Friday 11 September 2015

To Nowhere by: C.E. Wilson

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy
Published: July 5, 2015 by: C.E. Wilson
Pages: 206
Rating: 4/5 stars
* I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

To Nowhere was a fantasy with a unique twist. The book follows Lyris, a girl who has always lived under her wealthy parent's shadow. That is, until a dashing man named Wyatt mysteriously jumps into her life and sweeps her off her feet. But when Lyris opens the door to Wyatt's strange "haunted" house, she uncovers a world unlike her own. A world where giants roam and keep humans captive as pets. Will Lyris be able to escape?

I quite enjoyed this book. I felt that it was a lot different than any other fantasy I've read before. The concept was very interesting, and the book had a lot of unique twists and turns. While I did have some issues with the main character, I was quite satisfied.

I loved the plot line of this book. It was different, and cool, and something that you wouldn't expect. It was interesting to read about a whole different species acting like how humans do, and the fact that they kept humans as pets. It was kind of like reading a book through a dog's perspective! I was thoroughly interested.

I enjoyed reading about the male protagonist, Brindt in this book. Brindt is a giant who keeps Lyris hostage. At first he is perceived as the bad guy, but as the book progresses, he develops into a lovable and kind character that I admired so much.

One character that I didn't like so much in this book, was Lyris. I found her to be very impulsive in her decision-making, and also kind of naive. I mean, she goes into a haunted house with a guy she's just met and expects a happily ever after. It just didn't seem that realistic, although she does get a lot better as the book goes on.

Overall, this was a very intriguing book and something that will take you buy surprise. I think that it's originality,  paid off.

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. I'm currently reading this and I have to agree that I'm not much of a fan of Lyris! I'm only on chapter 9 though, so I'll have to see if I change my mind as I go on.

    1. Yes, she definitely wasn't the best female protagonist :(

  2. I am also currently reading this and I do not like Lyris. She gets on my nerves so much.

    1. Yeah, she wasn't the easiest character to like!

  3. I have never read such a book like this, and this is my first time hearing about the concept and the book :P Interesting novel! I feel like Lyris would be an awesome protagonist together with Wyatt. (I already feel like their romance would spark a lot in this book, haha.) Lovely review Emily! :)

    1. Thanks Jillian! It was a very unique book to say the least!