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Monday, January 23, 2012

Review and Giveaway: Dream Robbers by RC Scott


TITLE: Dream Robbers                SERIES: Nature Elves
AUTHOR: RC Scott                       PUB DATE: 12/1/11
PUB: Omega Star Pub                   FORMAT: ebook
SOURCE: from the author in exchange for my honest review


Greedy thieves have stolen the children's dreams! And not just any dreams, mind you, but the Dreams of whom they are to become. With this loss children everywhere are becoming cross, and more misbehaved by the day. They are driving their parents mad.Only the rarest of Elves can do anything about it. These small, scarcely seen, Nature Elves in their remote Gypsy Village are hidden from the rest of the world. But the greedy Dream Robbers found them before committing the foul deed. Tricking and enspelling the adult Elves, the thieves sent them off to seek a false magic.Left alone in their Village, it's up to twelve, brave, Elf children to undertake a long and hazardous journey, and try to get their Dreams back. They must hurry though. The seeds within every child on Earth, the seeds these special Dreams nourish, are hardening. And, alas, hardened seeds can never sprout.If these young Elves stick together, they may have a chance, for they are not ordinary children. Within them, Nature's awesome powers bud: Thunder, Lightning, Rain, Snow and Fire. 

THREE WORDS: Enchanting, Magical, Fun

MY REVIEW: RC Scott’s Dream Robbers turned out to be such a surprising little gem! Wondrously whimsical and fantastically fun, I found this book to be a delightful read.

In Dream Robbers we are introduced to 12 Nature Elf children who have set out on a grand adventure. The adults in their Gypsy Village have been tricked to leave, their magical stream has dried up and with it their dreams have disappeared. So the 12 little elvesies set out to bring their stream and dreams back, and along the way they encounter fairies, evil trees, mean dwarves, and a shape-shifting ally.

Scott’s inventive imagination is apparent throughout this book. Dream Robbers offers an original and excitingly magical story. I was captivated from beginning to end and thoroughly enjoyed this story.

This book has all the qualities I look for in a fantasy (magic, whimsy, adventure), but also reads like a fairytale. The world Scott creates is vivid and believable, even in its whimsy and magic. The story is nicely paced and, even though it’s a short read at only 116 pages, it never felt rushed nor did it feel as though it were lacking anything. This book has a lot of amusing humor, rousing action and surprising depth.

Dream Robbers has a wonderful cast of engaging characters. The group of 12 elves is made up of characters with charming names like Boomer (Thunder Elf), Ashley Embereyes (Fire Elf), Wetina Rainbo (Water Elf), Sparklun (Lighting Elf) and many more. I was simply enchanted by these elves and loved that they all had distinct and interesting personalities. Scott definitely offers readers a dynamic group of main characters, which is especially important when trying to hold the attention of young readers.

I think younger and older readers alike will enjoy this book. This would be a super fun read-aloud story to share with a child or group of children. The ending leaves room for future adventures and I definitely look forward to more books about the Nature Elves.

My only complaint is not about the story itself, but an editing complaint. I noticed that there was an abundance of either unnecessary commas or missing commas. There were also a few spots were words seemed to be missing. Of course, these grammatical errors weren’t overly distracting and most readers probably wouldn’t even notice them.

 MY FINAL THOUGHTS: Dream Robbers is an awesome fantasy tale. Readers of all ages will be enchanted, enthralled, and excited by RC Scott’s well-written, whimsical story. I definitely recommend this book! 

MY RATING
4/5 Cupcakes

Find the author: Website / Goodreads / Twitter
Purchase: Amazon

RC Scott has offered three (3) Kindle ebook copies of Dream Robbers to give away!
Please note this giveaway is for a Kindle ebook. If you don't have a Kindle, Amazon has several apps that allow you do read their ebooks on your phone or computer.
This giveaway will run from 1/23 - 1/29 at 11:59pm ET
Open to anyone who can accept Kindle ebooks.
Fill out the form to enter.
  • Must be 13 or older
  • One entry per person
  • Winner will be emailed and must claim prize within 48 hours or new winner will be chosen
Extra Entries Links
Follow RC Scott Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/JoToons
Add Dream Robbers on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13373799-dream-robbers


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