Dreaming Big Publications
Reviewed by Jasmine Beringer
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?
This book enticed me from the first sentence. Anthony kept me intrigued with a fast-paced read, including a blend of fantasy and romance. A story about Quiti, a girl who wants to end her life before a terminal illness does it for her. However, an unusual turn of events sparks a second chance for Quiti, leading her to new friendships and a gift that changes her whole life.
The story was creative and cute, a nice short read. The characters were charming. However, the story read choppy at times, not seamlessly flowing throughout the piece. It felt very blunt and formal. There really was not a ton of work up, which made it hard to form connections with the characters. This blunt form of writing, I believe, was intentional for the story-line purposes. Thus, depending on what style of writing you prefer, this could be a good choice for you.
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.
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.
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