A riveting and suspenseful page-turner. the release of Au79 sees Dickason's series go from strength to strength!
Pia Wade’s life is a book with torn-out pages, she sees things no one else can, and she has weird dreams. It all started four years ago when she mysteriously vanished in the night. One problem though, she has no memory of the incident whatsoever, yet claims she was kidnapped. But as Pia embarks on a trip back to where her nightmare began, she wishes all her troubles would—Poof!—disappear. If only her parents would grant a little more breathing room because after all, whatever happened that night, she certainly did not kidnap herself. What Pia doesn’t know is that a new door of craziness will open up and lure her to investigate a strange world--our world--only she seems to live in. However, everything changes once Cameron Jacks enters her life. Convinced that she's not out of her mind, Pia must somehow prove it to herself, if not the world. And, the clock is ticking!
A highly original and hugely entertaining YA Fantasy novel the delightfully titled Ferret proves a strong debut release for Wyatt and one that’s set to garner much interest. Taking her cues from the best in the genre she has woven a rich multi-layered paranormal fantasy novel that is both well-conceived and vibrantly rendered with characters in Pia and Cameron who are immediately endearing. A feast for active imaginations her world building is conceptually unique without relying on stereotypical genre tropes as she moves between worlds with her plot underpinned by a dynamic narrative. Whipping along at a cracking pace, brimming with inventiveness, with twists and turns that are wholly unpredictable, Wyatt certainly has a natural flair for writing in this genre with an uncommon warmth and depth to her writing which captures an undertone of magic that crosses multiple genres. YA Fantasy is a magical genre but for novels to really work they require a willingness from readers to suspend their disbelief and readily embrace the nuances of a story. Few authors really achieve this but Wyatt genuinely does and you know from the opening pages that you’ve started reading something rather special.
The beginning of a wonderful new series, Ferret will certainly prove a boon for fans of the ever popular YA Fantasy genre, with Wyatt quick to garner much deserved praise. It is highly recommended.
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I am new to the young adult arena and as to writing, I'm meticulous when it comes to stringing words together which are specifically prescribed to entertain in the most unique way. Performing magic on paper is what I call it. And oftentimes I find a goldmine in movies, music, and of course books to help in performing such magic.
Unlike most authors, my joy of reading came later in life. And when it did, it was as if I'd been placed under a spell to devour every book that looked good to me. And then I started imagining things. It wasn't until my imagination started going wild when I finally realized that my desire to read had evolved into something else. At first I didn't know what to do with the fussy images; I just wanted them to go away so that she could get some sleep. But it didn't take long for me to realize that it was time to pick up a pen.