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Imagine a world in eternal darkness. A world where skeletal beasts lurk in the forest. Where the women are missing, and the men are in need of salvation... In the West-English town of Little Wolf Green, Scott's bookshop is about to close down. Convinced the bookshop holds the key to her mother's identity, sixteen year old Anya Piddling vows to save Scott's, whatever the coImagine a world in eternal darkness. A world where skeletal beasts lurk in the forest. Where the women are missing, and the men are in need of salvation... In the West-English town of Little Wolf Green, Scott's bookshop is about to close down. Convinced the bookshop holds the key to her mother's identity, sixteen year old Anya Piddling vows to save Scott's, whatever the cost.When four books of magic and myth take the world by storm, Anya begins a journey to discover the truth about the author, known only as the Weaver. Followed closely by her friends, and one surly, bitter ex-boyfriend, Anya soon realises a whole new world awaits: a world gone very wrong, with maddening whispers in the forest, magical winged Kings and a dragon-boy that understands her, inside and out. But this world needs a saviour... and everyone is looking at her....

Title : Mist & Whispers
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ISBN : 9781515249160
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 350 Pages
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Mist & Whispers Reviews

  • Ben Alderson
    2019-05-25 16:08

    I realised I had never updated my review...the special reason for my previous comment was that I AM NOW PUBLISHING THIS STUNNING NOVEL.Omg, fantasy fantasy fantasy. Imagine... Dragon Boys, Worlds in Eternal darkness... a girl with a brewing power... a book shop in need of saving... magic... evil and good. OMG ITS JUST PERFECTION..I highly recommend you all read this book!I read this book for a very special reason...Stay tuned for more information!

  • Casey Ann Books
    2019-06-06 18:21

    First off I love this cover, it really draws you in. The illustration has this beautiful flow to it, it's like a painting, and then you take in all these little details like the tree branches and Anya's trainers and they make her come alive when you're reading it. And there's a magical book on the cover so that's always a win! A looooot happened in this book, it starts off in one place and then goes somewhere completely different to what I was expecting, with all these little twists and turns in it. There was such a high fantastical mix that brought not only this fast pace where you didn't know what was going to pop up next, but this really high level of visual imagination to it. I think the only thing missing was a unicorn! And with lots of events comes lots of characters. I liked Anya as a lead, she had a lot of elements to her which were all explored as the book grew. There were some really beautiful moments between Anya and Lorcan and the way their connection worked was really lovely. And who wouldn't want to meet a dragon boy. Any time you bring a dragon boy into a book you're onto a good start. I also really liked how we got to see the darker,inner sides to Anya's character, this completely changed the tone and the intensity of the book, and gave this fighting spark that made you want to shout YES! Go on Girl! This also gives a really good start to explore these sides to her character later on in the series and reminded me a little of The Queen of tearling.I love riddles (because I can never guess them) I love fantasy adventures so it ticked my boxes and I'm very curious to where this series is going to go! So many questions! Loved it.

  • Christine Spoors
    2019-06-10 12:07

    This book begins in a sleepy fictional English town but then ends up turning into a fantasy. I was a little unsure if I would like that, but I LOVED IT! It was so interesting to see characters from our modern world thrown into fantasy situations. Mist & Whispers is unlike any other fantasy I have ever read. It's the perfect book for snuggling up with for an adventure on a rainy day.The main character Anya is quite amusing at times, but also frustratingly stubborn. This made her very realistic and so I really enjoyed reading about her. Three others go along with her on the journey and they were all well developed. One of them was originally shown as quite a stereotypical and vain girly girl (which I didn't like) however as we got to know her better, her character was really fleshed out so that was great.I think this book is one that you need to go into not knowing anything about, so I won't say much about the plot other than it was full of twists and turns. This book involves a lot of riddles, which were cleverly weaved into the story by the author. I was constantly being surprised.I absolutely loved the fantasy world that Lucas created, such an interesting mix of magic and mystery. The ending of this book was very satisfying, but at the same time left me desperate to know what is going to happen in the next book, I CAN'T WAIT!This book was sent to me by Claire for review, however all these opinions remain my own. My main criticism of the book is that my copy had some issues with the page numbers near the end.

