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Far From Shandesto (Arcanaland, #1) The likable but flawed teens Sofia, Jen, Rob, and Holly, the new girl brave the woods to steal a trophy souvenir from Madame Elizondo, the fortuneteller They soon discover, however, that the real danger lies not in Shandesto, but through the portal to Arcanaland, a mystical land on another plane and home to a dizzying array of magical realms like Coldania, Roundtable, Mana, Animalya, and Samhain , and an evendizzying array of characters including Fedelm, El Colgado, a host of gnomes, the Lady de los Muertos, and the ghost of Father Andrew In this, the first book of the series, they find themselves reunited with the missing boys, and together they must all find a way to navigate the wondrous but dangerous realms of Arcanaland if they ever hope to find a way home. Best Read [ Far From Shandesto (Arcanaland, #1) ] By [ Wyborn Senna ] – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. Being overweight and missing an eye, Holly feels like an outcast, so when the cool kids ask her to go on a dangerous mission, she readily agrees The four teenagers accidentally enter a strange universe that is like a cross between Narnia and Alice in Wonderland but with a twist everything is based on the New Age concepts of tarot The magical possibilities range from wacky and zany to spooky and scary My favorite part was the food and drinks, which were so much fun To get back home the kids w Being overweight and missing an eye, Holly feels like an outcast, so when the cool kids ask her to go on a dangerous mission, she readily agrees The four teenagers accidentally enter a strange universe that is like a cross between Narnia and Alice in Wonderland but with a twist everything is based on the New Age concepts of tarot The magical possibilities range from wacky and zany to spooky and scary My favorite part was the food and drinks, which were so much fun To get back home the kids will need to go on a quest to retrieve certain objects based on a deck of fortune telling cards Aside from the tarot cards, the fantasy realm also contains various mythologies from around the world, including just for starters, England, Mexico, and Hawaii I really enjoyed exploring Aracanaland with all its bizarre twists and turns as well...

  2. I m often a slow reader, as I don t get the time to sit and read a book in one or two sittings, and normally I only manage a chapter or two a day But, with Far From Shandesto, I found the rare moments to sit and read this book in two sittings And what a ride it was The language is easy to follow, as you d expect from a YA book, and the story had plenty of twists and turns along the way It has all of the tropes of a good fantasy read an introvert protagonist who has to overcome her personal I m often a slow reader, as I don t get the time to sit and read a book in one or two sittings, and normally I only manage a chapter or two a day But, with Far From Shandesto, I found the rare moments to sit and read this book in two sittings And what a ride it was The language is easy to follow, as you d expect from a YA book, and the story had plenty of twists and turns along the way It has all of the tropes of a good fantasy read an introvert protagonist who has to overco...

  3. Far From Shandesto was an enjoyable blend of many of my favorite fantasy and sci fi novels It parallels The Chronicles of Narnia by being about a fantasy world called Arcanaland which is accessed by a piece of furniture in our own world Children have been replaced by horny teenagers, and the whimsy has been cranked to maximum overdrive The amount of imagination pumped into this story is almost overwhelming, but appreciated all the same.It feels almost as if it was intended to be a video game Far From Shandesto was an enjoyable blend of many of my favorite fantasy and sci fi novels It parallels The Chronicles of Narnia by being about a fantasy world called Arcanaland which is accessed by a piece of furniture in our own world Children have been replaced by horny teenagers, and the whimsy has been cranked to maximum overdrive The amount of imagination pumped into this story is almost overwhelming, but appreciated all the same.It feels almost as if it was intended to be a video game or RPG campaign before it was ever a book Our band of heroes learn they must fetch a very long list of items to earn their bridge back to the world they know, but the majority of this first entry in the series focuses on trying to use an alternate method first.The plot meanders a bit and the finale insists you must continue reading future books to gain even temporary o...

