sábado, 9 de julio de 2011

Nalia and the Potion Maker, Queenbe Monyei


Name: Nalia and the Potion Maker

Author: Queenbe Monyei
Series: Nalia
Publisher: Kindle
Format: Kindle
Pages: Doesn't say unless I'm missing something on the kindle :)

About the author: Queenbe Monyei is a Los Angeles native whose childhood shuffled between England and the US. After graduating from UCLA she taught English for a year in Turkey and subsequently earned her graduate degree in Education in England. She is the co-author of the popular blog Eat a Cheeseburger and enjoys writing fantasy novels with a hint of romance. Personally I love her name :)
Where can you buy it:
Amazon
What goodreads says: 
In the once beautiful Aetheria, a spreading evil stems in the great Land of The North. It is a world that has been ravaged by vengeance and fury.
But Nalia knows nothing of this world. She doesn’t even know that she bears one of its most coveted and sacred gifts, a gift that has killed many and forced others into hiding.
When an unusual visitor escapes from the other world to find her, he claims that her gift is vital in order to save his world. Her task won’t be easy: find the great potion maker whose memory has been stolen, if he’s even still alive.
There, Nalia meets the strong yet gentle Lyris who can heal anything with his touch. Soon she discovers that his powers run deep as he slowly begins to mend the pieces of her heart, shattered by her own tragic family and a haunting secret; a secret stemming before she was even born.
A heart wrenching tale of death, betrayal, and the dark side of unrequited love.

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What I say:
Queenbe sent me this book and I promised a review :) Thank you Queenbe.
This book had a good story, although clearly it's the authors first book and as so there are some errors, in my opinion the good stuff by far surpassed the bad.
I found many similarities in between this book and others I have read, such as the fact that a girl who supposedly is normal suddenly discovers she has magical powers. But what makes this book different to others is the fact that most of the story happens in a new world different to which Naila is used to, and also potions has a really important part in this story, which for me is a first as a lot of books mention potions but in none I have read so far actually include the potions as an important part, more as an extra.
The characters were well written and I especially liked Poto who is funny and his story is sooo good, Lyris who is so lovable and caring that you can't help just liking him. Mr. Gubs was like that grumpy grandad you always complain about but you really love? Yep just like him.
I love Nalia's power, I want to have it :) Also the story behind the secondary characters had me sitting on the edge of my seat as I read it.
The ending is a cliffhanger and I hope to read the second part soon. We have a cover for it but no release date as of yet (or none that I can find for the moment)
I give it a 4 out of 5

Thanks everyone see you next time :)

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