May 30, 2018

#BookReview of Forest Beyond the Earth by @mscox_fiction

The Forest Beyond the Earth


About the Book: 

Under the watchful eye of the Mother Shrine, twelve-year-old Wisp ekes out a simple, but challenging life with Dad, foraging for food and losing herself in old books from the world that came before. She loves the Endless Forest ― except when the Tree Walkers come for her.


In ages past, the great rain of fire and ash destroyed the Earth, wiping out the ancients and everything they had made. Nature has reclaimed much since then, spreading out in a vast forest full of wonder and dread. Ever in fear of being taken away, she follows Dad’s rules without question while learning to survive off the land.



No longer a small child, she accompanies Dad on one of his treks, her first time more than a few steps away from the cabin. A day exploring with him is the happiest time of her life, but joy is short-lived.



A monster follows them home.



Safe in her Haven, she hides while Dad goes outside to confront the beast. She wakes alone the next morning, and waits. Alas, her hope of his return fades with the daylight. Desperate, she breaks his strictest rule and goes outside alone. Not far from the cabin, she discovers his rifle abandoned next to the monster’s strange footprints.



Afraid but determined, Wisp sets off on her own into the Endless Forest to find Dad ― before the Tree Walkers catch her.








Reviewed By: Rachael
Publisher: Matthew S. Cox
Recommended Age: Middle Grade
Genre: Fantasy, Dystopian
Overall rating: ★★★★
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About the Author: Born in a little town known as South Amboy NJ in 1973, Matthew has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life. Somewhere between fifteen to eighteen of them spent developing the world in which Division Zero, Virtual Immortality, and The Awakened Series take place. He has several other projects in the works as well as a collaborative science fiction endeavor with author Tony Healey.

Hobbies and Interests:
Matthew is an avid gamer, a recovered WoW addict, Gamemaster for two custom systems (Chronicles of Eldrinaath [Fantasy] and Divergent Fates [Sci Fi], and a fan of anime, British humour (<- deliberate), and intellectual science fiction that questions the nature of reality, life, and what happens after it.

He is also fond of cats.


Check out author's other books? Emma and the Banderwigh (Tales of Widowswood)
Recommend this book? Yes!

Notes and Opinions: I liiiive for Post-Apocalyptic books! All because I know if something like that occurred, I'd be the first to go. Wisp is so much braver than me. If I knew things out there were trying to kill me, I seriously never leave my home. She's very smart, resourceful and so innocent . Plus she's a big reader! Whats not to like about her!? Sometimes I just wanted to jump into the book and hug her. I recommend this book for all ages!!

 









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