Friday, July 12, 2019

Fantasy Book Cover Contest

SPFBO 2019

Fantasy Book Cover Contest

 Each year Mark Lawrence runs a cover contest for the SPFBO fantasy book contest entrants. The ten participating review blogs choose their 3 favourite covers from their pool of 30 entrants. 

The 30 favourites collected from the 10 blogs are then voted on in separate ballots by the bloggers and  by the public.  That's you guys! 

The Fairy Wren is my favorite.  

Go Vote for you Favorite At Mark's Blog Now.

Journey To Osm - The Blue Unicorn's Tale Reader Review by Samantha G.

  Journey To Osm - The Blue Unicorn's Tale

 Reader Review by Samantha Gregory

Journey to Osm: The Blue Unicorn's Tale by Sybrina Durant is the story of a unicorn called Blue. Before he was born, a prophecy said that he would be the most powerful unicorn born, able to take down their enemies. But when Blue is born, he does not have a proper horn. All the unicorns' horns are metal and his is not. He is a runt and his people have no faith in him as their saviour. No metal, no magic, they say.

I liked the premise for this book. So many heroes start off as less than heroic, but they usually end up proving the doubters wrong. Blue has a hard life, and his species is facing extinction. I really liked Blue as a character. He has a lot on his young shoulders, even if no one does believe he can be of any use to their people. I think that Sybrina Durant has created an enchanting tale with Journey to Osm: The Blue Unicorn's Tale. It is a little hard to place where it would go in the market. A lot of people might think of unicorns as appealing only to a younger reader, but there are more mature themes here that would suit young adult readers. The plot is different and there is a good story here. It would appeal to fantasy fans, and I hope they give it a chance. Unicorns are definitely becoming more popular lately, so I think it could do well. Well worth the read. 

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