Monday, December 5, 2011

#160: The Mirror of N'de - L.K. Malone (With Giveaway)

In the mythical city of N'de lives thirteen-year-old Hadlay and her people, the Ramash. Scorned and abused by the unloving and absent Emperor, the Ramash are poor people, placed second to the ruling class of the Oresed. Young but bold, Hadlay rages against the injustice in her city. When she is chosen for the honor of serving the Prince in the Tower, she hopes to find a way to right the wrong . . . but soon discovers that things are worse than she believed.

Paperback: 328 pages
Publisher: Kregel Publications (October 28, 2011)
ISBN: 9780825426674
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AUTHOR BIO:
As a child, L.K. Malone liked to make up episodes of her favorite TV shows when she was supposed to be napping. Her favorite pastimes include reading, writing, and enjoying time with her large extended family, which includes a handsome menagerie of pets and two lovely young women she met through Denver Kids.


My Opinion:
This, by far, was an interesting story. It had so many wonderful elements going on, though for some maybe too many.
I had thought to myself at one point while reading this book, that it's a mash up of Harry Potter starring a girl instead, mixed with Roman and Greek Mythology and a dash of paranormal.
Then I wondered if it was too much, and decided not for me! I loved it!
A lot of great lessons learned throughout the story for Hadlay, and they resonate into the reader also.
Great storytelling and one I am surely to recommend.


4/5


Recommend? YES!


~ I received a copy from LitFuse. I was not compensated for my opinion.~


And now for the giveaway.... Comments here DO NOT count.

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3 comments:

  1. I haven't read Harry Potter, but I should (and I'm going too, someday). And when you say that it's a mash up of it, that's pretty cool. Loving the cover too. It looks so fun. :) Great review. Glad you enjoyed reading it.

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  2. i like the sounds of this one. wonder how to pronounce n'de?

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  3. Hi, Freda! Thanks so much for the kind review! Oh, and vvb32-- it's NuhDAY. There are quite a few odd words in the book, cuz it's taken from real languages, only seen in a mirror.

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