Looking for Dei

Looking for Dei

Fifteen-year-old Nara Dall has never liked secrets. Yet it seems that her life has been filled with them, from the ugly scar on her back to the strange powers she possesses. Her mysterious father refuses to say anything about her origins, and soon, she and her best friend must attend the announcement ceremony, in which youths are tested for a magical gift. A gifted youth ha Fifteen-year-old Nara Dall has never liked secrets. Yet it seems that her life has been filled with them, from the ug...

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Title:Looking for Dei
Author:David A. Willson
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Looking for Dei
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:346 pages pages

Looking for Dei Reviews

  • Karen
    Mar 10, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

    Looking for Dei is the debut novel by David A. Willson. The story takes place in the Great Land. Fifteen year old Nara Dall lives in the small town of Dimmit, on the Southeastern corner of the Great Land. She was raised by Bylo, the only man she has known as a father. Nara knows she is...

    We've got your typical fantasy story: Orphaned girl growing up in a remote place where no one will ever think to look for her discovers, as a teenager, that she possesses magic the likes of which the world has not seen in hundreds of years. If that particular fantasy trope is not for y...

    This book had an imaginative concept. There is sweet, innocent love. Magic. Evil. Funny old lady. Traitor. It has all the necessary characters. It?s almost a mix of a fairy tale and a Lloyd Alexander novel. Nara grows up with an adoptive father and her best friend in a poor small ...

  • Sherry
    Feb 05, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

    Looking for Dei is the debut novel by David A. Willson. The story takes place in the Great Land. Fifteen year old Nara Dall lives in the small town of Dimmit, on the Southeastern corner of the Great Land. She was raised by Bylo, the only man she has known as a father. Nara knows she is...

    We've got your typical fantasy story: Orphaned girl growing up in a remote place where no one will ever think to look for her discovers, as a teenager, that she possesses magic the likes of which the world has not seen in hundreds of years. If that particular fantasy trope is not for y...

    This book had an imaginative concept. There is sweet, innocent love. Magic. Evil. Funny old lady. Traitor. It has all the necessary characters. It?s almost a mix of a fairy tale and a Lloyd Alexander novel. Nara grows up with an adoptive father and her best friend in a poor small ...

    It is hard to take a classic fantasy trope and create a new twist. The idea of siblings, one good/ one bad, I can't say that I've read a book that involved conjoined twins, so I would say this author did just that. And he did it well. At first, I had no idea where this book was headed....

    I loved this one. It moves pretty fast and has a lot of adventure type stuff going on. I got an Advanced Reader Copy to review which did have quite a few typos and grammar errors, but I expect most if not all of those will get fixed for the official release. (out on March 23 I think...

  • Jaymie
    Mar 10, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

    Looking for Dei is the debut novel by David A. Willson. The story takes place in the Great Land. Fifteen year old Nara Dall lives in the small town of Dimmit, on the Southeastern corner of the Great Land. She was raised by Bylo, the only man she has known as a father. Nara knows she is...

    We've got your typical fantasy story: Orphaned girl growing up in a remote place where no one will ever think to look for her discovers, as a teenager, that she possesses magic the likes of which the world has not seen in hundreds of years. If that particular fantasy trope is not for y...

    This book had an imaginative concept. There is sweet, innocent love. Magic. Evil. Funny old lady. Traitor. It has all the necessary characters. It?s almost a mix of a fairy tale and a Lloyd Alexander novel. Nara grows up with an adoptive father and her best friend in a poor small ...

    It is hard to take a classic fantasy trope and create a new twist. The idea of siblings, one good/ one bad, I can't say that I've read a book that involved conjoined twins, so I would say this author did just that. And he did it well. At first, I had no idea where this book was headed....

    I loved this one. It moves pretty fast and has a lot of adventure type stuff going on. I got an Advanced Reader Copy to review which did have quite a few typos and grammar errors, but I expect most if not all of those will get fixed for the official release. (out on March 23 I think...

    I received "Looking for Dei" as an ARC, and was pleasantly surprised by the way the author, David A. Wilson, creates a unique new world. This setting is unlike ones from other works of literature, and it appears surprisingly vividly in the reader's imagination. For example, the magic a...

