Rating: 4 Stars
Title: The Magician’s Workshop
Author(s): Chris Hansen and J.R Fehr
For my second Review Request, I was pretty happy with these two volumes of magic and mayhem.
Welcome to this month’s review! I got this book(s) for free from the lovely co-authors, Chris Hansen and J.R Fehr, and I was delighted! It took me a) so long to read them and b) so long to actually write the review. Nevertheless, the authors were very kind and allowed me all the time in the world.
Everyone in the islands of O’Ceea has a magical ability: whatever they imagine can be brought into existence. Whoever becomes a master over these powers is granted the title of magician and is given fame, power, riches, and glory. This volume of books follows the journey of a group of kids as they strive to rise to the top and become members of the Magician’s Workshop.
The blurb definitely intrigued me. But also, my personal goal of reading more ARC’s was definitely a factor. I mean it had MAGIC so obviously, I was going to read it. I had also never read a book by TWO authors so I was interested to see it what it was like. But, to be perfectly honest, i didn’t have much of an idea of what I was going to read.
The plot was the one things that really hooked me to this series. The whole idea of ‘colours’ and everything else sounded promising. I ended up loving the premise of the book. While the first volume kept me begging for answers, the second volume was filled with all the action and consequences. There were about 5 major plots included in the book which was confusing at first. There were simply a lot of storylines to keep track of which I guess was a good and bad thing at the same time. I love how they intertwined and how the plots merged at some points.
The writing style didn’t appeal to me much. It was simple and definitely easy to read but it lacked character? I felt it was too plain compared to the complexity of the plot. And perhaps too childish for me. It wasn’t something I adored, but I didn’t mind it too much. Though I wished it captured the magical aspect just a little more. However, it kept me very hooked into the story. I just didn’t feel as involved.
The pace seemed a little disjointed at some points. some parts would stretch out and then I felt some parts went a little too quickly. I think the writing let me down the most.
There were SO many characters so I won’t be going into detail but I think I loved them all. The friendships were real and the problems they had were SO REAL. Some characters wore confident, some were anxious, and I loved the variety of them. The Dilemmas and relationships were all JUST SO PERFECT and LOVED IT. I think the characters were the most wonderfully crafted things and just simply to die for!! ❤
I give 4 stars. It was good, and I liked it but somethings were just lacking. It’s a wonderful, refreshing read and I loved most minutes of it. The emotions developed, the plots explored, it was a great read. It’s not a MUST READ but if you find yourself with a bit of spare time, then maybe you should pick this up. It’s a wonderful series and I can’t wait to return to the magical world again!
Do you love everything magic related? What’s more important, writing, plot or characters? Have you ever read this book? Do you want to? How was this post and tell me what you think of multiple plots? Have you ever read a book by two authors?