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If you could sum up Insight Kindling in three words, what would they be?
Insightful, Love, Heatache
What about Jill Maglione’s performance did you like?
I slipped right into the story with Jill voicing the characters. It felt she reads the story with more emotion in Calla from the first word. She speaks with personality for all the characters along with voice differences such as scratchy or deeper. I really enjoyed the differentiation between them all, making it easy to tell who was talking. She even carried through with similar voices from the first book voiced by a different narrator. Well done. I think I enjoy Jill's narration much more than the narrator of the first book.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes. It's very neat to see the traveling world in this book. We get lots of details of different things with traveling. It did NOT feel like an info dump either. *Bonus* It is the story and it all comes out to help us understand the way of time and space travels. So much to the way of doing things and rules along with people having special abilities to do unique things in traveling. We also find out, at the very beginning, what is after Calla! I'm so glad this book jumped in with details and answers. Thank you, Chess!
With all the great things we learn of the world, we get to see Calla fall in love. Calla doesn't realize it until she's gone and fallen. But she does. This is Calla and Valcas's story of falling in love all over again while they are looking for her father, and stuck in the Fire Falls.
Also, I enjoyed the characters that join to help Calla and Valcas on the mission to find her father.
Any additional comments?
This story is a YA Paranormal read and is a clean story for young readers to enjoy. There is no swearing and barely a kiss is present. I would suggest this story for many young readers. The story is a simple one, a mission to find Plaka while Calla and Valcas seem to be skating around each other while feelings grow. It held my attention as it feels character based here and the characters feel developed in the story and voice.
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The second book in Chess Desalls' Call to Search Everywhen series, Insight Kindling is even better than the first. I loved it. Not only does Desalls expand on the time travel and the perception of time itself, Calla, the main character, grows immensely. I found her outspoken verbal repartee refreshing and delightful—we're never in doubt as to what her true feeling are about anything. It is also a book of deep inner discovery, of insight into ones own abilities and the courage it takes to follow one's given path.
Taking up where Travel Glasses leaves off, Valcas escorts Calla to answer for two serious travel violations, according to the TSTA (Time and Space Travel Agency). After dodging the deadly Uproars, enduring Valcas' irritating and pompous attitude, Calla faces the charges. It seems that in this world, the TSTA consider themselves infallible, so one is guilty until proven innocent. During her hearing, Calla discovers ominous and selfish motivations on Valcas' behalf as to why he rescued her initially. This adds a delicious dimension to the rest of the book and the development of their relationship.
Because she can't afford the outrageous fine, Calla chooses to join a mission to settle her debt to the TSTA. So, she and Valcas are off, joined by two other "time criminals," to find Callas' father. And the adventure begins, or shall we say continues. While exploring Desalls' clever worlds of Everywhere and Everywhen, prepare to experience an adventure sure to please. I couldn't put it down, and I can't praise this book highly enough. Desalls' characters, the worlds she builds and her quirky approach to time, make this book a must-read for the time traveling aficionado.
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