Monday, February 2, 2015

Book Review: The Stillness of the Sky

The Stillness of the Sky

By:  Starla Huchton

Publish Date:  February 2, 2015

Format:  eARC

Genre:  Paranormal

Series:  2nd in Flipped Fairy Tales series; 1st Book ~ Shadows on Snow

Recommendation:  Oh good heavens, what are you waiting for!?!!

Synopsis:
Once upon a time, my life was certain: it was insignificant, and it was cruel. But I refused to let it define me, no matter how great the cost.

Once upon a time, I made a wish. The world I knew grew wider than the sky and higher than the stars, and I listened to the voice within me, reaching out for freedom.

Once upon a time, my wish became my fate, and my destiny the hardest lesson to learn: kindness may be the most difficult path, but it can save entire kingdoms.

First Sentence:
Never discount the impact of the smallest kindness.

Purchase At:
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My Thoughts and Summary:
Jack passed on leaving her father when her mother left. She thought he needed her kindness to help him. Now, Jack has to leave. The kindness she can do to her drunken father to help him is to go. The journey Jack follows is one she never thought she'd find, but amazed at what she learns. In a world were war has depressed the people, Jack's kindness is needed, and even greatly appreciated when it's touched someone. Jack learns she's to stop the war that's killing the people. A war between giants and the humans. Jack has much to learn and fight for with kindness as she searches for her mother to learn about her family history, which will shock her.

Giants, Bards, Princes, magic, and kindness.

Oh my freakin' goodness!!! This is my favorite of the two books thus far. WOW!! Starla completely out did herself in this one.

So much love and kindness. A GREAT inspiration for all to be better in the kindness way to all. I think I enjoyed this one more than the first, and the first was amazing. The talent in Starla's writing has become something to reckoned with. My word! Starla is a Bard for sure. The Bard story here has a true Bard feel to it. All the words are poetic and so SO many amazing phrases and statements that people could relate to their lives. This story has the feel of many fairytales do, the underlining meaning and something to take away from it in the end.

Out. Standing.

Now, after my gushing love for the book, to about the book. The character of Jackie, Jack, is one that caught me from the word go. Her heart is huge and she wants nothing but to help everyone. She wants nothing in return for her kindness to them. Her kindness and seeing the kindness help someone is all the favor she needs back.

The tale of Jack is as you can predict, the tale of Jack and the Bean Stalk remastered. And remastered it is. We see the giants, but in a touch of a different fashion. The magic of music, stories, and dancing are relayed through people who are bards. The story of old is here, but turned into a fresh installment that will draw you in and hold you here with the magic of words.

Do you need to read the first one to read this one? No, I believe you do not need to read Shadows on Snow before this one. And the books are created that way as they are of different people in the same world. There is mention of a few that are in the first book, but nothing that you need from that book that's not told in this one. Now if you want to read in chronological time order, then yes read Shadows on Snow first. But not necessary.

Again, this book is a great tale for all ages. Adult and Young Adult will enjoy this clean story alike.

Do you need it? OH HEAVENS YES!!!


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I'm now THRILLED! to share that Starla is doing a giveaway!!

Win:
Paper Print copies of:
Shadows on Snow
The Stillness of the Sky

Enter on the Rafflecopter here:
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(If you don't see the Rafflecopter here, you can follow this link to the Rafflecopter.)

18 comments:

Carole Rae said...

Count me in!

Carole Rae said...

If you could make a wish for someone else, what would you wish for?
Money. LOL I know a lot of people who need money.

Blodeuedd said...

OK so it says nothing, if I can enter I enter, if I can't then forget me ;)

I forgot the question, is that the question...
Health

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh this sounds so good! I love fae retellings!!

What wish? I would wish good health to all.

Addicted2Heroines said...

I would wish for that person to have a lifetime of happiness =)

This book sounds amazing! Haven't heard of it before now.

Melliane said...

This book sounds so good, totally something I would love to read and I confess that I'm really curious!

I think I also would say happiness, first thing that came to my mind.

Gina R said...

Okay, so I admit it...it sounds good! Certainly my first time hearing about it but definitely glad I did. THANKS FOR SHARING!

Jaclyn Canada said...

It sounds fantastic. I love the 'Out. Standing.' lol. So glad you enjoyed it :D

Alexia561 said...

Great review! And thank you for the giveaway! If I could make a wish for someone else, I'd wish for health and happiness. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

:)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Carole Rae, I'm with you on that one! :D lol. Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Blodeuedd, Hmm. I'm not sure. It's the authors rafflecopter.

That is a great thing to wish for. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Melissa (B&T) I really did love reading it! :) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Thank you Addicted2Heroines. Glad you like the sounds of the book. It's really a great setup. :) Hope you get to check it out.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Melliane, it really is. Glad you like the sounds of it. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Gina R. So glad to hear you like the sounds of it! And my pleasure to share about it. :) Hope you get to try it.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

lol. Thank you Jaclyn Canada. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Thank you Alexia!