  • Chris Lucas
    2019-06-01 10:12

    A really good book, A proper page turner. I'm a fairly fast reader but I flew through this book as every chapter leads you to more. If you like Magic, Action and Adventure and love to ship characters then this book is for you. A must read. :) (Very proud of my Wife)

  • Esther Dalseno
    2019-05-18 15:22

    Gosh. Where to start with this stunning debut?The Weaver's Riddle is a fast-paced, glorious rainbow of a Young Adult fantasy. It strikes at the heart and stays with you long after you've turned the final page.A lovable heroine, a doomed bookshop, a new world full of the most incredible hybrid creatures/characters to ever grace the page, a seemingly impossible mission, supporting characters that make you laugh out loud and envy their glorious taste in footwear - there is little not to love about this first installment of what promises to be a riveting, original, beautifully imagined and structured adventure.If I had to summarize this book in a couple of words, I'll say this: The Weaver's Riddle is the new Narnia.All the stars.

  • biblionatic! (Tiffany Liu)
    2019-05-18 17:06

    3.5 mixed stars.I had rather mixed feelings about this book, but all in all I enjoyed it and am looking forward to the sequel!PROS:1. The premise of this story is fantastic -- I love anything to do with parallel worlds and this is about worlds from books (a bit of an Inkheart vibe) and it's wonderful!2. The main character, Anya, has so much spunk and I admire her greatly for it!3. There are a lot of questions raised and I feel like there is so much more to delve into with this series and this world! Hence my anticipation for the sequel.4. There could have been an instalove / love triangle thing, but it didn't happen (or was only hinted at lightly).CONS:1. The writing is somewhat inconsistent -- there are difficult words and sentences that are trying to be prosaic, but then there are a lot of pop culture references (which worked sometimes and didn't work other times) and writing that I think is a bit 'childish'. For instance, the king Theone -- he doesn't speak like a king at all. ALSO. There were a lot of misspelled words and problems with punctuation. I don't usually notice this, but I did with this book, which means that there were a lot.2. The world-building was there but not quite. I'm not quite sure why, but it gave me the vibe of a children's novel.3. The pacing is a bit too fast, with scenes sometimes coming off as being too clipped.4. There were a lot of secondary characters, but perhaps there were too many, since I had a hard time keeping track of them all! Also, I didn't much enjoy calling the main characters "the Four". It makes me think of the Fantastic Four. And "the Marked One" made me think of Harry Potter.

  • Jennifer Wilson
    2019-06-07 11:00

    C.M. Lucas's writing is just a magical as the cover! She weaves a tale that sucks readers into a world that contains both the issues of real life and the epic battles of a magical world. Anya is a strong intelligent young heroine, backed-up by a lovable cast of characters that reader will fall in love with. Mist & Whispers has all of the potential to be a best seller, I can't wait to see where this story goes!

  • Freedom
    2019-05-29 16:16

    This book sent me through SO many emotions, I laughed, cried, even fist pumped the air! I was on the proverbial rollercoaster and bloomin' didn't want to get off!(I hope to be spoiler free during this review...apologies if this isn't the case!)I was IN from the get-go, Anya was instantly likable and there was something in her feisty nature and urge to know who she really was that had me rooting for her. I loved her self-deprecation, her passion for books (and cinnamon) and the way she loved and stood up for her friends, even the newest ones. The bookstore and Iain broke my little bookish heart and I loved that this was the basis for Anya's search for her history but also for her future!Speaking of friends:Steph is just AMAZING. Ditzy and superficial at first glance but lovely, loyal and smart the next. I could see myself and my own bestie in the Anya/Steph friendship and that is what grounded me in the story. I loved them together and I think Anya realised how much Steph meant to her by the end of the book, I can't wait to see more of this during the forthcoming books.Micheal is a character that both annoyed the pants off me but also wove himself into my heart...and stayed there. I look forward to his evolution in the coming much as he annoys me now, I can see him becoming a firm favourite as the series progresses.I want to gush about the entire cast of characters but I fear I'd run into spoiler territory. What I will say is that I held affection for every one of them. Even the bad guys were amazingly done and they suitably made my skin crawl. Each character was well developed and all I wanted to do was to clamber into the pages and journey along with them! P.S: Dragon-Boy's steal hearts (i.e. mine).CM Lucas has cleverly inserted little facets into this tale that I think will reoccur in the coming books and it will find me flailing, crying and laughing as I have done in this first installment. - Poor woman will have to put up with the rambling, fangirling messages all over again #sorrynotsorry #loveditThe ending had me exclaiming aloud, I can't wait to see what happens next. I think I have an all new series to jump on board with...I'm strapped in and ready to follow where this journey takes me!I'm now off to get the paperback...this deserves a prime space on my bookshelf!

