Books: The Waking Land: Waking Land #1 by. Callie Bates

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds traveling the vast universe! I am back with another book review!

The Waking Land: Waking Land #1 by. Callie Bates

Disclaimer: This book review is based on thoughts and opinions from the lead writer of this blog. Please respect her thoughts and opinions on this book.

What Is It About? Lady Elena is devoted to the king that has raised her for many years. When the king dies from mysterious circumstance she gets accused for killing him and must run to save her life.

Once she returns to her old home and to the father that has abandoned her, she must take up the magic that was given to her and learn about the truth behind the magic she must cast in order to save her land and her people and find out what really had happened to the king she had lived with before she dies with her people.

Thoughts: This was a really good book! Callie Bates is a new writer from what I’ve seen from the description of this book. I can see that her writing is very well done and she did a really good when this is her first book. I loved the character of Elena and how she is more of a tomboy than a girl in this one and how she prefers pants and studying plants which does make sense when you do have magical powers that deal with Earth. I wouldn’t want to dirty my skirts with dirt myself. I also loved how she felt like she didn’t understand what was going on since she was abandoned to the king at first and she did have the many questions like any abandoned child would have if something like this were to happen. I couldn’t stop Kindle from reading, I was finding every bit of free time to keep reading this book and loving every minute of it and how it twisted and turned as each parts of the story went on. I hope to read the sequel since this is supposed to be a series but I feel like it ended pretty well in my opinion and just stick with one. If the sequel does come out, I hope to get it through Net Galley so I can read it for myself. Very well done Ms. Bates!

Didn’t get to mention, I do like the magical aspects in this book because I felt it was interesting since we do hear about wedding the land and everything all thanks to the earth magic within. I do like how throughout the book how it talked about the background when it came to the magic of the land and how it passed down through the bloodline and why using blood to sacrifice to ancestors is important in order to be triumphant. I felt like during the call on the ghosts towards the end of this book being like in the final Goblin Wars book where all the Pukas and Teagan were altogether reciting a poem heading into battle and it felt like that with the chanting they all did. Hoping the sequel also shows that too.

Rating: 5 Star Paw Prints Out of 5! This was a very enjoyable read from start to finish. I am hoping to see that the sequel matches up to this one since sometimes sequels don’t come out as good as the first but hoping it does. I love the characters, I love their interactions with each other, and the story in its twists and turns with each page turn on Kindle. I will leave the link for you guys to check out.

Well, that is it for this book review and hoping you get to check it out! I highly recommend! And updates on the Hol Mat videos, sorry for being busy during Christmas and New Year’s but we will try to get them up as soon as possible since there Waking Land by. Callie Batesare things to look forward to for Omni Fandom Expo 2019. Also, next up is going to be the return of Boxy Charm! Yay! Stay tuned!

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