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Journey to the Riftby Cathi ShawGenre: YA FantasyRelease Date: November 3rd 2016Ink Smith Publishing
Summary for Goodreads:
A dangerous quest into a forbidden land wasn’t exactly what Brijit Carnesîr was planning after her graduation from the Academy. For years she has looked forward starting her life as a member of the Coimirceoirí and she is thrilled to discover that she has been chosen as the Academy Apprentice of her year. But despite the fact that she has been longing to go to Séreméla and work with the Elders, it soon becomes apparent that her fate isn’t as rosy as it appears to be. First, she is paired up with a grumpy male apprentice from Stone Mountain, Weylon Forborrow. Second, it doesn’t take her long to discover that the Elders are not taking her to Séreméla, as tradition dictates. Instead, Weylon and her are sent to The Rift, a dead land tainted with evil. Even before they join the Elder royalty at Tèarmann, an ancient fortress on the cusp of the Rift, Brijit discovers that the Elders are hiding too many things. She is given the task of helping the Princess in birthing the long awaited Queen of the Elders but nothing is as it seems. There is talk of an old and forgotten Prophecy, Weylon is attacked by a creature from the Rift and her grandmother is killed, after revealing a secret that rocks everything Brijit knows about her past. Soon Brijit questions everything she had been led to believe and, worse, she realizes that the future of Séreméla and all of Five Corners is in jeopardy, unless she can find a way to save it!
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About the Author
Cathi Shaw lives in Summerland, BC with her husband and three children. She is often found wandering around her home, muttering in a seemingly incoherent manner, particularly when her characters have embarked on new adventure. In addition to writing fiction, she is the co-author of the textbook Writing Today and the true story, Surviving Logan.
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I thought the book was different than books I have been reading lately, which isn't a bad thing in this case. I really liked the heroine and hero in this book. Brijit I thought was a very interesting character, I felt bad for her in regards to something she had to do to the hero Weylon and how he reacted once he found out. Even though I can understand his point of view as well. Especially something gross that he did, even though he had no control over it.
Weylon I really hope gets over this, because I feel like so far his my favorite character in the book. And I really think Weylon and Brijit make a really awesome couple.
The ending was very interesting, and I don't understand what Weylon's friend was talking about at the end of the book. So there's definitely a cliffhanger. I really can't wait for the next one to come out to see what happens next.
The reason I gave it 4/5 stars is because I was bored at times, and because I hate when one of my favorite couples get upset or mad at they other. I really thought the author did a great job of pulling me into the book once it really got going.
So I would definitely recommend this to other people. Because I really think people would really love this book.