Far World-  (Farworld #1)
When Marcus magically travels to Farworld, he meets Kyja, a girl without mag ...more
Looking forward to getting it into readers hands. ARCs come out the end of May. Harcover, the end of September.
Thirteen-year-old Marcus Kanenas has always been tormented because he lives his life in a wheelchair. Everyone sees him as an outcast, even though he really is a survivor and dreamer and he just wishes that he could escape his life as an orphan. In an attempt to escape, Marcus creates a world in his head. Here animals talk and tell jokes, trees have personality, and, best of all, magic fills the air. He's even appropriately named this far-off place Farworld. ...more
Since I use this book in my 7th grade English classes, I just finished rereading it for at least the fifth time, and I have to say it is still as enjoyable to me as the first time I read it. (See previous review below)
Six years ago a new member j ...more
- I want to live in a world of talking animals, especially ones that tell jokes.
- I really enjoyed this. The characters were fun and very believable. I think Marcus was such a realistic teenage boy. His doubts and uncertainties were something every kid could relate to.
- Kyja was a lot of fun. I loved her confidence and determination. She was such a great asset to the story. She also brought Riph Raph into the picture, and he was a lot of fun. I loved the parts where sh ...more
By J. Scott Savage
Release Date: September 2008 (Shadow Mountain)
—Reviewed by Heather Moore (http://mywriterslair.blogspot.com/)
Category: YA Fantasy
“Take courage—the magic is already inside you.” This theme is reiterated throughout J. Scott Savage’s first book in his new YA Fantasy series, Far World. A book that I found enjoyable, adventurous, and captivating. The characters are unique and skillfully drawn. Meet thirteen year old Marcus—a nobody, an outcast, living on earth wh ...more
Jeff Savage is actually kind of a friend of mine I met at LTUE in Provo, Utah back in February. He and I and a few other friends of mine shared a few good laughs. I had bought Jeff's book prior to the LTUE conference, but I hadn't gotten around to reading the first book until just today, and I enjoyed every bit of it.
Savage writes in extreme detail. His description of Marcus Kanenas, one of the Farworld series' two main characters is very vivid. After all, Marcus IS a disabled boy in a whe ...more
This is the theme of FarWorld..."the magic is already inside you."
How many times do we wonder if we have what it takes to move forward, to conquer fears, to do a really hard task? Marcus and Kyja are finding out "FarWorld Book One" and they must find their own magic. Is the magic strength, brilliant ideas, bravery, compassion or is it really magic?
Mr. Savages book is a fun, intense, fast-moving fantasy. I had to keep reading because of the twists ...more
Talking animals, singing flowers, shape-shifting wizards, ancient prophecies, zombie foes, and ...more
Reading allows me to escape to another world. In this case, the world I got to escape to for a few hours was Farworld. Marcus is a wheelchair-ridden orphan who has been bounced around the foster care system and boys’ schools on Earth since he was a baby. Kyja is a muggle (to borrow a term from Harry Potter, someone who can’t do magic) in the magic-ridden world of Farworld. The two are thrust together in an adve ...more
"Don't be too eager to rid yourself of your burdens. Your burdens are what shape you"
This book and it's author totally made it to my favorite's list. The first time I've seen the premise I was instantly hooked. The book was about two teens that has their own unique struggles in the world they are living in. It tackles two different worlds,the first is...more
This all does not mean that I think it was perfect, or that I wanted it to be split up like it was (I wanted more of a conclusion).
Setting: Earth and a fantasy land called Far World. The idea that Far World is like an alternate reality of earth is quite intriguing and very cool. I liked how the kids exploited it too (to travel places).
Plot: T ...more
Water Keep, the first Farworld book was better than I expected, and I expected to enjoy it. It's full of non-stop adventure, evil creatures, real issues, and even a touch of romance.
Thirteen years ago, a baby boy survived the attack of the Dark Circle. The attack had been carried out for the purpose of getting rid of the one boy who could save Farworld from destruction. O ...more
I really liked the concept of this book, there is a teneous thread that connects two worlds, and if you know the path you can shift back and forth between the two worlds. However there is w ...more
Scott has held too many jobs to count, including: a mall Santa, French chef, CEO of a dot com, plumber, radio station talk show host, and the guy who sits in the little photo developing booth. He has ...more