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The new world that Janine Spendlove creates is, despite some clichés, breath-taking. Even the situation Story (okay, not a big fan of the name...) finds herself in is a cliché, you know, prophecy, chosen one, saving the day and such, but it's twisted in such a way that it turned into something new and interesting. And that's something I love: take all the well-known elements, mix them together and create something new, that's also familiar. Those are my favorite books to read ^^
Eirnin and Story are great together, exactly how I like my two main characters. At first they can't stand each other and we have lots and lot of bickering. But they eventually open up and slowly but steadily.... yeah you got what I mean, right? Another plus is Story and her almost complete lack of swooning over Eirnin. It's a relief to just read about love without anyone turning into an obsessed being / stalker. Story is too down to earth for that. Although she has the tendency to over-think. And I could totally see myself in her, I'm also an over-thinker, so Story and I bonded quite easily ^^
There's also a time and place for Story to cope with her sorrow, the sorrow for her lost family. As the story continues you can feel how little by little she's able to cope, to let go. To give it a place. It's not always handled this gradually and naturally. I've read books where this process was herky-jerky.Read more ›
Fast forward to MidSouthCon, and Janine, and more copies of this novel, and I didn't hesitate to buy one.
I got home on a Sunday and had this read by Wednesday or Thursday - I can't remember the last time I couldn't put a book down. Had I known it was this good, I'd've arm-wrestled my friend for the last copy back in October.
So, the story centers around a girl named Story. Her family is dead, she has one friend, and they go exploring a cave one day when she disappears. The next thing she knows, Josh is gone and she's in some mystical world dealing with all sorts of creatures that only existed in legends and fairytales.
All she wants to do is go home, but she soon realizes that she has a greater purpose there, and decides she's up for the task. And, while she's at it, she may have done a fool thing like fall in love.
Not only is Janine an amazing writer (no matter what I do, my sentences will never be as beautiful as hers), but she has a knack for giving us enough details - but not too many - so that we can visualize these places, understand these people, and get lost in it.
No, she's not perfect. I need to admit, I'm not a big romance fan, and there were lots of moments where I really wanted them to get on with it already and get to Ailionara like they needed to. And then they'd kiss. Again.Read more ›
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I really enjoyed this book. It’s a YA fantasy and though some of the elements of the world, like elves or fairies are quite common in fantasy, the author manages to give them a new... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lia
I really, really loved this book!! This was the first book I had started reading for fun in a very long time, and I'm so glad that I picked this!! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed this book! I loved the world building. Story was a great heroine. She accepted her situations and moved forward she wasn't twiddling her thumbs. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kindle Customer
The Human is about a 17 year old named Story, who has lost her family and has been spending some time driving away her friends. Read morePublished on June 16, 2014 by K. Luangkesorn
I've read all three books in this series. Great together, but they can stand alone. I heartily recommend them. Read morePublished on May 20, 2014 by J. Rabe
I first met Janine before I read her book. She is a breath of fresh air, much like her writing style. She invited me to sit down and read her book. I am so glad that she did! Read morePublished on May 1, 2014 by Ian McPhereson
Janine Spendlove’s “War of the Seasons Book 1: The Human” is a well-written YA portal fantasy told from the perspective of Story, a young woman grappling with a deep trauma and... Read morePublished on January 7, 2014 by Eric Bakutis
Janine Spendlove's first book, War of the Seasons, Book One: The Human is an intelligently written story in a well-crafted world. Read morePublished on March 11, 2013 by Fireheart
Story isn't sure where she is or how she got there. A teen, angry with the world due to the loss of her family, she has gone spelunking and fallen through into another world. Read morePublished on March 11, 2013 by Sandra Iler Kirkland
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