Blog Tour: Review: Extraordinary October by Diana Wagman
Welcome to my stop on the Extraordinary October Blog Tour, written by Diana Wagman and published by IG Publishing. I’m very pleased to be taking part and hope you enjoy my review. You can follow the tour over at Xpresso Book Tours.
October is an ordinary girl. From her plain looks to her average grades, there seems to be nothing special about her. Then, three days before her eighteenth birthday, she develops a strange itch that won’t go away, and her life is turned upside down. Suddenly, she can hear dogs talk, make crows fly, and two new and very handsome boys at school are vying for her affections. After she starts “transplanting” herself through solid rock, October learns that she is not ordinary at all, but the daughter of a troll princess and a fairy prince, and a pawn in a deadly war between the trolls and the fairies. Now October will have to use all of her growing powers to save her family, and stop a mysterious evil that threatens to destroy the fairy world.
In the fantastical vein of authors such as Julie Kagawa and Holly Black, Extraordinary October takes us on a magical journey from the streets of Los Angeles to the beautiful and mythical underground fairy kingdom.
October Fetterhoff has been a very ordinary girl her entire life, she has merged into the background at school. She doesn’t have a best friend, she’s not had a boyfriend and she just drifts from day to day. Then one day just before her eighteenth birthday everything turns on it’s head as with the onset of an itch to beat all itches she starts to discover her family, and in turn she, isn’t all she thought and she is heir to the fairy and troll thrones.
As she discovers more about this new world that is being introduced to her, an evil is trying to usurp the throne and will do anything to get what it wants. October is suddenly having to be far more than ordinary and is responsible for helping an entire civilisation.
This is a quick-paced book and I read it in two sittings. October is a witty and enjoyable character to read. The surrounding characters are well written, they are also written in such a way that you spend a lot of time not knowing which characters are on her side and which are against
This story has some original concepts on the fae world tale which is enjoyable to read. It is a young adult novel but was absolutely enjoyable as an adult reader.
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
About Diana Wagman:
I have always written and always wanted to be a writer, but didn’t think I could make a living at it. So I became a mime. (You can imagine what my father had to say about that.) I worked on the streets of NYC with two partners, stopping traffic in front of the Met and annoying tourists. When, to my great surprise, that didn’t work out, I returned to school in film–thinking screenwriters made a living. And when I had ten scripts and my agent had stopped returning my calls, I wrote a novel. I did it just because I wanted to love writing again and not think about selling or casting or marketability. That novel was Skin Deep, and it’s a testament to writing from your heart that the first person to read it, bought it. I’ve been trying to write from the heart ever since.
Title: Extraordinary October
Author: Diana Wagman
Genre: Paranormal | Young Adult
Publisher: IG Publishing
Publication Date: 18 October 2016
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback | Hardcover
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US