Cecila Jansink of ‘Confessions of a Booky Monster’ reviews ‘Cloud Riders’
I’ve just received an incredible book review for Cloud Riders!
My first professional reviewer. Thanks Cecilia Jansink
Cecilia has published book reviews for award winning author Marianne de Pierres,
reviewing books on her Burn Bright website under Cels’ Reviews. Her reviews list the who’s who of Australian genre fiction:Kerry Greenwood, Rowena Cory
Daniells, Lindy Cameron, Amanda Wraggles, Amanda Hocking and MORE.
This year Cecilia made it onto the eligibility list for the2012 Ditmar Awards.
What did Cecilia say?
If you like your fantasy thick, fast and action packed then this is the next novel to add to your must read list. Myth and magic are intertwined with a touching tale of love to pack a powerful punch and leave you blinking the star dust out of your eyes. The cast of hunky men certainly don’t go astray either! Behan’s world is not only majestic and full of mystery, it is so well realised it becomes a vital character in its own right. Here every little daydream or thought we have ever had when gazing into the night sky is built on with vibrant colour and the possibilities certainly do seem endless in Behan’s imagination.
The characterisation is spot on and our heroine certainly holds her own. Cassie is an absolute delight to discover and her awakening and journey will leave you transfixed right from the very beginning. There is a refreshing innocence about her and despite all the obstacles life has continuously thrown her way her spirit retains a sense of purity that will have you constantly drawn to her and invested fully in her plight.For more info, visit the author’s website:
The only downside I found where that in some passages in the first half of the book I felt overloaded with information and the action and suspense became lost as more of the mystery surrounding Cassie unfolded, but this didn’t detract from my overall enjoyment. The second half more than made up for the fact and the ending left me utterly breathless. I’d certainly take up the adventure and head to the stars with the crew all over again in the next instalment. Behan has brought something exciting and new to the table and uniquely Australian. Armchair magic at some of it’s best.
A solid 4/5.
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