Saturday, October 11, 2014
Jacob, King of Portalia (The Pillars of Life Trilogy # 1) by Casey Clubb
Totally fabulous YA fantasy. I received this book free to review from Netgalley. As a coming of age story, this book is about a young boy facing his fears and discovering his strengths. As a fantasy, it is about a world in a parallel universe that Jacob accidentally opens a portal to and learns that he is heir to the throne. Only he has the power to save that world and earth from evil beings. As a book about LGBT, it is about a young boy who, like many, is afraid of what other people will think if they know that he likes boys instead of girls and who tries to hide what he is because he is afraid of it. I found the book to be a fabulous fantasy and an empowering story. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.