I enjoyed this book, I found myself being drawn into the story and the world of White Plains. It's got tension and adventure without unnecessary gore, I would happily let my teenage daughter read it. I've also read the sneaky peak of 'Origins' which is in the back of 'White Plains' and I'm looking forward to this next book being released. The present tense that the author uses took a little while to get used to but I'm so glad I persevered because it made you feel like you were present in the action rather than an observer. I've signed up to follow Rebecca Perkin and eagerly await more books from her!White Plains
Rebecca Perkin writes with wonderful clarity and astonishing pin-point perception. Her use of metaphor is extempore - always dazzling, never laboured. Her powers of description show the finest art of the storyteller. I feel that I have actually BEEN to White Plains. The vistas I saw there are ultra HD. I hope we won't have to wait too long for the sequel. Thrilling and truly a joy to read.
I really enjoyed this novel. I cared instantly about the characters and was completely enthralled by the world Samuel finds himself in. A beautifully written tale of bravery, strength, unity and the power of the human connection.
This book was entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought: Title: White Plains Author: Rebecca Perkin
Star Rating: 3.5 Stars Number of Readers: 17 Stats Editing: 7/10 Writing Style: 7/10 Content: 9/10 Cover: 5/10 Of the 17 readers: 13 would read another book by this author. 8 thought the cover was good or excellent. 16 felt it was easy to follow. 13 would recommend this story to another reader to try. 12 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘plotting a story’. 5 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘developing the characters’. 16 felt the pacing was good or excellent. 13 thought the author understood the readership and what they wanted.
Readers’ Comments ‘A pretty intense read. Complex and also totally enjoyable.’ Female reader. aged 15 ‘The two world idea is clever and well thought-out. I also liked the relationship between the two central characters.’ Male reader, aged 15 ‘Cool book packed with excitement and lots of adventure. I enjoyed it very much. Just a note on the cover and title. The cover looks as if it belongs on a religious book. Also, the title is poor and lacks punch. It needs to be catchy.’ Girl reader, aged 15 ‘The cover was all wrong and didn’t fit the book. However, the story is excellent. The writing style is a little monotonous, but it is pacey. I think this author has a wild imagination.’ Girl, aged 15 ‘Strong opening with the death of the boy. Present tense always feels so awkward to me. Language still was good. Short, sharp with plenty of pace.’ Boy, aged 16
To Sum It Up: ‘A fast-paced fantasy adventure YA will enjoy.’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards