The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
“The end of everything? Great, no pressure then.”
Pushed between two trees at her local park, Alma never expected to find another world. But Ambeth, where a palace gleams in green gardens by a wild sea, has been expecting her.
Now she has to find a lost sword or the consequences for humanity will be dire. With no idea where to look, despite help from her new friend Caleb, things get even more complicated when a handsome prince of the Dark seems to be interested in her. Add in some time-twisting, concerned parents and a battle between Light and Dark for control of a lost sword, and it’s enough to make any fifteen-year-old want to give up. But then she wouldn’t see Caleb any more. Or Deryck…
|Genre(s):||Young Adult, Fantasy|
|Series:||The Ambeth Chronicles, #1|
But before she could move Ellery pushed her so hard she almost fell, stumbling into the space between the trees. There was a split second flare of light, and she was gone.
The other two girls turned to look at Ellery, who was breathing hard and furious.
‘What…What was that?’ said Dee, confused.
This book introduces you to 15-year-old Alma. Her life gets complicated when a girl from her school pushes her in the park.
With Oak & Mist, Helen Jones has created a wonderful fantasy story for young adult readers. It is a highly enjoyable and compelling read, drawing you in as you learn more about Alma and her new friends and allies. Helen Jones paints a clear picture of Alma’s mind while the story evolves. I was drawn very close to Alma and her story – an invisible friend and ally. The characters are complex, believable with their flaws and virtues. The story is very nicely woven and has a wonderful flow; it was easy to get hooked. I just have to read the rest of the series as well.
This is a book for you if you like young adult fantasy, urban fantasy, believable and often very likeable characters.
The very promising first book in The Ambeth Chronicles series!
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|Writing||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐|
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|Characters||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐|
|POV||Third person – past tense|
|Sexual content||– 😳|
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