    Find this review and more on my blog Sometimes Leelynn Reads And the phyili was put asunder; separated, but not destroyed. Each defied the other, bringing conflict, pain and death to many. In the end, only one remained. - Cataclysmos 18:10 Disclaimer: I received a copy of this bo...

    4.5 stars. Excellent kickoff for a fantasy series. Great world-building and characters. The storyline felt similar to other books in the genre, but it is also fresh. I really enjoyed this. I received an electronic review copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

  • Megan | A Page to Turn
    Mar 23, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

    Looking for Dei is the debut novel by David A. Willson. The story takes place in the Great Land. Fifteen year old Nara Dall lives in the small town of Dimmit, on the Southeastern corner of the Great Land. She was raised by Bylo, the only man she has known as a father. Nara knows she is...

    We've got your typical fantasy story: Orphaned girl growing up in a remote place where no one will ever think to look for her discovers, as a teenager, that she possesses magic the likes of which the world has not seen in hundreds of years. If that particular fantasy trope is not for y...

    This book had an imaginative concept. There is sweet, innocent love. Magic. Evil. Funny old lady. Traitor. It has all the necessary characters. It?s almost a mix of a fairy tale and a Lloyd Alexander novel. Nara grows up with an adoptive father and her best friend in a poor small ...

    It is hard to take a classic fantasy trope and create a new twist. The idea of siblings, one good/ one bad, I can't say that I've read a book that involved conjoined twins, so I would say this author did just that. And he did it well. At first, I had no idea where this book was headed....

    I loved this one. It moves pretty fast and has a lot of adventure type stuff going on. I got an Advanced Reader Copy to review which did have quite a few typos and grammar errors, but I expect most if not all of those will get fixed for the official release. (out on March 23 I think...

    I received "Looking for Dei" as an ARC, and was pleasantly surprised by the way the author, David A. Wilson, creates a unique new world. This setting is unlike ones from other works of literature, and it appears surprisingly vividly in the reader's imagination. For example, the magic a...

    Find this review and more on my blog Sometimes Leelynn Reads And the phyili was put asunder; separated, but not destroyed. Each defied the other, bringing conflict, pain and death to many. In the end, only one remained. - Cataclysmos 18:10 Disclaimer: I received a copy of this bo...

    4.5 stars. Excellent kickoff for a fantasy series. Great world-building and characters. The storyline felt similar to other books in the genre, but it is also fresh. I really enjoyed this. I received an electronic review copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    The answer to a prophecy. Tender to those around her. Deadly to her enemies. Looking For Dei is a different type of Fantasy novel that allows us to watch the story unfold from all directions. We switch between the point of views of Nara and Mykel primarily, but there are a few scene...

    Disclaimer: I received a free ARC in exchange for my review; however all thoughts and opinions are solely my own. While the plot is intriguing and makes for an interesting read, the writing itself makes it a struggle. It is too abrupt in the shifts from one paragraph to the next makin...

    Holy cow! This novel took me by surprise! I'm an avid reader of YA Fantasy and I really enjoyed that this debut novel was so well thought out and completely different from anything I've read before. I really enjoyed the world that he built, as well as the texts that he provided from th...

  • Amelia
    Dec 06, 2017

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

  • J. Ford
    Jan 06, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

  • Kaleen
    Mar 22, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

    Looking for Dei is the debut novel by David A. Willson. The story takes place in the Great Land. Fifteen year old Nara Dall lives in the small town of Dimmit, on the Southeastern corner of the Great Land. She was raised by Bylo, the only man she has known as a father. Nara knows she is...

    We've got your typical fantasy story: Orphaned girl growing up in a remote place where no one will ever think to look for her discovers, as a teenager, that she possesses magic the likes of which the world has not seen in hundreds of years. If that particular fantasy trope is not for y...

    This book had an imaginative concept. There is sweet, innocent love. Magic. Evil. Funny old lady. Traitor. It has all the necessary characters. It?s almost a mix of a fairy tale and a Lloyd Alexander novel. Nara grows up with an adoptive father and her best friend in a poor small ...

    It is hard to take a classic fantasy trope and create a new twist. The idea of siblings, one good/ one bad, I can't say that I've read a book that involved conjoined twins, so I would say this author did just that. And he did it well. At first, I had no idea where this book was headed....

    I loved this one. It moves pretty fast and has a lot of adventure type stuff going on. I got an Advanced Reader Copy to review which did have quite a few typos and grammar errors, but I expect most if not all of those will get fixed for the official release. (out on March 23 I think...

