Review: The Boy With Words by C.S Wilson

Review: The Boy With Words by C.S Wilson

Review: The Boy With Words by C.S Wilson
Five Seven Five by C.E. Wilson

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Publication Date: April 28th 2016
Pages: 460
Format: eBook
Buy the book: Amazon

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Synopsis:

White Frost has only ever known the darkness. Everything outside of her closed society is The Unknown – a strange and dangerous place accessible to only a chosen few. White’s only glimpse of the world beyond comes from her beloved cousin in the form of mysterious collections of words that hint at astonishing wonders. When an accident upends her simple existence, she’s given an unlikely chance to see the truth for herself. What she finds is greater and more terrible than she could have imagined, and before long she is forced to make the most important choice of her life: does she accept her safe, limited world that she’s known or take a desperate gamble in a world not meant for her with the Boy with Words?

 

My Review

The plot:

This story focuses on a girl named White who lives in a mysterious and hidden away society. White has always been inquisitive and  wondered about the world beyond the borders of her town, but after the death of her only family member, White goes on a Journey to finally get the answers the some of her questions.

She is met with plenty of opposition from those around her, but White refuses to take their lies at face value and stumbles upon a world she could never imagine existed.

During her journey, White meets Kes, a gentle and nerdy giant who helps her make sense of all the new information being thrown at her. She and Kes form and instant bond that is challenged not only by the differences in their size but the differences in the way they see the world.

 

Along the way several questions are answered like why White’s cousin died, why Kes is so large, and why the leaders of White’s colony are so secretive about their town. But still other more questions, like how White and Kes could have a relationship or if they should even attempt such a thing, are much more difficult to answer.

 

The characters:

To put it plainly, White was hard to like. She was kind of selfish and kept waffling back and forth when it came to her feelings about everything. The number one subject she went back and forth on was Kes. One minute she was terrified of him and the next she was mad because he didn’t see her in a romantic way. Despite this behavior, she was still brave and spunky so I grew to like her, but it took some time.

Kes was a nice guy who could be immature at times. He wanted to protect White and keep her with him, and that caused him to be overprotective at times. At least White saw it as being overprotective. I saw him as being the realistic one in the relationship. The girl was smaller than a Barbie doll and wanted him to introduce her to his family. That’s just not a reasonable request.

 

The romance:

I couldn’t help but be frustrated with the romance. I mean he is six-foot tall and she is six inches tall and that is a huge obstacle. I know love is supposed to conquer all, but how the heck are you supposed to have a relationship with someone who is smaller than a newborn baby? I’ve read and enjoyed several books by this author that follow a similar premise, but the height difference felt stranger in this one than the others.

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Final Thoughts:

I’m not sure if this was the last book in this series or not. The ending seemed sort of final but there were plenty of questions left unanswered. If this is not the end of the series, I am looking forward to reading more.

 

I would recommend this book for ages 12 and up. It was very clean.

3. 5 Roses

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Author Biography

About C.E. Wilson

C.E. Wilson is currently living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband and her two dogs and two cats. They are all the loves of her life. When she’s not writing young adult fantasy novels, she enjoys writing short stories on her Deviant Art page. She loves to write stories involving giants and little people (also known as GT) and she can't decide what she loves more: horror movies or shoujo manga. She has a bachelor's degree in English Education so she has a soft spot for older literature authors including John Milton, William Shakespeare, and stories such as Paradise Lost and Beowolf. On a side note, nothing helps her to write more than drinking some tea and watching The Twilight Zone.

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