Fifteen-year-old Nara Dall has never liked secrets. Yet it seems that her life has been filled with them, from the ugly scar on her back to the strange powers she possesses. Her mysterious father refuses to say anything about her origins, and soon, she and her best friend must attend the announcement ceremony, in which youths are tested for a magical gift.A gifted youth has not been announced in the poor village of Dimmitt for decades. When Nara uncovers the reason, she uses her own powers to make things right. The decision sets her on a path of danger, discovery, and a search for the divine. In the process, she learns the truth about herself and uncovers the biggest secret of all: the power of broken people....
|Title||:||Looking for Dei|
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Looking for Dei Reviews
Disclaimer: I received a free ARC in exchange for my review; however all thoughts and opinions are solely my own.
While the plot is intriguing and makes for an interesting read, the writing itself makes it a struggle. It is too abrupt in the shifts from one paragraph to the next making it hard to transition between each section. The writing often includes unnecessary details that drags sentences out and makes it dull and so much is revealed about a character or location or plot point in large chu ...more
I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit dull to read as the author tended to drag out character descriptions. But it was interesting enough to keep reading.
Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too underrated for the quality of the fantastical world.
The writing did not catch me from the very beginning, like a story should. But the writing was still great, and I definitely became more interested in the story ...more
I really enjoyed this book, the world that it's set in is well constructed and the descriptions are well done. The characters are a highlight of the book, they're beautifully done and so varied.
There weren't really any plot twists from the perspective of the reader although there was a lot that the main characters weren't expecting. The plot is fairly simple but not overly so.
Overall it made a very enjoyable book and I definitely want to read more of this series.
The narration is well done, I lik ...more
This book had an imaginative concept. There is sweet, innocent love. Magic. Evil. Funny old lady. Traitor. It has all the necessary characters. It’s almost a mix of a fairy tale and a Lloyd Alexander novel.
Nara grows up with an adoptive father and her best friend in a poor small village. She knows she holds some type of special magic that she doesn’t understand. She is a tender hearted girl who only wants to help. In a decision to try to help the village, she sets into motion more than she ever ...more
The answer to a prophecy. Tender to those around her. Deadly to her enemies.
Looking For Dei is a different type of Fantasy novel that allows us to watch the story unfold from all directions. We switch between the point of views of Nara and Mykel primarily, but there are a few scenes from their enemies' point of views (yes, multiple enemies) which I thought really heightened the tension. We were able to feel dread for what we knew was to come, even though where they were through most of the story ...more
It is hard to take a classic fantasy trope and create a new twist. The idea of siblings, one good/ one bad, I can't say that I've read a book that involved conjoined twins, so I would say this author did just that. And he did it well. At first, I had no idea where this book was headed. The story unfolds between multiple POV's, with the majority of the story told from Nara's viewpoint. I enjoy a book like this. I also enjoy books with women in leadership roles. I think the author did a great job ...more