Looking for Dei

Looking for Dei

Fifteen-year-old Nara Dall has never liked secrets. Yet it seems that her life has been filled with them, from the ugly scar on her back to the strange powers she possesses. Her mysterious father refuses to say anything about her origins, and soon, she and her best friend must attend the announcement ceremony, in which youths are tested for a magical gift. A gifted youth ha Fifteen-year-old Nara Dall has never liked secrets. Yet it seems that her life has been filled with them, from the ug...

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Title:Looking for Dei
Author:David A. Willson
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Looking for Dei
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:346 pages pages

Looking for Dei Reviews

  • Sherry
    Feb 05, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The heroine of our story is a teenage girl called Nara, and she lives in a backwater and poor village called Dimmitt. Nara and her friend Mykel are awaiting the announcement ceremony where hopefully someone in their village would be gifted and bring hope to the village. This is start ...

    3.5/5 Looking For Dei by David A. Wilson is an interesting new high fantasy read with a believable storyline and an impressive world-setting. I was pulled into the story right from the start and was kept engaged till I hit the middle part of the story, and that was when I kind of h...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Looking for Dei was a refreshing surprise! When I began reading, I honestly thought, ?Oh, here we go again with another Hunger Games or Divergent wanna-be.? I didn?t know if I was going to be able to read it. I was completely wrong! This book is brilliantly written. While I am ...

    Once you start this story, you'll want to finish it, even though this book is only the beginning of a fantastic adventure. The characters are engaging and dynamic, and the storyline is intriguing and exciting. The book follows the life of Nara, from her abduction in toddlerhood to her ...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Wonderful characters and great world building make for really enjoyable story. It may be for teens but I just could not put this down. Give me more. ...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    The answer to a prophecy. Tender to those around her. Deadly to her enemies. Looking For Dei is a different type of Fantasy novel that allows us to watch the story unfold from all directions. We switch between the point of views of Nara and Mykel primarily, but there are a few scene...

    "She walked slowly, not because of her fatigue but rather to calm her anxious heart. For tomorrow's announcement may very well unveil the secret she had been keeping for years." Little to No Spoilers THOUGHTS I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review; thank you ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

    Looking for Dei is the debut novel by David A. Willson. The story takes place in the Great Land. Fifteen year old Nara Dall lives in the small town of Dimmit, on the Southeastern corner of the Great Land. She was raised by Bylo, the only man she has known as a father. Nara knows she is...

    We've got your typical fantasy story: Orphaned girl growing up in a remote place where no one will ever think to look for her discovers, as a teenager, that she possesses magic the likes of which the world has not seen in hundreds of years. If that particular fantasy trope is not for y...

    It is hard to take a classic fantasy trope and create a new twist. The idea of siblings, one good/ one bad, I can't say that I've read a book that involved conjoined twins, so I would say this author did just that. And he did it well. At first, I had no idea where this book was headed....

    I loved this one. It moves pretty fast and has a lot of adventure type stuff going on. I got an Advanced Reader Copy to review which did have quite a few typos and grammar errors, but I expect most if not all of those will get fixed for the official release. (out on March 23 I think...

  • Amelia
    Dec 06, 2017

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

  • J. Ford
    Jan 06, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The heroine of our story is a teenage girl called Nara, and she lives in a backwater and poor village called Dimmitt. Nara and her friend Mykel are awaiting the announcement ceremony where hopefully someone in their village would be gifted and bring hope to the village. This is start ...

    3.5/5 Looking For Dei by David A. Wilson is an interesting new high fantasy read with a believable storyline and an impressive world-setting. I was pulled into the story right from the start and was kept engaged till I hit the middle part of the story, and that was when I kind of h...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Looking for Dei was a refreshing surprise! When I began reading, I honestly thought, ?Oh, here we go again with another Hunger Games or Divergent wanna-be.? I didn?t know if I was going to be able to read it. I was completely wrong! This book is brilliantly written. While I am ...

    Once you start this story, you'll want to finish it, even though this book is only the beginning of a fantastic adventure. The characters are engaging and dynamic, and the storyline is intriguing and exciting. The book follows the life of Nara, from her abduction in toddlerhood to her ...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Wonderful characters and great world building make for really enjoyable story. It may be for teens but I just could not put this down. Give me more. ...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

  • Erin  Koiso
    Mar 25, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The heroine of our story is a teenage girl called Nara, and she lives in a backwater and poor village called Dimmitt. Nara and her friend Mykel are awaiting the announcement ceremony where hopefully someone in their village would be gifted and bring hope to the village. This is start ...

