I don’t review a lot of books on this site because most of the books I read have boring titles like The Crisis of Church and State from 1050 to 1300 (which is actually pretty good). Fortunately, my friend Renea does a good job of reading/watching things and discussing them in well written blog posts. Her latest entry concerns a book written by a mutual friend titled Phantom Island: Wind:
Krissi Dallas has hit the road running with her debut novel, Phantom Island: Wind. It instantly found its way to the number one selling spot at Authorhouse.com as the word-of-mouth buzz about this page-turner spread like wild fire surrounding the novel’s release. The novel is Young Adult fiction; it’s full of drama, adventure, suspense, and romance.
Read the whole thing – it’s a good review. (And, you’ll notice that Renea’s blog is now one of the links on the right side of this page so you can check it out more often.)
There are quite a few positive reader reviews for this work such as this one from Amazon.com:
Since I teach 7th grade, I love to read YAF. Sometimes this gets very stale, but Phantom Island: Wind was definitely a breath of fresh air. The writing was well-thought out, the plot was full of twist & turns and the main character was complicated without being annoying.
And this one from a Barnes & Noble customer:
Although I am not the “target-audience”, I really enjoyed Phantom Island. It was a really interesting story (with all the right elements – magic, humor, good character development, etc). I was actually up until 2am finishing it. It’s one of those epic series that clearly has a sequel coming.
Most of the praise for this book centers around the story which is something I appreciate. Krissi keeps a website and a blog and you can purchase her book here.