    I received "Looking for Dei" as an ARC, and was pleasantly surprised by the way the author, David A. Wilson, creates a unique new world. This setting is unlike ones from other works of literature, and it appears surprisingly vividly in the reader's imagination. For example, the magic a...

    Find this review and more on my blog Sometimes Leelynn Reads And the phyili was put asunder; separated, but not destroyed. Each defied the other, bringing conflict, pain and death to many. In the end, only one remained. - Cataclysmos 18:10 Disclaimer: I received a copy of this bo...

    4.5 stars. Excellent kickoff for a fantasy series. Great world-building and characters. The storyline felt similar to other books in the genre, but it is also fresh. I really enjoyed this. I received an electronic review copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    The answer to a prophecy. Tender to those around her. Deadly to her enemies. Looking For Dei is a different type of Fantasy novel that allows us to watch the story unfold from all directions. We switch between the point of views of Nara and Mykel primarily, but there are a few scene...

    Disclaimer: I received a free ARC in exchange for my review; however all thoughts and opinions are solely my own. While the plot is intriguing and makes for an interesting read, the writing itself makes it a struggle. It is too abrupt in the shifts from one paragraph to the next makin...

    Holy cow! This novel took me by surprise! I'm an avid reader of YA Fantasy and I really enjoyed that this debut novel was so well thought out and completely different from anything I've read before. I really enjoyed the world that he built, as well as the texts that he provided from th...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 stars I enjoyed reading this book. The world in the book is interesting, the magic system, the religion , the politics and the world building is good . The main character Nara was so nave at first ,which isn?t suprising because she has been sheltered in her li...

    Nara lives in a small, poor village called Dimmitt with her adoptive father Bylo. Nara knows that she possesses strange powers but her father will not tell her anything about where she came from. Soon her best friend Mykel and herself will have to attend the announcement ceremony and b...

    I thought this was a very gripping novel to read. This fantasy novel was written out well and the characters were well described and I think that this was well worth the read. Nara had a gift but wasn't sure what she was capable of with her gift. She didn't know if it was for the us...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars. I received a free copy from net galley in exchange for an honest review. I'm kind of mixed on what I feel about this book. It wasn't bad, but not great either. I felt like the female protagonist wasn't entirely developed. I also didn't like how they kept ca...

    Review to come ...

  • Erin  Koiso
    Mar 25, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

    Looking for Dei is the debut novel by David A. Willson. The story takes place in the Great Land. Fifteen year old Nara Dall lives in the small town of Dimmit, on the Southeastern corner of the Great Land. She was raised by Bylo, the only man she has known as a father. Nara knows she is...

  • Terri A. Wilson
    Mar 10, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

    Looking for Dei is the debut novel by David A. Willson. The story takes place in the Great Land. Fifteen year old Nara Dall lives in the small town of Dimmit, on the Southeastern corner of the Great Land. She was raised by Bylo, the only man she has known as a father. Nara knows she is...

    We've got your typical fantasy story: Orphaned girl growing up in a remote place where no one will ever think to look for her discovers, as a teenager, that she possesses magic the likes of which the world has not seen in hundreds of years. If that particular fantasy trope is not for y...

    This book had an imaginative concept. There is sweet, innocent love. Magic. Evil. Funny old lady. Traitor. It has all the necessary characters. It?s almost a mix of a fairy tale and a Lloyd Alexander novel. Nara grows up with an adoptive father and her best friend in a poor small ...

    It is hard to take a classic fantasy trope and create a new twist. The idea of siblings, one good/ one bad, I can't say that I've read a book that involved conjoined twins, so I would say this author did just that. And he did it well. At first, I had no idea where this book was headed....

  • Billy Buttons
    Jan 06, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

  • Marie -The Reading Otter
    Apr 06, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

  • Sherry Fundin
    Mar 27, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

  • Salma
    Jan 30, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

  • Denise Belt
    Mar 24, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

    Looking for Dei is the debut novel by David A. Willson. The story takes place in the Great Land. Fifteen year old Nara Dall lives in the small town of Dimmit, on the Southeastern corner of the Great Land. She was raised by Bylo, the only man she has known as a father. Nara knows she is...

