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Halfway (Wizards and Faeries Book 1) by [Void, Stephanie]
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Halfway (Wizards and Faeries Book 1) Kindle Edition

4.0 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews
Book 1 of 3 in Wizards and Faeries (3 Book Series)
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Length: 192 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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About the Author

Stephanie Void has been writing since she was 14. She has a variety of odd interests: exploring new places, painting, gothic fashion, singing, coffee, tea, and energy drinks. She’s a black belt and teacher of Shindoryu Aikijutsu. She’s a Louisiana native who now lives near Boston. She loves hearing from readers; you can contact her at her website and blog: stephanievoid.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 386 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Silver Glass Press (June 23, 2011)
  • Publication Date: June 23, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0057Y4VJU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,559 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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I really enjoyed Halfway. It was quite a short book and only took me two evenings to read. If you've read Running From Secrets by the same author, you will have come across one of the main characters in Halfway before - Cemagna. Saying that, Halfway is it's own story so you do not have to read Running From Secrets first.

From the synopsis you'll already know that Cemagna and her twin brother Temet grew up in hiding, and this is their story. The chapters were split between each of the protagonists and written in first person for Cemagna and third person for Temet. I know this probably sounds confusing but it worked really well and never dragged me out of the story.

Both Cemagna and Temet were good strong characters, each with their own story, although Cemagna was my favourite. She seemed more `real' to me than Temet and her journey through this story was most definitely harder than Temets, or maybe I just love female kick-ass protagonists! Saying that, I really did enjoy Temet too although I would have loved to have learned more about the Wizardly Order and what Temet was learning.

Halfway was a definite page turner. There were plenty of surprises along the way and the plot was intriguing. If you're looking for a quick read with plenty of magic and action, then I most definitely recommend you grab yourself a copy of Halfway!
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(Actually 3.5 Stars)
I really enjoyed Halfway. The characters were very interesting and I loved reading about the world Stephanie Void created. I will definitely be continuing on with the series and recommend it to fans of magic both adults and youths alike.
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By MeiMei on September 16, 2013
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The worldset has great potential but there is just something missing in a big way. I understand the need for leading a reader on a bit, but there are not enough breadcrumbs to keep the trail warm to make me want to continue. My biggest issue is that Cemagna the character is rushed. She could be written as the young girl with maturing feelings but still have more depth. Teenage lusts swapping every week is real and could be explored much much better. The writer seems out of touch with the feelings that Cemagna is supposedly having. It's like research was done to see what the right things a teen girl would feel but there is no "ring-of-truth" to it to make the character believable. Temet and the other male characters have way more oomph to them. The bad thing is that the books seem to be Cemagna-centric so it's pretty bad to have that character so lacking.

Sorry this is not a series I can follow and i'll wait until this author has way more content available before considering sampling the titles again.
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I'm not an expert on fantasy novels, but I don't think you need to be to enjoy this story. The author's writing voice carries the reader along nicely and the story is well paced and fun. What really worked for me was the way in which Ms. Void wove together elements of mystery, suspense and of course magic. Engaging characters and a story line that held my interest.
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By Danielle on August 17, 2013
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I couldn't make it past chapter 3 in the book. I really wanted too but the story did not engage me at all. Personally I felt it was rather young, in writing and the main characters. In other cases it has been done well and I have greatly enjoyed the books, but this story never really affected me. I remained indifferent while reading of the exciting and emotional things the children were facing. I am supposed to care for these characters and relate to them in some way despite the age difference, but I found them in no way engaging. Best of luck if you give it a shot
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The halfway girl is insane. She accidentally kills her mother and feels nothing. It makes no sense that the Enforcers would be fooled that she was anything but a neophyte. She kills and steals with no regret but 'Oops'. She is a rogue , murdering monster and not a heroine at all as she is made out to be. Very bad writing.
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I liked it but didn't love it. It reminded me of the Golden Compass. There were parts that I felt could have been better described, like the Wizard floating school and the people made out of water. I haven't decided yet if I want to read the next book.
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Magic is not fun. Going to a school of magic ... or not going ... can get a talented young person killed. Magical society leadership is corrupt and the enforcers are bullies. Only the researchers have some freedom - as long as they produce results and don't rock the boat. Still, for the clever, there are adventures to be had.
This is a tale which kept me enthralled from the very first paragraph, and the taste of the next book in the saga has me wanting more. Harry Potter's world was ideal; this is a story of how magical adults deal with an imperfect world. I'm hoping for many more books in this series.
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