Title: Secret of Omordion
Author: Nande Orcel
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Series: The Omordion Trilogy, book one
Star Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review--thanks, Nande!
I'm not going to lie: I really had some issues with this book. The first time I picked it up, I only made it about twenty pages in before trying it again a few months later. And the book itself wasn't bad, once I got through the first half, but there were a lot of issues. The world-building seemed very confusing, it was hard for me to picture the setting of Omordion. But, there were good things about this novel as well: I enjoyed the five main characters and their loyalty to one another.
The story itself wasn't bad; when I read the description, I knew I wanted it. An epic quest for five children to save the world? Sign me up! But there were times when I was scratching my head: a lot of things just didn't seem to make a lot of sense in the storyline. But it wasn't terrible, either. There's some serious potential here, if only some things were fixed.
The bottom line: A good story, but with some world-building issues that made it very difficult to follow. But a great effort nonetheless! Next on deck: Sublime by Christina Lauren!