Today’s Author Spotlight is on Scarlett Van Dijk, one of our incredibly talented host authors for the Kindle Fire 7 & $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! By leaving a comment on this post, you will receive 1 Bonus Entry. You must enter the Giveaway to receive your 1 Bonus Entry. Enter Giveaway Here
Scarlett Van Dijk writes fantasy and romance novels, with medieval and renaissance periods her favorite era to write in.
Scarlett’s book “Sky Stone,” which is included on the winner’s Kindle, is the first in the Sky Stone series and is an exciting young adult tale. Here’s a look at the blurb:
Skyla, a social outcast from an ordinary town in the 21st Century, is transported to a medieval land in the midst of war, where magic is a part of everyday life. Finding herself empowered with magical abilities, she must fulfill a destiny decided by the gods, a destiny which will test her limits to the full. How can she cope with these new pressures and how can she possibly succeed?
Content: 5 Stars
Tone: 5 Stars
Prose: 3 Stars
Total: 4 Stars
“Sky Stone” is like a mix of Lightning Thief and Hunger Games. It has that “chosen one” feeling with a slight Disney flair. I would have liked to have seen this story take on more of the gritty side of young adult, because without that, “Sky Stone” read a little young to me. Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty of war and battles and excitement, but that’s not what I mean when I say grit. Even Aladdin had harems, swords, and beheading. Skyla just seems a bit young for her age, which made it satisfying to see her grow into herself and find her purpose.
That said, Skyla’s younger voice fits the rose-tinted prose and comes together in the end. The romance is sweet and Skyla is a likable heroine. I definitely enjoyed the page-turning action and creative premise!
I highly recommend “Sky Stone” for those looking for an exciting young adult read!
Here’s how Scarlett Van Dijk gains you entries into the Giveaway:
4 Total Entries! Thank you, Scarlett!
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