Disclosure: *I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review and don’t mean to affect how I will read nor give my opinion about it. My opinion is mine and mine alone after reading the book. To Ms. Elizabeth, thank you for sending a copy of your book and Shealea for inviting me to join on this blog tour.
This was her last chance.
Her hand twisted high in the air.
When fifteen-year-old Esme Silver objects at her father’s wedding, her protest is dismissed as the action of a stubborn, selfish teenager. Everyone else has accepted the loss of Esme’s mother – so why can’t she?
But Esme is suspicious. She is sure that others are covering up the real reason for her mother’s disappearance – that ‘lost at sea’ is code for something more terrible, something she has a right to know.
After Esme is accidentally swept into the enchanted world of Aeolia, the truth begins to unfold. With her newfound friends, Daniel and Lillian, Esme retraces her mother’s steps in the glittering canal city of Esperance, untangling the threads of Ariane’s double life. But the more Esme discovers about her mother, the more she questions whether she really knew her at all.
A mother lost at sea. A daughter seeking for the truth. A fantastical spellbinding story begins. With twists of mystery and epic new world to explore. This is a book you definitely need to follow through and love every turn this gives.
One thing to really anticipate for this book is the great detail describing the world of Esperance. Elizabeth made me fall in love with this new exciting world. I like her writing style. She delivers every word in a perfectly good way. And I really love ESPERANCE. I tried to google it and somehow always brings me to match the word with hope. Well, I think that suited the story or even the place where Esme will embark in the hope of finding her mother. Nice choice of name of the place.
This book is not your typical fantasy tale but a very fascinating one which much likely to explore more at every chapter and eventually unfolds every piece of the puzzle and mystery of the whole thing. Likely about Esme’s mother disappearance and the world she unexpectedly transported with. New character involvement – speaking of, Daniel and Lillian, whom will help Esme in her journey. Dragons – yeah, this book will be talking about those beautiful creatures and such other strange ones.
Indeed, this debut book is an intriguing and gripping tale to read if you’re into a daughter-mother relationship with what extent can a love brings in finding the truth. And another way around. Also, for the touch of magic within those pages. I recommend this highly to every reader who will cross on this book.
Elizabeth Foster read avidly as a child, but only discovered the joys of writing some years ago, when reading to her own kids reminded her of how much she missed getting lost in other worlds.
Once she started writing, she never looked back. She’s at her happiest when immersed in stories, plotting new conflicts and adventures for her characters. Elizabeth lives in Sydney, where she can be found scribbling in cafés, indulging her love of both words and coffee.
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