The Bird

The Bird


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Stormy Terrebonne's life is about to change forever. A cardinal, a prince, and magic acorn soup are only the beginning.

She soon finds herself being whisked away from all she's ever known to save an entire race of people known as Trobodytes.

How? By killing an evil wizard named Bordash Bladeslinger.

But not all is as it seems. Stormy has a handful of friends, and she's not sure they aren't enemies in disguise.

Fantastical twists to the fairy tales you know and love abound in this tale of quests, witches, wizards, and a strange race of people known as Trobodytes. Suitable for those age thirteen and up, this young adult crossover fantasy novel is packed to the gills with action, adventure, and love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482066876
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/14/2013
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Jo Michaels is...

Hi, I'm Jo. Let's forget all the "Jo Michaels is blah, blah, blah" stuff and just go with it. I'm a voracious reader (often reading more than one book at a time), a writer, a book reviewer, a mom, a wife, and one of the EICs at INDIE Books Gone Wild. I have an almost photographic memory and tend to make people cringe at the number of details I can recall about them and/or their book(s). My imagination follows me around like a conjoined twin and causes me to space out pretty often or laugh out loud randomly in completely inappropriate situations.

I have a degree in graphic design, and my journey to the end was one few students who begin that program ever complete. However, this was one case where my memory and OCD tendencies helped me. Graduation was one of the most amazing days of my life. But, my most amazing day was when my now husband proposed. Every little girl dreams of being Cinderella someday, and he pulled off the proposal of fantasies.

At the risk of sounding cliche, I'm going to let it out there and say how much I absolutely adore the man I'm married to. Along with my children, he's my whole world.

I've lived in Louisiana, Tennessee, and Georgia, but I've had my feet in almost every state. Traveling is something I adore, and have plans to someday see the Mongolia I've written about in Yassa.

One of my favorite things is hearing from fans! You can find me on social media most any day of the week. Connect! I'd love to hear from you.

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The Bird 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BookFanatic132 More than 1 year ago
Alright, I want to start this off my saying I really wanted to like this book. But the writing style and voice just didn't work with me and annoyed me many times. It starts off with Stormy (also, that name is not my favorite) sitting and drinking coffee. She then starts talking to it and finds that the bird reacts differently then most birds. She ends up following the bird and it turns into a gorgeous man. We're totally fine so far, right? So then this guy—whose name is Michael, by the way—takes her to a magical and mystical place and doesn't answer any of Stormy's questions. Stormy just follows him anyway, without bothering to stop and force him to answer any of his questions. I have a big problem with her right there. I would not blindly follow this mystical dude who transforms into a bird. Later, she meets Michael's mother, who turns out to be the queen. This queen tells her that they need her to save their world, etc, etc. They also tell her that they will give her something to make her dying mother turn thirteen again and will turn Stormy into an immortal 18-year-old. This woman, who by the way has children, debates about it for like half an hour and then agrees. What? She doesn't really think about what her children will do without her. I mean, they do get financially supported by this strange race that she's found, but she's their mother. They need her. But she's just accepting of it. (Now, this gets clarified around the last third of the book, where she explains that her children are grown.) Now the book's not so bad apart from this. It's got a good premise, and the setting is very original. But the way the author writes was not my favorite, and I was hoping for a longer book so things aren't so high-paced. After Stormy wakes up with a new body, she sees that her mother's gone. A few chapters in, we skip from Stormy's mother's point of view—the thirteen-year-old's name is Valletta, by the way—to Stormy's point of view, which was a little confusing. During the story, there are some things that aren't explained and I had to guess, like when the queen is explaining about the wizards and witches and then calls them the Ws. Nowhere before did she explain that they called them the Ws, that was just sort of assumed. And then the attraction between Michael and Stormy. There's nothing and then all of a sudden she's thinking about a possible relationship with him (and it's obvious he likes her too). It felt too sudden—as if it was put there as a passing thought. After one kiss, they're calling each other “baby” and holding hands all the time. It felt too rushed. Many times I felt that Stormy was impulsive—and not in the good way. Some things that she does happen without any inkling of what Stormy's thinking. We're supposed to be reading her point of view, but we don't really get what she's thinking all the time. At about the last third of the book, when everything was explained and I got used to the way of writing, it was much better. It's what redeemed this book for me. The action was pretty good and things were flowing much better. And I have to admit, the twist near the end was kind of awesome. I was not expecting it whatsoever—and normally I'm really good at expecting twists. Though the ending was good, it wasn't enough to redeem the book for me.