  • Haley
    2019-05-22 10:03

    4.5/ review to come!

  • Liz Weasleyhead
    2019-06-16 18:26

    I really liked the book at the beginning. I could relate to Anya, her book obsession and the desire to save the Scotts bookshop.But around 35% of the eBook things got quite messy. There were way too much characters and names to remember and I had the feeling that this had nothing to do with the actual plot from the beginning.The ending has a huge cliffhanger and was non-satisfying for me.

  • Lara Thierens
    2019-05-29 15:17

    I received this book from Claire herself in exchange for an honest review.I was anticipating this book for months already and I actually had high expectations. Mostly I don't like to have high expectations in case I would be dissapointed but I was everything but dissapointed by this book.In this book we follow Anya who, after being abandoned by her mother when she was a baby, lives in the Piddling Children's Home. But it doesn't feel like home to her at all. Fortunatly there is Scott's Bookshop where she dissapears in all the books she reads untill the big book company, Chronicles, discovers four books of the mysterious Weaver and Scott's Bookshop will probably be sold to them. Together with her ex boyfriend Michael, the bookshop manager Stephanie, and her boyfriend Tim, Anya searches for the potentially more books by the Weaver.Anya is very helpful, she always wants to help people, whereby she sometimes brings the people around her in danger which she desperately wants to avoid. Throughout their adventure there grows a tight bond between Anya, Stephanie, Tim and maybe even Michael. Anya is brave but she really struggles with her past.Stephanie is a real barbie doll, because of that I couldn't stand her in the beginning but it turns out she isn't that bad. She may not be the most smart one she still is very courageous and she really suprised me sometimes. Tim is Stephanie's boyfriends and he's actually the opposite of her. He's very intelligent and sober and he truly loves Stephanie. He might be my favourite character.Lastly, we have Michael. The first time we came across him I thought he was quite cute but further on in the book I didn't really like him. There was that one moment where he was so adorable but a chapter later he was his arrogant self again. I don't say that I hate him he's just definitely not my favourite.I'm extremely curious about what will happen with all of them in the next books.Now, the writingstyle. In the beginning I wasn't sure about it. Some things were too sudden and some reactions were, too. But when the story goes on that moslty dissapeares. Claire's writingstyle is really beautiful and it pulled me into the book away from reality. I truly felt like I experienced what Anya experienced. This whole book was so, so good and I recommend it to EVERYONE. It's such a good fantasy that reads quickly and is really funny (which I didn't expect but really loved!) for younger teenagers but definitely also for some older people.You can order this book on Amazon and you can follow Clair on Instagram at @Clairmarielucas .

  • Angel Everdeen
    2019-06-10 10:25

    I have read an ARC copy as I was a proof reader for this novel. I am not an avid reader nor am I usually a fast reader. However, I could not put this book down! I read it within a couple of days. Each chapter leaves you wondering what will happen next, and when you read the next chapter you are not disappointed! This book has quite a few twists and turns that were completely unexpected. As it is a fantasy novel, there are a number of wonderfully mythical creatures and characters. It's very easy to become attached to the characters of the book. There was one character I found a little irritating to start with, but even this particular character grew on me as you see her starting to evolve. There are riddles to solve, battles fought... you know what? I'm not going to to tell you anything else that's in the book because you really need to read it for yourself. I found that I felt like I was in the story. I envisioned every moment so much it was like I was there and was swept away by it. It is a definite MUST READ!!!

