My rating: 5 of 5 stars
ARC kindly provided by Blue Moon Publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
‘Teagan of Tomorrow’ starts off a lot more differently than its predecessors ‘Elora of Stone’ and ‘Into Coraira’. It seemed to radiate a bit of teenage angst, which is a completely contrasting atmosphere to the peaceful, childlike atmosphere of the first two novels. It was a startling change for me, but I welcomed it nevertheless as it reminded me more of a young-adult novel than a middle-grade or children’s.
Gimblerod, the ugly and sneaky goblin we meet in the first novel and the one who kidnaps Asher in the second, had more to him than I realised! He really surprised me! Jaime Lee Mann had delved deeper into Gimblerod’s story which she had been expanding on at the beginning of the series. I really enjoyed this new depth in his character as well as the interesting peak into his past and history. Trust me on this, you just may change your mind about him by the end of the novella!
Beautiful imagery language: it felt like I was there all along! When people say that they see a movie play behind their eyes whenever they read, this is SO TRUE for this novel! Except this was much better as I could see, hear, touch, smell and taste what these characters could. It was simply amazing! New characters were introduced to the ever-growing list of fascinating people in the world of Rhyme.
It seemed to me that the author had gotten a lot better. It was the style she used when she wrote which, although the same, had a more confident and experienced quality to it that made the novel just that little bit better. The story plot had also changed in its level of complexity.
For some reason whenever I picked this novella up, I would always get shivers of excitement and anticipation climb up my back. I ALWAYS looked forward to reading it and took great pleasure in delving into its magical world.
The novel ends on a great big cliff-hanger! Noooooooo! I was so upset because that is when all sorts of mysteries would be unravelled and when the action really started acting up! I can’t wait for the fourth novella, ‘Second Twin’, in the ‘Legend of Rhyme’ series!
Congratulations to Jaime Lee Mann on publishing a completely original yet wonderfully unique novella!
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!