quinta-feira, 25 de agosto de 2016

Opinion: "Immortal Writers" - Jill Bowers

Title: Immortal Writers
Author: Jill Bowers
Published by: Blue Moon Publishers
ISBN: 9780994732187
Pages: 296
Synopsis: Young up-and-coming author Liz McKinnen has no idea that her life is about to change forever when she comes home from her first book tour. When she's kidnapped and told by her captors that she has to kill her fantasy book's antagonist, she thinks that she's fallen into the hands of crazy, dangerous fans... until her antagonist sends a real, fire-breathing dragon after her. Liz is quickly initiated into the Immortal Writers, a group of authors from throughout time whose words have given them eternal life, and whose prose is so powerful that it's brought stories over from the Imagination Field into the Reality Field. As Liz meets authors such as William Shakespeare, JRR Tolkien, Edgar Allan Poe, and Jane Austen, she has to learn how to control magic, fight dragons, and face her own troubled past before her power-hungry villain takes over the world. Will she survive the ultimate battle against the dragon lord whom she created?

Opinion (with spoilers):
Before picking up this book, I didn't know very well what to expect. The synopsis sounded quite unique and somehow different from any other book! And it was! The book has some plot twists and action but there were some aspects which didn't sounded right.

The book starts by introducing Liz McKinnon, a 18-year-old writer whose books have been pretty successful. After a book tour, she has dinner with her boyfriend who proposes to her right there! Liz is shocked and leaves the restaurant without giving an answer. But the worst was to come: she get's kidnapped on her way home!

Some time after, she wakes up and is introduced to William Shakespeare who is a member of the Immortal Writers. These members are special, once their book's characters come to life! And now, Liz faces Curtis, the main character of her book and the kind of man she always dreamt of. But the plot twist is that Liz has to kill Curtis with the help of an army of dragons that Shakespeare is raising. She is divided and without knowing what to do but she may start thinking differently when she mets some of the other members of IW, such as Jane Austen and Tolkien. But will she be able to kill him?

The story was pretty amazing and well thought. But, there were some things that could have been better worked. Some parts of the story seemed like they had been rushed without giving much time for things to settle down. Also, the main characters were not well developed in some aspects and that could be improved.

Rating: 3/5
I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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