  • Kimberly
    2019-05-21 16:05

    There are no spoilers in this review. I first met Claire when I started posting book pictures on Instagram. I became a part of this community of book lovers called "Bookstagram". I remember her telling me that she had a book coming out and it sounded amazing. She sent me an ARC copy of her first novel and I was so excited to read it. Before I read it I was slightly scared (because what if I didn't like it?!?), but I wanted to give it an honest review. Thank goodness I was wrong. This book took me to the edge of her imagination. The characters were so well written that I felt like I knew them. Anya is young, but she is wise. I love Stephanie to death! :) The magic featured in this book has so much depth and I can't even begin to imagine what else is in store for this series! All I know is that I want more adventures with Anya, Stephanie, Tim, Michael, and Lorcan!

  • Victoria Morillon
    2019-05-31 13:22

    I am interested in finding out where the adventure goes next. It's an exciting notion of different worlds being different books. I enjoyed the spunky heroine even though at times she was a little too spunky. The characters where memorable and there was plenty of action (although scenes seemed a bit rushed sometimes). The main thing that kept distracting me from the storyline was all the name dropping of current well known authors, places, or TV shows. Hopefully the next installment will be even better. :)

  • Livingourwildestdreams❤️
    2019-05-27 15:17

    This was an epic fantasy with amazing world building and enjoyable characters. Anya has been an orphan her whole life and the only place which felt like home to her was Scott's bookshop, the last place she knew her mother had been before leaving her at the foster home. After Scott passes away and the bookstore is about to close down, Anya follows a hunch to find books written by an author known as the weaver. Books by this author have made the rival bookstore thrive and shes hoping to discover more. With her friends from the bookstore and her ex-boyfriend she goes on a journey and after discovering a list of clues, they end up in a parallel world. A world cloaked in darkness ravaged by beasts and Anya is prophesied to be their savior. I can't wait for the next book in the series!

  • M.M. Wedin
    2019-06-16 14:05

    I enjoyed Mist & Whispers. (I told myself a while ago I would stay away from YA now, but this one spoke to me). It's a mixed bag of feelings after finishing it. It has the typical writing style of YA (with dialogue and characters) and I'm giving it 4 stars because I want to read the second in the series, which doesn't happen often!Love the story, the riddles, and I actually like the Anya (the main character). It was fast paced at times, and kept my interest the whole way through. Awesome!This may be entirely my opinion, but it could need a bit more descriptions of places and creatures. I personally LOVE detailed descriptions, so again, might just be a personal preference :)

  • Karen Mace
    2019-05-30 16:10

    I found this to be a fun read but definitely a book of two halves!The first half was the strongest for me as i found the storyline really interesting, the characters well defined and easy to relate to. But the second half fell a little short as it ended up feeling a little too overwhelming, a little confused, characters changing personality too much and found the magical world to be a little messy. But any book that is set around a bookshop and features dragons and magic has enough going for it to keep me interested!!Definitely looking forward to reading more of the series though as Anya is a very interesting character and hoping she develops more as the series continues!

  • Bailey Marissa
    2019-05-25 16:58

    This is a solid first book. The plot and worldbuilding is AMAZING. The characters are pretty awesome. One thing that I did notice was that at 509 pages, there could a been a little bit of trimming of some of the Michael/Anya scenes so that it could be around 498-500 pages. But that's just a personal preference.It's a great book and I'm looking forward to the second book.Recommend 13+ for magic, language, and hinted sexual content (?). Once they got into the world hopping there were little to no innuendos.

  • Jaime
    2019-06-15 12:59

    Fantastic Beginning Wonderful start to what I think will be a great fantasy/adventure series. Great storyline and down to earth characters you can really relate to. Looking forward to the next book!

  • Aurora Italia
    2019-06-12 18:05

    DNF at 48% January 19,2017- March 12, 2017 I decided to DNF this book. I'm so bored and its gotten to the point where I have to force myself to read it. It's just a generic typical fantasy book nothing new. Since I am very behind on my reading goal I will be counting it as read since I did read a lot of it. This might change in the future.March 17, 2017I feel like I'm cheating marking this book as read. I'm taking it off.

