Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Midwest Book Review

I just received the review for Scarlet and the Keepers of Light from The Midwest Book Review, and while I opened the email with a bit of apprehension (not everyday you get you first professional review), such trepidation quickly melted away.  I couldn't be happier and more thankful for D. Donovan's insights and praise.  The full review will be in the December Midwest Review of Books and on D. Donovan's website, but I thought I'd share an expert with you all here:

"Now, this is directed to a younger audience of pre-teen into teen readers. But the inclusion of many insights into her family and influences are what sets Scarlet and the Keepers of Light apart from your usual light fantasy read - and this is an essential ingredient: without it, Scarlet would be just another "child goes on epic quest' read. With this added flavor, it's much more.
 
One doesn't ordinarily anticipate the inclusion of ethical and social concerns in a quest directed at young adult and preteen audiences. One doesn't ordinarily anticipate the sweetness of world-expanding vision in a light-sounding story about falling into another reality. And one doesn't tend to believe that the first bite of cake will prove so satisfying that it should be devoured slowly, lest the pleasure end too soon."
D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

When the full review becomes available, I will post links to the appropriate sites and where you can read the December issue of The Midwest Book Review.  

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