By Ember on November 6, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
Julie Whitley's Secrets of the Home Wood drew me in immediately, and if it weren’t for other unavoidable obligations, I could have easily gotten through this book within a few hours. I did not want to put it down!
Even though it’s geared towards YA readers, as an adult I was able to fully immerse myself into the fantastically created realm on the other side of the creek within Home Wood—definitely not your typical patch of forest. I will admit that I don’t read fantasy, but that will be changing now. The author has set a high bar in my search of other books that will have the same effect, mainly shutting out my actual surroundings and being right there with each and every character.
Inside you will find waiting for you well drawn characters, rich descriptions, and smooth prose…the only disappointment is finding yourself on the last page. Along Jonathan’s journey there is pride, terror, heroism, and love. A family meant to be together, torn apart, and all in search to find their way back to one another.
Don’t let the YA put you off. This book can and will be enjoyed by people of all ages and I will definitely be recommending it. I dare you to prove me wrong by getting a copy and reading it for yourself. I promise you will not be disappointed!
Note to author: Please say book two is on the way!