Sophia Bennett is looking forward to celebrating her eighteenth birthday with her best friend Angie. After graduating high school and enjoying the last days of her summer vacation, getting ready for college and catching the eye of her high school crush Jake are the most important things on her mind… at least, until the night of her birthday party. Suddenly, Sophia is thrust into a world that she never knew existed, and finds herself in the middle of an ancient struggle between good and evil. Time is against her as she and her new friends struggle to take possession of a powerful magic before it falls into the wrong hands. Can Sophia solve the mystery of the Lilith links in time to save her loved ones, or will the enemy triumph and destroy all that she holds dear?
|Publisher:||J. L. Clark|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 12 Years|
About the Author
J.L. Clark began her writing career in the fourth grade, when her teacher took the detective story she wrote for class and turned it into a small book as a gift to her. The encouragement of her teacher, as well as her love for telling stories, kept her writing about the worlds that existed in her imagination.J.L. now lives with her husband and three dogs in Houston, Texas, and stays busy during the day working as a physician. In the evenings, her storytelling alter ego takes over, and she writes furiously in hopes of sharing the magic of reading a great book with others.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I think this story is perfectly aimed for a young adult audience. Imagine Harry Potter but for the CW, with the protagonist being a teenage woman who is easy to relate to. Although not my usual genre, I found myself engaged and really wanting to see how it all ends. The world is a familiar one but with very nicely fleshed out and interesting details. I think this is definitely a book that parents can gladly read along with their children.
I am a patent attorney by profession and read a large volume of science fiction and fantasy novels. I recently completed reading this YA book, and thought I would write a review. Lilith Links is a nice departure from the the usual canned fantasy novel. The characters act with real human emotions and make mistakes. The characters also learn at the same pace that the reader does. Whereas this is not an allegorical piece, it does provide lessons for young adults that may be learning about the world at the same time a the characters. The world building is sufficient to allow the reader to flesh in their own landscapes while operating in an enabled fantasy realm. I thought the pacing was good, although there where some transitory gaps between chapters that were not as consistent internally in the story. However, the recovery from any questions I had, in terms of time gaps, were professionally and coherently addressed in the story. I did not like some of the characters, which is credit to the author, as that means that I was vested in the story enough to be emotionally motivated. I will not rehash the plot of the story, as that will ruin it. What I will say is that the tale is a contemporary story involving graduating High School students and, of course, a bit of magic. The presentation of the narrative is not filled with overblown teen angst or ultra-violence. Rather, the protagonists and antagonists interact in a manner that is real and supported based on their personalities. I am glad to see the there is a sequel to this novel and look forward to reading it as well.