The Forest of Fallen Stars is a story of friendship and magic.
We follow Alura, a shy but stubborn sixteen year old, as she tries to navigate a dramatically changing world.
Following her village’s tradition, Alura is forced to participate in a ritual that doesn’t turn out quite as she had planned.
Finding herself on the run, Alura is rescued by two mysterious girls, who request her help in protecting their village from Eslanda; a young woman seeking revenge for her abandonment.
Alura, along with her new friends Kara and Loria, must fight against magic, enemies and nature itself to restore peace to their homes.
But are they aware of the sacrifices they must make?
- Genre: Children books, Fantasy, Young Adult
- Pages: 224
- Purchase it here: Amazon
[Published June 2019 | Source: Goodreads]
First of all, I would like to thank Booktamins for accepting my request to be a part of this blog tour. The synopsis really piqued my interest so I was really excited when my request has been granted.
Alura was thrown into this strange world where a mysterious girl—who has almost the same ability as her—is threatening the lives of the villagers whom she thought had abandoned her. Because of this, Kara and Loria found their way to Alura and asked for her help, and through the snowy woods and the darkness of the forest, they developed a friendship that will help them through the toughest of times.
This book was really fast paced and straightforward. I was immediately introduced to the major characters and the events unfolded very early in the book. I can tell this is a perfect middle grade story as it solely focuses on the main character, Alura, and her ordeals.
The world Elfie Riverdell had built has a lot of potential and can be easily expanded, she opened the door to a lot of possibilities. I enjoyed reading about the children of the village and their special abilities and would love to read more about them in the future. Alura’s ability is very unique and something I would love to have. I am extremely fond of the companions as well, especially Skygge, and wish that I get to see more of them.
All in all, this has been a very entertaining and imaginative read. This fantasy world is surely something to look forward to. It’s fast paced and magic-packed with equally amazing characters and a world that will really suck you in.
4 / 5
Elfie Riverdell is a middle grade and young adult fantasy author from the UK. She is currently studying English Literature and Creative Writing, and lives with her family, two dogs and four chickens. Elfie’s debut middle grade novel The Forest of Fallen Stars was published on June 1st 2019.