First, before reading anything I have to say, you should watch this trailer to get a feel for this book!
About the Book: Rest assured, this is no ordinary treasure hunt. Each and every one of you will face inevitable hardship and danger. Most of you, despite your magic, will fail. But among you, from the depths of despair, will rise heroes! Indeed, the victors of this, DréAmm’s greatest Quest, shall earn a seat in the throne room of Legend!” The final note of Lord Blick’s speech rang like a distant bell of old, conjuring images of majesty and greatness.
Root marveled in the moment hardly imaginable. Only yesterday she was living with her boorish aunts in a half puce, half orange house and now here she was in a strange and secret land of old, not only an invited participant of a mystical Quest, but apparently she was magic, too, although she had yet to see evidence of that.
She surveyed the others, hundreds of vying teens, most of which were already magically trained, and felt fear course through her veins. But it rode the back of something much more fierce that demanded she stay…
The race of a lifetime is about to begin…
On your marks…Get set…Go!
My Review: I don’t read a lot of fantasy, but the Harry Potter series is deeply loved by me. I was hesitant as to what I would feel about this book at first, because the cover looked a little Harry Potterish to me.
There are some parallels to be certain but I think Ms. Reid has done a fine job of creating a unique world in DreAmm with many assorted and interesting characters and creatures. I love the concept of blending fantasy with a touch of the Amazing Race! The story is engaging and humorous and Root is a very likeable character that one can empathize with and root (pardon the pun) for! There is a lot of information about this new world that can be overwhelming at times (especially for a non-fantasy reader like myself!). A personal favorite part of the book for me were the Hovermutts!
I do believe that visiting the website is an absolute must. It’s gorgeously designed with a great deal of information about the book as well as plenty of author interaction.
Kamilla Reid has generously provided a signed copy (and small bonus surprise) for one of our readers! To be eligible to win simply leave a comment with a valid email address. For two entries, twitter about this contest with a link. (leave me your twitter name so I can check) For three entries, leave a link back to this post on your blog. (be sure to leave me a comment with a link to your post). Just to clarify, you can receive up to 6 entries.
Due to the high cost of shipping, this contest is only open to those with a United States or Canadian mailing address. I’ll draw a winner next Wednesday, July 23.