Alvor by Laura Bingham

I am… well, giddy. I have been looking forward to reading this book since the day it arrived and now that I have read it… I am still so excited about it! ~ Sheila

alvorErin and her twin brother, Bain, never expected to find that the cabin in the woods near their home is actually a secret entrance to a magical world. Surrounded by pegasi, dragons, and fairies, they discover new powers within themselves and a secret they have unknowingly been preparing for: they are training to become elves. Now they are faced with the decision to stay in this dream world or return home to the life they knew.

A spellbinding tale of fantasy and fairy tale, Älvor draws you into an enchanting world of all things magical.

BiographyLaura's Blog picture

Nearly a native of Idaho, she was born in Iowa and moved to Idaho at age four. She graduated from Ricks College with an Associates degree and from Boise State University with a Bachelor degree in Biology as well as certification to teach all science subjects in secondary education in the state of Idaho. In her backyard stands a dance studio where she teaches youth of all ages the lesser known, but much loved sport of clogging.

Her grandparents and other relatives live in the beautiful Pennsylvania hills where she adores visiting. She lives in Boise with her husband and five young children, including her own set of boy/girl twins.

As I opened the pages to this book I was thrilled to start reading and get a sense of Narnia…. and then a sense of Twilight, then Never Ending Story, Harry Potter, and dare I even say a small sense of Zelda?  Yet as I kept reading, and while each of those things about the book just made me more excited to read it – I closed the book last night knowing that while the book gave me a feel for some favorites I have known… Alvor is in a class all of its own.  Unique in its own right.

This book was everything I had hoped it would be.  I loved the vivid descriptions of all that their world held.  And I loved that when I read the final words… and I closed the book,  I had a feeling that it was not over.  And whatever that means, if Laura Bingham left it open for us the readers to come to our own conclusions of what happens next or if this is a hint of another book to come… I do not know.

I for one…. hope it is the later.

Author Laura Bingham made a post on her site about this review.  Please read it here.

I received this book as well as a giveaway copy from the author.

I would rate this book G, friendly for all audiences!

29 thoughts on “Alvor by Laura Bingham

  1. I love how you mentioned that although the book reminded you of others of the same/similar genre, it still felt unique. I think that being compared to such literary geniuses such as J.K. Rowling or C.S. Lewis, while still holding its own, is the biggest compliment an author can get.

  2. Sounds like good things all around — thank you for this review. I will have to give it a try. It is always so fantastic when a book lives up to your hopes!

    1. It really is and sometimes I worry that I am getting too excited to read a book and what if it isnt what I thought it would be…. I didnt need to worry on this one.

  3. This book does look really good. I think this would be right up my alley. I will add it to the list to look for at the store on my next trip. I think it will be close to the top of the list. Thank you for sharing this book. I am really excited about this one.

  4. Looks like another great read! I love it when someone finds a book and they fall in love! Makes me want to run out and get it immediately, but will have to settle for putting it on my wishlist. Loved your review! 🙂

  5. This book sounds so wonderful – I haven’t been able to jump into many magical books lately. This sounds like the perfect cure for that!

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