by Stephanie Void

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940013196933
Publisher: Silver Glass Press
Publication date: 08/03/2011
Series: Wizards and Faeries , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Stephanie Void is a South Louisiana native who currently lives near Boston. She's a black belt in Shindoryu Aikijutusu who loves art, coffee, tea, fashion, and energy drinks. She can do a really accurate Gollum voice if you ask her to.

If you enjoyed her books, please post a review.
She has a blog at www.stephanievoid.com.

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Halfway 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
eternalised More than 1 year ago
A pretty decent self-published book. As far as self-published books go, Halfway by Stephanie Void is pretty decent. The book is a very short read, and probably only took me about one hour and a half to get through. The writing is aimed at the younger group of young adults, and the story seems fitting for that age range as well. While the writing isn’t spectacular, and the characters aren’t that intriguing or well-developed either, what earned this book a fair share of stars is the world-building. The setting of Halfway is a world inhabited by Wizards and Faeries, but very different from the fantasy worlds I’m used to reading. I found this change refreshing. While the world-building could be a bit more detailed, and I was left with more questions than answers by the end of the book about how this strange world works, what the rules are, etcetera, I did find it a very enjoying read. The two main characters, Cemagna and Temet are brother and sister. One day, Temet is kidnapped, and thus Cemagna’s world falls apart. She sets out on a journey to find her brother back, even if by now he may not want her in his life anymore. Meanwhile, miles away, Temet struggles with his new life in the Wizardly Order, his new-found abilities and the loss of his family. I loved the fact that the two main characters are brother and sister, and they had a very special, loving bond. More often than not we see siblings who don’t get along, and it was refreshing to see siblings who got along for a change. While I didn’t find the characters particularly inspiring – I sometimes wondered why the heck they made the choices they did – they were interesting to read about. The story alternates between Temet and Cemagna’s perspective. If I had to choose, I would say Cemagna was my favorite character. Her journey was tougher, longer, and the stakes higher. She also felt slightly more developed than Temet. All in all, this book definitely isn’t bad but it isn’t ground-breaking either. I enjoyed it and it was a quick, fun read. Ideal for a quiet evening when you have nothing else to do. This book is the author’s debut though, and it certainly shows potential. If the story was more fleshed out, the characters were given more depth, then she’d have a true gem in her hands. Right now, the book feels a little rushed. Not bad, but not in my top ten either, so a good three stars to Halfway.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago