Sunday, January 18, 2009

[Review] - Out of Reality

Title: Out of Reality
Author: Charlene Wilkins
Series: Out of Reality
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy
Year: 2008

I received this book for review from the author.

Summary: Kara, after an injury in a karate class, has a series of strange visions involving other teens who have also been Chosen. All are unprepared for their new responsibility and burden. On the run, hunted by a tribe of assassins and an evil Illusionist, the Chosen struggle to understand each other and their inherent powers. Even with the aid of their Guardians, will they be able to defend Naranda and escape the dark forces intent on their death?

Thoughts: I'm a fan Young Adult books, although usually the ones I read are to do with vampires. But this one was quiet interesting. If you like fantasy and reading stories that take place in a different world, this is definitely a book to check out. At 366 pages I found it fast and enjoyable read. The teens in this story are really everyday teens to start out with. But slowly coming into their own each discovering their powers and the journey they are on. Really a coming of age type of story.

Score: 4 Stars

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  1. Great review Anna!

    The book does sound like an interesting premise and I know just the person I'm going to recommend it to for her daughter.

    Thank you for sharing. :)

  2. Nice review, Anna!!

    This book actually sounds like one my mother might like. Sort of like a Dean Koontz type plot.

  3. You said the author submitted it for it from that one site you signed up with a few months ago?

    I'm not into YA, but it's fantasy, and I'm a fantasy fan. The book does sound very good. Is it in first person? :P

  4. Thanks guys! :)

    Yep the author found me through The Book Bloggers blog.

    It is in first person. But there is also different POV from each of the teens.


  5. That's interesting, the different POV's. I read a fantasy series by Carol Berg and she did that in later books. I believe the first 2 books were all in the woman's POV but later she switched it between like 4 characters. That was back when I didn't mind first person POV! Actaully, I didn't even notice a difference then. Only the longer I read did I realize that I didn't care much for it.

  6. I like when authors do that. Kelley Armstrong is one that does the different POV.

    As you know I read all kinds a POV. Just doesn't bother for some reason. Some of my favorite books are in first person.



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