Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Asper” as Want to Read:
Asper
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Asper

by
3.78  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  10 reviews
16-year-old Milla loses everything in an instant—her family, her home, her life as she knows it—over a sacred scroll that can merge her realm of Asper with Earth.

Ignited by grief, she sets out for vengeance but quickly discovers she’s no match for the murderous queen who has usurped the power of sorcerers before her. A queen who will stop at nothing to rule both worlds.

Un
...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published May 4th 2017 by Rhonda Smiley
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Asper, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Rhonda Yes, it is. Even though I have a sequel plotted out, I've been sidetracked by other projects so I might never get around to writing it. But this book …moreYes, it is. Even though I have a sequel plotted out, I've been sidetracked by other projects so I might never get around to writing it. But this book was written to be able to stand on its own as a self-contained story (within a world of conflicts that could be explored further).(less)
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-49
Average rating 3.78  · 
Rating details
 ·  18 ratings  ·  10 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Asper
Joshua Grant
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rhonda Smiley creates a really cool adventure in Asper. When Milla loses her father at the hands of an evil queen, she flees the magical realm of Asper to Earth where she can plot her revenge in secret. There she meets Parker, a kind boy who pushes her in directions she never thought possible. I loved Smiley’s dual world concept and especially love the dynamic between Milla and Parker. With good twists and well-crafted narration, this one’s perfect for anyone that loves fantasy out there!
Jean Baxter
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book drew me in right from the start and I am not a reader of fantasy at all. I loved the world building and the characters, and that it took unexpected turns. I particularly liked Inferno, the "pet" flame of the queen and Mirtha, the wall that came to life. Parker, the earther, could have had a larger role, but I like how Milla remained committed to helping to save her world. Very enjoyable! ...more
gj indieBRAG
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We are proud to announce that ASPER by Rhonda Smiley is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells readers that this book is well worth their time and money!
gillion
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
*SENT BY AUTHOR
**FOR INDIE ADVENT CALENDAR

If you are reading a book and then you take a break from said book then try to get back into it, don't do it. That is what I did with this book and I felt lost for the remaining part of the book. I knew it was something along the lines of a girl having her Codex (magic spell book) and she had to jump in between worlds, I felt like that was just unnecessary. I felt like if we were just stuck in one world, the book would have been a lot shorter and the a
...more
Oscar Allen
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fables meets Game of Thrones. What starts as a light-hearted YA fairy tale turns bloody. Milla has to hop between worlds while evading monsters and soldiers wearing Mi Go armor in an attempt to stop a spell from destroying existence as we know it. If you want a dark fantasy YA novel, this is it.
Travis
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a really fun read. Swords... Sorcery... Secrets... What more could you ask for? Well, a motorcycle, obviously. And you get that too!

As a reader, I’ve always been intrigued by high fantasy, though maybe not the YA flavor so much. When it came to Asper, the cover art pulled me in despite my reluctance, and the novel inside rewarded me for taking a chance to broaden my perspective.

The first thing that stands out are the distinct characters. Every time someone new shows up on the page, th
...more
Jennifer Shepard
Feb 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I read from this author and let me tell you that I loved it! Such a good book with great characters that keeps you obsessed with every page since the first one. The ending of this book.. come on! I just didn´t expect it! Can´t wait to read other books from this great writer! Amazing job! a must-read! A fantastic book that has it all! I happily endorse this story to any and all who are looking for a fantasy enjoyable read and a completely different experience than anyone co ...more
Ranie Terrebonne
Finally

A story that can spark my imagination! I would love to see this book turned into a movie. Write more. I'm hooked.
...more
Elyse
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
I read a lot of YA book but I am definitely not in the age target for this book, it was quite juvenile.

In only the first chapter, Asper’s father gets killed for a magical scroll, she sworn vengeance and plan to kill the evil Queen right away.
A little bit later, she realizes that she is no match for the sorceress and travel to earth through a portal, not really knowing what she is doing.

