The Questory of Root Karbunkulus: Item One: Miist eBook


The Questory of Root Karbunkulus: Item One: Miist I received this book for free from the publisher All content and opinions are my own.The Questory of Root Karbunkulus, Reid s first novel, is a delightful YA fantasy book with an awesome website Anyways, we first meet Root, our hero, living in a halfhouse a house split in half with two horrid aunts that definitely bare a resemblance to the horrid aunts of James and the Giant Peach fame As the book opens, fourteen year old Root finds that she is not related to the aunts whew and is actu I received this book for free from the publisher All content and opinions are my own.The Questory of Root Karbunkulus, Reid s first novel, is a delightful YA fantasy book with an awesome website Anyways, we first meet Root, our hero, living in a halfhouse a house split in half with two horrid aunts that definitely bare a resemblance to the horrid aunts of James and the Giant Peach fame As the book opens, fourteen year old Root finds that she is not related to the aunts whew and is actually an orphaned citizen of DreAmm, a magical land She, along with hundreds of other DreAmm kids have been called on a Quest T his Quest is not for the faint of heart Each and every one of you will face inevitable hardship and peril Most of you, after enduring these grueling tasks of great danger and sever loss, will fail But among you, from the depths of despair, pain and fear will rise heroes This Quest will find you not beaten, not broken, but rebirthed You will earn a seat in the throne room of Legend where your courage, your loyalty, your determination shall be recorded for infinite glory Whew With a stirring speech like that, heck, I ll join the quest Root, our hero, does, of course, join the quest She s paired with Lian and Dwyn to find the Miist of Kalliope They set off on their quest with only their unique talents, their guide Jorab, andtheir Hovermutts Hovermutts were definitely my favorite part of the DreAmm world Hovermutts are pony sized puppies that hover fly and bond with only one magical personal for life, never allowing another on their back I want one Anyway, this book was pretty fun and very creative though very influenced by Harry Potter The adventure was fun and unexpected The elements of DreAmm the Hovermutts in particular were unique and yet familiar My only complaint, if one is to complain, is that I wantedbackground information Why is this quest one with a series of stages being held What are the stages and how many are there Why were some of the quest participants raised on Earth Who what is the enemy The enemy is not even mentioned until page 143 and then he is only partially and vaguely identified Though I had questions, I was still caught up in the story and wanted to see how it ended.I liked this book, and I think those who enjoy YA will too I look forward to the next installment This book takes you on a fun and exciting adventure with well developed characters that you come to love and want to see succeed The level of imagination by this author rivals JR Rowling as every page was a new discovery of magical whimsy and delight Loved it A child who does not feel loved, who does not feel like she fits in learns that there is a bigger destiny for her She finds herself on a journey of self discovery, she tries to find out who she is, where she came from and what her future holds She faces many challenges that come with growing up, about learning to be who you are and being alright with that, about making hard choices and learning that life is not always fair, about learning what true family means Root learns about working with A child who does not feel loved, who does not feel like she fits in learns that there is a bigger destiny for her She finds herself on a journey of self discovery, she tries to find out who she is, where she came from and what her future holds She faces many challenges that come with growing up, about learning to be who you are and being alright with that, about making hard choices and learning that life is not always fair, about learning what true family means Root learns about working with other people and about the power of friendship but that friendship isn t always easy And the relationships are written well and have the ring of true and reality Though friends they don t always agree or even like each other very much There is jealousy and vindictiveness among the friends and the between the teams Like there would be with any group of teenagers But it isn t just a coming of age story it is also an adventure story There are dangers, conspiracies, riddles, magic, monsters, the fight against evil, redemption You can feel the characters fear, apprehension and excitement And the mix makes you care about the characters and keeps you turning the pages to find what excitement they will encounter next Reid writes with vivid descriptions like as if someone had taken a brush, dipped it in liquid marble and spread its exquisite alabaster brilliance up along each ornate spindle , or Carblotta, on the other hand, was lank and scrawny as a dried up bean, with spindly arms and legs that dangled from her body like crooked branches so you can really see the world she has created I love the way she using language It is written with a lot of humor and interesting words you don t see very often like hoarked, flocculent, or gewgaw or an unexpected turn of phase like evening decided to show up in a black starless gown , or Root released her breath content to acknowledge the collision of coincidence , that made it a lot of fun to read Reid has created an interesting concept that takes place in an interesting world full of interesting characters that you can really get involved with There arebooks to come so even though Reid does bring this chapter in the story to a satisfying end there are many things left unexplained and many questions left unanswered But they are all things that Root herself does not have the answers to and you can look forward to learning them along with her Reviewed by Marta Morrison for TeensReadToo.comWhen I received this book in the mail I was immediately drawn to it It looked like a fun book to read Well, my intuition was right and I loved this book This is the story about a young girl named Root She was brought to our world by someone from another and had to live with two grotesque women named Carblotta and Octavia They reminded me of the aunts in JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH by Roald Dahl Well, these aunts wanted Root to be their servant g Reviewed by Marta Morrison for TeensReadToo.comWhen I received this book in the mail I was immediately drawn to it It looked like a fun book to read Well, my intuition was right and I loved this book This is the story about a young girl named Root She was brought to our world by someone from another and had to live with two grotesque women named Carblotta and Octavia They reminded me of the aunts in JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH by Roald Dahl Well, these aunts wanted Root to be their servant girl When Root is fourteen she finds out that she is from Dre amm, a land that is magical and is also troubled, and is to go on the greatest quest there ever was She and two others, the studious Liam and the charismatic Dwyn, make one team of many who have to see if they can find the Miist of Kalliope There are six miist, so only six teams will win Root is a very well written character and is very likable She is smart, kind, and lovable The boys on the quest have many layers Liam is studious and, because he was raised in Dre amm, very informative He is also very loyal Dwyn, like Root, was raised on Earth He is also learning about how to be a good friend and is not what he seems to be While on this quest we learn along with Root and Dwyn the history of Dre amm and also what magic they possess We learn about hovermutts, road, chorm, simps, and many other awesome creatures There are also villains here that are fantastic You really want to hate them Kor is just plain mean and is very cocky like only the rich can be The main one, though, is Korkus, who is a powerful magician who is trying to take over Dre amm There are also many questions that haven t been answered yet about this world and about Root and Dwym I believe that there isto their stories than meet the eye There should be at least fivestories written in this series and I will be first in line to find out what happens to Root I Think this was one of the best books I have read in a while I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. 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About the Author: Kamilla Reid

Kamilla was raised in a rambunctious family of redheads a twin and the only left hander in the family She s been a storyteller her whole life, from prose to stage plays and musicals Kamilla can be reached at bonegrits.com