    3.5/5 Looking For Dei by David A. Wilson is an interesting new high fantasy read with a believable storyline and an impressive world-setting. I was pulled into the story right from the start and was kept engaged till I hit the middle part of the story, and that was when I kind of h...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Looking for Dei was a refreshing surprise! When I began reading, I honestly thought, ?Oh, here we go again with another Hunger Games or Divergent wanna-be.? I didn?t know if I was going to be able to read it. I was completely wrong! This book is brilliantly written. While I am ...

    Once you start this story, you'll want to finish it, even though this book is only the beginning of a fantastic adventure. The characters are engaging and dynamic, and the storyline is intriguing and exciting. The book follows the life of Nara, from her abduction in toddlerhood to her ...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Wonderful characters and great world building make for really enjoyable story. It may be for teens but I just could not put this down. Give me more. ...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    The answer to a prophecy. Tender to those around her. Deadly to her enemies. Looking For Dei is a different type of Fantasy novel that allows us to watch the story unfold from all directions. We switch between the point of views of Nara and Mykel primarily, but there are a few scene...

    "She walked slowly, not because of her fatigue but rather to calm her anxious heart. For tomorrow's announcement may very well unveil the secret she had been keeping for years." Little to No Spoilers THOUGHTS I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review; thank you ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

    Looking for Dei is the debut novel by David A. Willson. The story takes place in the Great Land. Fifteen year old Nara Dall lives in the small town of Dimmit, on the Southeastern corner of the Great Land. She was raised by Bylo, the only man she has known as a father. Nara knows she is...

  • Terri Wilson
    Mar 10, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The heroine of our story is a teenage girl called Nara, and she lives in a backwater and poor village called Dimmitt. Nara and her friend Mykel are awaiting the announcement ceremony where hopefully someone in their village would be gifted and bring hope to the village. This is start ...

    3.5/5 Looking For Dei by David A. Wilson is an interesting new high fantasy read with a believable storyline and an impressive world-setting. I was pulled into the story right from the start and was kept engaged till I hit the middle part of the story, and that was when I kind of h...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Looking for Dei was a refreshing surprise! When I began reading, I honestly thought, ?Oh, here we go again with another Hunger Games or Divergent wanna-be.? I didn?t know if I was going to be able to read it. I was completely wrong! This book is brilliantly written. While I am ...

    Once you start this story, you'll want to finish it, even though this book is only the beginning of a fantastic adventure. The characters are engaging and dynamic, and the storyline is intriguing and exciting. The book follows the life of Nara, from her abduction in toddlerhood to her ...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Wonderful characters and great world building make for really enjoyable story. It may be for teens but I just could not put this down. Give me more. ...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    The answer to a prophecy. Tender to those around her. Deadly to her enemies. Looking For Dei is a different type of Fantasy novel that allows us to watch the story unfold from all directions. We switch between the point of views of Nara and Mykel primarily, but there are a few scene...

    "She walked slowly, not because of her fatigue but rather to calm her anxious heart. For tomorrow's announcement may very well unveil the secret she had been keeping for years." Little to No Spoilers THOUGHTS I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review; thank you ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

    Looking for Dei is the debut novel by David A. Willson. The story takes place in the Great Land. Fifteen year old Nara Dall lives in the small town of Dimmit, on the Southeastern corner of the Great Land. She was raised by Bylo, the only man she has known as a father. Nara knows she is...

    We've got your typical fantasy story: Orphaned girl growing up in a remote place where no one will ever think to look for her discovers, as a teenager, that she possesses magic the likes of which the world has not seen in hundreds of years. If that particular fantasy trope is not for y...

    It is hard to take a classic fantasy trope and create a new twist. The idea of siblings, one good/ one bad, I can't say that I've read a book that involved conjoined twins, so I would say this author did just that. And he did it well. At first, I had no idea where this book was headed....

  • Billy Buttons
    Jan 06, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The heroine of our story is a teenage girl called Nara, and she lives in a backwater and poor village called Dimmitt. Nara and her friend Mykel are awaiting the announcement ceremony where hopefully someone in their village would be gifted and bring hope to the village. This is start ...

