Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The result is in...

I've been waiting anxiously for this review, not sure if it would be something I wanted the whole world to read.

I sent a copy of Alvor to Sheila at Book Journey to review a while back. I have a lot of respect for this gal and am amazed at all the time she puts into her book reviews. Today is the day. I didn't even realize until five minutes ago.

Okay, I had to get my kids off to the school bus before I could get on the internet- but here it is. I was so nervous to read what she had to say.

All I can say is- holy cow. I know. My vocabulary should be somewhat more developed than that, but I couldn't believe what she said. I'm serious.

If you don't believe me, read this. I promise these are her words- a person I've never met in my life.......

As I opened the pages to this book I was thrilled to start reading and get a sense of Narnia…. and then a sense of Twilight, then Never Ending Story, Harry Potter, and dare I even say a small sense of Zelda? Yet as I kept reading, and while each of those things about the book just made me more excited to read it – I closed the book last night knowing that while the book gave me a feel for some favorites I have known… Alvor is in a class all of its own. Unique in its own right.

This book was everything I had hoped it would be. I loved the vivid descriptions of all that their world held. And I loved that when I read the final words… and I closed the book, I had a feeling that it was not over. And whatever that means, if Laura Bingham left it open for us the readers to come to our own conclusions of what happens next or if this is a hint of another book to come… I do not know.

I for one…. hope it is the later.

It made me want to cry. I mean, it's exactly how I wish the world could see Alvor. And to those who wonder what will ever happen next- Book 2 is coming- I just don't know when it will be in book form. That's a whole 'nother story.

Now if I could just figure out a way for everyone to find Alvor, read it and of course, fall in love with it.... yeah, I know. It's kind of impossible. Instead, I have fun getting lost in my story as I write it and hope that someday my dreams will come true. I still work hard trying to get it out there to the world- but I'm only one person. It's going to take more than me.


L.T. Elliot said...

I'm so happy for you, Laura. What beautiful, deserving praise.
Brava, my friend.

Magenta said...

I'm so happy for you!!! What a nice lady this Sheila is, to say such cool things about your book! It makes me want to read Alvor even more. ^_^

Since I didn't win your contest, maybe I should just buy the thing already...

I know and love all the books that your book allegedly shows elements of, except I don't know Zelda. Actually, I didn't exactly like the Never Ending Story, because... well, it never seemed to end! And not in a good way. =P

It's sure good to know you've got a sequel in the making. Even when I haven't read the first one yet.

Laura said...

Thanks guys. I haven't thought about Never Ending Story forever. I always think of the flying cocker spaniel dog in the movie.

L.T.- you're just too nice. I'm still thinking of your little guy's arm. Such a bummer.

And Magenta, if Angela doesn't cash in on her prize soon, you'll have ANOTHER chance to win. You never know. Still, you should buy the book just to be on the safe side ;)

mitzi said...

I'm teary-eyed; that was fantastic! Where does she publish her reviews?

Anonymous said...

Ok for the record.... you made me tear up a bit too. Thank you again Laura - it was an honor to read your book. :)

Nate and Robin said...

Wow dear! I loved reading all the comments after the review, just as much as I liked reading the review. I so glad to see that she continues to recommend it. I'm so glad that so many people are now interested in it. :) We're so happy for you.

Kim said...

Sheila is a very nice gal and sincere, too. I read about your book on her post yesterday and added it to my TBR list, and I am passing it along to others. Congrats and Good Luck!

Laura said...

Thanks- all of you.

Mitzi- last night your brother decided he HAD to call you because of your comment. I thought it was cool.

Sheila- now I'm really blushing. Thanks for your generosity.

Robin- thanks for keeping track of me.

Kim- I hope you love it too!

Melissa said...

That is a fabulous review, and it is true true true! You are fantastic Laura!