  4. An adventure tale set in a different world with a computer game like feel to it.When three popular kids from the local HS pressure a fourth, picked upon fat girl to enter a house in a woods supposedly home to a witch, all four of them wind up being whisked away to Arcanaland This unusual, exciting world comprises many other lands , with different creatures inhabiting each one, that the kids must travel through to collect thirty six specific items while assisting anyone who asks for their help An adventure tale set in a different world with a computer game like feel to it.When three popular kids from the local HS pressure a fourth, picked upon fat girl to enter a house in a woods supposedly home to a witch, all four of them wind up being whisked away to Arcanaland This unusual, exciting world comprises many other lands , with different creatures inhabiting each one, that the kids must travel through to collect thirty six specific items while assisting anyone who asks for their help Once collected, the thirty six items will form a bridge to the Emperor s Wheel which they can spin for a chance to return home.After meeting up with other kids from their HS, whose disappearance years earlier spawned an urban legend about a lecherous killer that pales in comparison to the truth, they split up into two groups a...

  5. Holly succumbs to peer pressure as she is keen to fit in and out be an outsider and act on a dare She is definitely the character I m most drawn to This teenage dare, leads Holly and her friends into a new magical world where they meet up with some boys who had a similar fate to them a few years earlier This magical kingdom is akin to C.S Lewis Chronicles of Narnia, butmodern with a new age twist of tarot cards The tarots are quite important as they pretty much show the girls and boys Holly succumbs to peer pressure as she is keen to fit in and out be an outsider and act on a dare She is definitely the character I m most drawn to This teenage dare, leads Holly and her friends into a new magical world where they meet up with some boys who had a similar fate to them a few years earlier This magical kingdom is akin to C.S Lewis Chronicles of Narnia, butmodern with a new age twist of tarot cards The tarots are quite important as they pretty much show the girls and boys how to get back home I m sure many teens can relate to this novel fascination with tarots and chakras The author has created a cohesive world in Arcanaland, especially handy for the first book in the series She gives ample descriptions and the inhabitants are well developed I enjoyed discovering this mysterious and magical world As you would expect, the characters are quirky and out of this world, and there are some weird a...

  6. Four young people enter a witches house as part of a dare and end up being transported to a magical world, full of mythical creatures, where nothing is what seems and all our physical rules are turned upside down All the characters both human and mystical in this book were well drawn and the mythical world is well developed believable The central themes of trust and betrayal and the quest of the youngsters to get back to their original lives, with different groups pursuing different ways Four young people enter a witches house as part of a dare and end up being transported to a magical world, full of mythical creatures, where nothing is what seems and all our physical rules are turned upside down All the characters both human and mystical in this book were well drawn and the mythical world is well developed believable The central themes of trust and betrayal and the quest of the youngsters to get back to their original lives, with different groups pursuing different ways...

  7. What an enchanting tale I absolutely loved this story Although I believe it has been written for teens tweens, I enjoyed it fully as an adult This author s ability to explain scenarios, locations and characters in detail is extraordinary The story has something for everyone, bringing together some character types that one doesn t usually see in the same story Despite differences among some characters, there is a sound story of friendships being formed and maintained, combined with a beautif What an enchanting tale I absolutely loved this story Although I believe it has been written for teens tweens, I enjoyed it fully as an adult This author s ability to explain scenarios, locations and characters in detail is extraordinary The story has something for everyone, bringing together some character types that one doesn t usually see in the same story Despite differences among some characters, there is a sound story of friend...

  8. Fantasy and magical realism collide in a fun filled adventure with plenty of nail biting action and some harrowing scenes as the heroes must be brave and courageous to fight their way home Reminiscent of Lewis Chronicles of Narnia f...

  9. The potential of this book gleamed at me from its opening line Everything changed the morning Sofia decided to sit beside Holly on the school bus Holly is an ugly with rust red hair, a single eye, and pounds that outweigh her confidence Picked as the underdog by the popular kids at school, she is pressured into stealing something from the local witch things take an unexpected turn when she and the rest of the kids have to hide in the witch s house, Pevensie sibling style.This story is in The potential of this book gleamed at me from its opening line Everything changed the morning Sofia decided to sit beside Holly on the school bus Holly is an ugly with rust red hair, a single eye, and pounds that outweigh her confidence Picked as the underdog by the popular kids at school, she is pressured into stealing something from the local witch things take an unexpected turn when she and the rest of the kids have to hide in the witch s house, Pevensie sibling style.This story is indeed reminiscent of Narnia and Wonderland and Oz, what with parallel worlds and portals through household furniture and talking beasts and witches and stone statues it also reminded me of the recent remake of the Jimanji film, given that it deals with the exploration of a new world where time seems to stop still and the need to escape it, the characterizations there s always that one girl who gripes about her looks great for comedic eff...