    3.5/5 Looking For Dei by David A. Wilson is an interesting new high fantasy read with a believable storyline and an impressive world-setting. I was pulled into the story right from the start and was kept engaged till I hit the middle part of the story, and that was when I kind of h...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Looking for Dei was a refreshing surprise! When I began reading, I honestly thought, ?Oh, here we go again with another Hunger Games or Divergent wanna-be.? I didn?t know if I was going to be able to read it. I was completely wrong! This book is brilliantly written. While I am ...

    Once you start this story, you'll want to finish it, even though this book is only the beginning of a fantastic adventure. The characters are engaging and dynamic, and the storyline is intriguing and exciting. The book follows the life of Nara, from her abduction in toddlerhood to her ...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Wonderful characters and great world building make for really enjoyable story. It may be for teens but I just could not put this down. Give me more. ...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    The answer to a prophecy. Tender to those around her. Deadly to her enemies. Looking For Dei is a different type of Fantasy novel that allows us to watch the story unfold from all directions. We switch between the point of views of Nara and Mykel primarily, but there are a few scene...

    "She walked slowly, not because of her fatigue but rather to calm her anxious heart. For tomorrow's announcement may very well unveil the secret she had been keeping for years." Little to No Spoilers THOUGHTS I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review; thank you ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

  • Cheryl Whitty
    May 29, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The heroine of our story is a teenage girl called Nara, and she lives in a backwater and poor village called Dimmitt. Nara and her friend Mykel are awaiting the announcement ceremony where hopefully someone in their village would be gifted and bring hope to the village. This is start ...

  • Marie -The Reading Otter
    Apr 06, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The heroine of our story is a teenage girl called Nara, and she lives in a backwater and poor village called Dimmitt. Nara and her friend Mykel are awaiting the announcement ceremony where hopefully someone in their village would be gifted and bring hope to the village. This is start ...

    3.5/5 Looking For Dei by David A. Wilson is an interesting new high fantasy read with a believable storyline and an impressive world-setting. I was pulled into the story right from the start and was kept engaged till I hit the middle part of the story, and that was when I kind of h...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Looking for Dei was a refreshing surprise! When I began reading, I honestly thought, ?Oh, here we go again with another Hunger Games or Divergent wanna-be.? I didn?t know if I was going to be able to read it. I was completely wrong! This book is brilliantly written. While I am ...

    Once you start this story, you'll want to finish it, even though this book is only the beginning of a fantastic adventure. The characters are engaging and dynamic, and the storyline is intriguing and exciting. The book follows the life of Nara, from her abduction in toddlerhood to her ...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

  • Sherry Fundin
    Mar 27, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

  • Neil
    Oct 12, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The heroine of our story is a teenage girl called Nara, and she lives in a backwater and poor village called Dimmitt. Nara and her friend Mykel are awaiting the announcement ceremony where hopefully someone in their village would be gifted and bring hope to the village. This is start ...

    3.5/5 Looking For Dei by David A. Wilson is an interesting new high fantasy read with a believable storyline and an impressive world-setting. I was pulled into the story right from the start and was kept engaged till I hit the middle part of the story, and that was when I kind of h...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Looking for Dei was a refreshing surprise! When I began reading, I honestly thought, ?Oh, here we go again with another Hunger Games or Divergent wanna-be.? I didn?t know if I was going to be able to read it. I was completely wrong! This book is brilliantly written. While I am ...

    Once you start this story, you'll want to finish it, even though this book is only the beginning of a fantastic adventure. The characters are engaging and dynamic, and the storyline is intriguing and exciting. The book follows the life of Nara, from her abduction in toddlerhood to her ...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Wonderful characters and great world building make for really enjoyable story. It may be for teens but I just could not put this down. Give me more. ...

  • Nada Sobhi
    May 11, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

  • Salma
    Jan 30, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

  • Kim Owens
    May 31, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The heroine of our story is a teenage girl called Nara, and she lives in a backwater and poor village called Dimmitt. Nara and her friend Mykel are awaiting the announcement ceremony where hopefully someone in their village would be gifted and bring hope to the village. This is start ...

    3.5/5 Looking For Dei by David A. Wilson is an interesting new high fantasy read with a believable storyline and an impressive world-setting. I was pulled into the story right from the start and was kept engaged till I hit the middle part of the story, and that was when I kind of h...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Looking for Dei was a refreshing surprise! When I began reading, I honestly thought, ?Oh, here we go again with another Hunger Games or Divergent wanna-be.? I didn?t know if I was going to be able to read it. I was completely wrong! This book is brilliantly written. While I am ...

