James Maxwell is a fantasy author and has found inspiration for his books in multiple exotic locations. His fantasy novels have sold over a million copies. His other series include “The Evermen Saga” and “The Shifting Tides.”
A Girl from Nowhere tells of a time where the land is barren, and water is rare. Different species along with humans inhabit this land, species such as wyverns, wherries, skalens, etc. The author does a great job of describing a fantasy land. The story follows Taimin and Selena on their search for the White City.
The author creates a fantasy land and has done a great job. As he introduces the reader to new species, he has taken efforts to describe them in detail. It is easy for the reader to associate with the world that the author creates, and this is the highlight of the author’s writing style.
The plot is well-paced, and the author keeps the reader engaged. Taimin’s life story is touching, and his pain is raw. Most of the readers will be able to relate to Selena’s struggle with self -acceptance, and belonging. The crux of the book is about politics dividing people based on their physical characteristics and their way of living. We are not unaware of similar circumstances in the world we live in. The author does utilize real-world problems in the book, and I appreciate the author’s style of writing.
It is the first in a trilogy, and I am excited to read the next two books. The author ended the first book on a note that has left me wanting for more. If you like fantasy, the book is for you. I give the book 4/5. I received an ARC from Netgalley for the review.
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