Monday, September 3, 2018

REVIEW TOUR: Jaclyn and the Beanstalk by Mary Ting

Jaclyn and the Beanstalk
Mary Ting
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: September 4th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

What fate awaits a girl who hears monsters at night…

Sixteen-year-old Jaclyn looks up to her father. An honest man who once fought for the king, he now teaches Jaclyn how to use her wits—and her sword.

But he has a secret. And his secret may have a connection to the one thing Jaclyn is hiding from him.

Upon hearing “monsters” are terrorizing the small villages around Black Mountain, Jaclyn’s father and his friends head out to hunt them … but they don’t return.

Armed only with her sword and three magic beans—a gift from a mysterious old woman—Jaclyn sets out for Black Mountain to save her father.

On her climb, one bean drops and grows into a beanstalk, catching her when she falls.

She isn’t the only one that takes the ride. Jack, her childhood friend and secret crush, is following her.

Together, Jaclyn and Jack must battle to save not only their fathers, but the townspeople the beasts plan to lay waste to before it’s too late.

Get ready....This is not like the original story of Jack and the Beanstalk.....It's much better!!!

The characters were amazing. I loved reading about Jaclyn and the darkness that surrounded her. She was a powerful character that kept me wanting to read more and hope she would get a happily ever after.

The story-line was phenomenal. It was mystifying, magical and suspenseful all rolled into one. I felt a real connection with this story. The storytelling of this story made it feel so real and so believable and I just couldn't put it down. I was so enchanted by the story, that I was able to leave the troubles of real life behind to delve into the life of this fiction story for a few hours. And when not reading, I would daydream about the story until I finished it Even the moral of the story was extremely heart and soul fulfilling. I was in awe at how this story of darkness brought on a new light within such a few pages. I will probably find myself going back from time to time to re-read and enjoy this magnificent story for years to come. I highly recommend this read.

Author Bio:

International Bestselling Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.




  1. Great review, Jenny! This sounds like such a compelling and unique read!

    1. You are welcome and it truly is!! Thank you for stopping by!!


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