main story.  This is a quick read, whilst this is a standalone story, the ending gives me hope that there will be more stories about Cara and her clan. A good twist on a traditional tale        

Rite of Annarii by A Maslo

May 22, 2017 - 6:47 pm No Comments

Rite of Annarii by A Maslo

Published by Feather Dream Press on 12th May 2017

197 pages

Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

Fellywynne is a human living with the Fae folk. Having been abandoned at birth, Fellwynne was lucky to be brought up by these magical folk.  We join Fellwynne as she is about to graduate and take up her role in the community.

Fellwynne was a considerate young girl and although different she made adaptions to fit in. She and her best friend Willow Leafshimmer were inseparable and I like how the author incorporated Willow in the story letting her enjoy Fellwynne’s quest. Having Drake, Willow’s boyfriend on the journey could have made Fellwynne into a third wheel, but the author introduced us to Aleck Stormblood, the 1st commander of the Annarii Elite. On their travels Fellwynne grew into a woman and became the diplomat that the elders knew she would, she was not afraid of danger and stood up for people more unfortunate then herself.

One of favourite scenes was the back story about Kiari and her rooster, I could not stop laughing when Kiari told her story and the length of time it took Willow to catch on. The author had a style of writing that took you on the journey, the descriptive way she wrote the story, had you feeling that you were following in Fellwynne’s footsteps, even the minor scenes had a lot of detail. A simple task of collecting berries had you feeling that you were there, getting sunburnt whilst you were filling the baskets with elderberries.

I got so into this story that I could not believe when I had finished it, I just wanted to carry on with Fellwynne’s quest. If you love fantasy and adventure books then you will love this story. With a touch of romance which does not detract from the main story, this will appeal to a lot of readers. I cannot wait to continue on this journey and I hope I do not have to wait long to do so.