Heya, TWNers!!! Thank you for joining me today in part of the blog tour for a NEW BOOK releasing soon!!!! Without further ado, I give you dee book review for World of Silence! *draws back curtain* *dims lights* *passes around popcorn* *pats Doggie Vicky on the head* (It’s an inside joke… XD)
About the Book:
Silence. Complete silence. That was all I heard.
Fledge Owenby is a deaf archer struggling to be seen for his potential instead of his disability. When forgotten and left behind during a dragon attack, he thinks it is the chance to prove himself that he has been waiting for. But who knew one trip out of the bunker would change everything?
Saved from evil dragons by a dragoness, Fledge wonders why she would help him and soon discovers how similar they are. He is deaf and she is without fire. Drawn together by a bond, not even he can understand, Fledge and Galexia are unwittingly pulled into adventure.
Betrayal of the highest level, deception, and a war that never should have been. Fledge must find a way to end it all while trying to be seen as the boy he is, instead of the disability he has.
From the very moment I first heard about my dear ole friend (
I almost started writing “old friend” instead of “ole friend” which makes no sense since I think Kayti and I are nearly the same age… so I guess in my subconscious mind, I think I am old. *shrugs* I knew this day would come eventually XD) working on this book, I KNEW this was one I would have to read. And then I had the absolute honor to be a beta reader for it. And then an ARC reader, so all that to say, I have been waiting a very long time to share about this and give this review. (*cough* okay maybe not that long since I just finished my ARC copy this morning… May’s just insane, y’all. Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels this way!) Let’s just dive right in!
Reasons Why You Should Read This Book:
~I give you one word: DRAGONS.
As I so kindly expressed in one of my recent GR reviews, let’s just be real, how can you NOT love a book with dragons in it? Seriously, there is not enough awesome dragon books!! You better believe I was enjoying all the dragon page time! And when they actually RODE THE DRAGONS. Y’all, you can’t tell me that doesn’t sound cool.
In my life outside of the blog, I’m secretly a dragon rider.
~Fledge’s cool character traits! This is the first book I’ve ever read with the main protagonist being deaf, and I enjoyed the different representation in it! Not to mention, it was cool how it was pulled throughout the book. Like there were multiple times when I was reading when something would suddenly happen, and it’d scare Fledge AND me at the same time. Then I’d be like, but wouldn’t he have heard that person approaching or something? And then I’d remember that he couldn’t, so basically what I’m trying to say is that the book literally gives the “world of silence” feel. And it was awesome. Seriously, huge brownie points to Kayti for pulling that off!!!
But there’s another cool side to Fledge as well in here. THIS DUDE IS ALSO AN ARCHER!!!!!!
Again, just like the dragons you can’t tell me that ain’t cool!!! Just look at Legolas up there with his bow!! I want more archer dudes in fiction! I’m literally demanding this now. XDD
~The world is a lot of fun to enjoy being in!! Especially when it starts out. You’ve got this war between dragons and men. It’s pretty much destroyed their world. Families have to take shelter in bunkers and every man able to fight needs to help defend Iotla. Which they’re probably going to lose cuz they’re going against THE DRAGONS remember!
And while I can’t say much in this area due to spoilers, the plot twist… wow, didn’t see it comin’! Let’s just say maybe things aren’t exactly as they seem….
~Fledge’s perseverance and determination is just SO admirable!!! And inspiring too!! YOU GO FLEDGE!!!!
~I. Loved. Adara and Drennan (can’t remember how to spell his name but that’s my best shot at it XD). These two were just SUCH awesome side characters to follow Fledge with and I loved how they all became friends near the end. This trio can be indestructible together, I’m tellin’ you. And Drennan’s little chat with Fledge near the end…. y’all, my heart was just a big mushy mess!! It was beautiful!!!
~There’s this certain scene near the end of the book that I can’t talk about because of those pesky spoilers XD but both times when I read it, it just really breaks my heart and I can FEEL Fledge’s emotions so much. As I said, can’t go into much detail, but it’s definitely a reason to read this book!
~This one has less to do with the story, but I just ADORE the book’s title!! It’s so perfect for Fledge’s story. (Though I remember when I was beta reading the book, the song “The Sound of Silence” kept getting stuck in my head. Don’t even ask me how I first heard of that song… it’s a long story. XD)
The Not So Awesome Parts:
~I remember there was a minor thing I was going to put here but I don’t remember what it was. So whatever it was, it must’ve not been that big of a deal to stick out in my mind.
Or that could be because I’m writing this at eight o’clock at night…
Kayti Phillips’ debut, World of Silence is a moving, chilling read that while geared toward younger audiences is sure to be touching the hearts of all ages! Maybe have a couple of tissues handy… at least, I was in near tears by the end. Y’all it was just a really moving and beautiful ending. *happy tears*
*please note I received a free e-copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review*
About the Author:
Kaytlin Phillips is a homeschool grad who spends her days praising her Savior, reading, writing, blogging, and annoying her sisters with random thoughts. She is the fifth child out of seven and resides in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Her favorite hobbies include writing, reading, hiking, theology, history, blogging, ASL(Of which she only knows the basics but has good intentions of learning more), crocheting, doodling, wild orchid hunting, and anything she does with her sisters or family.
Follow the Tour:
Monday, May 16th
The Sword of the Penmaiden – Guest Post and character interview
Vanessa Hall – Spotlight and Review
Tuesday, May 17th
Kristina Hall – Review and Sneak Peek
Wednesday, May 18th
Saraina Whitney – Review
Tasha Van Kesteren – Interview
Thursday, May 19th
The Introspective Introvert – Interview
Friday, May 20th
Abbigail Befus – Facebook Review
Teen Writers’ Nook – Review (You are here!)
Bookish Productions – Review
Saraina Whitney – Behind the book Interview and Sneak Peek
Saturday, May 21st
Sisters Three – Character Interview
Sunday, May 22nd
Sisters Three – Fan Art
Monday, May 23rd
Saraina Whitney – Character Interview
Vanessa Hall – Interview
Tuesday, May 24th
Bookish Productions – Behind the book interview
Issabelle Perry – Spotlight
Wednesday, May 25th
Sisters Three – Launch announcement and Winner of the Short Story contest annoucement!
The Introspective Introvert -Sneak Peak – Lillian Keith
Abbigail Befus – Facebook
Super huge shout-out to Lily’s post for the tour of which I copied and pasted most of the information cuz nothing’s change since the last blog tour I did and I’m still too lazy to open my email and get the information. XD
That’s all for today, y’all!! Until the next post,
Keep on being awesome and never stop writing,