Alice Will is a well-written, well-paced book. It was an easy read since it’s probably aimed below my age. Nevertheless, I appreciated the world-building and I loved the main character Trotter, who is funny and adventurous and unique. Full of action, magic and fantasy, I haven’t read fantasy for a while and loved dipping back into the genre. I loved the characters and the setting, and there was enough suspense to keep me going. An enjoyable read.
I haven’t read a young teen fantasy novels in a long time. So I was a little nervous if I was going to stay interested in reading this book and not feel like the characters in the book were too young for me to connect with. Well to my surprise I was very entertained. It’s great coming of age story with a lot of action. I love watching apocalyptic movies or tv series. I find myself rooting for Alice to make the right choices when her back was against the wall being so young learning how to use her powers and so much weighing her shoulders. This book had me entrained and on the edge of my seat, just as if I was watching it on a tv series. The way the characters were Introduced and how vivid the story line was you didn’t even need your imagination to be immersed into the book as if you were a character. I was ready to read book number 2. In conclusion, this book is a great read and I recommend this book to my 14 yr old son and to anyone who’s reading this review you won’t be disappointed.
Reviewed by @makaelapatterson
Alice Will: Dreams of Chaos Book 1 by Ashley Chappell. This is a young adult Fantasy thriller about a young 14 year old girl named Trotter who is wise beyond her years. She has powers but she’s still learning about them and how to to use them. During her time of trying to figure everything out a war breaks out. In other worlds where gods withdraw from humanity leaving mortals better from Magic and Trotter immediately becomes the #1 suspect. The world begins tearing itself apart by magical means and Trotter is desperate to prove herself not guilty. During her quest to prove her innocence she meets a young girl named Alice Will who has powers eerily the same as her own. She now has everyone against her and she’s has to stop the bad gods from using Alice to destroy the world. Will Trotter succeed or will all the gods win. This is a fast paced read and you will be flying thru the pages. I can’t wait for book 2!
Alice Will: Dreams of Chaos Book 1 by Ashley Chappell is a YA / Fantasy story that has plenty of action, magic and even danger. I found myself lost in the pages and couldn’t stop till I finished. Alice and Trotter are two young girls who are trying find their way a world that is full of war. Both of them have powers, Trotter knows how her powers work and Alice hasn’t yet found out exactly how powerful her powers are. What will happen when these two are faced with the suspense of causing harm to human population? Will they be the ones who save the world? Find out what happens next in this must read. I can’t wait to read more from this Author.
This is the first book that I have read by this author and it will not be the last. I really enjoyed this fantasy novel and the author was able to take me to a whole new world that I enjoyed. This book is YA, extremely YA. But it was nice pallet cleanser because I don’t often read alot of YA. Even being geared towards a younger audience, the author was able to hold my attention and the story line and writing were well done.
This story has action, suspense & even has a few gods that made the story that much more unique. The twist and turns were great too! I am looking forward to reading more by this author and I would recommend this to anyone that likes fantasy and YA paranormal stories!
Alice Will: Dreams of Chaos Book 1 by Ashley Chappell – Review by Gail Guerrero
Alice Will is a must read. The main character simply had me in awe. To be so young but so brave and strong. Trotter is an amazing 14 year old. Through the whole story you will be struck by how mature she is. To be this young and have so much resting on your shoulders. The author really put this story together well. I couldn’t put it away. The plot was well thought out and the characters complimented each other very well. There were some shocking moments that had me like what why. But overall it was really enjoyable to read this story. The crossing between realms was magical. The level of danger these demigods had to face to try and save the world had me on the edge of my seat. As a mom I was in a panic like lord if this was my child. To be able to create worlds that others can’t even imagine is a truly amazing gift. This is my first book by this author and I wasn’t disappointed. I’m excited to get book 2.
Oh my gosh! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have always loved mythology so this was right up my alley! It took a bit for me to get hooked, but once I was engrossed, I couldn’t put it down! The characters and story lines are rich and unique. I can’t wait for the next installment! Wonderful job. 5 stars.
Alice Will: Dreams of Chaos Book 1 by Ashley Chappell
I will preface this by saying this is not my go to genre to read, but I was drawn in by the cover and then the synopsis. I have to say I am so glad I made that jump to read this! It took just a bit to get used to the way of writing but then it just faded to the background and we were off on an amazing story.
I had parts i didn’t care for and others that were so good I had to read again, but these are my opinion and may be someone else’s in a different way.
I loved reading about Trotter and Alice.
I will be reading more from this author, very great story teller and helped me visualize this whole book in my head!
Alice Will: Dreams of Chaos Book 1 by Ashley Chappell
This is a fantasy novel involving gods, magical beings and humans. It is unlike anything that I have read before. It truly is a unique and original story. Reality isn’t always what it seems, it depends on who’s telling the story. Trotter is a demi god trying to understand her powers and trying to control them while being a fourteen year old girl. A war is coming that can tear the world apart and its up to her to save it. All the while there is a little girl that’s reshaping reality with her childish dreams and wishes. Unfortunately a six year old doesn’t realize the world is bigger than what’s around her. With the gods fighting amongst themselves and the human world caving in upon itself, can Trotter find the strength to stop the evil that is awakening and save a child’s hopes and dreams?
Alice Will is an incredible fantasy novel, written for all ages! It follows the perspectives of seven year old Alice, fourteen year old Trotter and her cat, Prowler, the goddess Miro and the god Stoicese. Full of magic mythical creatures, the story is a tale of one girl trying to save the world before it’s too late. Funny and touching with some twists, this is a book that is hard to put down. I can’t wait to read the rest of the Dreams of Chaos series!