Sunday, January 11, 2015

Book Review: The Kingdom Lights by Steven V.S.

Title: The Kingdom Lights
Author: Steven V.S.
Year: © 2014 (October 17)
My Rating: ♕♕♕/5
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback
Sources: Publishers
Publishers: Neverland Publishing 
ISBN: 0990314847
ISBN 13: 9780990314844


Ebook: $4.99
Paperback: $12.75

     ♡The Kingdom Lights♡

In a world where cities float, airships sail the skies and mythical creatures are summoned in a pinch…Celes Vale is distinctly average. Living in the shadow of his talented cousin, his powerful aunt and uncle, Celes is resigned to his future of soot, factories and well, more soot. But on the night of his twelfth birthday everything changes. A blinding light, a whispered voice and in an instant Celes becomes the first ordinary child in all of history to develop magic, sending him on a fast track ticket to Gardarel, the greatest of the floating cities. Though some welcome Celes others want the dirt-ridden up-start off their city – preferably head first. Nowhere is this clearer than in beautiful and haughty Lady Ban and her sneering nephew Marcus Blackwood. But Blackwood, with his gang of goons and unimaginative one-liners, is soon the least of Celes’s problems. With a little magic and a lot of detective work, Celes unravels the dark truth behind Lady Ban’s prim, perfect smile – an alliance to the villainous Wardens and the masked man who leads them. But in his bid to expose Lady Ban, Celes unwittingly stumbles on to an even darker conspiracy – the complete destruction of Gardarel itself.

           ♡My Thoughts♡

So, I was a bit hesitant of reading his book because of the terrible reviews I saw on Goodreads. Like any book there are "pros" and "cons". But, this book wasn't bad. I was okay. Reading some reviews it said it was to much like "Harry Potter". I think that's why I liked the story so much. I love reading stories that are like "Harry Potter" but that doesn't make the story unique. This was indeed similar at times, but the author added his own touch, but no enough.

This book was a great remembrance of Harry, but it got a little annoying. I feel as if everyone is untiled to there own opinion but this books wasn't as bad as some people said it was. If you really sit down and not compare the book you can clearly see the value and what a great book this is. Not bad, but V. S. needs to personalize this book to make it his own work of art. Meaning that its great your story is like J.K's but wouldn't you want your own books base off something you can proudly say YOU came up with.

         ♡Steven V.S.♡

In between writing and dreaming Steven is a medical doctor and has worked at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire and the Princess Royal where he fights the system with quirky lanyards. He also wonders greatly why these author profiles are always written in the 3rd person.


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