Published on: April 23rd 2013
Published by: Self Published
Series: The Spirit of Imagination #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
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1. The prevailing or typical quality, mood, or attitude of a person, group, or period of time.
2. A volatile liquid, especially a fuel, prepared by distillation.
1. The faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objets not present to the senses.
2. The part of the mind that imagines.
That is all a reader needs to know before beginning this story. Your imagination has been teased. Set it free within the pages of S. A. Tawk’s The Spirit of Imagination. It deserves the freedom to roam.
It was late and I was kinda grouchy that I had stayed up reading this book and didn’t like it, so apologies for the scrunchy face. Also for my over use of the word ‘Epic’. My vocabulary suffers in the dark!
The description for this book didn’t give much away other then something about bottling creative juices. I wasn’t sure at all what to expect, but I had hoped for something that would leave me feeling inspired. I’m sorry to say that this book was a big disappointment for me personally. I was expecting something amazing, but all I got was a girl who signed up for a job with a man who squeezed imagination juice out of library books.
“The power of fiction is a great thing. But, after all, reality is just a little more important.“
Considering this book was about imagination, it surprised me that I wasn’t really made to use mine much. The idea was an extremely good one, but I feel that it could have been done in a much more interesting way. I found myself creating back stories for supporting characters so I could actually use my imagination! My favourite part of this book had to be a chat that girl had with J.C, the old man she takes the job with about how the world is loosing its imagination. He is one of those characters who says the most thought provoking things that end up written on a scrap of paper and stuck onto my ever growing quote wall.
“Sometimes one’s imagination can be more beautiful than the most picturesque beach.”
One thing I really did like was the cover of the book, as I thought it was really clever. I also liked that the summary really doesn’t tell you anything specific, and it was this that originally pulled me into reading this book. The reviews on goodreads are quite varied but there are a lot of people who seam to have really enjoyed it. I don’t know, maybe you won’t agree with me, maybe you will, that’s the best part of this whole thing.
“When the imagination takes over, the second hand could be the hour hand to a creator of stories.”
It’s a nice story and a very interesting concept but for me it wasn’t as ‘wow’ as I had expected and hoped it would be. I hate not finishing books, even if I think they are awful, and I found that I was having to make myself read this one, just so I could finish it.
“You must learn not to rely so heavily on others. Only then will help come when you truly need it.“
I would definitely say to check it out, but be warned, if your anything like me you will finish the book feeling disappointed, uninspired and wishing you had stopped reading and gone to bed 3 hours ago!
I would recommend this book to fans of: fantasy, books with good quotes