When I was contacted and asked if I would like to be a part of the blog tour for The Fog of Forgetting I was over the moon with excitement! Being recommended to fans of Narnia and Harry Potter (which I am a fan of both) I was like,” Ummm YES!!!” Keep reading for my review, more about the author and a GIVEAWAY at the end!
Publisher: Islandport Press
Release Date: July 17, 2014
Series: The Five Stones Trilogy, #1
Genre(s): Adventure, Crossover Appeal, Fantasy, Middle Grade
Synopsis from Publisher:
Move over, Narnia. The journey to Ayda has begun.
The journey to Ayda begins when five children sneak out for a quick boat ride on a summer day. Engulfed in a curtain of dense, powerful fog, they are transported from the rocky Maine coast to the mysterious island of Ayda.
Rescued by Seaborne, a machete-toting wayfarer of few words, the children suddenly find themselves at the center of a centuries-old battle between Dankar, the ruler of Exor, and three siblings that rule the other realms of Ayda.
At stake are the four stones of power and the elusive Fifth Stone that connects them all.
When 9-year-old Frankie is kidnapped by Dankar, her older sister Evelyn and the three Thompson brothers must learn to harness the powers of the daylights, ancient forces of earth, fire, water, and air, in order to navigate their way through the realms of Ayda, save her, and find a way home.
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Special thanks to Islandport Press for providing me with an advance copy of the book for review!
The Fog of Forgetting was a magical story, filled with adventure, friendship and mystery! A great start to a new trilogy, those in need of a fun, new series to fill the void of their favorite old adventure, The Fog of Forgetting should be your next read.
The book is said to be Young Adult, but after reading it I felt it was more predominately Middle Grade, which was fine by me. But, there are definitely aspects that would make this book enjoyable by both audiences. The world-builing in this book was something I really loved about this book. There was so much detail that was slowly revealed throughout the story, allowing the reader to learn the history of Ayda along with the main characters.
The idea of the Five Stones and their Keepers was wonderful. Incorporating the earthly elements to the stones also added to the detail and depth of the magical part of this book. I also really liked the general mystery of the fog, and how the children would get home, and what was keeping them on the island.
The characters voices did seem young, especially for the oldest, Chase, being almost fourteen. That being said, I did like the characters. Brothers Chase and Knox created entertainment in their sibling rivalry.
All in all, The Fog of Forgetting is perfect for when you want to return back to the days when you first read stories like Harry Potter and Narnia. Introduced to a whole new, magical world that you can escape to right along with the characters!
About G.A. Morgan
Genevieve (G.A.) Morgan is a writer and editor living in Portland. Maine. She was born in Manhattan and attended the Spence School, a private school on the Upper East Side, where she was her senior class’s valedictorian. She graduated with a BA in English from Bowdoin College, Magna Cum Laude, and won the acting chair award for her class.
When she is not writing or reading, Genevieve does a lot of yoga, walks her dog in the countryside, and practices bass guitar with her neighbor (someday they will have a band). Though she has not ofﬁcially acted in years, she enjoys reading in different character’s voices and pretending to speak obscure foreign languages to her dog. She lives with her husband and two teenagers in Portland, Maine.
For more about G.A. Morgan visit her website!
Time for the Giveaway!
The Aydan legend of the Five Stones begins at the dawn of time, when the binding force that connects all things, the atar, was divided into separate energies.
Collect all four, seek the Fifth.
Stone of resilience, generation, and stability. Those called to this stone are destined to provide the foundation for any endeavor. They are often creative, athletic, and loving.