Tuesday, December 13, 2016

ARC REVIEW Immortal Writers by Jill Bowers

It takes a very intriguing blurb for me to pick a young adult to read and review. The premise was very interesting and very much reminded me of League of Extraordinary Gentleman. The main character, Liz, is a young author whose book series hit it big, like Harry Potter big. As a result the magic in her words became real and she became an Immortal Writer. Her characters came to life, her villain and his angry horde of dragons included. Liz is 19 years old and while that would technically make this a new adult the simplistic writing style and ease of reading makes this more aimed for the younger side of young adult. I think my kids would enjoy this. I enjoyed it the same way I enjoyed Eragon, it's not something I normally read but I enjoyed reading it. Curtis as the hero seemed a little one dimensional, the fact that the book is in Liz's POV takes away from character development of the other characters, you only see things as Liz sees it and you don't get any insight to the other characters beyond that. The book was good the plot was great the romance between Liz and Curtis was obvious and a give in she wrote the perfect man for her and she was already in love with him before she meet the actual man.

Liz is exhausted, she just got done with her book tour and all she wants to do is go to sleep, but Shakespeare has something else planned. William Shakespeare the original Immortal Writer has brought Liz into the fold before her time because her creation is on the loose and has almost gained enough power to expose the living literary world to the real world. Curtis has to train Liz how to fight dragons and Healer teaches her how to use the magic all so she can defeat Kendric. There is lots of action that's broken up with scenes that set up motive and Liz's background and Kendric's background. It all leads to a very exciting climactic conclusion. I liked the interpretation of the other famous authors it was nice to see how someone might view them in a modern setting.

Overall it was a nice and easy read, there is going to be another another book in the series and what I'm liking is that it's not centering around Liz but that of another author.          

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