Thursday, August 10, 2017

A Book Review of Black and White by Nick Wilford



Let me start by saying that my book allowance has dropped considerably in the wake of blessed early retirement. So imagine my delight when author and fellow blogger Nick Wilford offered followers an advanced read copy of his book ‘Black and White’, the first in his YA trilogy.


I first found the writer/editor and his story through the April A to Z Blogging Challenge. Every day’s entry introduced readers to either characters or aspects of the ‘Black and White’ universe. I found it all quite intriguing.

And the book itself did not disappoint. I wanted more, but that’s a good sign for a series. As a youth I would have found Nick’s world provided welcome escapism. This adult found the book’s editing impeccable, one of the finest examples I can point to these days (good promotion for his freelance editing services, if you ask me!).

Even having a good notion of the plot beforehand I found myself surprised by some of its aspects. Help and hindrance to the main characters did not always come from the expected directions. I enjoyed getting to know Wellesbury Noon and Ezmerrelda Dontible (great names, no?), too.

At $1.99 (US), ‘Black & White’ is a bargain. You can pre-order on Amazon here (for the United States) and here (in the UK). I hope you’ll give this new twist on dystopia a chance.

Be sure to check back next month for Nick Wilford’s guest post! So, what are you reading this summer?

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12 comments:

  1. Darla, thanks for the lovely review. You made my day!

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    1. Gosh! I'm so glad. You have such a gift. Thank you for sharing it.

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  2. Great review. And it is nice to see bloggers review like this, too. Hugs.

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  3. I follow his blog, too. I'll have to check out the book.

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    1. It's so neat to find you following so many of the same folks. ~grin~ Be well!

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  4. I am not into YA books, but this does sound good.

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    1. You're like me. ~grin~ I'm glad I made an exception.

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  5. I have not been reading much the last couple of months but I have listened to three on CD during that time. It is a series by Yasmine Galenorn - witches, vampires and demons. I keep them in the car and listen when I drive to and from. My local library keeps me going!!

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    1. Audio books are fun. Glad you're enjoying them!

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  6. I just finished Nick's book as well and enjoyed it very much. Love the character names he came up with.

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    1. Awesome! And I'm glad to have found your blog thanks to your kind comment. Happy Sailing!

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Thank you for taking time to share your opinion. Hearing from readers adds immensely to my joy of writing!