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I had a therapist tell me one time that the reason I read is to escape and yes, that is so true, and what a wonderful thing it is to escape into a novel. This one literally sweeps the reader off their feet. This is a delightful, magical, whimsical novel. It's very original and its worlds are quickly enveloping and mesmerizing.
I stayed up late to finish it the other night. I read it in 4 days. I couldn't hardly bear to put it down.
The ending will absolutely kill you.
I highly recommend. I will be putting Atthys Gage's other novels on my Christmas Wish List..
Flight of The Wren is a YA style novel about Renny (Later named Wren) and the dream that leads her to flying on a carpet most nights. There are other people in this organization of carpet riders, who jokingly refer to themselves as 'The Order.' In 'The Order' she meets Stonechat, and several others. Stonechat quickly becomes a love interest, as Wren discovers how deep her bond is with her carpet. Just when all seems well, things quickly spiral out of control. Mistral, a renegade carpet rider, kidnaps Parnell the recruiter and keeper of The Order. Along with the orb which keeps track of everyone in 'The Order'. Now it's up to Wren and the others of 'The Order' to save Parnell and their society.
This story has some dark elements to it. While it reads like a YA it talks about schizophrenia, and the effects it had on Wren because her mother suffered from it. Also it's implied in the book that one of the characters, a very unfortunate girl, was being sexually abused. There's also violence, and death in the novel. Nothing to make you cringe though.
I really enjoyed the way the poetry was employed in this. Most of the time when someone includes poetry in a novel it seems silly, or overdone. This novel employed it very well though, and even made for a satisfying ending. Then again I just might be a sucker for good poetry.
I read the authors other novel Spark not too long ago, so I'm probably just comparing the two of them. I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the other. The story just didn't have the same zeal. Still a really enjoyable story though.
What I really liked about this is it doesn't take place in an improbable world. It's our world with a touch of magic. If Carpet Flying was a real thing, I imagine it would be somewhat like this. A loose society of people that like to fly carpets for fun, but still not allowed to tell anyone.
Wren is a fantastic read for people of all ages. The story is swift and exciting. The characters are beings I recognize. I find myself moved to solve problems with them and fly around and journey with them. Beneath the plot and engaging characters runs a beautifully light touch, a rye humor surrounding coming of age which makes this an important book both for angst ridden adolescents and for those seemingly more matter of fact millennials. Embedded in the loveliness of magic and myth and an action packed story, Wren give us a solid, modern outlook and invites us into the open sky of life.
Love love love this book.
The plot of the story was on point. There was action, drama, suspense, romance, and magic. The character development was spot on. The dialogue between the characters was superb. I feel as if I could wax poetic about this book for hours on end.
I will definitely recommend this book to everyone who loves this particular genre. I am hoping that there is a sequel in the works. I give it 5/5 Platypires.
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