Looking for Dei
by David A. Willson
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: March 23, 2018
Fifteen-year-old Nara Dall has never liked secrets. Yet it seems that her life has been filled with them, from the ugly scar on her back to the strange powers she possesses. Her mysterious father refuses to say anything about her origins, and soon, she and her best friend must attend the announcement ceremony, in which youths are tested for a magical gift.
A gifted youth has not been announced in the poor village of Dimmitt for decades. When Nara uncovers the reason, she uses her own powers to make things right. The decision sets her on a path of danger, discovery, and a search for the divine. In the process, she learns the truth about herself and uncovers the biggest secret of all: the power of broken people.
My spoiler-free review:
Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It’s one of those books that I feel is much too underrated for the quality of the fantastical world.
I rated this book 4/5 stars on Goodreads. The reason I didn’t give it that last point was because I could definitely tell that the writing wasn’t the quality of a 5/5 star book. And it also did not catch me from the very beginning, like a story should. But the writing was still great, and I definitely became more interested in the story as it went on!
This world is so genius! I love the symbolism of the gods and the “scriptures,” which are like Greek mythology. The whole magic system with gifted young people was really unique, and I loved that element of the story. Learning about the world was probably my favorite part of the novel, which is really important for a fantasy novel in my opinion.
The characters were also really great! And there were a lot of characters; it was almost too many in the beginning. But they all came together eventually, and everything made more sense. The characters were all rounded very well, and I loved their relationships with each other.
This whole novel was intricate and detailed, like a good high fantasy should be! I loved the world, writing, and characters. I highly recommend Looking for Dei!!
about the author:
David A. Willson has worked as a restauranteur, peace officer, and now, author. Taught by his mother to read at a young age, he spent his childhood exploring magic, spaceships, and other dimensions. In his writing, he strives to bring those worlds to his readers.
Much of his material is inspired by the “Great Land” of Alaska, which he has called home for over 30 years. He lives there with his wife, five children, and 2 dogs. He is passionate about technology, faith, and fiction—not necessarily in that order.
Looking for Dei is Willson’s debut novel, set in a land where many more adventures will take place. Stay up to date with his ongoing efforts through the Looking for Dei Facebook page or visiting the website at davidawillson.com
the book on Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36611334-looking-for-dei
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