Growing Disenchantments

Growing Disenchantments


Young Adult - Sci-Fi
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 06/19/2013
Buy on Amazon

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 (Goodreads, 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.

Book Review

Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

How would a sorcerer punish a thief? Ganfrey was caught by Ragonnard when she broke into his mansion and attempted to steal some of his belongings. The anti-social Ragonnard, however, was willing to overlook her crime on one condition; steal a painting for him from King Credos’ palace. A suicidal task for a small thief, especially when the palace was guarded under the watchful eyes of Lautrec, a dedicated and no nonsense captain of the guards. A funny, fantasy tale of misadventures filled with clumsy thieving, sorcery, illusions and talking furniture – all due to one mysterious painting of a grumpy old man.

Chapter one was a humorous start right away. The author successfully depicted the talking furniture in a casual, funny tone. My favorite character would be Ganfrey. I loved her tenacious and calm demeanor when she tried to talk herself out of trouble. There were more than one protagonist in the story, and all of them were very well-developed and memorable. The cheeky names of the characters, places and things – such as the Yellow Parchments, the fantasy version of Yellow Pages - made me smile. My only disappointment was that the cover could be better in compliance with the exceptionally well-crafted tale. Overall, "Growing Disenchantments" was the most enjoyable, casual and funny story in fantasy genre that I've read so far. I do wish that there will be more stories such as this one and hopefully they will be written by K.D. Berry.