Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Word Changers

young adult fantasy

About the Book: 

Escaping from the turmoil of her home, fifteen-year-old Posy finds herself at her usual haunt ... the library. When she chooses an unfamiliar book from the shelf, she does not devour its words as she usually does...

Its words devour her.

Posy is pulled into the pages of a fairy tale in turmoil. Characters whisper of rebellion against their Plot. And Posy must find a lost princess whose role in the story is crucial, before her own role in the book comes to a horrible end.

With the haughty Prince Kyran as a reluctant companion, Posy ventures past the Borders of the Plot, into the depths of the treacherous Wild Land forest that lie beyond. Secrets are buried there, dangerous and deadly.

Yet the darkest secret of all is the one Posy carries within herself.

Soon it's clear that finding the lost princess is the least of Posy's concerns. The Author of the book must be found. His Plot must be put to rights again, his characters reminded of who they were first created to be. Only then will the True Story be written, both for Posy, and for the tale she has now become a part of.

My Impressions: 

I adored this book. I don't know who among us would not like to have the ability to be able to pop into our favorite book.  Granted, Posey, did this by some magical force at work, but I still love the idea. The book has this weird twist, where Posey is replacing Princess Evanthe, who is destined to die. The kicker is the people try ad reassure her by letting her know not to worry each time a person reads the book you get to repeat the whole process over again! I am not so sure that would bring me comfort. Yes, you are going to die, but don't worry when someone reads the book you come alive to die again! I think these people are a little twisted personally. 

This book reminds me so much of real life. Trying to figure out who your friends really are, who you can trust, you is just using you and how will your story end, and how much control can you have over it when all these outside factors are a t play.  Posey is not alone in her struggles in life.  The author does an amazing job of creating characters that you can relate to, appreciate and struggle with. The plot, although slow at times, is one we can all relate to on some level. I can not hep but feeling that Posey being trapped in the book is an allegory to how we can feel trapped in our own lives and desiring to escape. 

About the Author: 
Ashlee is the author of Christian fantasy for young adults. She lives in the heart of Missouri with her husband and young son. While most of her days are balanced between writing, reading and homeschooling, she also finds time to enjoy tea with friends, forest walks, photography, and piano playing.


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