    We've got your typical fantasy story: Orphaned girl growing up in a remote place where no one will ever think to look for her discovers, as a teenager, that she possesses magic the likes of which the world has not seen in hundreds of years. If that particular fantasy trope is not for y...

    This book had an imaginative concept. There is sweet, innocent love. Magic. Evil. Funny old lady. Traitor. It has all the necessary characters. It?s almost a mix of a fairy tale and a Lloyd Alexander novel. Nara grows up with an adoptive father and her best friend in a poor small ...

    It is hard to take a classic fantasy trope and create a new twist. The idea of siblings, one good/ one bad, I can't say that I've read a book that involved conjoined twins, so I would say this author did just that. And he did it well. At first, I had no idea where this book was headed....

    I loved this one. It moves pretty fast and has a lot of adventure type stuff going on. I got an Advanced Reader Copy to review which did have quite a few typos and grammar errors, but I expect most if not all of those will get fixed for the official release. (out on March 23 I think...

    I received "Looking for Dei" as an ARC, and was pleasantly surprised by the way the author, David A. Wilson, creates a unique new world. This setting is unlike ones from other works of literature, and it appears surprisingly vividly in the reader's imagination. For example, the magic a...

    Find this review and more on my blog Sometimes Leelynn Reads And the phyili was put asunder; separated, but not destroyed. Each defied the other, bringing conflict, pain and death to many. In the end, only one remained. - Cataclysmos 18:10 Disclaimer: I received a copy of this bo...

    4.5 stars. Excellent kickoff for a fantasy series. Great world-building and characters. The storyline felt similar to other books in the genre, but it is also fresh. I really enjoyed this. I received an electronic review copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    The answer to a prophecy. Tender to those around her. Deadly to her enemies. Looking For Dei is a different type of Fantasy novel that allows us to watch the story unfold from all directions. We switch between the point of views of Nara and Mykel primarily, but there are a few scene...

    Disclaimer: I received a free ARC in exchange for my review; however all thoughts and opinions are solely my own. While the plot is intriguing and makes for an interesting read, the writing itself makes it a struggle. It is too abrupt in the shifts from one paragraph to the next makin...

    Holy cow! This novel took me by surprise! I'm an avid reader of YA Fantasy and I really enjoyed that this debut novel was so well thought out and completely different from anything I've read before. I really enjoyed the world that he built, as well as the texts that he provided from th...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 stars I enjoyed reading this book. The world in the book is interesting, the magic system, the religion , the politics and the world building is good . The main character Nara was so nave at first ,which isn?t suprising because she has been sheltered in her li...

    Nara lives in a small, poor village called Dimmitt with her adoptive father Bylo. Nara knows that she possesses strange powers but her father will not tell her anything about where she came from. Soon her best friend Mykel and herself will have to attend the announcement ceremony and b...

  • Anthony
    Mar 22, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

  • Rayleigh
    Apr 19, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

    Looking for Dei is the debut novel by David A. Willson. The story takes place in the Great Land. Fifteen year old Nara Dall lives in the small town of Dimmit, on the Southeastern corner of the Great Land. She was raised by Bylo, the only man she has known as a father. Nara knows she is...

    We've got your typical fantasy story: Orphaned girl growing up in a remote place where no one will ever think to look for her discovers, as a teenager, that she possesses magic the likes of which the world has not seen in hundreds of years. If that particular fantasy trope is not for y...

    This book had an imaginative concept. There is sweet, innocent love. Magic. Evil. Funny old lady. Traitor. It has all the necessary characters. It?s almost a mix of a fairy tale and a Lloyd Alexander novel. Nara grows up with an adoptive father and her best friend in a poor small ...

    It is hard to take a classic fantasy trope and create a new twist. The idea of siblings, one good/ one bad, I can't say that I've read a book that involved conjoined twins, so I would say this author did just that. And he did it well. At first, I had no idea where this book was headed....

    I loved this one. It moves pretty fast and has a lot of adventure type stuff going on. I got an Advanced Reader Copy to review which did have quite a few typos and grammar errors, but I expect most if not all of those will get fixed for the official release. (out on March 23 I think...

    I received "Looking for Dei" as an ARC, and was pleasantly surprised by the way the author, David A. Wilson, creates a unique new world. This setting is unlike ones from other works of literature, and it appears surprisingly vividly in the reader's imagination. For example, the magic a...