  • T.W.R. Shelton
    2019-06-01 18:19

    ***I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.***~*~ “A moment is coming soon where you need to go against your instincts. I need you to remember that sometimes you must leave things behind to move forward. - C. M. Lucas ~*~Summary from Goodreads: “Imagine a world in eternal darkness. A world where skeletal beasts lurk in the forest. Where the women are missing, and the men are in need of salvation... In the West-English town of Little Wolf Green, Scott's bookshop is about to close down. Convinced the bookshop holds the key to her mother's identity, sixteen year old Anya Piddling vows to save Scott's, whatever the cost.When four books of magic and myth take the world by storm, Anya begins a journey to discover the truth about the author, known only as the Weaver. Followed closely by her friends, and one surly, bitter ex-boyfriend, Anya soon realises a whole new world awaits: a world gone very wrong, with maddening whispers in the forest, magical winged Kings and a dragon-boy that understands her, inside and out. But this world needs a saviour... and everyone is looking at her.Review:WOW. This book has everything. Fantasy, book lovers, magic, mythical creatures, danger, distress, loss, friendship, bravery… the list is endless.Plot: 5/5As I said before, this book has everything. It IS everything. Anya and her friends embark on an accidental quest to save her favorite bookstore (which is really more like her home) and stumble upon more magic than they know what to do with. There are multiple worlds and tons of mythical creatures (vampire leeches? ew!) and magical elements and even though there was SO MUCH GOING ON, it never became overwhelming or too much to handle. This book was a badass beginning to what I believe is a trilogy. It does an amazing job of introducing characters and pushing them through the first part of their quest. Characters: 5/5There is a wide cast of characters in this book. Anya is a great lead. I think she’s spunky and I love that she adores reading. She’s understandably angsty at times but brave and compassionate and everything that a heroine needs to be. Her ex-boyfriend (the breakup story was kind of weird, to be honest), Michael, was a different story. He was over-the top. Needy, whiny, and grumpy for the majority of the novel. I don’t know if he was supposed to annoy me as much as he did, but I know Anya could do better. There was a point at which I think he was supposed to be redeemed, but he ruined it rather quickly and I’m just kind of over him. STEPHANIE! Oh my goodness! I thought she was going to annoy me to no end, but I quickly fell in love with her manic personality. She’s sweet and tries hard to do her best, and I’m so glad she’s part of Anya’s squad. Finally, we have Lorcan. I’m obsessed with dragons (who isn’t?), so the idea of a human/dragon hybrid was pretty badass. Lorcan’s story was terribly sad and his friendship with Anya was an important piece of the story. I’m looking forward to seeing where their relationship goes in the next installment of this series.Writing Style: 5/5Lucas’ writing style was wonderful in that it was quirky and and full of character and so easy to read. I really enjoyed the riddles included and thought they brought a lot to the quest.Pacing: 5/5Holy cow, the action literally never ever stops! This thing was action packed from beginning to end and it made it very difficult to put down. Cover: 5/5Call me shallow, but the cover art is what originally hooked my attention. Anya is featured on the front cover, holding one of the Weaver’s books in her hands, and she’s wearing her trusty red converse. Her brilliant orange hair is blowing in the wind majestically and it’s just gorgeous. It portrays the fantasy element and the space between worlds she travels through and honestly I just adore everything about it.Final Score: 5/5Overall Impression: There isn’t much more for me to say. I loved it! Can’t wait to read the next installment. Congratulations to C.M. Lucas for putting out an amazing debut novel!

  • Melissa
    2019-05-21 14:07

    Absolutely magical. This story was pure magic from the first page to the last. I definitely recommend this book to everyone and anyone. I'm eagerly anticipating the next novel.

