Her Unwelcome Inheritance

Her Unwelcome Inheritance

by J. Aleksandr Wootton

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ISBN-13: 9781491291009
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/18/2013
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

J. Aleksandr Wootton is a poet & author of the 5-star YA fantasy series FAYBORN. An incurable bookworm ("hoards books in shelves & spare rooms; likes to sleep surrounded by them" - derivation, Old Tolkienic), Jack chairs the Folklore Department at Lightfoot College in his spare time. Find him on the web at www.JackWootton.com!

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Her Unwelcome Inheritance 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
edoraseowyn More than 1 year ago
"Her Unwelcome Inheritance" is clever, interesting, and wholly unique. It's about Faerie, but it's written in a way you will never have encountered before. The book tackles the themes of everything from philosophy to war to power and to childhood stories. It will take you on your own journey from skepticism to wonder, and throughout, you will continue to laugh, think, and explore. And maybe, like Petra, you'll find yourself believing in a world we didn't think could possibly exist.
strengthofmyheart More than 1 year ago
A fascinating read filled with memorable and quirky characters, witty dialogue, an original plot, descriptive settings, and an altogether entertaining writing style. Perfect for fans of fantasy, science fiction, mystery, historical fiction, drama, and (of course) fairy tales. I can't wait to see more. Absolutely worth the read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great read! I wholeheartedly recommend this book.
DSewall More than 1 year ago
This is a most enjoyable book. It combines a deep knowledge of stories about Faerie with a thoroughly entertaining plot line. If you enjoyed Susanna Clarke's "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell," Guillermo del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth," or classics like C.S. Lewis's "Chronicles of Narnia" and J.R.R Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings," you will find this a very satisfying read. I'm looking forward to the sequel!
mhogarty More than 1 year ago
Imagine you are a young girl, just heading off to college, and you discover that everything you thought was true was really only half of the story. If magic were real, and you might be the key to ending a long and treacherous war that began in another world, how would you react? Her Unwelcome Inheritance is a well-crafted blend of fantasy, mythology, and folklore, all tied up with ribbons made of Shakespeare. Enjoy each twist and turn as the story slowly unfolds...you'll never guess where it might take you!
Goodknighted More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this modern day fairytale. It had such imaginative descriptions and characters and it really made me want to visit these places. Or at least take a second look at the seemingly ordinary things around me. =) It reads fast and leaves you eagerly awaiting more from Mr. Wootton. I highly recommend!
carbon_unit More than 1 year ago
A book about Faerie. Also, it's about going off to school, family tensions, stalkers, and what to do when people you respect reveal that they believe in something absurd and impossible. If the collected works of the Brothers Grimm, G. K. Chesterton, and Hans Christian Anderson had 'The Princess Diaries,' 'Harry Potter,' and the 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' round for a true Mad Hatter tea, and they all fell in the teapot whilst reading 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and were steeped together... ...then this would be an egregiously overextended metaphor. But the resulting brew would probably make a very agreeable companion to your reading of 'Her Unwelcome Inheritance.' Cheers!
RabidReaderReviews More than 1 year ago
“Her Unwanted Inheritance” is a cheeky wink at literature lovers. The inside joke of the piece is that there are several literature based references. The most overt of them played out in the home of James Oberon as he returns from his journey to find Christine Goodfellow he finds that his manservant has labeled varied things on a tray “eat me” and “drink me” as though James has returned from his own trip down the rabbit hole. The references are smart and subtle opening this novel to children who have entered high school and are now reading the very works that Wootton references in his wholly unique tale.   Petra Goodfellow, when we meet her, is a perfectly normal girl. Her mother has banned her from social media out of the fear that Oberon will find them and she, of course, has a secret account. She underestimates the threat thinking that the stupid adults are over-reacting as stupid adults do. She even has a perfectly in character fit of pique. How dare they not have told her about this stalker before! Of course, despite little glimpses of memory she was too young to remember their life before they escaped. Because of this initial naivety, Wootton is able to build the bond between young reader and character and teenagers will become invested in the fate of this character. Wootton’s narrative covers a lot of ground in quite a short number of worlds and manages to convey the information needed while keeping the reader engaged and entertained. As previously stated, Wootton is obviously quite well read and seems to have studied the overall construction of those novels. He gives the reader credit for intelligence and writes up to his audience instead of modulating his voice for a middle grade understanding.  "Her Unwanted Inheritance" is a fabulous novel for children of all ages.
Destinyisntfree More than 1 year ago
Based on the cover, you do not expect this to be a fantasy novel.  I was pleasantly surprised at the content of this story, seeing a glimpse of so many other tales of faery intermingling and connecting together.  This novel is one that sort of...connects the dots, if you will.   From the very beginning, you get the feeling that Petra will play a much bigger role in the grand scheme of things than even she could ever imagine.   She has been sheltered most of her life from the realities of her family, but that is all about to come to an abrupt end, for sure.   Through many intriguing plot twists and turns, you are taken on a journey that will arouse your sense of curiosity and keep you turning the pages to find out what will be coming next.   I was somewhat amused to find that the author had written himself into the story, as a character carrying the same name, and he is a very integral part of the story whom you will want to watch closely.   There were a few editing hiccups that were slightly distracting, but I was able to fill in the blanks (there was a missing word here or there, and an extra one once or twice), and keep reading, of course, only to be frustrated to find that the story ends on a cliffhanger and I must now terribly impatiently await the next installment in the series.   Overall, well written and enjoyable.  Took a few pages to get into a rhythm with the story for me, but once I got to the meat of it, I could not put it down and read the bulk of it in a single day.  
Wren_Stanchen More than 1 year ago
"Petra, what's the first thing you can remember?" "Burning our house in Carlisle." So begins one of the best modern fairy tales I've read to date! Gripping, visual, moving, and deeply surprising, I was caught unawares by the heroine's honesty and clarity throughout the whole of this adventure. (It didn't hurt that Puck is one of my favorite of Shakespeare's characters, either.) Whether you're a novice in the world of Fay, or have read one million short stories too many, you owe it to your self to read "Her Unwelcome Inheritance!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An imaginative, creative, interesting read by a very clever author! A superb weaving. I can't wait to see what Wootten the character discovers about Faerie (what is he up to, anyway?!) and, therefore, what Wootten the author plans to write next! And I think I'll poke around some genealogies myself -- are you a fairy? Am I? : ) Perhaps only Tod knows for sure... In the meantime, I'd like a visit to that fantastic coffee shop.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book and would recommend it. A story you can get lost in. Looking forward to the next one.
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