Donnerstag, 7. Juli 2016

Review: Mist & Whispers - The Weaver's Riddle by C.M. Lucas (Oftomes Publishing)

Wonderful and breathtaking like a dream! I hardly know where to begin!
Imagine a world in eternal darkness.A world where skeletal beasts lurk in the forest. Where the women are missing, and the men are in need of salvation...
In the West-English town of Little Wolf Green, Scott's bookshop is about to close down. Convinced the bookshop holds the key to her mother's identity, sixteen year olf Anya Piddling vows to save Scott's, whatever the cost.
When four books of magic and myth take the world by storm, Anya begins a journey to discover the truth about the author, known only as the Weaver. Followed closely by her friends, and one surly, bitter ex-boyfriend, Anya soon realises a whole new world gone very wrong, with maddening whispers in the forst, magical winged Kings and a dragon-boy that understands her, inside and out. But this world needs a saviour... and everyone is looking at her.
Alright, got to calm down. Breathe in, breathe out, take it easy, take it slow ...
But I'm too THRILLED to calm down! "Mist & Whispers - The Weaver's Riddle" by Claire Marie Lucas is a debut novel - or should I say this fantasy story is stunning magic in book form? I know books which have wonderful covers, but inside they're pale and shapeless like ghosts.  The cover of "The Weaver's Riddle" is really impressive. When I saw it for the first time, my first impulse was to grab it and run! A wonderful cover never promises a good book, but don't worry: I loved Anya's adventure!

English isn't my native language (yeah, that's the reason why you might find some grammer mistakes. But I'm really trying to do my best, believe me!!). When it comes to read in English, I always become unsure. Things went better than I had thought, actually - the author has a smooth and easy wirting style. C. M. Lucas doesn't throw academic words around, she simply writes in a way that's perfectly to understand for everyone. Just make yourself comfortable, Anya and Lucas' narrative techniques will take you to the dark world of Virtfirth.
But sometimes I had the feeling that the plot turns out to become a little predictable. That's not a big problem, it's reading a boring book that's the worst thing for me. With "The Weaver's Riddle" I never felt drowsy or so. Not only was the plot action-packed, but it was quite funny, too. Anya, my new heroine (she reminds of Merida from "Brave", doesn't she?), is an orphan, a book nerd and a whiz-kid with a heart of gold. The other characters - Steph, Tim or Michael - are also important, although I felt bad for Michael (he's a nice guy). It's a comfort knowing that Anya's impulsive chracter hasn't gotten the kind-hearted part of her ...! 

Well, it was an epic, even bloody and beautiful book and I can't wait for more. Read it! It really does make your eyes shine, it creates so many feelings and will even give you a big shock when you realize you have one page left to read. I still can't stop thinking about the Weaver's world and the Marked One. That's why you'll see me walking around with my head in the clou-, I mean in the mist.  Nevertheless, there are 4 out of 5 golden stars gleaming in the darkness.

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