  • Heena Rathore P.
    May 16, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The heroine of our story is a teenage girl called Nara, and she lives in a backwater and poor village called Dimmitt. Nara and her friend Mykel are awaiting the announcement ceremony where hopefully someone in their village would be gifted and bring hope to the village. This is start ...

    3.5/5 Looking For Dei by David A. Wilson is an interesting new high fantasy read with a believable storyline and an impressive world-setting. I was pulled into the story right from the start and was kept engaged till I hit the middle part of the story, and that was when I kind of h...

  • Michelle
    Jul 03, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The heroine of our story is a teenage girl called Nara, and she lives in a backwater and poor village called Dimmitt. Nara and her friend Mykel are awaiting the announcement ceremony where hopefully someone in their village would be gifted and bring hope to the village. This is start ...

    3.5/5 Looking For Dei by David A. Wilson is an interesting new high fantasy read with a believable storyline and an impressive world-setting. I was pulled into the story right from the start and was kept engaged till I hit the middle part of the story, and that was when I kind of h...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Looking for Dei was a refreshing surprise! When I began reading, I honestly thought, ?Oh, here we go again with another Hunger Games or Divergent wanna-be.? I didn?t know if I was going to be able to read it. I was completely wrong! This book is brilliantly written. While I am ...

    Once you start this story, you'll want to finish it, even though this book is only the beginning of a fantastic adventure. The characters are engaging and dynamic, and the storyline is intriguing and exciting. The book follows the life of Nara, from her abduction in toddlerhood to her ...

  • Anthony
    Mar 22, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The heroine of our story is a teenage girl called Nara, and she lives in a backwater and poor village called Dimmitt. Nara and her friend Mykel are awaiting the announcement ceremony where hopefully someone in their village would be gifted and bring hope to the village. This is start ...

    3.5/5 Looking For Dei by David A. Wilson is an interesting new high fantasy read with a believable storyline and an impressive world-setting. I was pulled into the story right from the start and was kept engaged till I hit the middle part of the story, and that was when I kind of h...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Looking for Dei was a refreshing surprise! When I began reading, I honestly thought, ?Oh, here we go again with another Hunger Games or Divergent wanna-be.? I didn?t know if I was going to be able to read it. I was completely wrong! This book is brilliantly written. While I am ...

    Once you start this story, you'll want to finish it, even though this book is only the beginning of a fantastic adventure. The characters are engaging and dynamic, and the storyline is intriguing and exciting. The book follows the life of Nara, from her abduction in toddlerhood to her ...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

  • Rayleigh
    Apr 19, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The heroine of our story is a teenage girl called Nara, and she lives in a backwater and poor village called Dimmitt. Nara and her friend Mykel are awaiting the announcement ceremony where hopefully someone in their village would be gifted and bring hope to the village. This is start ...

    3.5/5 Looking For Dei by David A. Wilson is an interesting new high fantasy read with a believable storyline and an impressive world-setting. I was pulled into the story right from the start and was kept engaged till I hit the middle part of the story, and that was when I kind of h...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Looking for Dei was a refreshing surprise! When I began reading, I honestly thought, ?Oh, here we go again with another Hunger Games or Divergent wanna-be.? I didn?t know if I was going to be able to read it. I was completely wrong! This book is brilliantly written. While I am ...

    Once you start this story, you'll want to finish it, even though this book is only the beginning of a fantastic adventure. The characters are engaging and dynamic, and the storyline is intriguing and exciting. The book follows the life of Nara, from her abduction in toddlerhood to her ...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Wonderful characters and great world building make for really enjoyable story. It may be for teens but I just could not put this down. Give me more. ...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    The answer to a prophecy. Tender to those around her. Deadly to her enemies. Looking For Dei is a different type of Fantasy novel that allows us to watch the story unfold from all directions. We switch between the point of views of Nara and Mykel primarily, but there are a few scene...

  • Tasha and Megan Mahoney
    May 25, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

  • Olivia-Savannah  Roach
    May 31, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

  • Jenna | Bookmark Your Thoughts
    May 19, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The heroine of our story is a teenage girl called Nara, and she lives in a backwater and poor village called Dimmitt. Nara and her friend Mykel are awaiting the announcement ceremony where hopefully someone in their village would be gifted and bring hope to the village. This is start ...

