Review by Theresa
ABOUT THE BOOK
Terminal cancer patient, Quiti, walks into an abandoned building planning on taking her life.
Instead, she encounters a telepathic ball of hair that insists it is an alien seeking to facilitate diplomatic communication on Earth.
Quiti assumes it is all a hallucination conjured up by her brain tumor.
Because of this assumption, when she saves the alien’s life and it insists on doing Quiti a favor in return, she only asks for her hair back. She soon discovers, however, that the creature’s gift extends much further than her new locks that can change color with a thought. As her powers grow and her deadly illness goes into remission, Quiti quickly realizes that there are those that would want to use her for her abilities and is forced to leave behind everything that she knew.
Will this blessing curse her to a life on the run, or does the mysterious hairball have more in store for her?
Piers Anthony, critically acclaimed author of the New York Times bestselling Xanth series, brings together humor and adventure in this original story of loyalty, friendship, extraordinary powers, and hair.
MY REVIEW (5 stars)
Honestly, I didn’t know what to think when I first started reading this story. The strange hairball type figure that Quiti, the main character, finds while on her way to kill herself took me aback. The sharp, simple writing I noticed from the first page alone led me to believe that this would be another realistic fiction book. Perhaps I should have read the blurb before I started.
However, being taken aback actually made me enjoy the story even more. I had no idea what to expect while reading, and I found the gifts that Quiti acquired intriguing. In truth, I’ve never read a story like this before, and I have always considered myself a lover of fantasy-type books. Although I rarely felt much tension from the plot – except perhaps in one scene – I didn’t want to put the book down. Was it the strangeness of the hair? Was it Quiti’s suddenly adventurous life? Was it the ordinary moments sprinkled amongst scenes of power and intrigue?
I’m not sure I can quite put my finger on it. My only wish is that the characters were a bit more developed. However, they were still able to carry the story to fun places that drove me to want to read more.
If you want a fast and interesting read, definitely pick this one up. It’s worth the read!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Piers Anthony is one of the world's most popular fantasy authors, and a New York Times bestseller twenty-one times over. His Xanth novels have been read and loved by millions of readers around the world, and he daily receives hundreds of letters from his devoted fans. In addition to the Xanth series, Anthony is the author of many other best-selling works. Piers Anthony lives in Inverness, Florida.
DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.