Friday, February 26, 2016

Book Review: Trixter by Alethea Kontis

Trixter, by Alethea Kontis
2015, 144p, YA Fairy Tale/Fantasy
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy via Prism Book Tours for an honest review

Trix Woodcutter is the long prophesied Boy Who Talks to Animals. He’s also a foundling prankster scamp who places his family under a sleeping spell so that he can run away from home. Compelled by a vision of his dead birthmother, Trix departs on the eve of a Great Catastrophe, only to find himself caught in the maelstrom. Armed with little more than his wits and the wisdom inherent in all fey-blooded youth, Trix confronts a legendary Animal King, faces off against a ghostly feline, rescues a damsel in distress, and discovers more about himself than he ever wished to know.

And this adventure is only the beginning.

It was fun to learn more about Trix Woodcutter! In the beginning, he's running away from home after his birthmother appeared in his dreams and called for him. Trix is able to talk to animals, which helps him in his travels. He meets interesting people and animals and has quite the adventure.

I loved getting more of the story of the Woodcutter family, and especially learning more about Trix. There were twists and turns along the way and the ending definitely left me wanting more! It's a short book, but was so much fun to read and I had a hard time putting it down. Ms. Kontis does a great job telling a story that is entertaining and whimsical. I love her writing and creative mind and am looking forward to reading whatever she comes up with next! 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Alethea Kontis is a princess, a fairy godmother, and a geek. She’s known for screwing up the alphabet, scolding vampire hunters, and ranting about fairy tales on YouTube.

Alethea’s published works include: The Wonderland Alphabet (with Janet K. Lee), Diary of a Mad Scientist Garden Gnome (with Janet K. Lee), the AlphaOops series (with Bob Kolar), the Books of Arilland fairy tale series, and The Dark-Hunter Companion (with Sherrilyn Kenyon). Her short fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in a myriad of anthologies and magazines.

Her YA fairy tale novel, Enchanted, won both the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award and Garden State Teen Book Award. Enchanted was nominated for the Audie Award in 2013 and was selected for World Book Night in 2014. Both Enchanted and its sequel, Hero, were nominated for the Andre Norton Award. Tales of Arilland, a short story collection set in the same fairy tale world, won a second Gelett Burgess Award in 2015.

Born in Burlington, Vermont, Alethea currently lives and writes on the Space Coast of Florida. She makes the best baklava you’ve ever tasted and sleeps with a teddy bear named Charlie.You can find Princess Alethea on her YouTube channel, all the social media, and at her website:


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