Talisman Of El

Talisman Of El WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS A LIE One Planet Two Worlds Population Human billion Others unknown When year old Charlie Blake wakes up sweating and gasping for air in the middle of the night he kn

WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS A LIE One Planet.Two Worlds.Population Human 7 billion.Others unknown.When 14 year old Charlie Blake wakes up sweating and gasping for air in the middle of the night, he knows it is happening again This time he witnesses a brutal murder He s afraid to tell anyone No one would believe him because it was a dream Just like the oneWHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS A LIE One Planet.Two Worlds.Population Human 7 billion.Others unknown.When 14 year old Charlie Blake wakes up sweating and gasping for air in the middle of the night, he knows it is happening again This time he witnesses a brutal murder He s afraid to tell anyone No one would believe him because it was a dream Just like the one he had four years ago the day before his dad died.Charlie doesn t know why this is happening He would give anything to have an ordinary life The problem he doesn t belong in the world he knows as home.He belongs with the others.

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  1. Book Info Genre Fantasy Magical Reality Reading Level Young Adult Early Reviewer s copy, book available 5 20 12My Thoughts This book incorporates a number of world mythologies into a single narrative, including werewolves, the Mothman, a civilization in the middle of the Earth, angels, demons, the Garden of Eden and others It could have been a real mess, but it wasn t Stone managed to work all of these ideas into a comprehensive whole The characters were developed well and interesting The only t [...]

  2. 3.5 stars out of 5The Talisman of El is a GOOD book but it could have been so much better It s got an interesting plot and the writing style is pretty neat witty one liners throughout the book made me chuckle out loud in several places , but these two alone do not a great novel make.Where the books fell short for me was in a The character development Or lack thereof As in, there was none of it At all We start off by meeting Derkein who, we are given the impression, is not on good terms with his [...]

  3. I really enjoyed this book It was super cute especially the ending Through the whole book I kept getting this Alex Cross vibe which was great because I loved that book It was a little slow to get through, but that isn t really saying much since it took me about three days to read while dealing with that graduation business.I thought that the mythology part of the book was really fascinating but also confusing It didn t make sense to me that they were an advanced magical people but at the same ti [...]

  4. 4.5starsBrilliant I don t want to say to much about this book cause I think it would be best for readers to experience this first hand So I m gonna keep this short Talisman of El is part fantasy, part mythology and pure adventure Alecia Stone weaves a strong and passionate journey that follows Derkein, Charlie, Alex and Richmond on a whirlwind journey to the depths of earths core, to a new dimension called, Arcadia, where Charlie will find out his true fate in this world Filled with gripping ima [...]

  5. See reviews at YA Midnight Reads Actual rating 3.5 stars This book is one of a kind So different, action packed, and damn right awesome in terms of romance and the story background WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS A LIE One Planet.Two Worlds.Population Human 7 billion.Others unknown.When 14 year old Charlie Blake wakes up sweating and gasping for air in the middle of the night, he knows it is happening again This time he witnesses a brutal murder He s afraid to tell any one No one would believe him [...]

  6. Charlie Blake has had a rough life After losing both parents, moving from foster home to foster home, 10 year old Charlie comes to stay with Jacob Living with Jacob, brings nightmares Charlie s first day at school is not much better, until he meets Alex, an outspoken girl he befriends The prologue was what made me want to read this book it sounded so awesome and it was This fast paced novel had fantasy, mythology, action and adventure It was a unique story The characters were enjoyable and relat [...]

  7. Charlie is a 14 year old boy who s had a rough life He s lost his mother, then his father, and now his adoptive dad turns out to be a criminal.But things are about to get even difficultAlecia Stone paints a beautiful picture of Arcadia, a heaven below the earth.Charlie and his gang go through turmoil and conflict that will test even the bravest among them in a world full of fantasy, angels and demons.I really enjoyed the world of Arcadia It s often described so perfectly that it was very easy t [...]

  8. Originally on my blog readingandwritingurbanfantasy.The GoodI was sucked into this story from the get go I may not have stayed that way, but I can t deny how absorbed I was for the first 100 pages of this novel I knew big things were going to happen and the build up was maddening I love when a book heightens the suspense like that My RecapCharlie has been having horrible dreams Dreams he has chalked up to the loss of both his parents But when he meets Derkein, the man from his dreams, in real li [...]

