Sonora, and the Eye of the Titans (Sonora #1)
Allora is a shy, intelligent sixteen-year-old, trying to get through the gauntlet of high sc ...more
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Getting very close to the 6 weeks mark since the contest ended and still haven't recieved the book.
I am wondering if anyone else has received it yet?
Winners were drawn July 1st.Still no book as of August 27th.I have actually won 2 other books since this one and received both of them already.
Update:August 29th.(8 weeks and 2 days but not 2 calendar months)I finally got it.I really hope it was worth the wait.But I think it needs to wait until I read the three t ...more
I do have to say that I agree with Pikachu Ketchum's review of this novel. Although I gave it one extra star just due to the fact that writing a novel takes real time and dedication, and lots and lots of energy. Plus, it wasn't totally horrible.
I thought the character interactions were quite a bit unbelievable and did not flow well. Apart from that, there were grammer mistakes. And grammer mistakes wouldn't be ...more
I Applaud you Travis Hall, I didn't think I would EVER have the honor of reading a book better then The Hunger Games.! Allora Is a wonderful character and I can't even Describe how much this book completes me. Anyone would be crazy not to go find themselves a copy, I won this in a Goodreads giveaway, It took quite a while to get here but it was worth the wait, my family is currently passing around my copy, and I will have to buy another, It's that good. I hope to s ...more
This is my first review as an advanced reader and I feel really terrible with my rating but I know I have to be honest. Truth is I couldn't even finish the book. I only made it about 50 pages in and I can't fathom trying to pick it up again after starting it over a month ago. There are some major flaws in the book. First off the characters have no personality. For example in the first few pages the main character is nervous about cheer try-outs. When the head cheerleader c ...more
There was no depth to the writing. The plot was disconnected and there was zero backstory to build the world. Nothing that happened made any sense.
One minute this girl, who seems tough, is going to cheerleader tryouts, but then one of the MEAN cheerleaders pulls a prank on her and she dissolves into a pouty mess who's hands suddenly light up in giant fire balls causing massive burns. She goes to the hospital where h ...more
I enjoyed this story. Allora was strong and yet wasn't without her faults making her a very realistic character. I recommend this ...more
This book has a lot of potential in the story line, but it needs the gentle touch (okay, maybe forceful touch) of an editor in a really bad way. There were some words that were used completely wrong, which is a huge pet peeve of mine. The story didn't flow very well, and I didn't feel like the characters had enough individual personality. I think once this book goes through the hands of a talented editor it c ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Sonora, Eye of the Titans. It opened my eyes to young adult fantasy novels. His vivid sense of imagination and adventure kept me fully engaged and wanting to read more. I personally really liked how he talked about fictional characters and had his own little story and definition about them- it made the book fun and entertaining to read. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good read this summer. I hope he comes out wi ...more
The prologue was very interesting and instantly caught my interest. I love it when books hav ...more
Four high school kids learn they aren't really from earth and belong to a small rebellion group of refugees from their homeland. They are drawn into the battle unwittingly and then become active agents in the struggle. Allora, Tanner, Katie and Dax work together to learn and grow into their abilities and shape their own destiny, knowing it will also have an effect on their own people and earth. The ...more
Sonora and the Eye of the Titans is a fast, interesting read. The magic is well thought out and a lot of consideration was put into tying Earthen mythology and the like to Sonora. There were some cool magical devices (like the glue ball and the safe), and quite a bit of action. The overall plot is interesting enough for me to want to check out Book #2 via Kindle Unlimited once I get through my backlog.
As with any early stories, it's not without its flaws. I realize ...more
So this book.. What to say…… I liked the concept and the Synopsis grabbed me…
As for the story itself it had me on a roller coaster of do I want to continue reading it or just give it up.
It started slow. Typical high school kids dealing with high school stuff than when the action started and we met Sas and found out what the kids were I was totally digging it. Then as I kept reading the story got bad again. Boring, the kids were annoying. I think Allor ...more
I wanted to like this book. I really did. And based on it's description (Percy Jackson meets I am Number Four), I was convinced I was going to. However, that just wasn't the case.
This books needs heavy editing. I can ignore (sort of) problems with the flow of a story, because technically that isn't always black and white. The grammar and spelling probelms are another story. And there were a lot. If something is going to be published (on somet ...more
the story was interesting but it took me a while to really get into it. i liked the idea of a race of super beings influencing the various mythologies on earth. i think the characters were a little one-toned and look forward to some character development in the next book especially for: katie (the girly-girl), dax (the jokester), and tanner (the oblivious boy next door). allora has the most dimension to her and i think the characters reacted reali ...more
A community of people from the powerful planet of Sonora take refuge in a small mountain town in Oregon. They are hiding from a brutally painful past, searching for a safer future for their children and fighting to protect the people of Earth.
When 16 year old Allora learns the mysterious ...more