Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays: Alvor by Laura Bingham

She felt her blood run cold. Every cell in her body froze as this man looked at her even through the invisibility ward. She couldn't take her eyes off of him.
~Page 213


Title: Alvor
Author: Laura Bingham
ISBN: 9781599552729
Publisher: Sweetwater Books/2009
Pages:274


In their summer holidays, fifteen year old Erin and her twin brother Bain come across a cabin in the woods near their home and discover that the cabin contains magic. There they meet fairies, dragons and other creatures like winged horses. Not to forget Butterflies who can speak to them. Both discover their own magical powers and are also taught more powers. On their path of learning new things, they discover that they are being trained to be elves.

The conflict in their mind is whether to leave the present world and join the new magical one. They do leave home and go to that magical place. They learm magic, mind control, sword fighting, dragon riding and so much more. Then Bain disappears and Erin is the one who can find him.

This is YA fantasy novel which will please that age group. Writing is good and the interesting creatures they meet is very well brought out. Erin and Bain share a deep bonding and also Erin and the dragon Pulsar too share something rare. They can commune through their minds. Both the siblings have what it takes to learn new things. There is evil shown too, without which the novel would have dragged. Initially I too felt there is so much goodness that it starts to wan! And a litle more adventure wouldn't have come amiss. I think girls will like it more than boys. My copy goes to the first kid who speaks out for fantasy fiction.


40 comments:

Vivienne said...

Sounds like a gentler introduction into the faerie world as a lot of the faerie books are quite dark.

Zia said...

Great teaser! This is a book I am looking forward to reading myself.

Staci said...

Very cool teaser!

Bryan R. Terry said...

That's a good teaser.

Mine's HERE

celi.a said...

Wow, very cool teaser. I'm a sucker for anything with magic, and this sounds intriguing. Great choice!

Mon said...

Like the sound of this one. Not normally a YA fan.

Sassy Brit said...

I'm really getting into YA and fantasy fiction! I say I'm checking them out for my son...

Good tease!

Here's mine: http://tjbook-list.blogspot.com/2009/09/tuesday-teaser-review-giveaway-kathy.html

By the way you've won an award on my blog! :))

Lisa said...

gotta love YA stuffs these days =D


here's mine

Teddyree said...

Intriguing teaser, book sounds pretty good.

Here's my Teaser

Susan B. Evans said...

Great teaser this week :) This looks like an intriguing book! Here's my teaser.

JoAnn said...

Great teaser. I recently read my first YA book since I was a YA myself (lol!)..they sure have changed.

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

I read this as well as it was so good. I really enjoyed the writing. I know a new 14 year old blogger who would love this.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

Good thing you explained a little about the book. From your teaser sentence I was thinking romance novel.

jlshall said...

The idea of being trained to be an elf is certainly intriguing. And "invisibility ward" sounds pretty spooky. Nice teaser!

Pixie said...

Interesting. Great teaser. I am adding this one to my TBR pile.

Bluestocking said...

Nice teaser. Thanks for visiting.

karen! said...

Sounds like a good YA novel.
Happy Tuesday!

Jen said...

Very interesting teaser! I love it!

Here's mine.

busy91 said...

That is a great one! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by. Happy TT.

Book Bird Dog said...

A lovely fantasy!

My teaser is from a Dorothy L. Sayers book:
My tease

Crystal said...

Very exciting teaser - I'm off to look for this book.

Jo-Jo said...

Thanks for the great teaser!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

What kid (or grown-up kid) doesn't like a story that involves magic?! There's something scary going on here, too ...

Book Dragon said...

I agree with Vivienne.

Great teaser & thanks for stopping by my teaser!

ibeeeg said...

Ok...I love YA fiction which includes fantasy. I enjoy the reads and even more so when my older girls share a read with me.

Love this teaser. I am curious about this book and will be putting it on my tbr list. Thanks.

Here is my Teaser Tuesday

Lisa said...

I would have loved a cabin like that as a kid! Good teaser.

My teaser is here - it's a scary one!

Marie Burton said...

I've seen this one around, and although I do not gravitate towards Fantasy fiction I must admit the story lines are always intriguing! Thanks for visiting my teaser.

Mishel said...

Really enjoyed the teaser. I love the cover =) I haven't heard of this one before but I'll definitely have to look into it!

Thanks!

kaye said...

sounds good, and I do love fantasy. read my teaser here

okbolover said...

I want to read this book :) great teaser by the way! looks like something I would definitely read.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

What a great teaser - very attention grabbing. Love the cover and description as well - thanks for sharing. :)

Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

Jacqueline C. said...

Sounds like a good one! I'll have to keep my eye out for it.

Leslie said...

ahhh def putting it on my tbr list!

Brenda said...

This sounds like a great book! I'm going to look for it.

The Book Resort said...

Oh, you got me! I am so darn hooked!

I will be adding this to my list.

Hooked!

Did I say hooked :)?

Vicki said...

Love this teaser! I don't read much fantasy, but may buy this one, it's getting really good reviews.

Bart's Bookshelf said...

Like others have said, this one sounds intriguing!

Lisa said...

So many faerie books out these days! This one sounds tamer than most. Hope you're enjoying it!

Alice Teh said...

I like the sound of this one!

Natalie W said...

Interesting teaser!