    3.5/5 Looking For Dei by David A. Wilson is an interesting new high fantasy read with a believable storyline and an impressive world-setting. I was pulled into the story right from the start and was kept engaged till I hit the middle part of the story, and that was when I kind of h...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Looking for Dei was a refreshing surprise! When I began reading, I honestly thought, ?Oh, here we go again with another Hunger Games or Divergent wanna-be.? I didn?t know if I was going to be able to read it. I was completely wrong! This book is brilliantly written. While I am ...

    Once you start this story, you'll want to finish it, even though this book is only the beginning of a fantastic adventure. The characters are engaging and dynamic, and the storyline is intriguing and exciting. The book follows the life of Nara, from her abduction in toddlerhood to her ...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Wonderful characters and great world building make for really enjoyable story. It may be for teens but I just could not put this down. Give me more. ...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    The answer to a prophecy. Tender to those around her. Deadly to her enemies. Looking For Dei is a different type of Fantasy novel that allows us to watch the story unfold from all directions. We switch between the point of views of Nara and Mykel primarily, but there are a few scene...

    "She walked slowly, not because of her fatigue but rather to calm her anxious heart. For tomorrow's announcement may very well unveil the secret she had been keeping for years." Little to No Spoilers THOUGHTS I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review; thank you ...

  • Rebecca Armstrong
    Mar 30, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The heroine of our story is a teenage girl called Nara, and she lives in a backwater and poor village called Dimmitt. Nara and her friend Mykel are awaiting the announcement ceremony where hopefully someone in their village would be gifted and bring hope to the village. This is start ...

    3.5/5 Looking For Dei by David A. Wilson is an interesting new high fantasy read with a believable storyline and an impressive world-setting. I was pulled into the story right from the start and was kept engaged till I hit the middle part of the story, and that was when I kind of h...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Looking for Dei was a refreshing surprise! When I began reading, I honestly thought, ?Oh, here we go again with another Hunger Games or Divergent wanna-be.? I didn?t know if I was going to be able to read it. I was completely wrong! This book is brilliantly written. While I am ...

    Once you start this story, you'll want to finish it, even though this book is only the beginning of a fantastic adventure. The characters are engaging and dynamic, and the storyline is intriguing and exciting. The book follows the life of Nara, from her abduction in toddlerhood to her ...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Wonderful characters and great world building make for really enjoyable story. It may be for teens but I just could not put this down. Give me more. ...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    The answer to a prophecy. Tender to those around her. Deadly to her enemies. Looking For Dei is a different type of Fantasy novel that allows us to watch the story unfold from all directions. We switch between the point of views of Nara and Mykel primarily, but there are a few scene...

    "She walked slowly, not because of her fatigue but rather to calm her anxious heart. For tomorrow's announcement may very well unveil the secret she had been keeping for years." Little to No Spoilers THOUGHTS I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review; thank you ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

  • Pages For Thoughts
    Mar 31, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The heroine of our story is a teenage girl called Nara, and she lives in a backwater and poor village called Dimmitt. Nara and her friend Mykel are awaiting the announcement ceremony where hopefully someone in their village would be gifted and bring hope to the village. This is start ...

    3.5/5 Looking For Dei by David A. Wilson is an interesting new high fantasy read with a believable storyline and an impressive world-setting. I was pulled into the story right from the start and was kept engaged till I hit the middle part of the story, and that was when I kind of h...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

  • Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
    May 31, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

  • Greta Cribbs
    May 07, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The heroine of our story is a teenage girl called Nara, and she lives in a backwater and poor village called Dimmitt. Nara and her friend Mykel are awaiting the announcement ceremony where hopefully someone in their village would be gifted and bring hope to the village. This is start ...

    3.5/5 Looking For Dei by David A. Wilson is an interesting new high fantasy read with a believable storyline and an impressive world-setting. I was pulled into the story right from the start and was kept engaged till I hit the middle part of the story, and that was when I kind of h...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Looking for Dei was a refreshing surprise! When I began reading, I honestly thought, ?Oh, here we go again with another Hunger Games or Divergent wanna-be.? I didn?t know if I was going to be able to read it. I was completely wrong! This book is brilliantly written. While I am ...

    Once you start this story, you'll want to finish it, even though this book is only the beginning of a fantastic adventure. The characters are engaging and dynamic, and the storyline is intriguing and exciting. The book follows the life of Nara, from her abduction in toddlerhood to her ...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Wonderful characters and great world building make for really enjoyable story. It may be for teens but I just could not put this down. Give me more. ...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    The answer to a prophecy. Tender to those around her. Deadly to her enemies. Looking For Dei is a different type of Fantasy novel that allows us to watch the story unfold from all directions. We switch between the point of views of Nara and Mykel primarily, but there are a few scene...

