How do you escape a hunter of pure evil?
Cassy Mae's mother raised her to hate magic. Her fears were so strong, she almost refused to go live with her juju-practicing grandmother when her mother died. But, she had nowhere else to go. To her surprise, even though she was bullied in school because she limps, Cassy Mae found peace in the hills of Docket's Diggings. Then, the Markhams moved to town, spreading a strange malaise wherever they go.
The teen soon becomes the target of Jamilla Markham's attention. Can Cassy Mae escape the danger hiding beneath Jamilla's seeming friendship?
If you enjoy Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments Series or anything by Danielle Page, you will be captivated by M. K. Theodoratus’s World of Andor stories.
Praise for M. K. Theodoratus and Noticing Jamilla, A Tale of Andor:
“With a compelling and satisfying story arc, short fiction fans of this popular genre will certainly find Noticing Jamilla an intriguing tale, whilst being left to wonder if there is not a longer novel in the near future. It is recommended without reservation.” – BookViral (http://bookviral.com/noticing-jamilla/4583707659)
“This was a great little story. I sure hope the author will write more stories like this to read in book length.” –Norma Van Doren
M. K. Theodoratus has seven published works, with more on the way. She has always felt magic and fantasy were apart of her life. She specializes in captivating long-form of fantasy short stories.
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About the Author
"Fantasy is a wonderful way to run away from the mundane,” sez me. Others say, "M.K. Theodoratus is a captivating storyteller who prefers the power of short stories. Theodoratus has been in love with fantasy since first discovering the Oz books as a child. She has never stopped delving into the fantasy worlds of other writers. She became inflicted with an addiction to story and writing after creating a Nancy Drew fan fiction novel for a school assignment. Her incomplete assignment turned into her first novel the summer after the sixth grade. Now, Theodoratus has created the worlds of Andor and Far Isles Half-Elven for readers to get lost in. Andor is populated with stalking demons, always hunting for unsuspecting humans to prey on and terrorize, and magic. The Far Isle Half-Elven is a society in upheaval as genetic drift of the hybrid human-elf population changes everything from relationships to politics. Check out her short stories about Andor and the Far Isles, some of them free. M.K. Theodoratus loves connecting with fans. Check out her author hub for news and snippets of upcoming work at http://www.mktheodoratus.com. You can read and comment on her blog, find her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Google+.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is not what I was expecting at all. Thinking back, I can't recall exactly what I WAS expecting anymore! I think what I actually got was so great that it overshadowed all other expectations."Noticing Jamilla" was flawlessly written. The characters were very well developed and fleshed out for such a short story. Cassy Mae goes to live with her GrannyJo after her mom dies. She doesn't believe in the "bad juju" her granny vehemently warns her about and actually thinks she is completely off her rocker. Then, she notices Jamilla...
An Intriguing Read! ''Noticing Jamilla: A Tale of Andor'' is the kind of novel that sucks you into it within just a few pages, weaving a captivating tale of teen drama, magic juju, emotional upheaval and intrigue. M. K. Theodoratus takes the reader on an engaging ride, drawing you into the world of Cassy Mae and her move to Docket's Diggings and all of the weird, strange happenings that come with it. The novel is well-written with a sharp, lush tone and vivid imagery that perfectly paints each scene with a fine tipped brush. The book uses strong dialogue and authentic characters to draw the plot along, adding layer after layer to the story and bringing this uniquely enjoyable tale to life. The author does a wonderful job of taking Cassy, Jamilla, GrammyJo and Lydia Markhem on a truly entertaining ride... adding in excitement, emotional drama, suspense, magic and the supernatural to create an exceptionally enjoyable read. Overall, I had a great time reading this and would certainly recommend it to other readers. It was well-written, intriguing and well worth the read.
I love fantasy books and this is fantasy at its best! The book was so interesting, I simply couldn't put it down and ended up reading it in one go. Different twists and turns are making it that much enjoyable. I really got tied to the characters and I have a quiet wish that the author will follow up with a sequel! 5 Stars