Monday, July 12, 2010

YA Review: Rise Of The Fire Tamer The Wordwick Games Book 1 by Kailin Gow

What I Thought:
As usual Kailin Gow rocks out the YA genre with her work. I absolutely adore her books and think she's one to watch.
This book, of course, was great! I love the world building that she did...For me, it's always just right. The characters in this one were great and I loved the storyline.
Here's a sneaky little thing that Kailin did with the book...she made it educational. *shhh Don't tell anyone!* LOL! In it you learn a lot of new words along with definitions but it's combined so well into the story that you don't really think about the fact that you're learning. It was awesome!
Besides all that though, it really was just an excellent story...I always manage to get lost in her writing and I'm through the books before I even realize it.
If you haven't checked her out yet then I think you should!
About The Book:
After winning a contest for a popular game called Wordwick Games, five teens Gemma, Sparks, Rio, Kat, and Jack, are invited to stay at Wordwick Games inventor Henry Word’s mysterious castle and play the newest level of Workwick Games. Little do they know, the castle is the doorway to a wondrous world call Anachronia where words can be used as weapons, power, and commodity. There is unrest in Anachronia, and if the five teens can follow the rules of Wordwick Games and prove to be the best player, one of them will be crowned Ruler of Anachronia.

About The Author:

Kailin Gow is the author of over 30 books for all generations, but her specialty is the young adult/teen genre. Her books have been recommended by PBS Kids, the PTA, homeschooling organizations, and on the Best Teens Books list. She is a mentor for young women, has founded 3A for Autism (Actors, Artists, and Authors for Autism), and runs a publishing and production company known as Sparklesoup, a mid-size publisher and production company.
Her latest young adult fiction novel is Rise of the Fire Tamer.
You can visit her website at or join her Facebook Author page at:
**review copy provided by the author

1 comment:

  1. Nice review. I had the pleasure of reading this book as well though my stop on the tour is next week....I have to agree that the educational portion of it was a great aspect though. Reminds me of what they are doing for SAT prep study guides by taking a classic novel and using it as a vocab expander....happy reading!