Thursday, May 28, 2015
Review: "OFF BOOK" by Jessica Dall
Welcome to my review stop for the blog otur of "OFF BOOK" by Jessica Dall! We are introduced into a different kind of story which I hope will spark your interest just like it did with me!
Twenty-year-old Eloise has learned all she can from the School, where characters live until joining their novels. No one knows genre and plot structure better than her, but despite her knowledge, she’s yet to be assigned to her own story. All her friends are off starting their lives with their authors—and if Eloise doesn’t get assigned soon, she’ll fade away, forgotten by all.
When she is suddenly offered a job at the Recording Office, she takes the chance to write her own future. Suddenly living among the post-storied, Eloise meets Barnaby Fitzwilliam, a former romance novel hero who hasn’t lost any of his in-story charm. But just as their relationship begins to get serious, everything Eloise has been taught gets turned upside down when she’s sucked into a novel she was never meant to be part of.
Now, caught where the only rules are made by the authors and truly anything is possible, Eloise must find her way back home—or else her life might end before she ever gets the chance to live it. Set in a world dictated by Authors, OFF BOOK explores the story beneath the stories we all know and love, taking readers and characters alike on an adventure just waiting to be written.
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Off Book by Jessica Dall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I was surprised by this book! I've never read anything like this before and I am sure that any author out there will never think of his or her characters the same way ever again!
The story of Eloise takes place into a somewhat parallel universe, where all pre-storied characters await thei 'call' from the authors' imagination. Then they are assigned into a story until its end, so they later return back home.
If they are not killed in the proccess by the authors' plot. Eloise meets Barnaby and after a strange incident she is transported into the set of a story. And then the adventure begins.
This read was funny, a great shock to my writer's spirit since I never thought that characters would have the ability to think, act and love like Eloise and her world does. In every page Eloise mentions all the funny facts about the writer-world like "Plot Bunnies", "Climax", "Love at First Sight" and more! I loved how she tried to save everyone and that didn't stop her from being a strong heroine.
It was an enjoyable read and I totally recommend it!
About The Author:
When not writing, she works as a freelance editor and creative writing teacher in Washington, DC.
Find Jessica Dall on twitter, facebook, and goodreads.
So what do you think?