This YA fantasy novel is about 14 year old Trotter who is a demi god and trying to figure out her powers. We also follow 6 year old Alice who is a slave at an inn, Alice also doesn’t know she has powers. Alice has always wanted a proper family and writes how her day is going in a diary. But what she writes isn’t exactly how the day had gone, it’s how she wishes the day had gone. We follow both girls as they figure out their powers and join together to fight evil and find their happy endings. This story was very emotional in parts and also very humorous in others. Prowler is definitely my favourite character, he is an adorable cat who is Trotter’s guardian, who absolutely loves sea food! He sadly runs into trouble a few times and has to be reincarnated but he’s always positive about it. My only critique about the book is that I found it very slow paced for the first half, not a lot of action was happening. But it was worth it in the end and turned out to be a fantastic read! I really liked how at the end of the book it explains all the God’s and Goddesses as there is quite a few to keep track of.
Alice Will: Dreams of Chaos, Book 1, by Ashley Chappell is an awesome book. I’m almost at a loss for words to describe the complete ecstasy I’ve had reading this book. If I could give this book 10 Stars I would. The world that Ashley Chappell builds for us in this story is remarkable. The language is like butter. The characters are all striking and so unforgettable. Trotter who is our heroine in this story, you will bond with this young girl and the way that Ms. Chappelle writes you will feel what Trotter feels, you will be Trotter. Love and risk and sacrifice it’s all here. You need to make sure you’ve done everything you need to do because once you get to the middle of the book you won’t do anything else till you finish.
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Alice Will: Dreams of Chaos Book 1 by Ashley Chappell
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Genre – YA Fantasy
Page Count – 310 pages
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 In a world where the other gods have withdrawn from humanity, leaving mortals bitter toward magic, she immediately becomes the prime suspect when the world begins tearing itself apart through magical means. Trotter’s desperate search to prove her innocence leads her to a mysterious little girl named Alice with powers shockingly similar to her own. Apparently, 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 stop a vengeful god from using Alice to destroy her world.
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Ashley Chappell writes satire and young adult epic fantasy featuring expansive world-building and universes filled with magic, mayhem, and monsters. Ms. Chappell currently resides in Huntsville, AL. When not writing or reading one of her well-worn Terry Pratchett or Neil Gaiman novels, she can be found sailing or working alongside her husband building their off-grid, semi-underground dream home in the foothills of the Appalachians.
This really was an interesting book. A ghost story with a twist. When I started reading Of Way and Tators, I was a little leary. The beginning just did not grab my attention. But, as I continued reading my interest was peaked and I became engaged in the story. The many twists and turns grabbed my attention and I found myself wanting to know how it would end. I really recommend Of War and Tators, you will not be disappointed.
OF WAR AND TATERS by Ashley Chappell. I LOVED this book. Such a fun, gossipy read! This is the story of the small town of Merit and how things can get turned into much bigger things than they are! It all starts when the National News picks up the news story that Merit has a Gang War going on. What the paper failed to mention is that the gangs are 4th graders and actually best friends. Stanley Grace the Sheriff of the town who never has excitement like this is thrown in the spotlight. The gangs are called the Upper and Lower Jelly River gangs. There is also a circus in town and we get to meet all the weird characters. But when real danger shows up will the Sheriff be able to handle it before someone gets really hurt? Kids and adults will love this book.
Of War and Taters by Ashley Chappell was an intriguing read! I would give this book a four out of five stars. I really did not know what to expect, but really enjoyed it. A part of me enjoyed the misunderstanding because it just highlights that the media focuses on the story they want to sell. I enjoyed the unexpected twists and turns throughout the book. Stanley was my favorite character, I could not put the book down because of him.
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OF WAR AND TATERS by Ashley Chappell
Of War and Taters by Ashley Chappell is a funny yet entertaining story that once I started reading I couldn’t put it down till the end. I loved all the characters and their personalities . Sheriff Stanley Grace finds himself pulled into several different situations at once and him trying to stay a step ahead. Can Stanley figure out what is going on? What does the future look like for Sheriff Stanley and the rest of the town of Merit? Find out what happens next in this cute book that I highly recommend reading. I’m definitely going to be checking out more books by this Author.
Of War and Taters by Ashley Chappell is a whimsical mystery with an endearing cast of characters. As I started reading the book I found it hard to figure out what kind of book it was supposed to be and where the story was going – it seemed like we were being shown a bunch of relatively unconnected events. But as the story progressed, everything began coming together and making sense (well, a bit of sense at least!).
At the centre of the story is a theme of gossip and misleading journalism that is all too familiar in our “post-truth” world. Stories are blown out of proportion or even fabricated for dramatic effect, and even threaten to become self-fulfilling prophecies.
There are characters for everyone to enjoy. The Upper and Lower Jelly River gangs are rival groups of mischievous, inquisitive children who have been thrust into the spotlight. They remind me of characters in books like Swallows and Amazons – sworn enemies until they find something else to team up against. Then there’s the Sherriff (double “r” intended) who seems to be doing quite well for someone whose usually quiet town has been turned upside down. There’s a circus to rival The Greatest Showman, with some excellent characters like Goliath the giant and Chaz the astigmatic ape. There’s Monty the thespian ghost, who reminded me somewhat of Gordon Way in Dirk Gently. I could go on! It’s an eclectic, endearing cast.
For me, this is a five star book. It’s entertaining, engaging and different. If you enjoy books that are both very clever and very silly, such as the works of Douglas Adams and Tom Holt, I would definitely recommend it!
Of War and Taters by Ashley Chappell a fun filled four-star read. I didn’t know what to expect with this story when I read the title, but just like we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, I shouldn’t judge a book by its title. This was so funny I spat tea over myself, this story has a little something for everyone, its witty and funny with a sarcastic brush that just keeps it from getting soppy. If you like a mystery or a funny story then you cant go wrong with this story.
Review by @saraoxo