Placebo and the Blind Eye, is a fantasy book written and self published by author Sylvia Correnaro and you can check that out on Amazon. I recently Interviewed the author Sylvia Correnaro and if you want to check that out for yourself then click here. But let’s get on with the review.
Placebo and the Blind Eye is not the first book by this author, and they’ve spent the time since their first release developing their style and improving their technique. Placebo and the Blind Eye contains many fantasy elements in the same vein as Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and PennyRoyal Academy but don’t think that just because you’ve read them you shouldn’t read this one because you won’t regret giving it a chance.
Now I will add that I don’t particularly enjoy fantasy, well let me rephrase It’s more that I find it harder as I mature to get into fantasy but books like this are the exception. Something that really improved this book overall is the illustrations which are scattered throughout the book, and are a little treat that helps you to picture things more clearly.
I try to focus on the aspects that make up the book when I do these reviews, rather than the plot, that way I can give my honest appraisal without fear of any spoilers and I’ll do my best to keep that tradition but I do want to comment briefly on the story, namely that while there are familiar aspects to the set up, for example the character finding out that they are special, it’s the execution that’s unique and interesting. I really connected with the main character Valterio Juniez, and also greatly enjoyed the character of Korvak. But they are by no means the only good characters in this book, in fact I think you’re likely to connect with someone.
I said above I’m not a huge fan of fantasy but I do like a good old magic school setting and Sylvia Correnaro manages it quite well, and I found myself entranced by the story, and I’ll admit that after reading this book I was eager to pick up something else from the author. With all that in mind I think I’ll give this book a 4/5.
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