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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
A War and A Wedding is a work of fantasy fiction aimed at young adults, penned by author Melissa Service. The plot centers around our seventeen-year-old heroine Ellyce Jensen, whose life is turned upside down by the sudden disappearance of her father, Thomas. When Ellyce discovers a mysterious note that her father left behind, the mystery of ancient prophecies, supernatural powers, and dangerous, life-threatening secrets begins to unravel. With only a stranger’s name to guide her, Ellyce must uncover her father’s secrets and follow his path, even if it means turning her back on everything she once thought she knew.
One of the things I particularly enjoyed about this novel was the way in which the fantasy elements came about in such an unpredictable yet fitting way. Ellyce is a very relatable young heroine who begins the tale with a pretty ordinary life, so it’s intriguing to see how everything gets turned on its head in this page-turning and very well-crafted plot. Author Melissa Service does particularly well to develop the lore and backstory surrounding Thomas and his prophecies, whilst delivering the exposition in such a way that it doesn’t overwhelm us during the reading experience. Ellyce goes on quite an emotional coming of age journey throughout the novel, growing and learning important lessons that young adult readers are sure to enjoy experiencing with her. Overall, A War and A Wedding presents a unique fantasy reading journey which is sure to satisfy both teens and adult readers alike.