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5.0 out of 5 stars Get Ready for An Amazing Journey! February 18, 2014
By Dii TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Strap yourself in and sit tight, we’re going to travel to future Earth in the amazing YA tale, Joshua’sTree by N. W. Harris that will allow your inner hero to be a part of saving the world. Time travel, adventure, and the survival of those who live in the future rest on the shoulders of plain, regular, chess playing, seventeen-year-old Joshua. Rudely sent into a world where technological miracles, powerful beasts, and a lone warrior girl co-exist amid a lifestyle reminiscent of the days of long ago, Joshua arrives and is at the mercy of huge beasts called sweepers, with grotesquely huge bodies and faces. He is saved by Nadia, who believes he is the savior whose arrival has been foretold through an ancient prophecy and she is the lone warrior who must protect him at all costs. As this disciplined and controlled warrior and the geeky kid from the past form a tenuous bond and break their language barrier, they set off on an incredible journey to conquer a powerful entity called the Father. Along the way they fight monstrous snakes, sand storms and hideous cannibalistic beasts who challenge them along the way. Battered and bruised, alone in strange land, there is a spark of young romance igniting that both Nadia and Joshua fight to keep under control. Will the prophecy be fulfilled? Will Joshua be able to go back to his own time? Will Nadia’s world become safe?
N. W. Harris’ first book of this YA and younger YA fantasy trilogy promises future epic reading to follow! Two strong characters, both fabulous role models for young readers, adventure, larger than life threats that are overcome, Joshua’s Tree is magnetic, one of those books that will draw even a reluctant reader into the world of books and imagination. N. W. Harris has built a world where every step, every smell and sound felt like I was right there. Which wonderful descriptions that flow throughout, every animal, no matter how different played across the screen of my mind. Joshua is a brilliant, if unlikely hero who has “come into himself” in a huge way. Nadia is a force to be reckoned with, but each of them never quite fit in among their peers. Thanks to N. W. Harris, the imaginations of readers old or young are allowed to fly free with the possibilities to do great things!
I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review! Honestly, this a one of those gems that should be read and shared!”