Welcome to the LDS Author Blog Hop, and review of Shayla Witherwood, a Half-faerie Tale.
Tamra Torero began her writing career as Tamra Norton and penned the Molly Mormon? series, but since then, she has married the love of her life, changed her last name, and written a national YA book about a girl who is half faerie and must adjust to living in a world of humans. Shayla Witherwood is the prize for today's blog hop.
Shayla has been raised by loving grandparents who wanted to travel the country in a motor home, seeing new places and having new experiences all the time. Shayla was homeschooled with the help of a tutor she communicated with through the Internet. When her grandfather dies, her grandmother parks the motor home and sends Shayla to public school for the first time. She must make the adjustment to attending regular classes, but she must also learn how to cope as a half faerie in a world of humans, and it's not easy to do either thing.
I really enjoyed this clean, funny, imaginative story of a girl who's just trying to figure out who she is and how to best get along with those around her. Shayla has a series of unfortunate mishaps as her powers pop out at the most unfortunate times, and my teenage daughter thoroughly enjoyed reading the chapter about dragonflies. I would tell you more, but you'll just have to discover it for yourself.
I've always considered Tamra an excellent writer, but I think she surpassed herself with Shayla, and I can't wait to read the sequel.
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