This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite
Children of Pride (Into the Wonder) (Volume 1) by Darrell J. Pursiful is a young adult fantasy that dumps Taylor right into an incredible world. She is kidnapped from her normal human life by the Fair Folk and taken to a completely surreal world. This isn't your typical fairy tale. This strange world is filled with dwarves, trolls, and even bogeymen. When Taylor's kidnapper, Danny Underhill, joins her on a quest, things get stranger and stranger. Together they must discover Taylor's true identity. Throughout the many complex plot twists and turns, Taylor faces situations that test her and the direction of what she believes is right and wrong. But the shape shifting trickster will do whatever it takes to doom Taylor. And how will Taylor decide which world she wants to return to -- human or fae?
This is a really nice book written for the youngest end of the young adult audience and could be appropriate for younger children readers. However, some of the fairy tales are dark in nature, so that may be why it is a book for older audiences. This isn't a typical fairy tale story, but it isn't unnecessarily scary or gory either. It is a nice blend of sweet and caring with dark and scary, but never crosses the line into nightmare scary. I loved the characters and the fact that they always tried to do what was right and honorable whenever they could. Great job!