Book Title: The Eye-Dancers
Author: Michael Fedison
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Length: 290 Pages
Cover Art and Interior Layout: WaveDesign.Net
Summary (via Amazon):
“Seventh-grader Mitchell Brant and three of his classmates inexplicably wake up at the back edge of a softball field to the sounds of a game, the cheering of the crowd. None of them remembers coming here. And as they soon learn, “here” is like no place they’ve ever seen. Cars resemble antiques from the 1950s. There are no cell phones, no PCs. Even the spelling of words is slightly off.
A compulsive liar, constantly telling fantastic stories to garner attention and approval, Mitchell can only wish this were just one more of his tall tales. But it isn’t. It’s all too real. Together, as they confront unexpected and life-threatening dangers, Mitchell and his friends must overcome their bickering and insecurities to learn what happened, where they are, and how to get back home.
The answers can be found only in the mysterious little girl with the blue, hypnotic eyes. The one they had each dreamed of three nights in a row before arriving here. She is their only hope. And, as they eventually discover, they are her only hope.
And time is running out.”
The first thing about this novel that caught my attention was the cover. I love the art work! However, what lured me in was its originality. I have read a lot of novels (YA novels in particular) and I really hadn’t read anything like this before. It was refreshing to get new ideas and aspects introduced into my reading habits because I’ll admit I tend to favor Vampire novels as of late… which is why this was such a nice change of pace.
When reading a fantasy novel one of the most important aspects for me is whether or not it is believable. For a novel to make a positive impact on me it needs to be able to make me believe in the characters and the world that I am reading about… Lets face it if the world seemed ridiculous and I could care less about the characters what incentive would I have to keep reading? However, that was not the case with “Eye-Dancers”!
I was intrigued and wanted to learn more and more about this world that I was introduced to. I thought that there were wonderful descriptions throughout the novel that kept dragging me in further and at the same time set the foundation of the world that the novel took place in and the plot of the novel… It allowed everything to become a little more concrete in my mind and once I started being able to visualize the characters and places in the novel the world started to become more real to me and in turn more believable.
Overall, “Eye-Dancers” takes you on an enjoyable adventure with a bunch of twists and turns that will keep you on your toes! I really don’t know how much more I can say without jumping right in and risking giving out spoilers.
I will just end this review by stating that I would highly recommend this novel. So please if you are interested in discovering this fresh new piece of YA Literature I encourage you to head over to Amazon and get your e-book copy! Its only $2.99 and you would be helping to support a wonderful Self-Published Author Michael Fedison!