Book Review: The Tiltersmith

The Tiltersmith by Amy Herrick

The Tiltersmith
by Amy Herrick (Goodreads Author)

3 out of 5 stars

Four friends are concerned that the winter is not ending. They begin to suspect that there may be magical forces at work which are holding off the spring. A mysterious green man gives them magical objects, but they don’t know how to use them. They start to wonder if ancient legends are controlling the weather.

I did not realize that this is the second book in the series, and I got sort of confused about why these very different teens were all friends. Their friendship doesn’t quite make sense, because they don’t really have anything in common. It probably would have made more sense if I had read the first book where their friendship is forged in the fires of adversity.

The plot is very imaginative, but a little chaotic. The story roams all over the place and it’s sort of repetitive. At different times the various characters meet the green man and he gives them some sort of magical object, but it felt boring to do the same scene over and over with a different character. It was too formulaic.
There are a few plot points that are never quite explained, and it’s just a magical mystery that is left hanging.

The writing style is good. The characters are interesting, but a little one-dimensional. They have that one trait that defines them, and that’s all they are. There is not much depth to their personalities, but they are all memorable and different. I didn’t really connect with the characters though.

Overall it’s an enjoyable story, and I liked it!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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