  • Mary B. Grove
    2019-05-18 15:06

    A mixed bagOn the plus sideStory starts out very strongly, in fact the first several chapters are the best written of the book. Anya's character starts off very clear and she begins as a sympathetic MC. On the down side SPOILERSOnce the action moves from England to Virtfirth, the characters deteriorate badly. Anya loses her strength of character, starts whining a lot and not using her brain. Anya and Steph are constantly portrayed as screamers. They wail and cry and carry on whenever things get hard. Really? That wasn't who Anya was in the beginning of the story--in fact she tended to quietly take charge in emergencies-- so why is Lucas turning her into a sniveling girlie?The whole story arc in which General Faust decides he hates Anya and the soldiers immediately split into two groups, the ones who like him and who ridicule Anya and try to hurt or kill her, and the ones who support Anya and friends is just ridiculous and unbelievable. First off, it's impossible to believe that Anya would resort to calling General Faust, 'Fausty,' no matter how unfair he's being to her. She's not in middle school, and he's old enough to be her father or grandfather. Up to this point, Anya has never treated older people with disrespect, no matter how difficult or condescending they are, so why would she start now? And the things he says to and about her are such cardboard villain speeches that it's hard to take him seriously. It's also unbelievable to me that all these soldiers in the king's army would openly attack someone the king has said is so important both to him and to the fate of the kingdom. Again, more a middle school dynamic than an adult one. Adults tend to be much less puerile and direct, especially adults who've led armies for decades. Then there are these odd moments when Anya stops whinging about how incompetent she is, gets angry and suddenly has superhuman strength or magic out of nowhere. She just shifts instantly from whiner to bully, and Lucas doesn't even try to provide a reason, so it makes no sense. Michael's character also acts much younger than he ought to be. If he were always as self-absorbed as Lucas writes him, there would be no reason for Anya to have been attracted to him in the first place. It's also not clear how old he actually is. If he's in high school, maybe that's one thing, but I got the impression that he's more in Steph and Tim's age group, so why was it okay for him to start going out with Anya when she was fifteen? (Lucas says they were together a year, and Anya's not yet seventeen when the story opens). The relationship seems questionable at best, and Anya even suspects that Michael wasn't supposed to come to Virtfirth, and that he or his presence might be problematic.Too much of the story is poorly done, from the inconsistent characters to the cardboard villains to the standard riddle quest tropes. The book may be written for a younger audience, but that doesn't excuse Lucas's making her older characters act like middle schoolers.

  • Chloe Smith
    2019-06-08 13:20

    All reviews can be found at https://thereadinglodge.wordpress.comWhen Iain, the owner of Scott’s bookshop sadly passes away, Anya vows to do whatever she can to keep the place running out of fear that his son will sell the store to their local competitor. James George, owner of Chronicle’s, has seen huge success since he found the books written by the Weave causing Scott’s bookshop to lose a lot of its custom. Anya believes that there could be more to the Weaver and, in a desperate attempt to save the bookshop, journeys to the location where George found the books in the hope that she can uncover something that will save the shop. Little does she, and her friends, know that they will be sent on an adventure, following a riddle written by the Weaver himself that suggests that there are more books to be found.Mist and Whispers is a book that I had exceedingly high expectations for; dubbed to be perfect for fans of Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart trilogy, I was immediately hooked. However, though there were definitely elements similar to the Inkheart trilogy, I didn’t find myself as interested in this book as I was expecting.One thing that made it hard for me to truly immerse myself within the novel was the phrasings and sentence structures. Though this may be a case of poor editing, I frequently found myself having to re-read extracts or sentences as the way in which they were worded made it hard for me to read at a steady pace. It made the narrative disjointed and jolted me out of my reading flow. Yes, this could just be a tiny mistake that was overlooked but, it happened so frequently that it was hard to overlook. Alongside this, due to having to re-read sentences, I found myself becoming more focused on figuring out the meaning thus forgetting what I had just read. I did sometimes find my mind drifting away from the narrative at times.Though it had its issues, I did enjoy the concept of the novel and the characters it provided. Each character brought something different to the narrative: Anya was determined and full of gusto, willing to fight and jump in to save those she had only just met, Michael was more childish and stubborn, refusing to get to grips with the change in relationship he now has with Anya and unable to accept how she feels towards other people, Tim was the intelligent one, shining a light on many of the riddles answers and providing a lot of common sense, whilst Steph was ditsy yet surprisingly smart underneath, jumping in every so often with a thought that was on a tangent to the rest of the characters. They were a ragtag group of friends who had been pushed together but I enjoyed their interactions and how they all adapted and grew within themselves as the journey progressed.

