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Thursday, October 13, 2016

A Quarrel Called (Stewards of the Plane #1)A Quarrel Called by Shannon Wendtland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A group of four adventurers set forth to save the world...

No, this isn't a video game, and it's nothing like a D&D session. What it is, however, is a YA novel that gradually immerses us in New Age mysticism that happens to be very real in action and scope. It also happens to be modern day, firmly grounded in our everyday world of dates and clubs and Orgone Generators, ghosts, and coming of age pranks.

Young adults will be young adults, after all.

I like it because it feels like the author and I have been reading and watching all the same books and documentaries on modern day occultism and conspiracies, so all of this was rather familiar ground, from protective crystals to firmly-held intent to auras to opening up higher dimensions. It was nice. :)

The tentacles were just icing on the cake.

I loved the A Wrinkle in Time, homage, too. :)

Easy read, quite enjoyable. :)

Thanks to the author for the ARC!

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