Thursday, April 12, 2012
Review: Birth of a Wizard
Birth of a Wizard by M.J. Schutte
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Book Info: Genre: Paranormal Fantasy Reading Level: Young Adult
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this eBook from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: A new world is discovered in Birth of a Wizard, book II of the Energy Chronicles.
Brighton and Lilian, along with their children and two dear friends, have crossed the western boundary in search of a new life. Just as it seems they will finally settle down, tragedy strikes and Brighton is forced to use his gift in order to save his loved ones. Brighton’s actions earn him an unwanted reputation and cause ripple effects that will haunt them in years to come.
Is Lilian strong enough to find her way back to Brighton with overwhelming odds against her?
My Thoughts: I went into this with reduced expectations after Energy. With the lack of description and narrative, Energy was still over 400 pages long; Birth of a Wizard is around half that. However, I found I quite enjoyed this book. There are still some misused words – again “feint” was used where “faint” should have been, as an example – but the story kept my attention quite well. I would have enjoyed more description, just like in the first book, but I think most fans of fantasy should find this an enjoyable read.
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