  • Julia
    2019-05-20 18:27

    Wonderful and breathtaking like a dream! I hardly know where to begin!Alright, got to calm down. Breathe in, breathe out, take it easy, take it slow ...But I'm too THRILLED to calm down! "Mist & Whispers - The Weaver's Riddle" by Claire Marie Lucas is a debut novel - or should I say this fantasy story is stunning magic in book form? I know books which have wonderful covers, but inside they're pale and shapeless like ghosts. The cover of "The Weaver's Riddle" is really impressive. When I saw it for the first time, my first impulse was to grab it and run! A wonderful cover never promises a good book, but don't worry: I loved Anya's adeventure!English isn't my native language (yeah, that's the reason why you might find some grammer mistakes. But I'm really trying to do my best, believe me!!). When it comes to read in English, I always become unsure. Things went better than I had thought, actually - the author has a smooth and easy wirting style. C. M. Lucas doesn't throw academic words around, she simply writes in a way that's perfectly to understand for everyone. Just make yourself comfortable, Anya and Lucas' narrative techniques will take you to the dark world of Virtfirth.But sometimes I had the feeling that the plot turns out to become a little predictable. That's not a big problem, it's reading a boring book that's the worst thing for me. With "The Weaver's Riddle" I never felt drowsy or so. Not only was the plot action-packed, but it was quite funny, too. Anya, my new heroine (she reminds of Merida from "Brave", doesn't she?), is an orphan, a book nerd and a whiz-kid with a heart of gold. The other characters - Steph, Tim or Michael - are also important, although I felt bad for Michael (he's a nice guy). It's a comfort knowing that Anya's impulsive chracter hasn't gotten the kind-hearted part of her ...!Well, it was an epic, even bloody and beautiful book and I can't wait for more. Read it! It really does make your eyes shine, it creates so many feelings and will even give you a big shock when you realize you have one page left to read. I still can't stop thinking about the Weaver's world and the Marked One. That's why you'll see me walking around with my head in the clou-, I mean in the mist. Nevertheless, there are 4 out of 5 golden stars gleaming in the darkness.

  • Jenni of Wonderland
    2019-06-01 18:16

    Where do I even begin? Claire Marie Lucas's debut novel is packed full with magic, action, adventure and an intriguing riddle. It's so perfectly put together that it keeps you turning those pages. This unique story follows the main character Anya, who lives in Piddling Children's Home. Having been given up by her mother as a baby, Anya has no idea who her parents are. The only close person she has in her life is Scott, who owns Scott's Bookshop. The bookshop feels more like home to Anya, having spent the majority of her life reading and getting lost amongst the books in the shop. Until the inevitable happens and the bookshop is in great danger of closing to the big book retailer, Chronicles. Convinced the bookshop holds the key to her mother's identity, sixteen year old Anya Piddling vows to save Scott's, whatever the cost.When four books of magic and myth take the world by storm, Anya begins a journey to discover the truth about the author, known only as the Weaver. Followed closely by her friends, and one surly, bitter ex-boyfriend, Anya soon realises a whole new world awaits: a world gone very wrong, with maddening whispers in the forest, magical winged Kings and a dragon-boy that understands her, inside and out. But this world needs a saviour... and everyone is looking.I really enjoyed this book. There are so many lovable characters, like Lorcan who is a cursed Dragon boy. I am totally shipping him with Anya, by the way. There are lots of twists and turns that took me by surprise. Defiantly not a predictable book, which I am happy about. It's fast paced, taking you from somerset England on a magical ride to a fantasy land with strange beasts and a kingdom cast in complete darkness.The cover is absolutely stunning, that I want it framed and put on my lounge wall. Claire's writing style is beautiful, dragging you instantly out of reality. There is just so much going on this book, I just can't find better words to describe it all. This is a definite must read!I can not wait for Book Two.Jenni xo

  • Cris
    2019-05-22 14:05

    2.75 en realidad.

