When I had read the first few chapters of this book, I did not realize that I had begun one of the most interesting and surprising stories I would read this year!
The pacing was fine, it just appeared to be far more nominal than it really was. Then I became completely confused. It was disorienting in the way that I thought a major editing issue had occurred. I am glad that I surpressed my urge to demand answers from the author. It seems that I was meant to feel as confused as the protaganist. However, if one does as I had not, and read the blurb, they may not have been as lost as I. I would recommend not, if you are a patient reader. It is for this reason that I have not included the blurb in the beginning of the review.
Chopchinski did a wonderful job! The Curious Tale of Gabrielle is rich in humanity. It entirely sucked me in on an emotional level. The reading was almost as good as having a special braclet. The raw and realistic nature is set within vibrant and detailed sceneries. Each of which are carefully structured and balanced so that their presentations do not detract from the narrative.
I do plan to continue this series, as I desire to follow Gabrielle in her adventures. Another reason is to see the development of it’s prominent theme of upheaval and the occasional need to uproot authority.
I would highly recommend this first in series to any reader that enjoys adventures and mysteries.
About the Author (from Author's Web Page)
Zachary is a bow tie wearing, formal vest rocking, pocket watch using, sarcastic monster of a writer. Currently residing in Orlando, Florida, he spends his days working, writing and procrastinating.
Zach has multiple college degrees, in the fields of criminal justice and criminology…because he wanted to catch ALL the bad guys. Now, coupled with being an author of young adult fiction he spends his days yelling at people for breaking regulatory laws.
Zach is the author of the Gabrielle series, a young adult fantasy with a paranormal-historical-time traveling twist (try saying that five times fast).
I love books! For most of my life I have been reading them, and giving my insights to friends and family. This blog is for sharing that passion with the many others that love books too.