LadyStar: The Dreamspeaker

LadyStar: The DreamspeakerLadyStar: The Dreamspeaker by W. Scott
Series: LadyStar Ajan Warriors #1
Published by Palace in the Sky Publishing on February 10th 2011
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Prepare to do battle with the Greatest Fighting Team of Teenage Girls ever assembled!

Jessica Hoshi is just like any other girl. She loves music, playing in the marching band at school and spending time with her friends. One day, Jessica and her friends visit the Lakeshore Historical Society to take the Tall Ship Tour.

After they get separated from the tour group, Jessica discovers a gem-encrusted Lantern and a magically locked jewelry box below decks in the ship’s hold. A voice from inside the Lantern tells Jessica they are all in great danger. The jewelry box contains priceless stolen artifacts sought by ruthless and evil sorcerers known as Cryptics.

 

Going into The Dreamspeaker, I had no clue what I was getting into. The cover was quite interesting. And if you take a moment to play around on the book's website, it is filled with girls who give off the manga vibe. Which, as a side note, is what I thought The Dreamspeaker was.. a manga.

In a lot of ways, I really enjoyed The Dreamspeaker. Jessica was a very colorful character and her friends and their personalities added in nicely. Scott's writing was simple and well-written, which is sure to please many readers. I never felt like the writing was talking over my head nor too simple that I wanted to throw the book at the wall due to over-explanations. It was a very nice combination.

Despite not being a manga, The Dreamspeaker has that feeling to it. Kick butt girl characters who have an adventure.. great friendships.. and a evil villain who needs desperately to be taken down. I enjoyed exploring Jessica's world and hope to see more of it soon.

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