    Find this review and more on my blog Sometimes Leelynn Reads And the phyili was put asunder; separated, but not destroyed. Each defied the other, bringing conflict, pain and death to many. In the end, only one remained. - Cataclysmos 18:10 Disclaimer: I received a copy of this bo...

    4.5 stars. Excellent kickoff for a fantasy series. Great world-building and characters. The storyline felt similar to other books in the genre, but it is also fresh. I really enjoyed this. I received an electronic review copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    The answer to a prophecy. Tender to those around her. Deadly to her enemies. Looking For Dei is a different type of Fantasy novel that allows us to watch the story unfold from all directions. We switch between the point of views of Nara and Mykel primarily, but there are a few scene...

  • Natasha Banton
    Jan 17, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

    Looking for Dei is the debut novel by David A. Willson. The story takes place in the Great Land. Fifteen year old Nara Dall lives in the small town of Dimmit, on the Southeastern corner of the Great Land. She was raised by Bylo, the only man she has known as a father. Nara knows she is...

    We've got your typical fantasy story: Orphaned girl growing up in a remote place where no one will ever think to look for her discovers, as a teenager, that she possesses magic the likes of which the world has not seen in hundreds of years. If that particular fantasy trope is not for y...

    This book had an imaginative concept. There is sweet, innocent love. Magic. Evil. Funny old lady. Traitor. It has all the necessary characters. It?s almost a mix of a fairy tale and a Lloyd Alexander novel. Nara grows up with an adoptive father and her best friend in a poor small ...

    It is hard to take a classic fantasy trope and create a new twist. The idea of siblings, one good/ one bad, I can't say that I've read a book that involved conjoined twins, so I would say this author did just that. And he did it well. At first, I had no idea where this book was headed....

    I loved this one. It moves pretty fast and has a lot of adventure type stuff going on. I got an Advanced Reader Copy to review which did have quite a few typos and grammar errors, but I expect most if not all of those will get fixed for the official release. (out on March 23 I think...

    I received "Looking for Dei" as an ARC, and was pleasantly surprised by the way the author, David A. Wilson, creates a unique new world. This setting is unlike ones from other works of literature, and it appears surprisingly vividly in the reader's imagination. For example, the magic a...

    Find this review and more on my blog Sometimes Leelynn Reads And the phyili was put asunder; separated, but not destroyed. Each defied the other, bringing conflict, pain and death to many. In the end, only one remained. - Cataclysmos 18:10 Disclaimer: I received a copy of this bo...

    4.5 stars. Excellent kickoff for a fantasy series. Great world-building and characters. The storyline felt similar to other books in the genre, but it is also fresh. I really enjoyed this. I received an electronic review copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    The answer to a prophecy. Tender to those around her. Deadly to her enemies. Looking For Dei is a different type of Fantasy novel that allows us to watch the story unfold from all directions. We switch between the point of views of Nara and Mykel primarily, but there are a few scene...

    Disclaimer: I received a free ARC in exchange for my review; however all thoughts and opinions are solely my own. While the plot is intriguing and makes for an interesting read, the writing itself makes it a struggle. It is too abrupt in the shifts from one paragraph to the next makin...

    Holy cow! This novel took me by surprise! I'm an avid reader of YA Fantasy and I really enjoyed that this debut novel was so well thought out and completely different from anything I've read before. I really enjoyed the world that he built, as well as the texts that he provided from th...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 stars I enjoyed reading this book. The world in the book is interesting, the magic system, the religion , the politics and the world building is good . The main character Nara was so nave at first ,which isn?t suprising because she has been sheltered in her li...

    Nara lives in a small, poor village called Dimmitt with her adoptive father Bylo. Nara knows that she possesses strange powers but her father will not tell her anything about where she came from. Soon her best friend Mykel and herself will have to attend the announcement ceremony and b...

    I thought this was a very gripping novel to read. This fantasy novel was written out well and the characters were well described and I think that this was well worth the read. Nara had a gift but wasn't sure what she was capable of with her gift. She didn't know if it was for the us...

  • ❤ Leelynn (Sometimes Leelynn Reads) ❤
    Jan 10, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

    Looking for Dei is the debut novel by David A. Willson. The story takes place in the Great Land. Fifteen year old Nara Dall lives in the small town of Dimmit, on the Southeastern corner of the Great Land. She was raised by Bylo, the only man she has known as a father. Nara knows she is...