  9. I didn t like I like Talisman of El At first Suddenly this novel really came together for me in unexpected ways I liked the originality of the fantasy world built by Stone, I liked how everything and everyone in the story becomes interconnected with the overall plot, I like the subtle humour, and I liked the characters The story started off a bit slow for me and for a while, I wondered where it was going But then, it really picked up the pace and the plot began to really move forward An interest [...]

  10. Talisman of El by Alecia Stone was a fun, engaging story that was part fantasy, part supernatural, part mythology, all blended into one fantastical adventure with a wonderful cast of characters I have to be honest here Before I read it, I was never really interested in it I saw it floating around a little bit, but it just didn t catch my interest The cover is, I m sorry, so bad at least to me Then I saw it on Netgalley and thought, why not So I read it, and I m glad I did The cover does not do t [...]

  11. August 19, 2012 Talisman of El ReviewI received a free copy of Talisman of El by Alecia Stone in return for a review on netgalley and I will be posting this review to Smashwords, and Barnes Noble This is a good, solid beginning to a series with an interesting series arc, unique characters both human and otherwise and is quite well done for a first time author I will be looking for future books in this series because it does what a series is supposed to do make the reader want to find out what el [...]

  12. First off, thank you to Alecia Stone for the opportunity to read and review her book, Talisman of El I knew as soon as I read the synopsis I would enjoy this one And enjoy it I did Talisman of El is quite the adventure I loved this new take on Heaven and Angels We have all grown up with this idea of Heaven beingwell, up in the Heavens But what if Heaven was actually in another dimension at the center of the Earth What if Angels were actually warriors Warriors who hold the powers of the 4 element [...]

  13. THERE WILL BE NO STONE LEFT UN TURNED When first reading this title, I was sceptical, as I am not an avid reader of young adult books The title, Talisman Of El, created several initial ideas in my mind I imagined a very stuffy, old fashioned story with a complicated plot Instead, I got Action Personality Humour Mythology answers with no question, beautiful imagery and finally a competent writer with something new and exciting to bring to the table With the additional enjoyment of not being able [...]

  14. The Talisman of El is a mix of fantasy, paranormal lore, and adventure It s a story that brings angel and demon mythology to a whole different level, takes readers to a unique world at the core of the earth, and introduces readers to some fascinating characters The story focuses on it s main character, fourteen year old Charlie Charlie s a kid who s been through some not so great things in his young life As soon as you find find out what he is, where he came from, what he can do and who he reall [...]

  15. What if your whole life was a lie 14 year old Charlie Blake knows he s different, but just how different he is, he has no idea His mother died after his birth, his father died when Charlie was just 10 years old Being orphaned, Charlie is sent to live with a foster father who wants to lead him down the path of thievery that he follows himself Charlie, however, isn t an ordinary boy by any stretch He has dreams Prophetic dreams He dreams of events that he could not know about, he dreams about plac [...]

  16. Talisman of El is Alecia Stone s first novel and the first book published by Centrinian Press It s marketed as YA, but the protagonists are on the younger side for YA 14 years old , so I expect a younger reader would enjoy it than a 16 18 year old.Plot wise, I was hoping for a fun read with some adventure thrown in It started promisingly with Charlie, an orphan, living with his new foster father At the start he s mostly concerned with fitting in at school and the adoption going well That is unt [...]

  17. It s hard enough being a 14 year old boy nowadays For Charlie, that is an understatement The problems he has faced so far in his life the death of his mother, witnessing the death of his father, being placed into a orphanage, and almost being adopted by an insane serial robber won t compare to what he finds out in Alecia Stone s first novel, Talisman of El When we think of Heaven we usually imagine a world floating above us, full of clouds, the color white, and bright lights What if that wasn t [...]

  18. Talisman of El Talisman of El 1 by Alecia StoneThe Talisman of El is a beautifully written YA Fantasy Adventure novel, Alecia Stone s writing is fantastic, the character development, the plot are well written, her words flow easily and once you start reading the Talisman of El you are hooked Charlie is a 14 year old boy, who has experienced many traumatic events in his young life, his parent s death, living in an orphanage, and then finally getting adopted Thinking now he is finally going to be [...]

  19. The Talisman of El was a truly enjoyable story even tho I can t say that it was original Alecia Stone did a wonderful job of taking thread from fantasy and mythology and religion as well as other stories and weaving them together to create something that stands as its own story We meet Charlie who is an orphan that has been moved around alot with different homes who finds out that there is another world that he is a part of reminiscent of Harry Potter He finds some wonderful friends and an end o [...]

