Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Adela Arthur and the Creator's Clock by Judyann McCole - Review

Adela Arthur and the Creator's Clock

by Judyann McCole
This book 1 of 5 for The Chronicle of A Genre: Fantasy
To Who Ever This May Concern; I wish I could tell you the contents of this book were purely fictional. That I, Adela Arthur, was just a normal sixteen year old from Portland and that dragons, giants, elves and mermaids were just myths. I wish these were legends shared from crazy old grandparents to crazy old grandparents around campfires. After all, that is what I used to believe.I never would have thought they lived on the other side of our mirrors in a world called Cielieu. But they do…I never would have thought there were humans, better known as Volsin that lived among them with the ability to create light from a single thought. But there are…I never would have thought I was one of them… But I am… I am the last Arthur and I was brought to the human world after a Volsin, filled with greed, began to strip the light from our kind.The human world was supposed to be a safe haven… but he’s found us and the only way to stop him is to go back to Cielieu and begin training as a student in the Elpida Castle of Light.Like I said I wish the contents of this book were purely fictional and not my life… Adela Arthur is now on amazon on Paperback | Kindle 

My Review: I am completely torn in writing this review of Adela Arthur and the Creator’s Clock. I think that the book is really good, but there were several similarities to Harry Potter, and that bothered me a little. There were several differences though, and a lot of the time they were enough to bring me right back into the book. There were also some moments when the timing seemed a little off, or a part of the story almost didn't seem to fit for me.

The lead character is a girl named Adela. I liked her character. She was a bit of an outcast, and sometimes she had a selfish attitude, but I was still interested in her. Hector is sweet and nerdy. I was happy with how he turned out in Cielieu. Even as smart as he is he is strong and he tries to protect Adela. Jeremy is an awesome character. He is a jerk but I feel like he is drawn to Adela whether he wants to be or not. Certain parts make me feel like they were destined to meet.

The land sounds amazing. A realm on the other side of the mirror, full of any magical beings imaginable, it certainly had my attention. I love the dragons, and the explanations about the types, their colors, and powers. I also love that the “light” that people possess seems to take some different forms. Although there are four kinds of “light”, very reminiscent of HP's four houses, the way it manifests is interesting. 

I really wanted to love this book. I would get so into it, and then something would frustrate me, like something out of place time wise, would drag it down for me. I think that it is a really amazing start to something that could be great. I will be interested to read the next book and see how the story progresses. 

About the Author: JUDYANN MCCOLE was a senior in high school when she started working on Adela Arthur and the Creator’s Clock during her history class. It started off as short story for a group of young kids she babysat for and grew into an adventure she herself wanted to go on. She is currently attending college in Virginia. Where she hopes to finish the next adventure in Adela Arthur’s life. She begin writing when she was in middle school most of it was just simple poetry but she was inspired by Maya Angelou and even a little of Dr. Seuss. Follow Judyann: Website | Blog | FaceBook | Twitter | Goodreads Follow the Book Tour Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card plus copy of ebook Fill out the form below to enter to win. make sure to pick up your copy of the book! a Rafflecopter giveaway

I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

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