The Stone Bearers by Jacque Stevens

The Stone Bearers by [Stevens, Jacque]

Where you can find The Stone Bearers: Amazon

Publisher: Future House Publishing

Date of publication: March 4, 2016

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Book synopsis:

Fifteen-year-old Ashira just received the worst coming-of-age prophecy imaginable. 

After years dreaming of oceans, princes, and fairies, she expected the diviner to speak the words that would finally whisk her away from her ordinary desert village. Instead Ashira hears, “you will live a life of no renown.” 

Ready to choose her own fate, she discovers a djinni’s bottle and starts making wishes. When the djinni proves uncooperative and annoying, Ashira sets out to the great city of magicians to learn magic and free herself from an uneventful life as a potter’s daughter. 

But there is another prophecy being whispered in the shadows. It is said that among the great magicians, there is a demon on the rise with the power to destroy the world. The djinni might be Ashira’s only chance to become someone important, or he just might be the very demon that triggered the dark prophecy. With the world on the brink of destruction, can Ashira fight her fate and stop the forces that threaten to upset the balance of the universe?

My review:

Words can’t even express how much I liked this book!!! I shouldn’t say like; I loved this book!!!

Ashira was a hoot. Her reaction to finding her out her destiny was what I would have done if I had been in her shoes. And then her determination (along with finding Jin and his bottle!!!) to change it resulted in some dangerous, but funny, adventures.

It did take me a little bit to figure out who Jin was. The author didn’t hide it but didn’t put it out there either.

The writing was superb and jumped off the pages into my mind. I could see the dumb (but sweet) elves/pixies. I could smell the smoke/sea of the island that Ashira and Danith went to get rid of the demon. I was there when she struck up a friendship with Kylta and Raven and then stuck with them.

Not too many authors can do that.

The ending wasn’t what I expected, at all but fit the book. Hopefully, the author will decide to do book 2, and we can see what happened to everyone!!!!

Will, I reread this? Yes

Will recommend it to family and friends? Yes

Age range? Tween/teen on up. It is clean, but there is some violence in it.

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