Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Tower of Parlen Min by Matt Xell

Welcome to the Virtual Book Tour of Tower of  Parlen Min by Matt Xell!

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To Start…Matt has blessed us with 5 E-Books to be given away via Smashwords. Just fill out the form at the end of this review and you will be entered you entered. Deadline is August 31, 2011. *Important - only available via E-Book!

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Tower of Parlen Min - Cover

Ves Asirin wins a trip to the Tower of Parlen Min. There, with 19 other children, he competes in the Sword Challenge; a series of puzzles and tasks, for $12 million. As fantastic and glorious as the tower seems to be, Ves finds that it keeps a dark and secret history that he has been connected to for over 150 years, a secret that will define his destiny ... if he can escape 'The shadow'.(Goodreads)

4 Stars!!!

Initially I was concerned about liking The Tower of Parlen Min because it started off slowly and the narrative voice was, shall I say, boring. I found it very difficult to engage in...but that was only in the beginning. However, as I continued to read, the narration voice changed and I became enamored with the Tower, Ves, and the many adventures he and his friends underwent.

Ves is a young boy with a unique set of attributes. His memory loss reminded me of the movie "50 First Dates." Every 10-15 hours or so he would lose his memory; however, after about 3 weeks of exposure, Ves was able to remember people and places. He did have a journal of sorts that carried extremely valuable least to Ves.

Ves was an enjoyable character to observe. He was a young boy who was very unsure of himself and everyone around him. He learned to trust himself as time went by and learned many lessons about trust and accomplishment.

Stepping into the fantasy world that Matt Xell created was a wonderful experience. The Tower of Parlen Min is extremely different from the books I typically read, but I sincerely enjoyed it and look forward to reading more about the adventures of Ves in the future. I believe that this book would be and excellent story for boys 12-14 year old; but girls and young adults may find the world of Parlen Min very interesting.

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*I received an E-Book in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour.

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