Monday, March 13, 2017

Book Review & #Giveaway: Traveler by @LE_DeLano

Title:  Traveler
Author:  L.E. DeLano
Genre:  Fantasy, Young Adult
Release Date:  February 10, 2017

From the Back Cover:

A teen writer discovers that every mirror is a portal into an alternate version of her life in this romantic YA fantasy by author L.E. DeLano.

Jessa has spent her life dreaming of other worlds and writing down stories more interesting than her own, until the day her favorite character, Finn, suddenly shows up and invites her out for coffee. After the requisite nervous breakdown, Jessa learns that she and Finn are Travelers, born with the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities. But it’s not all teacakes, pirates and fantasy lifestyles…Jessa is dying over and over again, in every reality, and Finn is determined that this time, he’s going to stop it… this Jessa is going to live.

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My Review:


You know a book is good when you don't even want to stop to write a review, but instead get online to hunt down when the next book is coming out. I absolutely loved this book!

Jessa is a Traveler with the ability to slip into different realities using any type of reflective surface. The only catch -- most of these realities also have a Jessa already in them -- with different life experiences and relationships. She's not the only Traveler either... Finn lost her once in his reality and he's determined to save Jessa in this new one.

I absolutely fell in love with the characters in this book. Jessa, Finn, her best friend and even her brother... they're all memorable in every reality! I loved the shifting dynamics between them. The author did a fantastic job with incorporating all of these realities and experiences into Jessa's current existence. It was incredible to watch her character grow and blossom with each new experience.

I'd probably rate this book 4.5/5. There were a few issues that kept me from giving this a solid 5/5. The world-building was very good without only a few small hiccups and inconsistencies. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but the inconsistencies drew me out of the story. Also, the writing in the first couple of chapters was a little awkward. I stumbled through the first part of the book, getting annoyed with some of the repetition and redundant internal dialogue of the main character. At one point, I counted the author using the word "I" five times in three sentences.

Thankfully, things smoothed out after the first few chapters and then I couldn't put the book down. The author has a gift for writing dialogue and letting the plot unfold naturally. This book is a fantastic fantasy adventure with lots of action, adventure, and even a bit of romance (and those awesome tingles) that will appeal to both young adults and adults.

I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a terrific new fantasy series. As for me, I'll definitely be following this author and series. I can't wait for the next installment to find out what happens next!

* Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

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About the Author:

L.E. DeLano is a YA novelist rep’d by Barry Goldblatt Literary agency, author of the upcoming “Traveler” (Swoon Reads/MacMillan 2017) and lifelong writer. Her work has been featured on various online outlets and she lives in Pennsylvania with two very adventurous kids and two very ridiculous cats. In her spare time, she writes (of course) and binge-watches way too much Netflix.
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Giselle said...

Great review, Janna! This sounds like a really well written and fun read! Glad you liked it! :)

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