Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thursday Book Review--The Key of Kilenya by Andrea Pearson

The Key of Kilenya by Andrea Pearson      YA Fantasy

First off, I love the book cover. I've always had a fascination for keys, especially antique keys. I have a collection, so that all by itself grabbed my attention.

Second, I enjoyed the journal entries--a very unique way of providing the back story. I found myself caring as much about the characters in the journal entires as I did for the main characters.

Third, the action begins from about page two and never lets up. In fact, I had a hard time keeping up. I felt a lot like the main character, learning on the run.

When two of the largest, and darkest of wolves chase fourteen-year-old Jacob Clark into the forest behind his home, he leaves this world and enters the forest of another world.

With vivid descriptions, the author paints a new world of sights, sounds, smells and lots of new terrors. Jacob learns of new races of beings, and creatures, and the properties of this world while being hunted, or is he being driven?

He has to learn quickly of his own abilities--abilities he never knew he had. He has to reach deep within himself and push himself harder than he ever has before. He learns to care for others and he has to make hard choices.

The end of the book leaves some unanswered questions as the adventure continues in the next book of the series. I was a little surprised by the reaction of Jacob's parents. If he were my son, I wouldn't have taken that information so lightly.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

It's FREE! Want to know where to get it?
 http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/68856

To learn more about Andrea, click here:  http://www.kilenyaseries.com/

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for your great review, Mary Ann! And just wait for book two ... all (well, almost all) will be explained. :)

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  2. Tristi - I laughed when I read your comment. :-)

    Yes, Mary Ann, your review was awesome! I love that you say what you liked and why, but also mentioned things that bothered you.

    I'm positive you'll feel good about book two. :-)

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  3. Thanks again for your review. :-) I'm wondering how open you'd be to posting it on Amazon and Goodreads? I'd really, really appreciate it! :-)

    Amazon (Kindle):
    http://www.amazon.com/Key-Kilenya-ebook/dp/B0058KBQRS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1323978764&sr=1-1

    Goodreads:
    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12416944-the-key-of-kilenya

    Thanks soooo much! :-) Also, I'm wondering if you'd be okay with me using bits of your review for blurbs and such? Let me know here (in case I don't find your response to my comment):
    apATandreapearsonbooksDOTcom. Thanks!

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