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- Print Length: 462 pages
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- Publisher: Amy Joy Lutchen (September 26, 2012)
- Publication Date: September 26, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009I3SO9E
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,387,293 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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While Kailey is at Guntheron's place she meets a greeble, named Bu whom she becomes fast friends with. Bu is so ecstatic about having a friend. He has never had a friend before Kailey. Bu becomes Kailey's protector. He sits outside her door at night to watch over her and keep her safe from all the bad things they may come out of the realm of Rehhala and into their world. There are things out there that want to harm Kailey and who also want her dead because of whom and what she is.
Kailey also meets a guy Conner in the park when she is walking her dog, Kitoto. Conner is walking his dog as well. Later her friend Amber meets a new guy that she falls for. Amber and her new friend take Kailey out on a blind date with them one evening to get her out of the house and they are also trying to help Kailey get on with her life. Amber is disappointed when she finds out that the guy she has set Kailey up with is the guy from the park and they already know each other. For some reason unbeknownst to Kailey she feels safe with Conner.
I really enjoyed reading Renhala and following Kailey around when she would go to the other realms or world. Kailey was a very good person and loved that she was Bu's friend. I highly recommend Renhala to anyone who loves a good fantasy and traveling to other realms.
That being explained up front, the book was really good- especially for the target genre. As a mature reader, I found some of the simplicity of the story lost my interest a few times, but I enjoyed the writing style and world building. The author's talent kept me reading, even as I struggled with the younger characters (personal preference, not a reflection of the author's talent). This would be a fantastic book for younger readers and people with an interest in the genre.
If you follow my reviews because we have similar tastes, you may want to recommend this book to sci-fi readers and YA/NA readers... read the Closer Look for this book if you're not sure if you'd like the genre (I think it has a YA/Sci-fi/UF cross-over). You'll see what I mean about the great writing style, you'll just need to see if the plot works for your preferred age range.
It starts with something terrible that happens to the protagonist, Kailey, and she lets out a scream heard round the world. Not only ours but also Renhala. Something is wakened and its not good, both realms are in danger. Our realm is called Abscondia and true to reality we are the realm with all of the technology. Renhala is the opposite of this. They fear technology and want no part of it. They rely more on magic, which obviously is way more cool!
I love the authors imagination as they travel to new areas of the magical Renhala. They meet new creatures along the way and some join them on their journey. There's stinky, gooey, sweet Bu and Jenna the mischievous Woodsprite. Also, Cheeto a pregnant raccoon type animal, giant rabbits, moon cats and more!
There is an interesting love triangle which is by no means the focus of this adventure but is fun to watch unfold.
Neda and Velopa represent the balance of Renhala. I like when Neda talked about everyone's magic and their connection to the earth. She explains that our technology interferes with our ability to connect to everything around us and scrambles our intuition. Intended or not I found an underlying allegory in this story that I connected with.
The story was so well put together considering how much was really going on. We got to know enough about the characters so I didn't lose track of who anyone was. Their personalities all shone through so I connected well with them. There was unexpected surprises, twists and turns and some fun banter between them that had me giggling.
Lastly... where can I get an Everything Bag?! I seriously could use one of those!