#WritingtheSensesChallenge & #FantasyWIPJanuary Day 15 & Book Review: Beyond the Fortuneteller's Tent
Lots for you today on the blog! So I'll get right to it. First, the book review...
Book Review: Beyond the Fortuneteller's Tent by Kristy Tate
Beyond the Fortuneteller's Tent by Kristy Tate
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was trying to find my review on the Amazon site (which proved impossible yet again) and scanned through several of the other reviews. I was saddened to see some strange reasons for not giving this book a better rating, ranging from /not for my age/ to /juvenile language/. Since the book seems to be written for middle-high school aged people, I think it's perfect for them. The language is simple enough to understand easily and keep the reader engaged. The action moves quickly and there were some interesting plot twists. One person asked why she didn't check her phone more often and I can't help but think if the MC is as smart as the author suggests, she would've realized it was futile. I think a better question would be why didn't she scroll through her photos more often when homesickness hit her. But honestly, she didn't really have much time. The story really moves along at a brisk pace. I'm 40 but I still enjoyed reading this. It's not going on my 'favorites' shelf, but I think this book would be very engaging for the proper age range and I think my own daughters would probably enjoy it.
I don't think I've ever read a time travel tale quite like this one. What an adventure! The plot really hooked me. I kept thinking it would make an excellent movie, especially if they stick to the story as the author has so cleverly written it. I love the characters. The villains are detestable, as they should be. And I mentioned before about the plot twists, but I like how she scattered them around and they are carefully done. To me, it was everything a tale like this should be if written for tweens and teens.
One more thing I'd like to point out that might be a problem for others is this: If the MC is very smart, why does she have trouble finding the right synonyms to explain what her more modern English means? It didn't happen often but it still stood out to me.
I gave it five stars because I thought it was a fun book. I hope to read the next one very soon.
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So yesterday was the beginning of week three of my challenge. I'm now focusing on taking those sketches from last week and putting them into rough draft format. Head's up, though...I already wrote my rough draft so it's more like sharing something I've already written down this week. I hope my awful rough draft snippets will encourage more of you, knowing if you feel your work doesn't measure up, you are not alone.
Zec waited too long to begin and she said, “If you’re better now, I can show you another place I like to go.” No request for him to continue. No urging to bare his soul.
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I count all of these as weird moments of inspiration but none of them are extremely weird...
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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