“A sorcerer, a curse, a dragon… what more could you want? Granted, they don’t come in the order listed. This fantasy book by Eva Xanthopoulos is quite exceptional and breaks quite a few stereotypes and cliches as it develops. I was able to form emotional connections nearly right away when a new character was introduced (a true mark of good writing) and I wasn’t ever overwhelmed with detail- the writing was lean and didn’t waste my time with extra ‘fluff’ that could easily be cut out.
It’s a solid read- it took me about three hours to read overall and kept my interest for nearly the whole time. Vyvianna goes through a tremendous amount of character development (I would hope for nothing less- she’s the protagonist after all) as she gets herself out of trials. The author doesn’t let any of the characters off the hook, which was so pleasant, exciting, and refreshing to read about.
All in all, I’m looking forward to the rest of this series. I also feel the need to point out that the book is properly formatted and very well edited. Recommended for middle school school and up.” -Mana G.
Thank you, Mana G.! I appreciate the thoughtful review. 🙂
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