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Orphans, magic, strangers, and wonderfully strange places. What else could you ask for?
An orphan for most of her life, Tayna suddenly finds herself on her own in a city she knows nothing about. She wants to know where she came from, and no one is willing to tell. When she finally finds someone willing to help, she must help them as much as they will help her.
I thought this book was fascinating reading. Being alone in the world forces a person to do things they otherwise would not have attempted. The heroine of this story, Tayna, certainly does attempt many things. There were parts of this story that left me wondering what happened. A very abrupt ending means I will have to get the next book to find out what happened.
Tayna is the daughter most of us would like to have. She is a leader, an organizer, and very motivated to get things done. She is someone the younger children can look up to. She is also scared and needs guidance. She has enough sense to do what needs to be done, and yet makes enough mistakes to learn what works and what does not.
I can recommend this story to the teenage readers and all who enjoy fantasy. It has enough twists to keep the reader guessing, while most of the answers are provided if the reader just keeps going. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.
The alternate world is decidedly strange, beautiful, and fearsome. Described succinctly, the author's carefully chosen words give great depth and clarity to the land in my mind's eye, and to the various groups residing therein. Several story lines are woven together, coming together in satisfying dollops at pivotal points. There is one, however, that was difficult for me to relate to and I had some trouble staying with the story then - I just wanted to skim through those few places because I became frustrated with the odd syntax and structure. It is to be continued in the following book so perhaps it will make more sense later. I am looking forward to reading the next book, aptly titled Strange People.
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Reviewed by Laurie-J
This story is original. The world that it takes you to is worthy of exploration -- in fact both of the worlds this story straddles are interesting. I don't think that the contemporary society we all know is represented in either of the worlds of Strange Places.
The characters are engaging -- after all I chose to go backwards and read the first one second. A book that can convince a reader to go backwards is nothing if it's not engaging!
If you like fantasy, or even time travel (though that isn't exactly what this is) you will probably like this story. You should go ahead and buy it so the author can get going on the third volume of the series and I won't have to wait too long for it :)
Tayna is a thirteen year old orphan who has grown up in the Good Sisters Orphanage since she was three. Sister Regalia runs the orphanage and she is a nasty piece of work. She keeps a group of girls she calls the "Unlovables" on the fifth floor away from the rest of the orphans and makes them do all the chores.
One day a mysterious stranger comes to the orphanage. Eliza (Lies), Tayna's best friend, overhears a threat to Tayna's life and helps her escape. Afraid and on the run, Tayna runs into a man who calls himself "The Watcher". With one dangerous man chasing after her and a second offering to answer some of her questions about her real family Tayna has no choice but to trust her heart and travel to a land that she never knew existed.
This book was a winner for me on many levels. Strange Places has many varied and complex characters that I love, great world building, and an interesting plot. The story kept my interest until the very last page and I was sorry to see it end.
*Lord Angiron is creepy and sinister.
*Eliza is a very sweet and funny girl. I hope I get to read more about her in book #2.
*Veest is mysterious and is the perfect character to introduce Tayna to her new world.
*I really liked Methilien, the world that Tayna is taken to. Three races live in Methilien, the Wasketchin, the Djin, and the Gnomileshi.
*Elicand is a Wasketchin boy that befriends Tayna and he is very cute. He decided to travel with her on her quest and he adds a lot of fun to the story.
*Abeni is a Djin and he is one of my favorite characters. He becomes not only Tayna's protector but also her friend. He is a man I would want by my side if I were on an adventure.
*The Gnomes are strange and disgusting. The description of their homes made my skin crawl.
I really enjoyed this story and the ending left me wanting to know what happens next. Book two "Strange People" is in the works and I am very excited to read more.
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