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Blog Tour with Review – Extraordinary October by Diana Wagman

Blog Tour with Review – Extraordinary October by Diana WagmanExtraordinary October by Diana Wagman
Published by Ig Publishing on October 18th 2016
Genres: YA, Fantasy
Pages: 264
Source: Xpresso Book Tours

I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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October is an ordinary girl. From her plain looks to her average grades, there seems to be nothing special about her. Then, three days before her eighteenth birthday, she develops a strange itch that won’t go away, and her life is turned upside down. Suddenly, she can hear dogs talk, make crows fly, and two new and very handsome boys at school are vying for her affections. After she starts “transplanting” herself through solid rock, October learns that she is not ordinary at all, but the daughter of a troll princess and a fairy prince, and a pawn in a deadly war between the trolls and the fairies. Now October will have to use all of her growing powers to save her family, and stop a mysterious evil that threatens to destroy the fairy world.
In the fantastical vein of authors such as Julie Kagawa and Holly Black, Extraordinary October takes us on a magical journey from the streets of Los Angeles to the beautiful and mythical underground fairy kingdom.

October has learned to accept that everything about her is ordinary. That is until a few days before her eighteenth birthday things start to change. She gets an embarrassing itch at school. She starts to notice strange things like animals talkings. She comes to find she is everything but ordinary heir to the throne of the troll and fairy kingdom. When she turns eighteen will she take the thrones that are rightfully hers?

In an Oyster Shell – An imaginative urban fantasy that was fun to read.

The Pearls – 

I chose to review this book because it had such an interesting premise. An ordinary girl who turns out to be the daughter of a Fairy Prince and a Troll Princess. I love fairy stories and the interaction with a troll was too enticing to pass up. The execution of this book was well done.

The plot was good. It had a nice flow to it. There was a strong opening, middle and end. The end was very satisfying. This is a great stand alone.

I liked the setting of LA and the fairy troll world. I like how the author blended the two together seamlessly.

The Sand – 

There was some repetition of ideas and phrasing that got redundant after awhile.

4 Pearls!

4 Stars

About Diana Wagman

I have always written and always wanted to be a writer, but didn’t think I could make a living at it. So I became a mime. (You can imagine what my father had to say about that.) I worked on the streets of NYC with two partners, stopping traffic in front of the Met and annoying tourists. When, to my great surprise, that didn’t work out, I returned to school in film–thinking screenwriters made a living. And when I had ten scripts and my agent had stopped returning my calls, I wrote a novel. I did it just because I wanted to love writing again and not think about selling or casting or marketability. That novel was Skin Deep, and it’s a testament to writing from your heart that the first person to read it, bought it. I’ve been trying to write from the heart ever since.

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