Quick Thoughts: “A Long Way From Home”

“A Long Way From Home (Broken Shell Island)” by Dalya Moon

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy

GoodreadsSource: The author [thank you!]

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Summary from Amazon:

It’s Opal’s second week on magical Broken Shell Island. She and her friend Peter embark on a mission to help Edwin, who hasn’t exactly been himself since the incident on the castle roof. Meanwhile, the other residents of the island are concerned with a mysterious new body of land that’s appeared off the western shore.


The first thing the reader needs to be aware of is this is pretty short. If you want a longer story, wait a few months and the episodes will be bundled together. I didn’t mind the shortness. It worked out pretty well for me. It took me 30-40 minutes to read. It was perfect for a bit of reading before bed.

The biggest difference between this installment and the previous book is the multiple narrators. I was a bit turned off at first but now I like it. Multiple narrators is the best way to build a world. You can give knowledge away to the reader without it being one huge info dump session. That’s what happened in this installment.

The story was a bit slow to start off but that’s typically what happens in the opening chapters of a book. Of course just when the story starts picking up, we’re left with a cliffhanger.

 The bottom line? I liked it! If you enjoyed the first book, you’ll enjoy this as well. If you’re impatient and hate cliffhangers, you should probably wait until all the parts are released.

What are your thoughts? (Comments are moderated. Yours will be up as soon as I read it!)

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