    We've got your typical fantasy story: Orphaned girl growing up in a remote place where no one will ever think to look for her discovers, as a teenager, that she possesses magic the likes of which the world has not seen in hundreds of years. If that particular fantasy trope is not for y...

    This book had an imaginative concept. There is sweet, innocent love. Magic. Evil. Funny old lady. Traitor. It has all the necessary characters. It?s almost a mix of a fairy tale and a Lloyd Alexander novel. Nara grows up with an adoptive father and her best friend in a poor small ...

    It is hard to take a classic fantasy trope and create a new twist. The idea of siblings, one good/ one bad, I can't say that I've read a book that involved conjoined twins, so I would say this author did just that. And he did it well. At first, I had no idea where this book was headed....

    I loved this one. It moves pretty fast and has a lot of adventure type stuff going on. I got an Advanced Reader Copy to review which did have quite a few typos and grammar errors, but I expect most if not all of those will get fixed for the official release. (out on March 23 I think...

    I received "Looking for Dei" as an ARC, and was pleasantly surprised by the way the author, David A. Wilson, creates a unique new world. This setting is unlike ones from other works of literature, and it appears surprisingly vividly in the reader's imagination. For example, the magic a...

    Find this review and more on my blog Sometimes Leelynn Reads And the phyili was put asunder; separated, but not destroyed. Each defied the other, bringing conflict, pain and death to many. In the end, only one remained. - Cataclysmos 18:10 Disclaimer: I received a copy of this bo...

  • Lora
    Mar 21, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

    Looking for Dei is the debut novel by David A. Willson. The story takes place in the Great Land. Fifteen year old Nara Dall lives in the small town of Dimmit, on the Southeastern corner of the Great Land. She was raised by Bylo, the only man she has known as a father. Nara knows she is...

    We've got your typical fantasy story: Orphaned girl growing up in a remote place where no one will ever think to look for her discovers, as a teenager, that she possesses magic the likes of which the world has not seen in hundreds of years. If that particular fantasy trope is not for y...

    This book had an imaginative concept. There is sweet, innocent love. Magic. Evil. Funny old lady. Traitor. It has all the necessary characters. It?s almost a mix of a fairy tale and a Lloyd Alexander novel. Nara grows up with an adoptive father and her best friend in a poor small ...

    It is hard to take a classic fantasy trope and create a new twist. The idea of siblings, one good/ one bad, I can't say that I've read a book that involved conjoined twins, so I would say this author did just that. And he did it well. At first, I had no idea where this book was headed....

    I loved this one. It moves pretty fast and has a lot of adventure type stuff going on. I got an Advanced Reader Copy to review which did have quite a few typos and grammar errors, but I expect most if not all of those will get fixed for the official release. (out on March 23 I think...

    I received "Looking for Dei" as an ARC, and was pleasantly surprised by the way the author, David A. Wilson, creates a unique new world. This setting is unlike ones from other works of literature, and it appears surprisingly vividly in the reader's imagination. For example, the magic a...

    Find this review and more on my blog Sometimes Leelynn Reads And the phyili was put asunder; separated, but not destroyed. Each defied the other, bringing conflict, pain and death to many. In the end, only one remained. - Cataclysmos 18:10 Disclaimer: I received a copy of this bo...

    4.5 stars. Excellent kickoff for a fantasy series. Great world-building and characters. The storyline felt similar to other books in the genre, but it is also fresh. I really enjoyed this. I received an electronic review copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    The answer to a prophecy. Tender to those around her. Deadly to her enemies. Looking For Dei is a different type of Fantasy novel that allows us to watch the story unfold from all directions. We switch between the point of views of Nara and Mykel primarily, but there are a few scene...

    Disclaimer: I received a free ARC in exchange for my review; however all thoughts and opinions are solely my own. While the plot is intriguing and makes for an interesting read, the writing itself makes it a struggle. It is too abrupt in the shifts from one paragraph to the next makin...

    Holy cow! This novel took me by surprise! I'm an avid reader of YA Fantasy and I really enjoyed that this debut novel was so well thought out and completely different from anything I've read before. I really enjoyed the world that he built, as well as the texts that he provided from th...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 stars I enjoyed reading this book. The world in the book is interesting, the magic system, the religion , the politics and the world building is good . The main character Nara was so nave at first ,which isn?t suprising because she has been sheltered in her li...

