Monday, September 17, 2018

Mini Review: Wandfasted by Laurie Forest

Posted by HelloJennyReviews at 9:00 AM
Title: Wandfasted
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Author: Laurie Forest
Magic, romance and adventure collide in WANDFASTED, the irresistible ebook prequel to THE BLACK WITCH 

"When they painted "Heretics" on our barn and set fire to it, I thought that was the worst it could get.

Until they sent the dragons.

But they didn't count on us having dragons of our own. And they certainly didn't count on Her. Our Great Mage. The Bringer of Fire. The Storm of Death. The Crow Sorceress. Our Deliverance.

The Black Witch."
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication: July 1st 2017
Cover Rating: 5/5

Wandfasted by Laurie Forest is a prequel novella for The Black Witch Chronicles. This novella tells the story of Elloren's parents. Elloren is the main character in The Black Witch. In this story, we get to see how her parents met and the circumstances surrounding how Elloren and her brothers came to exist(kind of).

The characters in this novella were so amazing. We are introduced to Tessla, Elloren's mother, right when her village turns against her people. She has to fight to keep her family and friends alive. Luckily, help comes and her life is flipped upside down, in good and bad ways.

We also get to meet Vale, Elloren's father. He is a level 5 fire mage and his mother is The Black Witch. Tessla and Vale are forced into a bond that ends up turning into something more. Together, they are extremely powerful both with magic and with love.

One of my favorite characters of all was Fain. I will let you read the book to find out about Fain yourself. Just know that he is FABULOUS.

This novella shows the start of the war but not really the start because it seems like the war has been going on for a long time but it does show us where things start to get really heavy and you can definitely see it leading up to a BIG conflict. 

I really adored Vale! The things he said and did were so swoon-worthy and when he was with Tessla they were so perfect! It hurts knowing what happened to them between this story and The Black Witch book.

In the end, this book, sadly, made me think of WWII. It is so disgusting what people will do to someone just because they are different because, obviously(sarcasm), 'different' means dangerous. Because 'different' somehow always causes a war or violence. It's so sad how small minded people are. And it's not just the people who are afraid of the mages, it's people INSIDE the mages community as well that are sad and pathetic. 

Overall, I gave the book 4.5/5 stars.


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