The Gifts of Life by Oliver Smuhar
Smuhar pens a grand story in The Gifts of Life. I haven't read anything from this author before, and I really enjoyed this story. The characters were well-developed and very likable. The author's writing style fits this story. There is a great chemistry between the characters, and a depth that makes them realistic and flawed. I'd say it's a unique story, that is not just fantasy and for the young adult, but also for the young at heart. There is a magical tone to it, yet there is also inspiration and faith and beliefs of the characters. This story was definitely an enjoyable journey. This author's characters develop and interacts well with the other characters. Smuhar writes, "So, what is the meaning of life? Well, in other words, what do you think it was?" I look forward to reading more stories by this author. This book is a definite recommendation by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews.