Tuesday 11 October 2016

***Blog Tour*** Extraordinary October by Diana Wagman

Extraordinary October
Diana Wagman
Published by: Ig Publishing
Publication date: October 11th 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
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.

My Review:
I was given an arc of this in exchange for an honest  review. My actual rating is 3.5 stars.
October is ordinary - average, a plain Jane. There's
nothing special about her at all or so she thinks. It all starts with an itch that starts a few days before her eighteenth birthday and just won't go away. She then discovers she can now hear and talk to animals and suddenly the two new, very good looking boys at school both want her affections.
The story is written from a very immature point of view, which is good because it reminds you that this is in fact from the point of view of a 17 year old girl but grated on me in certain parts, there wasn't much in the way of character development but other than that it was an okay read. The plot was decent and well paced with a few surprises thrown in. I liked the magical elemen
ts, the fairies, trolls etc.
A decent YA read that isn't too taxing.

Author Bio:
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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