  20. I felt this was a strong start to a series Others will likely complain that it has too many shared elements with other popular books, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer s Stone and The Lightning Thief for example, and even a mix of Journey to the Centre of the Earth, but it had enough differences to keep me reading There is a mix of real world and mythology as Charlie journeys though his past, present and future to discover the meaning of his life.This was a strong 3.5 so I m giving it the benefit an [...]

  21. Autographed Book Giveaway Review I had seen the book cover for Talisman of El and was fascinated by it so, when the author approached me about reading and possibly reviewing it, I couldn t resist When I saw the trailer see below , I got even excited about reading it This is Book 1 of a YA scifi fantasy trilogy that, like many YA novels, will also appeal to adult readers Last but not least Alecia has provided an autographed copy of Talisman of El for one lucky reader to win Read the rest of my r [...]

  22. For this review and , pop by my blog Drugs Called BooksWhile I did enjoy Talisman of El, It didn t even come close to blowing my mind I had a hard time getting into it, despite the intriguing ideas, and the reading took much longer than it should Even so, I do think this is a book many will enjoy This story has some very interesting points, most have to do with the Other World called Arcadia that resides in the middle of the earth i.e somewhere near the Earth s core I enjoyed the usage of mythol [...]

  23. Originally posted Book WhalesThis is the first time I heard an author named Alecia Stone I know Alicia Keys hehe so as like with any other new books I am hesitant to read it It was sort of an assignment given to me by UnseelieNerd I would ve not taken this book if it was not rated good at Also there are a lot of positive comments so maybe that s why I pushed myself to read it.How do I start this It s a book with a lots of positive and also some negative parts But I think the positives outweigh t [...]

  24. In a word action packed, creative, engaging, but needs editingIndependently published books are always a gamble It s one reason I m reading less of them these days You just never know whether or not the hours you spend reading them will be worth it I had read really good reviews of Talisman of El and I was excited to dive into this book And while it has amazing potential, for me that potential was never quite realized I wanted to like it , but overall it just didn t quite gel for me.This is the [...]

  25. One word OtherworldlyAll I have to say is that it has been a long time since I read a book in just one day.I don t know where this book came from, but I am glad it fell into my hands My 16 year old son won a copy of this book and he wouldn t stop yapping on about it Now I don t read young adult books but I do read many fantasy books particularly ones featuring mythology, so because my son was adamant that I would love the book, I thought I d give it a try I actually decided to read it to keep hi [...]

  26. THIS REVIEW ON B S BOOK BLOG Guest Post The Language of Arcadia by Alecia Stone.A digital copy of this book was provided by the publisher and NetGalley for review.What if your whole life was a lie One Planet Two Worlds Population Human 7 billion Others unknown Talisman of El is a debut book from Alecia Stone It s a fantasy fiction for the children to young adult age groups, but really, anyone can read it This is one of the most gripping novels I ve read this year and I very much enjoyed it.Charl [...]

  27. Talisman of El is one of those surprising treasures that you stumble upon by chance and you think about even days after the last pages have been turned From its opening chapter, Stone captures her reader s attention with the mysterious disappearing act of Derkein Odessa from Manhattan, NY, and his connection to Charlie Blake in West Sussex, England It is difficult not to feel sympathy for Charlie whose mother and father both passed away on his birthday, 10 years apart With such pain in his life, [...]

  28. Charlie Blake is a 14 year old orphan who, after four years of hoping for a family to take him in, goes to live with a man named Jacob Jacob is nice, caring, and opens up his home to Charlie Charlie goes to school, and while he is bullied, he befriends a girl named Alex, and his life starts to take a turn for the better Charlie soon realizes, after being forced by Jacob to participate in a robbery, that his new life may not be as great as it seems During this robbery, Charlie meets a homeless bo [...]

  29. I did finish Talisman of El, by Alecia Stone last night I know this is why you re reading anyways I got this ARC from Netgalley by way of kindle from Centrinian Publishing This book is of a younger YA book, which is different for me but I still enjoyed it very much The book centers around Charlie a young orphan who seems might finally be getting a normal life Then of course it turns out not to be the case His adoptive father isn t what he seems and the dreams he has he is no longer able to pret [...]

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