Welcome to my stop for Talisman of El. I have to admit that I really enjoyed this novel. Check out my thoughts below. :)
Talisman of El by Alecia Stone
WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS A LIE?
Population: Human ... 7 billion.
Others ... unknown.
When 14-year-old Charlie Blake wakes up sweating and gasping for air in the middle of the night, he knows it is happening again. This time he witnesses a brutal murder. He's afraid to tell anyone. No one would believe him ... because it was a dream. Just like the one he had four years ago - the day before his dad died.
Charlie doesn't know why this is happening. He would give anything to have an ordinary life. The problem: he doesn't belong in the world he knows as home.
He belongs with the others.
Fantastic, compelling and just plain outright awesome!
There was just something about this book that I really loved. From the prologue onwards, Alecia Stone's 'Talisman of El' had me hooked. I think it was the pace of the story. I just didn't have the chance to get bored in the slightest. There was something about the writing style of this book that appealed to me strongly and I really hope there is a sequel to this, because I would definitely buy it.
This book felt real it dealt with the insecurities, resentments, fears and turmoils of the relationships between the characters. I think it had a touch of everything. I especially liked the relationship that developed between Charlie and Derkein. They were two of my most favorite characters.
The world-building of this novel was good too. I could see how our world worked in conjunction with the second world in this book. And, there were scenes that were totally unexpected and actually quite revealing. I never in a million years would have thought that this book would feature the kind of fantasy creature it did. I thought it was heading in a totally different direction. But, because of that unexpected element, it made me even more interested to see where this book was headed. And it definitely did not disappoint.
I like books with a sense of adventure and purpose and that was something this book had. The characters were always having something happen to them. Haha the number of times that a certain someone passed out because of something dangerous ended up being quite funny, even though it wasn't a humorous book. It's just that it happened so many times!
Overall, I loved this book. It was a quick, action-packed and fun read that had me turning the pages without wanting to put the book down. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy novels.
Now for my rating:-
Author Alecia Stone
Alecia Stone is the author of Talisman Of El (Centrinian, 2012), the first book in the Talisman Of El trilogy. She graduated with a BA in Film & TV and has worked in television for a short period of time before branching out into storytelling. Alecia loves anything and everything paranormal. Her fascination with all things supernatural sparked her obsession with books, particularly young adult fantasy fiction, which she has never grown out of. She was inspired to become an author after reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen at the age of fourteen.
In 2008, Alecia started working on Talisman Of El, a contemporary young adult fantasy fiction inspired by people who disappeared mysteriously, including, but not limited to, Amelia Earhart and Percy Harrison Fawcett, who went on an expedition in search of an ancient lost city. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys going to the movies, listening to music, and travelling.
Talisman Of El is her first novel. At present, Alecia lives in England, United Kingdom with her family.
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