She then meets Parker, a human boy and his grand-parents. There is also his ex-girlfriend who is over the top
...more
Jorja
rated it it was amazing
Jun 04, 2018
Casey Masterson
rated it it was amazing
Aug 12, 2020
Annalisa
rated it it was ok
Jan 27, 2019
John Duhon
rated it it was amazing
Aug 24, 2020
Danielle Jimerson
rated it really liked it
Jan 06, 2019
Lamar
rated it it was amazing
Mar 09, 2020
Victorique Crawford
rated it did not like it
Jan 28, 2018
Cassidy Dwelis
rated it liked it
Sep 11, 2017
Jenna
Feb 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
Unsure if I'll read this, but I will say that cover is BEAUTIFUL!!
...more
Deborah Anselmi
rated it did not like it
Sep 18, 2019
Ashley
marked it as to-read
Mar 30, 2017
Danyelle R
marked it as to-read
Mar 31, 2017
Aspar
marked it as to-read
Mar 31, 2017
Kady Tan
marked it as to-read
Apr 01, 2017
Jordyn
marked it as to-read
Apr 05, 2017
Floor Janssen
marked it as to-read
Apr 05, 2017
Elin
marked it as to-read
Apr 07, 2017
Shelly Montgomery
marked it as to-read
Apr 10, 2017
Kait
marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2017
Antonia
marked it as to-read
Apr 14, 2017
Carly
marked it as to-read
Apr 14, 2017
V_kuz7
marked it as to-read
Apr 18, 2017
Nadezhda
marked it as to-read
Apr 21, 2017
Destiny
marked it as to-read
Apr 23, 2017
Faith Lund
marked it as to-read
Apr 23, 2017
Livi Casey
marked it as to-read
Apr 23, 2017
Ash
marked it as to-read
Apr 25, 2017
Ingeborg van Dijk
marked it as to-read
Apr 26, 2017
Goodwitch
marked it as to-read
Apr 26, 2017
Brynn
marked it as to-read
Apr 27, 2017
Larissa Bobbin
marked it as to-read
Apr 28, 2017
Megan
marked it as to-read
Apr 28, 2017
Ileana
marked it as to-read
May 01, 2017
Rebekah
marked it as to-read
May 04, 2017
Danette Dsouza
marked it as to-read
May 05, 2017
Leah
marked it as to-read
May 09, 2017
JoBeth
marked it as to-read
May 10, 2017
Fer Méndez
marked it as to-read
May 13, 2017
Cravenje
marked it as to-read
May 15, 2017
Tiffany
marked it as to-read
May 16, 2017
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Readers That Love...: Free YA Fantasy 1 8 Aug 12, 2020 03:04PM  
Authors-Readers C...: Free YA Fantasy 1 4 Aug 10, 2020 01:02AM  
Goodreads Librari...: Indiebrag award 3 278 Apr 02, 2020 12:00PM  
The YA and Middle...: Free Award-winning YA fantasy 1 5 Mar 06, 2020 11:14AM  
Readers That Love...: FREE Award-Winning YA Fantasy 1 5 Mar 06, 2020 10:56AM  
SIA Showcase for ...: Rhonda Smiley - YA & MG author 4 14 Feb 23, 2020 11:07AM  
The YA and Middle...: Award Winning YA fantasy - 99 cents today! 1 6 Aug 24, 2019 03:55PM  

Readers also enjoyed

  • Reckless Faith
  • One of Us Is Next (One of Us Is Lying, #2)
  • Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing
  • Elixr: The Lost Starship (Book 1)
  • Redeemr: The Lost Starship (Book 2)
  • Benjamin Ashwood (Benjamin Ashwood #1)
  • The Night Raven (Crow Investigations #1)
  • Destroyr: The Lost Starship (Book 3)
  • Shadows of the Stone Benders (Anlon Cully Chronicles, #1)
  • The Return of the Gods (Children of the Sun, #1)
  • The Silver Mark (Crow Investigations, #2)
  • The Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1)
  • La ragazza del faro
  • The Awakening (Darkest Powers, #2)
  • The Reckoning (Darkest Powers, #3)
  • The Ambitious Card (An Eli Marks Mystery, #1)
  • The One Memory of Flora Banks
  • The Wanting Life
See similar books…
18 followers
Rhonda Smiley lives in Glendale, California with her partner, James Hereth, and their spoiled terrier-mix, Jojo.

After earning her BFA in Film Production from Concordia University in her native Montreal, she returned to L.A. to pursue screenwriting. She started out as an assistant to filmmaker (and Academy Award winner) Zoran Perisic, while also freelancing as a story analyst for several productio
...more

Related Articles

  As dedicated readers already know, some of the best and most innovative stories on the shelves come from the constantly evolving realm of...
62 likes · 9 comments
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »