The Spirit Of Imagination by S.A. Tawks

The Spirit of Imagination (The Spirit of Imagination, #1)The Spirit of Imagination by S.A. Tawks

My rating: 4 /5

Goodreads Plot Summary: What if you could bottle creative juices?

Though, where would you extract these juices from? Books, of course! That is the reason why the pages of books turn a funny yellow colour after time. A reader’s imagination gets instilled within the pages. Not many people know of the secret surrounding imagination, and only a handful know exactly how to extract the liquid.

Join Emily as she is introduced to the secret world of imagination. Meet with her the men and women that each have different ideas regarding the Spirit of Imagination and how it should be properly used.

Has Emily been introduced to a marvellous, magical world or has she entered into something that is beyond her wildest imaginings?

Suspend reality and indulge yourself with a taste of The Spirit of Imagination.

My Opinion: I found this story kind and magical. S.A. Tawks introduces us to the writer, who keeps a secret – just before writing he takes a special drink – “A Spirit Of Imagination” – ,which transfers you to your own fantasy world. The writer gets so addicted to the drink so that he cannot live a day without it. However the process of getting the drink is not that easy. Moreover, the amount of drink is limited and everyone wants to use it for different causes. This story will take you on an exciting adventure along with John (the writer), Emily Rainn (young writer) and Walter (John’s friend).

I think that both adults and children will enjoy reading this book as it captures the reader from the very beginning!

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The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (Mara Dyer #1)

Published September 27th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance.

My rating: 3.75 /5

Goodreads Plot Summary: Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.
There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.

My opinion: This book is very unusual.
It is like the girl is dreaming in her dream. I was actually afraid the ending would be like: “And it was all a dream. I woke up in the morning and everything was normal. Rachel, Claire and Jude are alive”. But thanks Michelle Hodkin, it wasn’t!
To be honest, I skipped some lines when the book got boring, the whole “Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer” was the beginning of an actual story (a 456-page beginning), and I would probably give this book 3 stars if not THE ENDING. Now, I am really excited to start the second book in this series, because things got pretty interesting (and creepy!).
Furthermore, the writing style and plot itself somewhat reminds me Tahereh Mafi’s “Shatter Me” as (spoiler alert!), Juliette killed people with her touch and Mara killed people with her thought – both of them didn’t do it on purpose and cried a lot after terrible things happened – BUT if you have one of these crazy abilities, please learn to control WHO you touch and WHAT you think.
Also, “The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer” deals with some relevant issues, and that’s why I recommend it to teens especially.

 

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

13188676Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me #3)

Published February 4th 2014 by HarperCollins

Young Adult Fantasy & Dystopia

My Rating: 3.5 /5

SPOILER ALERT

Goodreads Plot Summary: With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world.

 

My opinion: To begin with, I want to say that this book was disappointing — I expected more from Tahereh Mafi as the first two books in the “Shatter Me” series I read were absolutely wonderful, and this one… it contained many unnecessary details (I was skipping some pages as I got bored) + the whole book they were preparing for the war, then, we read the 20 pages description of how nervous they are and the war itself happens so fast and everything is so easy and goes just the way they planned. It was predictable; and I like unexpected revelations, plot twists and action.

Moving to the good sides of the book – I liked the change in Juliette’s character + learning more about Warner and his true self was good and I felt sorry for him. I also liked Kenji a lot as he was amazing and always stayed positive and encouraged everyone no matter how terrible the situation was. *Applauds to him*