  • Rachel
    2019-05-31 18:13

    Mist & Whispers by CM Lucas was a really good fantasy and had a really great plot.Anya is our hero, she is a sixteen year old orphan who is about to go on the adventure of her life in order to save a book shop that she loves so much. By the way I love it when a character loves books as much as I do, I feel like they are a kindred spirit.One day these really old books are found and they get published. The world goes crazy the Weaver series, think a Harry Potter situation. During this time the book shop that Anya works at and is so in love with is closing because they just aren't getting the business. Somehow (I can't really remember) Anya knows that there are more books that haven't been found so she drags her friends on this journey and what they find is totally unexpected. They are transported to a new world that has magic and gods and fly horses (the don't actually say Pegasus but the horses are Pegasus).Anya has a strong and feisty personality that I love. Even though she is little she doesn't let anyone boss her around. She is fiercely loyal to her friends and she wants to do right by the people that she encounters and you have to admire the goodness in a person like that. Along for the ride is her ex-boyfriend Micheal who can be a nasty piece of work sometime, Steph (her co-worker) who is light-hearted and carefree and her boyfriend Tim who is the brains in this group. All of who fight to save a kingdom from this evil darkness, making friends on the way and trying to find a way back home.OverallThere is fighting (trying to save a kingdom after all) and Anya kicks ass, there is mystery, danger and magic at every turn. Friends are made and lost and Anya finds a power in herself that she didn't know she had. What's waiting next for the group...well I really can't say. All I know is I will be getting the next Weaver's book when it comes out because with an ending like the one Mist & Whispers had, I have to find out what happens next.

  • Muskan
    2019-05-25 10:20

    I was fortunate to be given an Advanced Readers' copy of this book, by the author in exchange of an honest review. Wow, this book turned out to be even better than I expected it to be. I rarely like fantasy books, so I am stunned by this book. The book started out so well. Totally gripped my attention. I loved the whole story line, the characters, writing and everything was just so good. I enjoyed the bookish factors. I could totally see a bookworm wrote this book. I really liked the female protagonist- Anya. She is calm and collected. I could totally feel the sadness in her past, but I must say that she doesn't show her sadness. She is brave & intelligent which makes her likable. I loved Steph & Tim, they were just some amazing characters. What I liked the most about this book is the ending. Oh my god, that totally blew me off. That ending elevated this story so higher. I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE SECOND BOOK! Seriously, Fantasy fans are in for a treat. And I hope this book's sales are higher than the sales of Weaver's books, in the book. C.M Lucas is the new amazing author in town. :D The Number of characters are high in this book, so I got confused at some points with names, and there are some minor plot errors. But other than that, this book was a great read, so I strongly recommend it to fantasy fans! :) KINDLE EDITION AND PAPERBACK IS AVAILABLE IN AMAZON FROM 21ST SEPTEMBER 2015. BUY BOOKS, SUPPORT AUTHORS!

  • JustOneMoreChapter
    2019-05-24 16:07

    Yaaaaayyyy! I'm finally finished The Weaver's Riddle by Claire Marie Lucas...It took me a while to read it because of personal commitments but it was sooo good I can't wait for the next installment...I'd been looking forward to Claire's debut novel for months and I enjoyed it so much... with a refreshingly original storyline, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect...I loved the writing... the places and people were nicely described and well developed... the story flowed at a good pace and I connected with the main characters,I loved Anya, Steph, Tim, Lorcan, Harrion and their story... although I don't think I've taken too kindly to Michael #douchebagalertThere weren't many but I have to be honest, as with most novels there were a few things I'd list as cons:At times the pace was a bit slow,The task the main four were on seemed to get waylaid and sometimes forgotten which was a little frustrating,As I said before, Michael is a douche but, I kinda like the element he brings to the group, it's different,And the romantic in me wanted more, well, romance! Lorcan may be a Dragon-Boy but oh I just wanted more of him and Anya!I give this 4/5 stars, I feel it's for a younger audience but, if you like fantasy and adventure, riddles and mythical creatures then you'll enjoy this... I'm looking forward to the next book, to unravel more of the Riddle and the mystery that is The Weaver!