Friday, October 31, 2014

REVIEW: Tell Me My Name

Fated Stars .5:
Tell Me My Name
Mary Fan

Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Glass House Press
Publication date: 10.14.2014
Pages: 64

Recommended by: Mark My Words, Read 2 Review
Date read: 10.30.2014

Summary: In Mary Fan's second novella from Glass House Press, a teen girl wakes up in an icy cell, alone and frightened.  She has no memory of who she is or how she came to be there.
            She does know that she must get out, at all costs.  And that escape must start with remembering the simple things - her own name.  Her place of origin.  Her possible powers.
            When a group of dark magicians reveal themselves to be her captors, she finds herself in the clutches of those who will stop at nothing to uncover the secrets locked within her lost memories.  With her life fading under their merciless spells, the need to escape becomes dire.
            But can she get out when she doesn't even know who she is?  Can she count on one unlikely ally for help?  Or is it already too late for her, a girl without a name?  Tell Me My Name introduces the main characters in Mary's new fantasy series, Fated Stars, with her first book, Winborn, due in late 2015.

There are two things that made me read this novella - that amazing cover AND the fact that it is by Mary Fan.  Having read books from her other series, I was excited to see what she had to offer here - and, as usual, she did not disappoint.  Mary has a way with words, describing things in such detail that you feel you are looking at it with your own eyes, pulling you into the story where you are the one that experiences the events.  I liked the story of creation in this book - interesting and creative.  I also really like the characters - even the bad ones - and can't wait to find out more about them in this series.  If you haven't had the chance to experience Mary's writing, this is a great place to start.  :)

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