Corey Schuler asked:
Has anybody noticed at least 2 tie-ins to other authors in this book, the use of glamour on page 109 to Marrissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles. Having something seen as it's supposed to be seen instead of what it is. And second the use of an unnamed protagonist like Paulo Coelho's Alchemist. Coincidence?
Julie Webb While glamour is used by Myers it is a magical term, Myers didn't coin it. Cassandra Clare has also used the term. The unnamed protagonist is interesting but I don't think it was a reference to Coelho's work. I think the unnamed protagonist,in this case, helps blur the line between reality and magic, and childhood vs. adulthood. It makes the reader focus on the actions and plot more than the character. We become the character in essence. When you are being, thinking or doing; do you ever refer to yourself by name? It helps us become one with the story. Interesting parallels though for the tie in theory.