Sunday, July 29, 2018

"The Crescent Stone" by Matt Mikalatos

My review...

Madeline and Jason agree to a year of service in Sunlit Lands in exchange for their greatest desire. In Madeline’s case, it’s to have a more normal life—one where she can breathe without issue. Jason is battling his own personal demons. They will soon learn, however, that things are not as they were led to believe.

The latest from Mikalatos is the first installment in a new YA fantasy series. It contains an interesting cast of characters. The cover will likely catch the reader’s eye, and it’s a good fit for the story. I’ve never read a story from this author before, and I was impressed with this imaginative tale, which included humor and numerous twists. Mikalatos gives the reader a few things to ponder along the way, as some relevant social issues are explored in this tale. An excerpt from the next book is included. I enjoyed the additional items, such as: a creative map, a detailed cast of characters, and various stories/songs/proverbs/poems from Sunlit Lands.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher as part of the Tyndale Blog Network, but I wasn’t required to leave a positive review.

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