Book Review of Oceans of Sand by Jennifer Flory: A riveting fantasy book that takes you to a world filled with sand, adventure, mystery, and romance.
Book Review of Oceans of Sand
The Sand Traveler Duology
One girl. Her boat. An ocean of sand to cross.
Norah’s desert world has always been treacherous, with the roiling ocean of sand, giant scorpions, and brutal sandstorms—but now an unnatural famine plagues the desert nations and threatens to destroy all.
Despite being the only one in her village without a sand gift, Norah is chosen with her best friend, Zadock, to sail across the ocean of sand in search of the legendary moonstone, an artifact that could end the famine.
As Norah and Zadock set off on their journey, secret romantic feelings each has suppressed for years rise to the surface. Love weakens sand gifts, and if they act on their feelings, Zadock's sand gift will disappear.
Caught in a crossfire between forbidden feelings, an unforgiving desert, and starving nations willing to do anything to survive, Norah and Zadock discover the true meaning of sacrifice—and the power that love has to heal the world.
One of the things I found so enchanting about Norah is that she is the outcast. She's the only one without the ability to help the village with sand. All she wants is to feel normal like everyone else. To further add salt to her injuries, she is the only one who can love. If others with powers love, they loose them. All she wants is her mother's love. But she can't have it. I totally understand why her mother held back, but at the same time, it broke my heart. I found myself wanting to hug Norah throughout the book
Norah and Zadock are seriously adorable. From the beginning of the story I loved their dynamic. They are best friends who are forbidden on acting on any other feelings they might have for each other. Zadock could loose his powers. What's worse, their village could cease to exist. I gutted so many times throughout the series that I wasn't sure how this story was going to end. I can't wait for the next book.
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Time Crystals are forbidden for a reason, but King Oren must use one to save a civilization.
King Oren’s only goal was to be a peaceful caretaker of the galaxy. But when a girl falls through a portal into his courtyard clutching a forbidden Time Crystal, his life changes.
With a cataclysmic event imminent, he must lead a group from his home system to the opposite side of the galaxy. Everyone looks to their seemingly immortal race for aid, but even with their elemental powers, they are far from perfect.
Armed with the Time Crystal, they seek to stop an exploding star from decimating an entire population. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to use the crystal. Even worse, he might die trying.
Will King Oren stop the star from exploding? Or will time unravel?
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