Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Book Review: Mist & Whispers (Book One, The Weavers Riddle) by C.M. Lucas

Where do I even begin? Claire Marie Lucas's debut novel is packed full with magic, action, adventure and an intriguing riddle. It's so perfectly put together that it keeps you turning those pages. 

This unique story follows the main character Anya, who lives in Piddling Children's Home. Having been given up by her mother as a baby, Anya has no idea who her parents are. The only close person she has in her life is Scott, who owns Scott's Bookshop. The bookshop feels more like home to Anya, having spent the majority of her life reading and getting lost amongst the books in the shop. 

Until the inevitable happens and the bookshop is in great danger of closing to the big book retailer, Chronicles. Convinced the bookshop holds the key to her mother's identity, sixteen year old Anya Piddling vows to save Scott's, whatever the cost.
When four books of magic and myth take the world by storm, Anya begins a journey to discover the truth about the author, known only as the Weaver. Followed closely by her friends, and one surly, bitter ex-boyfriend, Anya soon realises a whole new world awaits: a world gone very wrong, with maddening whispers in the forest, magical winged Kings and a dragon-boy that understands her, inside and out. But this world needs a saviour... and everyone is looking.

I really enjoyed this book. There are so many lovable characters, like Lorcan who is a cursed Dragon boy. I am totally shipping him with Anya, by the way. There are lots of twists and turns that took me by surprise. Defiantly not a predictable book, which I am happy about. It's fast paced, taking you from somerset England on a magical ride to a fantasy land with strange beasts and a kingdom cast in complete darkness.

The cover is absolutely stunning, that I want it framed and put on my lounge wall. Claire's writing style is beautiful, dragging you instantly out of reality. There is just so much going on this book, I just can't find better words to describe it all. This is a definite must read!
I can not wait for Book Two!

I give 5 stars!

Have you read Mist & Whispers? What are your thoughts on it? Comment below

Jenni xo

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