Sunday, October 19, 2014

Book Review: Her Unwelcome Inheritance by J. Alexander Wooton

by M. J. Joachim

In this world of fairies, goblins and pucks, Alice in Wonderland readily came to mind. Perhaps it was all the swirling down holes that opened up in the ground out of nowhere. Maybe it was the talking animals, a mixture of real life and fantasy trying to convince readers and characters in the book that fairies are truly real.

Wooton takes us on a roller coaster ride venturing from fantasy to fiction to reality, all of which are possible at any given moment in the story. Sometimes it was hard to follow, but most of the time, Wooton wove his words carefully, describing in robust detail, all the many scenes, both active and passive, as they appeared.

Research, or rather lots of reading about fairies and the netherworld they live in, was clearly done to task, as proven by the lengthy list of books listed as references at the end of the book. Speaking of which, the last, oh, I’d say ten percent or so of the story, seemed to lack the detailed proofreading and editing that the rest of the book maintained.There were a few missing words, minor grammar glitches and such - nothing too distracting, but enough for any book reviewer worth her salt to notice.

As stories go, Her Unwelcome Inheritance was respectable. It wasn’t earth shattering or anything, but if you like stories about fairies coming to life, being part human and part fairy, fighting to preserve their fairy wonderland and cliff hangers, where you have to wait for the next book to come out to see if Petra, the main character, survives her daunting task, then you’ll probably really enjoy this book.

Thanks for visiting Writing Tips today. It’s always so nice to see you here.

M. J.

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