Prism by Nina Walker

Posted November 6, 2017 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

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Prism by Nina WalkerPrism by Nina Walker
Series: The Color Alchemist #1
Published by Addison & Gray Press on August 17th 2017
Format: eARC
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three-half-stars

What if color held the secrets to powerful magic?
Forced to move into the palace, Jessa begins training as a Color Alchemist under the direction of the kingdom's most eligible bachelor, Prince Lucas. As an alchemist, Jessa must capture and harness the color of living things. Every color has a unique purpose, except red. Red is the untapped magic no one can access—until Jessa.
Prince Lucas is running out of time. His mother is deathly ill and healing magic hasn’t worked. When Lucas suspects someone is using alchemy to control her, he sets out to discover the truth, no matter the cost.
PRISM is the first installment of a unique young adult romantic fantasy series where a dystopian world with a Victorian flair meets the dynamic magic of color!
“...The (quite literally) colorful landscape—animated by an intriguing cast—is complex but well-explained. Masterfully plotted, Walker builds to not one but several unexpected twists in the novel’s final pages. Readers will no doubt clamor for the next book in this series; a thrilling start from an exciting new talent.” –Kirkus Reviews

Prism by Nina Walker is the first installment of  anew dystopian series. This novel has a really unique magic system. Jessa Loxley is your girl next door…if she had powers.

Jessa thought her life was quite extraordinary until she finds out that she has super powers. Her power allows her to access the color red which is one of the most hardest, most coveted, and most powerful color there is. Each color has a different type of power and use. On top of that, each color has different levels of magic too. Of course, Jessa becomes a target due to her power.

Not only do we have magic but we also have royalty. The King is after Jessa, because Jessa will add to his power since she has access to the red powers. Prince Lucas sweeps in and saves the day, but little does Jessa know that Prince Lucas has motives of his own. Of course, this complicates things and creates drama. Jessa learns that she may be a pawn to others but he doesn’t always need to be one. As Jessa begins to have more confidence in herself, she turns from a pawn to a player in this magical world.

Walker creates quite the unique and interesting fantasy world. I found myself being drawn into this story and characters. Walker’s writing is beautiful and descriptive. The magic system is so complex and unique. I love how interesting everything in this book is. I am definitely looking forward to more from Nina Walker.

 

three-half-stars

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Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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