    Nara lives in a small, poor village called Dimmitt with her adoptive father Bylo. Nara knows that she possesses strange powers but her father will not tell her anything about where she came from. Soon her best friend Mykel and herself will have to attend the announcement ceremony and b...

    I thought this was a very gripping novel to read. This fantasy novel was written out well and the characters were well described and I think that this was well worth the read. Nara had a gift but wasn't sure what she was capable of with her gift. She didn't know if it was for the us...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars. I received a free copy from net galley in exchange for an honest review. I'm kind of mixed on what I feel about this book. It wasn't bad, but not great either. I felt like the female protagonist wasn't entirely developed. I also didn't like how they kept ca...

  • Rebecca Armstrong
    Mar 30, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

  • Pages For Thoughts
    Mar 31, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

  • Greta Cribbs
    May 07, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

    Looking for Dei is the debut novel by David A. Willson. The story takes place in the Great Land. Fifteen year old Nara Dall lives in the small town of Dimmit, on the Southeastern corner of the Great Land. She was raised by Bylo, the only man she has known as a father. Nara knows she is...

    We've got your typical fantasy story: Orphaned girl growing up in a remote place where no one will ever think to look for her discovers, as a teenager, that she possesses magic the likes of which the world has not seen in hundreds of years. If that particular fantasy trope is not for y...

  • Rebekah
    Apr 03, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

  • Jorryn
    Nov 22, 2017

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

  • Josie Jaffrey (The Gin Book Club)
    Mar 19, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

  • Christopher Schmitz
    Feb 07, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

  • Kayley
    Feb 04, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

    Looking for Dei is the debut novel by David A. Willson. The story takes place in the Great Land. Fifteen year old Nara Dall lives in the small town of Dimmit, on the Southeastern corner of the Great Land. She was raised by Bylo, the only man she has known as a father. Nara knows she is...

    We've got your typical fantasy story: Orphaned girl growing up in a remote place where no one will ever think to look for her discovers, as a teenager, that she possesses magic the likes of which the world has not seen in hundreds of years. If that particular fantasy trope is not for y...

    This book had an imaginative concept. There is sweet, innocent love. Magic. Evil. Funny old lady. Traitor. It has all the necessary characters. It?s almost a mix of a fairy tale and a Lloyd Alexander novel. Nara grows up with an adoptive father and her best friend in a poor small ...

    It is hard to take a classic fantasy trope and create a new twist. The idea of siblings, one good/ one bad, I can't say that I've read a book that involved conjoined twins, so I would say this author did just that. And he did it well. At first, I had no idea where this book was headed....

    I loved this one. It moves pretty fast and has a lot of adventure type stuff going on. I got an Advanced Reader Copy to review which did have quite a few typos and grammar errors, but I expect most if not all of those will get fixed for the official release. (out on March 23 I think...

    I received "Looking for Dei" as an ARC, and was pleasantly surprised by the way the author, David A. Wilson, creates a unique new world. This setting is unlike ones from other works of literature, and it appears surprisingly vividly in the reader's imagination. For example, the magic a...

  • Etinosa
    Apr 06, 2018

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

    Looking for Dei is the debut novel by David A. Willson. The story takes place in the Great Land. Fifteen year old Nara Dall lives in the small town of Dimmit, on the Southeastern corner of the Great Land. She was raised by Bylo, the only man she has known as a father. Nara knows she is...

    We've got your typical fantasy story: Orphaned girl growing up in a remote place where no one will ever think to look for her discovers, as a teenager, that she possesses magic the likes of which the world has not seen in hundreds of years. If that particular fantasy trope is not for y...

    This book had an imaginative concept. There is sweet, innocent love. Magic. Evil. Funny old lady. Traitor. It has all the necessary characters. It?s almost a mix of a fairy tale and a Lloyd Alexander novel. Nara grows up with an adoptive father and her best friend in a poor small ...

    It is hard to take a classic fantasy trope and create a new twist. The idea of siblings, one good/ one bad, I can't say that I've read a book that involved conjoined twins, so I would say this author did just that. And he did it well. At first, I had no idea where this book was headed....

