Monday, June 19, 2017

Blog Tour Review - QUEST OF THE UNCHARTED LANDS (World of Solace, #3) by Jaleigh Johnson

Publisher: Random House
Published: June 13, 2017
Genre: Middle Grade
Source: Print ARC

From the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller The Mark of the Dragonfly comes another magical and thrilling story that takes readers on an exciting new adventure.

Stella Glass dreams of exploring worlds beyond her home of Solace, but when her famous parents are sent on a historic mission to the Uncharted Lands, it's simply too dangerous for her to join them. By order of the king, she is left behind.

Missing out on the excitement is one thing, but Stella is devastated at the thought of her parents flying into the unknown. So she takes matters into her own hands. Instead of staying with family as planned, she steals away and--right before takeoff--sneaks aboard the airship.

But Stella isn't the only stowaway. In the cargo bay is a boy who is also desperate to get to the Uncharted Lands. And someone else who's determined to keep the ship from making it there at all. . . .

Ms. Johnson doesn't fail to impress in the third installment in the World of Solace series. From the very beginning I just knew I was going to love this book. (Probably even more than the first two.) I was write about loving the book and how it's my favorite book of the series. Stella and Cyrus are a riot. Not only are they smart and resourceful, they're fun. Readers of all ages, these books are a MUST READ. 

The story starts with Stella setting up a diversion in order to sneak up on the ship her parents are on. It's there she meets a strange yet interesting boy. Together the two set their paths to an unforgettable adventure to the uncharted lands. The place where Cyrus is from and the the only place he needs to get back to. 

I finished the book one full sitting because I didn't want to put it down. I can't wait for readers and parents alike to read this amazing book. What more could you want from a book? It has a quirky and fun friendship between two kids who are, at first, strangers; a thrilling adventure, and the most lovable characters you could ever imagine. No kidding, who could want more? Side note for those that are parents, I really think this would be a perfect book to bond with your children with. Not only is it fun but it could help jump start reading for them! 

(All the books so far are standalone novels but it's so much better to read them from the beginning!)

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Photo: Mark Jones

About the Author:

Jaleigh Johnson is a fantasy novelist living and writing in the wilds of the Midwest.  Her middle grade debut novel The Mark of the Dragonfly is a New York Times bestseller, was chosen for the ABA 2014 Spring Indie Next list, and was named one of Amazon’s Top 20 Children’s Books of 2014.  Her other books in the Solace series from Delacorte Press include The Secrets of Solace and the forthcoming The Quest to the Uncharted Lands.  She has also written several novels and short stories for the Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms fiction line published by Wizards of the Coast.  Johnson is an avid gamer and lifelong geek, and in her spare time she also enjoys traveling, reading, baking, and going to movies with her husband.  Visit her online at or follow her on Twitter @JaleighJohnson.  

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