Thursday, July 16, 2015

Strange Luck by Amie Irene Winters Review


3.5/5 Stars
Details of the Book
ebook, 210 pages
Published by Amie Irene Winters
Publication Date: June 2, 2015

Synopsis: Daisy Darling has never believed in the supernatural nor the spooky claims about the items sold in her family’s antique shop. She’s never sprouted wings, shaken hands with a time-traveling wizard, or even had a boyfriend. All she knows is a boring life taking care of her ailing father in her tiny mountain town.

That all changes when the seventeen-year-old opens a mysterious letter with a map to an incredible place far from her world. But Daisy finds out that the inhabitants of this world refer to themselves as prisoners, and her adventure quickly escalates into a dangerous journey where memories are stolen—the more cherished the memories, the higher the risk of losing them. Daisy possesses the unique ability to destroy the world and set its prisoners free, but first she must find the courage to battle the dark forces at play before her identity is erased and she’s trapped forever.

Strange Luck  is a thought-provoking story about Daisy Darling and her adventures as she discovers just how precious memories are. This well-written book is full of creative spins, although the plot relies heavily on convenience and luck. The characters have constantly shifting personalities that help advance the storyline, and there is not enough explanation to the supernatural world. Despite this, Strange Luck will get your mind turning. 

It is a quick and easy read, with an original take on what makes a world perfect. The characters have relatable personalities and aspirations that establish more of a connection for readers. I recommend this children's book for any young audience who enjoys the fantasy genre. 

Strengths/Likes: 

1)  It has a creative plot, and the author is constantly introducing more twists to the story. 

2)  The writing style is simplistic and approachable. 

Weaknesses/Dislikes:  

1)  The characters have inconsistent personalities which quickly change for the purpose of moving the plot forward. For example, Daisy’s best friend, introduced as a kind and caring person, easily switches into a mean personality to force the plot to move onward. 

2)  The supernatural world is not explained as when and how you can see it. 



4 comments:

  1. I'm really liking the concept behind this one but I'm a little iffy when plots have too many conveniences and everything seems to tilt in favor of whatever the characters are doing. Nice review, I like how you broke it up into positives and negatives.

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    1. Thank you! I'm the same way with conveniences, I enjoy watching characters overcome challenges and grow.

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  2. Great review! The plot does sound really interesting and different. It's too bad that the supernatural world isn't thoroughly explained though.

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    1. Thanks! I agree, the book would have been better with some more explanation.

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