    I loved this one. It moves pretty fast and has a lot of adventure type stuff going on. I got an Advanced Reader Copy to review which did have quite a few typos and grammar errors, but I expect most if not all of those will get fixed for the official release. (out on March 23 I think...

    I received "Looking for Dei" as an ARC, and was pleasantly surprised by the way the author, David A. Wilson, creates a unique new world. This setting is unlike ones from other works of literature, and it appears surprisingly vividly in the reader's imagination. For example, the magic a...

    Find this review and more on my blog Sometimes Leelynn Reads And the phyili was put asunder; separated, but not destroyed. Each defied the other, bringing conflict, pain and death to many. In the end, only one remained. - Cataclysmos 18:10 Disclaimer: I received a copy of this bo...

    4.5 stars. Excellent kickoff for a fantasy series. Great world-building and characters. The storyline felt similar to other books in the genre, but it is also fresh. I really enjoyed this. I received an electronic review copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    The answer to a prophecy. Tender to those around her. Deadly to her enemies. Looking For Dei is a different type of Fantasy novel that allows us to watch the story unfold from all directions. We switch between the point of views of Nara and Mykel primarily, but there are a few scene...

    Disclaimer: I received a free ARC in exchange for my review; however all thoughts and opinions are solely my own. While the plot is intriguing and makes for an interesting read, the writing itself makes it a struggle. It is too abrupt in the shifts from one paragraph to the next makin...

    Holy cow! This novel took me by surprise! I'm an avid reader of YA Fantasy and I really enjoyed that this debut novel was so well thought out and completely different from anything I've read before. I really enjoyed the world that he built, as well as the texts that he provided from th...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 stars I enjoyed reading this book. The world in the book is interesting, the magic system, the religion , the politics and the world building is good . The main character Nara was so nave at first ,which isn?t suprising because she has been sheltered in her li...

  • ShinyObject
    Dec 01, 2017

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

  • Tesha Ham
    Dec 12, 2017

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

    Looking for Dei is the debut novel by David A. Willson. The story takes place in the Great Land. Fifteen year old Nara Dall lives in the small town of Dimmit, on the Southeastern corner of the Great Land. She was raised by Bylo, the only man she has known as a father. Nara knows she is...

    We've got your typical fantasy story: Orphaned girl growing up in a remote place where no one will ever think to look for her discovers, as a teenager, that she possesses magic the likes of which the world has not seen in hundreds of years. If that particular fantasy trope is not for y...

    This book had an imaginative concept. There is sweet, innocent love. Magic. Evil. Funny old lady. Traitor. It has all the necessary characters. It?s almost a mix of a fairy tale and a Lloyd Alexander novel. Nara grows up with an adoptive father and her best friend in a poor small ...

    It is hard to take a classic fantasy trope and create a new twist. The idea of siblings, one good/ one bad, I can't say that I've read a book that involved conjoined twins, so I would say this author did just that. And he did it well. At first, I had no idea where this book was headed....

    I loved this one. It moves pretty fast and has a lot of adventure type stuff going on. I got an Advanced Reader Copy to review which did have quite a few typos and grammar errors, but I expect most if not all of those will get fixed for the official release. (out on March 23 I think...

    I received "Looking for Dei" as an ARC, and was pleasantly surprised by the way the author, David A. Wilson, creates a unique new world. This setting is unlike ones from other works of literature, and it appears surprisingly vividly in the reader's imagination. For example, the magic a...

    Find this review and more on my blog Sometimes Leelynn Reads And the phyili was put asunder; separated, but not destroyed. Each defied the other, bringing conflict, pain and death to many. In the end, only one remained. - Cataclysmos 18:10 Disclaimer: I received a copy of this bo...

    4.5 stars. Excellent kickoff for a fantasy series. Great world-building and characters. The storyline felt similar to other books in the genre, but it is also fresh. I really enjoyed this. I received an electronic review copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    The answer to a prophecy. Tender to those around her. Deadly to her enemies. Looking For Dei is a different type of Fantasy novel that allows us to watch the story unfold from all directions. We switch between the point of views of Nara and Mykel primarily, but there are a few scene...

    Disclaimer: I received a free ARC in exchange for my review; however all thoughts and opinions are solely my own. While the plot is intriguing and makes for an interesting read, the writing itself makes it a struggle. It is too abrupt in the shifts from one paragraph to the next makin...