Alice Will

By Ashley Chappell

Source: Received from TLC Book Tours

Series:

Received from TLC Book Tours, for free, for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Publication Date: November 13, 2012

Published by Center One Books

My Rating: three-stars

Alice Will

Cover image and summary from Goodreads:

With her leaky powers and premature smiting problem, fourteen year-old Trotter was still just trying to get the hang of the demi-godding business when the apocalypse began. In a world where the gods have withdrawn from humanity, leaving mortals bitter toward magic, she finds herself torn between the human and the goddess in her. When the world begins to fade away and she becomes the prime suspect, her search to determine the cause and prove her innocence ends up revolving around a mysterious little girl named Alice. Then she discovers that not all of the gods had been as distant as they seemed…

Now, with everyone against her and the gods fighting amongst themselves, Trotter is on her own to save her world and stop a spiteful god from using Alice to destroy everything.

I really liked this book’s premise. The story was entertaining and moved at a good pace (although sometimes it almost moved too quickly, leaving me confused). I liked the way the story shifted back and forth from Alice’s story to Trotter’s and then showed how the two were connected.

Alice was an interesting character, and I found myself wondering how she was able to do what she could do, and enjoyed the way that element of the story was revealed.

The characters felt somewhat underdeveloped to me, though. I didn’t feel that I got to know them well, which made it difficult to feel any connection to them or emotional investment in the story. While Trotter and Alice were the main characters, I’d have liked to learn more about others, like Prowler (there were references to his past life as a human that intrigued me).

I have to say that Laramak, the villain, was intimidating and frightening, and I really liked the back-story and the tale of how he’d first been imprisoned.

The writing was good, and I appreciated the humour, as it balanced the more serious elements of the story.

Overall, although I didn’t quite connect with the characters, this was in interesting, entertaining read.

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See the full tour schedule below (some stops feature the sequel, Tilt):

Tuesday, March 04, 2014: Offbeat VegabondAlice Will

Thursday, March 06, 2014: A Book GeekAlice Will

Sunday, March 09, 2014: Book Marks the Spot – Alice Will and Tilt

Thursday, March 13, 2014: Pingwing’s BookshelfAlice Will

Friday, March 14, 2014: Bibliophilia, Please – Alice Will

Monday, March 17, 2014: Peeking Between the PagesAlice Will

Tuesday, March 18, 2014: The Reader’s Hollow – Alice Will

Tuesday, March 18, 2014: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom – Alice Will and Tilt

Wednesday, March 19, 2014: Books Without Any PicturesAlice Will

Thursday, March 20, 2014: The Reader’s HollowTilt

Monday, March 24, 2014: Peeking Between the PagesTilt

Tuesday, March 25, 2014: A Dream Within a Dream – Alice Will and Tilt

Wednesday, March 26, 2014: Allodoxophobia: The Fear of Opinions – Alice Will and Tilt

Tuesday, April 01, 2014: Books, Books Everywhere! – Alice Will

Wednesday, April 02, 2014: Books, Books Everywhere! – Tilt

Wednesday, April 02, 2014: Hopelessly Devoted BibliophileAlice Will

Thursday, April 03, 2014: The Written World – Alice Will and Tilt

4 Responses to Alice Will

  1. Thank you so much for the review! I can’t tell you how many times I was tempted to leak Prowler’s back story into this book, but I’m saving him for a standalone book in this series that occurs about 80 years prior to the events in Alice. I’ve had SO much fun crafting that story already – I hope people like Prowler as much as a human as they do as a cat! 🙂

  2. Pingback: Ashley Chappell, author of Alice Will and Tilt, on tour March 2014 | TLC Book Tours

  3. Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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