- File Size: 398 KB
- Print Length: 212 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1469989816
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: January 19, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006ZQU4BI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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- #762 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Fantasy & Magic > Coming of Age
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- #4241 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths
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Tangi's Teardrops was such a beautifully written story. You are not just reading the story, you are shown it. I pictured every detail in my mind. Absolutely great writing. The only problem I have with Tangi's Teardrops is that its too short. I would have love to see more adventures in Rosevine. Hopefully this means that there will be a second book.
Tangi's Teardrops is a clean book and I highly recommend it to anyone young or old.
The blurb implies that the focus of the story is on finding these bottles, but that's only a small part. This half of the book has good, but not deep, character development, a good plot line, and the implications of a magical world are believable. It's well-written and has a good flow. The setting somewhere in Africa is an interesting twist.
The second half of the book seems to have been written by a 9-year old. Tangi finds her way to the magical land of Rosevine. Suddenly everything is beautiful and perfect, she's a princess, and all the inhabitants love her because her mother was a princess too. But her mother left the land to marry her father (shades of The Little Mermaid). This caused the world to begin to decline. Tangi must marry the prince to keep the world from disappearing completely. However, Tangi has only one month in which to fall in love with the prince, real love, not just an agreement to marry him. Oh, did I mention that when Tangi crosses over into Rosevine, she's 25 instead of 13?
Tangi has a lot of questions about the land where things magically happen just by believing. The answers are too pat and often contradictory. While the author did a great job of creating Tangi's African world, the fantasy world is completely unbelievable. Even a fantastical world needs to have its own logic. It disappointed me that Rosevine had no relation to African custom--Tangi wears clothing from 19th century Europe. This second half seems very rushed, though it's actually half of the book.
For a book that started out so well, it devolves into a very juvenile stereotypical Western fantasy. I don't recommend it even for younger readers.
Even with the Cinderella connection, the author did an incredible job in creating a very unique story. Predictable will never be a word I will use to describe this book. I was very impressed with how well developed this world and its characters were.
I loved the fact that it was set in Africa, making Tangi's world even more interesting because in my world, anything African is exotic, interesting and desirable. (I LOVE AFRICA!) From the very beginning I found myself connected to Tangi. I felt Tangi's angst, sadness, hope, and happiness throughout her story. The entire time I was rooting for her to find her "happily ever after". To be able to invoke so many feelings in one book, without breaking stride, will always be a wonder and a plus for me. It's something that not all authors know how to do well, yet this author pulled it off.
The writing was impressive and flowed exactly like a fairy tale yet was consistently modern. It's hard to explain the writing style but it carries a very different feel. It was soothing and it was like nothing I've ever read before.
Like a true fairy tale, this read is full of magic and within its pages you will find many lessons to be learned and very positive messages to walk away with. The author meant this read to be YA but I honestly think that this would be a wonderful read for people of all ages.
Thank you to the Making Connections Blog Tour for allowing me to participate and although I had a kindle version, thank you to the author for providing me with an Epub format.
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