fantasy

Review & interview: ‘Four stars for The Return of the Key’ – Were & Vamps Romance blog

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The reviews are still coming in, and I’d like to thank Melissa of the Were & Vamps Romance website for her awesome four star review of The Return of the Key, featured as part of her Authors Month event.

Melissa writes:

This book was a great YA Read. Where to start? lol. As you read in the blurb. It is about a girl overcoming conflicts and it somewhat takes an magical realm, a loyal friend, and a romance to do so. So lets start with the plot. I found the plot to be believable. It had a nice rise, climax, and conclusion. The world building was good, I was hoping for a little bit more detail into the new realm. I did enjoy the writing, I found it very fitting for YA and yet not so young to be un-enjoyable by adults. You defiantly will not feel like your reading an elementary book. Kudos for that…The POV was refreshing. it switched often enough and in such a way to keep you hooked into the story. Overall, a great read, with a good moral, & I would recommend to any YA book lovers. 4 Stars Rating.

To read Melissa’s full review click here.

You’ll also find apart from the review, Melissa features an interview that she did with me. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her. Visit her website to read more about the works from other authors on showcase this month.

The Return of the Key reviewed by Crystal’s Many Reviewers

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Thanks to Kim Talks Tomes and the team at Crystal’s Many Reviewers for an amazing review of The Return of the Key. Here’s what Kim had to say about the early teen fantasy story:

This book is a beautifully written story that broke my heart. Eliza is a mixed race girl who lives with her grandparents. Eliza and her grandmother are sent away to England because of the racial discord going on on their island. It is there that she meets her new friend Gwen who is part fairy. I can’t give more away because you need to read the story to see where it goes, but I don’t think anyone will be disappointed spending the time to read it.

The Return of the Key is about more than a fantasy storyline. There is heartache, friendship, love, trust, and racial discussions all within this story. The author weaves a story full of depth and warmth – something that is not easy to find in a YA book.  Eliza is full of so much self-doubt that she questions herself in everything. Gwen is a mixed race girl, also, and is an outcast in her own world. Their differences allow them to be shunned and treated terribly, but their friendship does not see those things that make them “different”.  It’s not something most of us think about, but it does exist and affects so many young people in our world.

I really think this book is well worth the time to read. Just be prepared to ride a rollercoaster of emotions while reading.

Click here to read the full review on Crystal’s Many Reviewers.