Words of wisdom we would all do well to heed.
When Patrick Sean Lee sent us some info about his book, Rising, I was intrigued. The cover is pretty, the title is dramatic, and the first sentence of the blurb starts “In the spectacular and corrupt city.”
I wanted to know more.
But as I kept reading the blurb, I began to suspect that the story was suffering from an identity crisis. Or several.
But before I get too far into that, here is the blurb….
Identity crisis: Target your age group.
Who is this story for? Teens? Pre-teens? The word choice and language could go either way
The cover evokes an atmosphere of mystery and fairy-tale wonder, so perhaps the story itself leans towards coming-of-age fantasy adventure.The blurbs use of words like “spectacular,” “strange new land,” “massive branches of five-hundred-foot-tall-trees” create a kind of Narnia, Oz, or Alice in Wonderland sense of fantasy. The character passes through the veil…
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