Sunday, 20 January 2013

Rise of the Fire Tamer by Kailin Gow Blog Tour - Review + Giveaway

Rise of the Fire Tamer (The Wordwick Games #1) by Kailin Gow

Title: Rise of the Fire Tamer

Series: The Wordwick Games #1

Author: Kailin Gow

 14th June 2010 by The Edge

 Source: Copy from the author for an honest review


After winning a contest for a popular game called Wordwick Games, five teens - Gemma, Sparks, Rio, Kat, and Jack, are invited to stay at Wordwick Games inventor Henry Word's mysterious castle and play the newest level of Workwick Games. Little do they know, the castle is the doorway to a wondrous world call Anachronia where words can be used as weapons, power, and commodity.There is unrest in Anachronia, and if the five teens can follow the rules of Wordwick Games and prove to be the best player, one of them will be crowned Ruler of Anachronia.

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My Review

The story was great! I've always loved the idea of falling into a fantasy world, through a book or a movie.. or a game!

Wordwick Games (also known as 'The Game') is a very popular computer game and five lucky players have been chosen to stay with the inventor of the game, Henry Word, and they're also allowed to play the newest level of The Game which is alot different from how they thought. Anachronia is a world full of different people and creatures and the five teens find it a little silly at first, but when they discover it's secrets they start to be a little more wary.

Words are power in Anachronia and there are certain key words that when used in conjunction with their meaning, can become magic. For example if you look at something and think about it being dry, then you say the word 'arid', poof! the thing immediately becomes dry - I thought that was extremely cool indeed! Only outsiders can use these words, the subjects of Anachronia can't use them as magic.

I really enjoyed the few lines at the end of each chapter which showed each characters thoughts at that time. Some were thinking along the same lines, others had completely different opinions and these lines really gave you a better insight into the characters and their changes/growth.

My two favourite characters were Kat and Rio and I was a little sad that they weren't as competent as Gemma, who was the main of the characters. I liked Gemma, but she was a little too perfect for everything, nearly always being able to solve every problem on her own.

I would've liked to have had a deeper connection to the characters but I loved following them on their adventures and really got caught up in the mystery and magic of the story. I really want to read more of The Wordwick Games and am excited to see where else the story will go!

4/5 Whales


-Tour-Wide Giveaway
-Ends 31st Jan 2013

One winner will receive a $25 Amazon Giftcard or Paypal Cash.

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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  1. Thanks for the review! I think it's going to be a good read. :)

    1. I am interested to see how good the rest of the series is. :)

  2. Thanks for the review and this giveaway. It's awesome!! I'd love to read this book.

    1. It's very good! A younger level of YA than what I've been reading lately, but very enjoyable!