Award-winning Kai Strand joins the World of Ink Virtual Tours
The World of Ink Network will be touring award-winning author Kai Strand’s juvenile fantasy adventure book, THE WISHING WELL: Another Weaver Tale, published by Guardian Angel Publishing and her juvenile contemporary fiction novel, SAVE THE LEMMINGS, published by Featherweight Press throughout October and November 2012.
About Kai Strand
Kai Strand writes fiction for middle grade and young adult readers. Her debut novel, The Weaver, was a finalist in the 2012 EPIC eBook Awards. She is a (very lucky) wife and the mother of four amazing kids. The most common sound in her household is laughter. The second most common is, “Do your dishes!” She and her family love to hike and canoe in beautiful Central Oregon.
To find out more about Kai’s books, download companion documents, find links to her published short stories and discover all the places to find Kai both virtually and in person, visit her website: http://www.kaistrand.com.
About The Wishing Well:
Molly Minstrel is treated worse than Cinderella by her mom and sisters. When Molly meets the magical creature, Unwanted, she wishes her problems away. However, you must first understand what you need before knowing what to ask for. Molly will have to look within for the solution to her troubles.
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
ISBN Number(s): Hardcover 978-1616333010
Publication Date: July 24, 2012
Genre of Book: Juvenile Fantasy Adventure
My Reflections about the book:
This is a book that will completely involve a young reader. I found Molly’s life very sad and unhappy. All her siblings seem to think that she should be the work horse in the family. Molly does everything and is responsible for the house chores from cooking, cleaning, laundry, and ironing in her home. She can’t really be a kid because she has to do all of these things. But what is more, her siblings, especially Hannah, are downright mean to her. This saddened me quite a bit, and I think it will do the same for readers.
The only hopeful part of the book is when Moll meets the magical creature. It’s not like a Fairy God-Mother at all. But the UNWANTED is blue and looks like an elf. He does have the power to grant wishes under very special circumstances. Are Molly’s circumstances special enough for him? Well, I sure hope so, but I don’t want to give the story away.
Although the book is a fantasy-type story, I think there are real elements in it too. It is the second book in the weaver series. The characters are known for the tales they weave. So, from a story perspective, it is a very entrancing story.
Lastly, I want to warn parents about the sexual overtones in this book in Chapter Seventeen. Because of this, I would categorize the book as PG. Please read the book before passing it along to your children to read and enjoy. You may even want to read the book along with them.
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth
Author and Editor