This book is superbly written! D Hart St Martin spent many years shaping and polishing her vision of this wonderful world and great characters, forming it into an exciting and gripping story. From the very first page, I was absorbed by the tale. I immediately connected with the characters.
This story held onto me to the very last page, and left me wanting to read Book Two. This was an absolute pleasure to read. It is spectacular. Mar 22, R. Pavia rated it it was amazing Shelves: fantasy. I've just finished this first book in the 'Lisen of Solsta' series and won't be writing a particularly lengthy review as the second book is waiting for me and I'm eager to start reading it. As a fan of all things fantasy, I approached 'Fractured' with more than a hint of trepidation as I've read a few independently published novels of the fantasy genre that have been a bit of a letdown.
However, I am delighted to say 'Fractured' is not one of them. From the very first page, I was hooked. The autho I've just finished this first book in the 'Lisen of Solsta' series and won't be writing a particularly lengthy review as the second book is waiting for me and I'm eager to start reading it. The author manages to effortlessly draw you into the world of 'Garla', seamlessly separating you, along with Lisen, the main character, from earth and all its mod-cons. I only remembered 'earth' when I joined Lisen in her memories of it - at which point I could truly empathise with the character's grief for the loss of all that she'd once known.
With only sparse description, this author manages to place the reader in the world she has imagined and bring a host of interesting characters to life. In one particular scene, which I won't describe in detail as it would be a great big spoiler, I found myself emotional to the point of tears without even realising I'd been brought to that stage, such is the magnificent manner this author has of weaving you into the story - almost as if by magic.
The writing was so good, I didn't have to work hard at all. If I were to think of a negative, for the purposes of offering balance, I'd say that, for me, Lisen wasn't the most compelling character in the book. I found many of the 'satellite' characters more interesting. However, this is the first of a series and, the way it ended, I am in no doubt that Lisen will come into her own in the next instalment, 'Tainted'.
As a caveat, I've also found main characters in books such as 'The Lord of the Rings' to be the least compelling - so D. Martin is in august company there. It's not that Lisen is a poorly written character, it's simply that it feels like there are more obvious multi-dimensions wrapped up in other characters. I do think we've only scraped the surface of what it is to be 'Lisen' - and that simply makes me want to pick up the next book even more.
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In summary, this book has won a place in my 'most likely to make me cry books' list yes, I really do have one of those - though it is a short list and it did so without even trying. A real pleasure to read from beginning to end. Now, leave me alone so I can get on with the next one.
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Jul 09, Stephany Tullis rated it it was amazing. Author D. Martin delivers a well written and intriguing fantasy that grabs the reader's attention from its introductory first sentence, "Me, she realized. I'm her mission. From the onset, the story evolves in a very believable, convincing fashion such that I as reader found myself enchanted by and suspended between the two possible worlds of which Lisen belonged.
I was intrigued by F Author D. I was intrigued by Fractured because of the strength and depth of understanding displayed by Lisen and her acceptance of the unusual circumstances she faces when drugged and captured by an unknown yet familiar woman. I highly recommend this book to YA fantasy readers. You will not be disappointed. Martin is well written. I love a book that keeps me turning pages at the end of a chapter because I can't wait to see what will happen next. Hart has a wonderful way with words, not to mention her terrific imagination, and the story flows well.
I recommend this book! Oct 15, Vernita rated it it was amazing. Jan 18, Ms DoubL rated it really liked it Shelves: I'll admit it took some time for me to get into the story. But once I did I was hooked. I was surprised by how intense things became and how invested I felt.
I can't wait to read the second installment! Jan 28, L. Remenicky rated it it was amazing. Great story! Aug 11, Wendy Steele rated it really liked it.
From a Californian beach, Lisen Holt is transported to a different world, one she knows but does not yet remember. In the haven of Solsta, with the help of Hermit Eloise, the facts of her birth and childhood are drizzled into her consciousness. Her Destiny is laid before her, requiring her acceptance and this is the underlying theme running through Fractured. This is the beginning of Lisen's journey from carefree Californian teenager, living with Mom and Dad to talented hermit and necropath and From a Californian beach, Lisen Holt is transported to a different world, one she knows but does not yet remember.
This is the beginning of Lisen's journey from carefree Californian teenager, living with Mom and Dad to talented hermit and necropath and the heir to the throne of Garla. I really enjoyed this book! Once into her writing, St Martin writes a great story. In a very short time I cared about Lisen and was interested to see how the story would unfold. With the story beginning from Lisen's point of view, I was caught out and had to back track a couple of times when the point of view changed, but it didn't detract from my enjoyment and read easily from then on.
I loved the characters of Ariel and Lorain and can't wait to find out how their relationship progresses! There are instances when the same story is told twice from two different points of view which, for my taste, was not necessary and one would have sufficed.
I started to skim a bit where Lisen visited the same thoughts, as I was eager for the story to continue so maybe there was a little too much repetition of similar ideas. This book is about a real young women, faced with a real situation. I felt for her as she battled with weapons training on the journey to Halorin and loved Jozan for supporting her. Her reticence using gifts she has not thoroughly explored is genuine as is her determination to help others, not considering the cost to herself.
Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. William Grafton had the perfect life. He had a lovely wife, Sara, and two wonderful children. But one day his perfect forever was shattered when Sara died suddenly, leaving him alone to raise his children and figure out how he would ever get through life without his soul mate. Five years later, he finds himself looking into a familiar pair of blue-green eyes that remind him of Sara.
The woman is the exact opposite of Sara, yet he finds he is drawn to her. But after a few strange occurrences, he begins to wonder? Or are these just coincidences? Annie Paxton doesn't believe in soul mates or fate. She had watched her father die of a broken heart after her mother passed away and has since cast away any fairy tale ideas of love.
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