J Scott Savage sent his book Farworld to me quite a while ago. I started to read it and unfortunately got distracted. I didn't have the time to get really into it and was starting to feel like I had to 'hurry up and read this', which is bad, bad and not good for anyone. So I put it aside with the thought of coming back to it...but I didn't. Next thing I know this book is about to be released and I get a very thoughtful email from the author- thanking me. I think, "Epp! Bad Blogger! I have to write something about Farworld."
Farworld is about two special kids from two different worlds- literally. One has grown up an orphaned boy with a disablity here on Earth, the other is a girl without magic in a magical land: Farworld. Both are being pursued by some Very Bad People who want them dead. Marcus and Kyja join forces and together they must defeat the evil of the Dark Circle.
Farworld has two engaging and unlikely heroes: Marcus and Kyja. You can't help but love these two. The pace is very quick. The adventure starts right from the beginning. It's very intense but there are a couple of funny characters to lighten the mood. The writing is just right for the younger audience.
I read about half of this book, just to let you all know. I don't think it's the book for me but I think this is the perfect novel for lovers of YA and fantasy. I'll be saving this for my daughter when she's older.
Farworld has an awesome looking website (it takes a bit to load). Dude, it looks like a movie trailer.
Here are some much more thoughtful reviews and interviews:
Stuff As Dreams Are Made On
Devourer of Books
Trish's Reading Nook