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Title: A Quarrel Called
Author: Shannon Wendtland
Publisher: a Crossed Arrows Title
Release Date: June 20th 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
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Synopsis: "The Sage, The Guardian, The Lantern, The Light – together we four are Stewards of the Plane, a Quarrel.
G. is the Guardian; he’s developed a strong protective instinct and a kickass sword of light that can chase away the baddies like nobody’s business.
Sam is the Lantern; his dreams shed light on possible futures – he’s always had dreams, but now he sees where we’re going and how far, and it scares the crap out of him.
Tara is the Sage; as our resident mystic, she can commune with the Akashic records: the big data warehouse in the sky. She can get information on anywhere, anywhen, if only she can learn to ask the right questions.
And me, I’m Melody, I’m the Light. I can channel the earth’s energy and according to Gramps, I can stabilize a vortex. It’s a good thing, too, or else we would be in a lot of trouble.
Before the summer started, we were a bunch of normal teenagers getting ready for our senior year in high school. By the time summer was over, we’d fought and won battles, lost friends and saved the world (except for that time when we made it worse).
This is our story. We wrote it all down; that way when it happens to you, when you're called to be a Steward of the Plane - a member of a quarrel, you'll know what to do.
**This book is told in first person from four alternating character viewpoints."
I really enjoyed myself reading this book, it was an overall great book, but I did have some issues with it while reading it. However, the whole concept of the this book is amazing, because its really different and fresh and I think that's what we need more of. Some of the characters are really bland and didn't have that extra bit to it. I thought the romance of the book could have been a little bit more developed or have been done without. Normally, its really hard to have a book that has multiple point of views as in four of them. The books tend to be confusing, there's a pacing issue, or the all of the characters voices sound the same, in the case there wasn't that problem for me. I think all of the characters fit really nicely together and their story gets told in a nice matter.
There was some things that I wish could have gone more in depth to. Of course, there is the second book to explore a lot of the features that I wanted to see. The paranormal aspect was so interesting and I hope to learn more about in the next book.The ending of the book was really unexpected. I'm really curious on how he plays out in the next book. I hope the friendships will be growing more and just everything about it. I can't wait to see what comes out of this world. Overall, this a solid 3.5 star and I highly recommend you guys to go try it out.
- Of course that was a bad idea. Maybe shouldn't have tried it at all. Sometimes..... I just don't think.
- "Hello spirits of the ether, we greet you as students of John McInytre High School. Please commune with us"
- "Keeping secerts. They said they didn't want to make me feel bad, but really its a big fat conspiracy to keep me in the dark."
- "Regular people don't see ghosts like you did that day."
- I really thought our best chance at finding another clue was to reach out to my brother's ghost again. Man that sounded weird. As if ghosts were real. Were they?
- I liked out friendship the way it was, and making out(or whatever) was bound to ruin it.
- "My friends are jerks"
- If they got arrested it would serve them right.
- Call of your search because you will never find him?
- I was beginning to hate her a lot less, and she wasn't glaring daggers at me anymore.
Shannon is a wife, mother, writer, database administrator and general pot-stirrer-turned-mystic. A Quarrel Called will be her first book in print
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