  10. Far From Shandesto starts as a typical youth fantasy might, a group of teenagers vanishing into another world, thanks to a portal under the couch of a Fortune Teller Portals under couches explains where my remote controls are always vanishing to.From there, we launch into what I suspect will be the first of many books that are a combination of C.S Lewis and the 39 Clues, heavy influenced by tarot I believe not really my forte.Starting with the positives Holy Tolkien, this is one of the mo Far From Shandesto starts as a typical youth fantasy might, a group of teenagers vanishing into another world, thanks to a portal under the couch of a Fortune Teller Portals under couches explains where my remote controls are always vanishing to.From there, we launch into what I suspect will be the first of many books that are a combination of C.S Lewis and the 39 Clues, heavy influenced by tarot I believe not really my forte.Starting with the positives Holy Tolkien, this is one of the most richly detailed fantasy worlds that I have ever read I can almost see the maps and histories the author must have created to give us such eclectic and such in depth world building In just this first installment, there are mythological elements drawn from Hawaiian legends, Gaelic traditions, the Arthurian tales I almost feel like the author took a bunch of my favorite elements and created ...

  11. Far From Shandesto is the first book in the Arcanaland fantasy series The story follows the adventures of seven teenagers and an old fortune teller as they travel through a completely separate world from our own that they arrived in through a portal under a bed Unable to return the way they entered, they split off into two groups, each determined to find their way home by different means Along the way, they encounter different cultures, fantastical creatures, Magic, and danger.I found Far Fro Far From Shandesto is the first book in the Arcanaland fantasy series The story follows the adventures of seven teenagers and an old fortune teller as they travel through a completely separate world from our own that they arrived in through a portal under a bed Unable to return the way they entered, they split off into two groups, each determined to find their way home by different means Along the way, they encounter different cultures, fantastical creatures, Magic, and danger.I found Far From Shandesto a solid entry into YA NA fantasy The author s attention to ...

  12. After finishing Far From Shandesto by Wyborn Senna, I am reflecting my thoughts about this story Her writing itself was done in perfect English and I do respect that very much I have no qualms that she focused on her strengths and writing abilities from this perspective However, what I want to address is the story itself A group of high school students were transported to another world called Arcanaland The plot generally follows them trying to return back home That being said, I don t fin After finishing Far From Shandesto by Wyborn Senna, I am reflecting my thoughts about this story Her writing itself was done in perfect English and I do respect that very much I have no qualms that she focused on her strengths and writing abilities from this perspective However, what I want to address is the story itself A group of high school students were transported to another world called Arcanaland The plot generally follows them trying to return back home That being said, I don t find myself caring too much about the characters Yes, we have those high school students within the story, some glimpses of their personalities, but I feel like the author introduced most of the other side characters literally by stating their names without giving their backgrounds After a while, I saw another name and just assumed it was another character being somehow involved with the plo...

  13. This book was a fun read Author Wyborn Senna has hit the right balance between an interesting storyline and great characters My only real complaint is that I feel the beginning moves a little too fast We are thrown into the plot and a big cast all within the first few pages Some will enjoy this, and other swill likely not notice at all, so it san issue of personal preference Moving away this, we are treated to an interesting world and an ensemble of characters who grow on you as the s This book was a fun read Author Wyborn Senna has hit the right balance between an interesting storyline and great characters My only real complaint is that I feel the beginning moves a little too fast We are thrown into the plot and a big cast all within the first few pages Some will enjoy this, and other swill likely not notice at all, so it san issue of personal preference Moving away this, we are treated to an interesting world and an ensemble of characters who grow on you as the story progresses.As an avid reader, I read a lot of sci fi, horror, and fantasy, almost all of it geared toward older audiences I tend to enjoy antiheroes over traditional ones, so I was awestruck to see I enjoyed this book so much It walks a fine line between fun and epic fantasy Best of all, in my mind, the hu...