CHRYSTALLIA: fantastic fantasy for the young reader
Submitted by bookshelf on Fri, 11/18/2011 - 11:20am
A review by guest blogger, Rebecca Viohl
In this enthralling fantasy by P.M. Glaser, a young boy and his sister go on an amazing adventure in a land of crystal beings. The people of this land require light to live, and worship a made up god which they believe gives them their light. Mysteriously the light is slowly fading and when the siblings show up with a flashlight, they think this is the answer to their problem.
This story is perfect for someone who loves fantasies. It kept me glued to my seat for five hours! There are some scary parts so beware. Readers who are easily frightened need not read this book. But if you love a story full of action, fantasy, and a bit of Romance, this is the book for you.
OK. No book can be absolutely perfect. The main thing that bugged me about this book, was that the writer used a lot of different accents for different characters, which made it a bit difficult to read. Take this sentence for example: "The K-Keeng will thpeek! The K-Keeng will thpeek. Thpeek, thpeek, thpeek---the K-King will TH-THPEEK!". Can you understand that? It took me a minute to read that. Another thing that bugs me is the cliches like the arguing brother and sister.
If you like books like Myst and A Wrinkle in Time you'll love this book.