Quick Thoughts: “A Long Way From Home”

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

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy

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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.

review

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.

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