- File Size: 3610 KB
- Print Length: 259 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 13, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00UPH6BNS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,439,336 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Will O' the Wisp Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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Small towns have a particular feeling to them. Everyone knows everyone, kids can be fiercely loyal or incredibly insensitive, and pockets of the town almost always have spooky lore attached to them.
This is the world Boyack created for us.
Patty, the main character, feel like an outcast, save for her two best friends, because of the leg braces she’s forced to wear. Her mother clearly loves her, but she is strict. So of course, the typical teenage response is to rebel, which Patty does.
Patty and her friends keep pushing the boundaries, and that adventurous spirit leads to a chilling discovery. Combine that with a school project that keeps her digging for clues, a murder that has the whole town—and particularly her family—on edge, and a supernatural force that’s targeting her, and you’ve got one heck of a tale.
You’ve got Will O’ the Wisp.
I’ve read several of Boyack’s stories, but this is my favorite to date. I was absorbed from beginning to end. The characters are relatable, the setting could have been my hometown, and the lore was fascinating. The resolution had me on the edge of my seat.
I highly recommend this story without reservation.
The Freshman are given a school project on their first day of school but instead of starting with the project immediately, Patti and Pete decide go up to the ridge and look at the stars. While they are up there they see an eerie ball of light and witness this strange light enter the body of a male surfer who is up on the ridge with his mates have a party. The boy falls to the ground and Patti and Pete run away in horror.
Laura and Pete question their families and find out that there are various stories and myths amongst the local community about this light. When Patti attends a football match she sees the surfer boy in a dishevelled and unkempt state and slathering water. This sighting prompts her to start researching this strange light as the subject of her school project. What will her research reveal about the Will ‘O the Wisp and how will her findings impact on Patti’s own life?
A fast paced story that starts off quickly and keeps you interested all the way through the book. Michael, aged eleven, found it a little bit scary in parts. Gregory, aged fourteen, found this to be a really good read and read the whole book within a few days.
From my own perspective, as an adult, I enjoyed the fact that this book highlighted typical social and family issues that would be experienced by a teenager with a physical disability. Patti experiences some bullying at the hands of her peers and has a Mother who, although loving, is a little bit lacking in her understanding of teenage angst and the workings and structures of teenage society.
Patty and her two friends, Laura and Pete seemed to live in their own isolated world where strange things happen. But Patty carried her search to such extremes, that sometimes I was left in disbelief that a young girl could plan, and take the kind of risks she took… her trip, alone, without permission, or knowledge of her parents to Washington… Finding herself locked up in an old enchanted library… Or is it her final exploit, the one that finally brought her face to face with the ghost of Widow Larkin, an ancient ghost who swore to haunt down and kill all the Halls.… I couldn’t believe that she would return to the old cemetery, at night, and all alone to confront her nemesis, but she did.
In the end, even her mother had to loosen the tight noose she had around her. The story is very interesting, and well written, but there were a few concerns I had. I took it as a matter of style, the author’s way of telling who is speaking before the person speaks. Otherwise, I enjoyed the story.
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