I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Slice of Life by Ellie Ann
on January 12, 2015
Source: the author
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This was no longer her world against the queen. It was the queen's world against her.
The Queen wants to destroy the life force of earth and has destroyed the last being that can stop her. Or so she thinks . . .
The last powerful mage in the world, Princess Aura, is the sole witness to the queen's plot. But she knows how to stop it. The problem? She can't do it alone.
To find help, Aura must summon someone she hoped never to see again. Saint George --her lover who left five years ago for another woman. And another. And another.
Can they work together long enough to defeat the queen and save the world?
Told collectively by a troupe of digital artists, Slice of Life employs every medium available: prose, pictures, poetry, illustration, audio scenes, and music, to provide an immersive and exciting reading experience.
Slice of Life is a fractured fairytale with a dark twist. The main character is Aura, aka Sleeping Beauty… sort of. She has a kind of magical narcolepsy, and she keeps her one true love, Saint George, on speed dial. The only problem is that his services are often needed elsewhere. Like with Snow White. And Aura is not the forgiving kind. When faced with her evil mother’s plan to destroy all that is good in the world, Aura finds herself in a difficult spot indeed. She will need the help of some very peculiar characters if she intends to save the world as she knows it.
What I loved so much about this story is how Ellie has broken down all borders between genres. You’ll find the usual classic fairytale characters in the book, but you will also find Captain Hook, mermaids, orcs, Frankenstein’s monster, and even Greek gods. You’ll never be able to guess who else you’ll run into! Quite simply, Ellie Ann writes without limits.
Ellie Ann’s sarcastic wit tells a unique story, but she wasn’t alone in her creation of the book. With the help of a full team, Slice of Life is filled throughout with gorgeous illustrations, as well as online content. While reading the story, you are able to go online to hear music, or listen to the scenes being read by voice actors. All together it becomes a full sensory experience. It’s not a book that you read. It’s a book that you experience.
Ellie Ann is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of science fiction, thrillers, and comics.
In her own words:
I was born in the jungles of Thailand, was raised in a small farming village in Iowa, lived in the middle of a Texan desert, and now abide in the Ozarks. I get nerd points for being home schooled. I get nerd points revoked for being a basketball jock in high school. I get nerd points again for dressing as Aragorn for LOTR midnight showings. I’m trying to become a world-renowned geek.
I’m a creative editor for Stonehouse Ink. I’m a producer of enhanced digital books for Noble Beast Books. And I write comics for Motionworks Entertainment.
I like writing fairy tales, science fiction, thrillers, and am seriously interested in transmedia storytelling. I like reading and watching well-written adventures. Especially if they’re hilarious.
I’m specially qualified for the zombie apocalypse in that I know how to load and shoot guns, and I’m a long-distance runner. I’m specially qualified for the energy-crisis apocalypse in that I can ride a horse. I’m specially qualified for the dinoapocalypse or monster apocalypse in that I’m a certified nurse. And I’m specially qualified for the nuclear apocalypse in that I’m not afraid of death or growing a third eye.