Book Review: The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd Jones
I first read The Bone Houses from Emily Lloyd Jones and immediately fell in love with her writing. This book follows the same type of story telling techniques where you really feel as if you're living and breathing like these characters. Her worlds really come alive and she makes these tales that seem to be old wives tales that get told over a bonfire.
The Drowned Woods tells the story of a girl who carries water within her and can call water to do her bidding. She gets capture by the Prince of her kingdom at a very young age and she gets sent into missions that only she can do due to the her ability to control water. However, as his doings start including her in macabre plans she escapes. She is found by a spy whom she loves almost as a father, and together they set out to hurt the Prince's reign by destroying a well that seems to keep the wall that surrounds his castle intact. They find help from a man that has magic in him as well. His magic is dark and mean to kill, as he sold seven years of his life for sever human lives. They also get help from other members of the community, which really didn't get much back story.
The adventure is fun and has small bits of romance here and there that leaves you really caring for the relationships that are building within this heist.
My favorite part of the book is the way everything seems to be woven together at the end. I really mean it when I say that the story reads as if it were a legend.
Overall rating: 4 stars
* I received this ebook in exchange for an honest review*