Title: The West Woods
Author: Suzy Vadori
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Evil Alter Ego Press
Source: YA Bound Book Tours
Release Date: September 22, 2017
Magic, sacrifice and the quest for freedom.
Courtney Wallis wants nothing more than to escape St. Augustus boarding school. After uncovering a well-kept secret about the school’s founder, Isaac Young, Courtney turns to the school’s magic to convince her dad to let her leave. Things take a turn when she meets Cole, who lives in the nearby town of Evergreen. He gives her hope that things might not be so bad. However, the school’s fountain has other ideas, and binds Courtney to her ambition, no matter the cost.
As Courtney struggles to keep the magic from taking over, she and her friends get drawn into the mystery woven into the school’s fabric. Everything seems to lead back to the forbidden West Woods. Together, she and her friends seek out the spirits of the past to ask for help, and find themselves in much deeper than they’d bargained for. If they succeed, Courtney could be free of the magic. If they fail, she may never be the same.
This is a great story.
It is a unique plot. Though it follows a typical fantasy storyline by taking place at a boarding school with a mysterious background, it was unpredictable.
I liked the way that Courtney changed throughout the book. The effects of her wish really change her thoughts and actions.
I wished there was more about Courtney’s dad in this book. I also thought that her conversations with Cole seemed forced. Sometimes they were repetitive and didn’t move the story forward. This book is part of a series so maybe in previous book Courtney’s dad and Cole have bigger parts.
Even though I haven’t read the other book, I still enjoyed this one. And it’s by a Canadian author which is awesome! I’ll definitely keep my eyes open for the other book in the series.
Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/West-Woods-Fountain-Book-ebook/dp/B074V3B7G1/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505703590&sr=8-1&keywords=vadorihttps://www.amazon.com/West-Woods-Fountain-Book-ebook/dp/B074V3B7G1/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505703590&sr=8-1&keywords=vadori
About the Author:
Suzy Vadori is an Operations executive by day, Writer by night. The Fountain is her debut novel for Young Adults. Suzy is an involved member of the Calgary Writers’ community, service as Program Manager for Young Adult at When Words Collide (a Calgary festival for readers and Writers) since 2013. Suzy lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with her husband and three kids.
Book Tour Organized by: YA Bound Book Tours
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