Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mystic Mountain by Pippa Giselle

Title:  Mystic Mountain
Author:  Pippa Giselle
Published:  September 2/14 by Squarebits Studio Inc.
Length:  252pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  teen fantasy
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

When sixteen-year-old Connor is unwittingly entangled in a robbery perpetrated by the school bully, he jumps off a building to escape the police. Committed to the local run-down mental hospital for attempted suicide, Connor is shocked when the Fablekin Council steps in and whisks him away to a magical institution for the rehabilitation of characters from rejected fantasy books. What happens next is something out of Connor’s dreams—literally.

My Review:

I found the story to be quite interesting and original. Giselle develops her world in a very enjoyable manner, giving readers insight into it in a multifaceted way. The descriptions bring the world to life while the intricate narrative creates a very well thought out whole. I did find the writing to be a bit simplistic for the storyline at times. I never felt as if the author was talking down to me, but the story is definitely geared to an early teen audience.

The characters in this novel were quite well developed. Giselle presents them in such a manner that readers can easily get to know them. They were fun and unique individuals who drew me in. The characters are directly geared to readers around the same age.

This was an enjoyable read. Giselle creates & presents a complete world to her readers. It would be perfect for teens who enjoy fantasy.

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