    "She walked slowly, not because of her fatigue but rather to calm her anxious heart. For tomorrow's announcement may very well unveil the secret she had been keeping for years." Little to No Spoilers THOUGHTS I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review; thank you ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

    Looking for Dei is the debut novel by David A. Willson. The story takes place in the Great Land. Fifteen year old Nara Dall lives in the small town of Dimmit, on the Southeastern corner of the Great Land. She was raised by Bylo, the only man she has known as a father. Nara knows she is...

    We've got your typical fantasy story: Orphaned girl growing up in a remote place where no one will ever think to look for her discovers, as a teenager, that she possesses magic the likes of which the world has not seen in hundreds of years. If that particular fantasy trope is not for y...

  • Rebekah
    Apr 03, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

  • Alexis
    Nov 22, 2017

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

  • Josie Jaffrey
    Mar 19, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

  • Christopher Schmitz
    Feb 07, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

  • Kayley
    Feb 04, 2018

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The heroine of our story is a teenage girl called Nara, and she lives in a backwater and poor village called Dimmitt. Nara and her friend Mykel are awaiting the announcement ceremony where hopefully someone in their village would be gifted and bring hope to the village. This is start ...

    3.5/5 Looking For Dei by David A. Wilson is an interesting new high fantasy read with a believable storyline and an impressive world-setting. I was pulled into the story right from the start and was kept engaged till I hit the middle part of the story, and that was when I kind of h...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Looking for Dei was a refreshing surprise! When I began reading, I honestly thought, ?Oh, here we go again with another Hunger Games or Divergent wanna-be.? I didn?t know if I was going to be able to read it. I was completely wrong! This book is brilliantly written. While I am ...

    Once you start this story, you'll want to finish it, even though this book is only the beginning of a fantastic adventure. The characters are engaging and dynamic, and the storyline is intriguing and exciting. The book follows the life of Nara, from her abduction in toddlerhood to her ...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Wonderful characters and great world building make for really enjoyable story. It may be for teens but I just could not put this down. Give me more. ...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story itself. I liked the message it tried to get across. I liked the religious aspects and the use of ruins and magic and the connections with the divine. My biggest issue is with the writing. It's not bad, but it was very hard to ...

    The answer to a prophecy. Tender to those around her. Deadly to her enemies. Looking For Dei is a different type of Fantasy novel that allows us to watch the story unfold from all directions. We switch between the point of views of Nara and Mykel primarily, but there are a few scene...

    "She walked slowly, not because of her fatigue but rather to calm her anxious heart. For tomorrow's announcement may very well unveil the secret she had been keeping for years." Little to No Spoilers THOUGHTS I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review; thank you ...

    Looking for Dei has a lot of great world building. Not only do we get some beautiful descriptions of the places we visit, there's an emphasis on history, religion and a strong magic system thats easy to understand. We also don't have the typical blind faith in religion that fantasy b...

    A WISHING SHELF BOOK REVIEW 6th January 2018 TITLE: Looking for Dei AUTHOR: David A. Willson Star Rating: 4.5 REVIEW Looking of Dei by David A. Wilson is a wonderfully exciting fantasy novel for young adults and, perhaps, slightly older. Well-written with a good balance of desc...

    Looking for Dei is the debut novel by David A. Willson. The story takes place in the Great Land. Fifteen year old Nara Dall lives in the small town of Dimmit, on the Southeastern corner of the Great Land. She was raised by Bylo, the only man she has known as a father. Nara knows she is...

    We've got your typical fantasy story: Orphaned girl growing up in a remote place where no one will ever think to look for her discovers, as a teenager, that she possesses magic the likes of which the world has not seen in hundreds of years. If that particular fantasy trope is not for y...

    It is hard to take a classic fantasy trope and create a new twist. The idea of siblings, one good/ one bad, I can't say that I've read a book that involved conjoined twins, so I would say this author did just that. And he did it well. At first, I had no idea where this book was headed....

    I loved this one. It moves pretty fast and has a lot of adventure type stuff going on. I got an Advanced Reader Copy to review which did have quite a few typos and grammar errors, but I expect most if not all of those will get fixed for the official release. (out on March 23 I think...

    I received "Looking for Dei" as an ARC, and was pleasantly surprised by the way the author, David A. Wilson, creates a unique new world. This setting is unlike ones from other works of literature, and it appears surprisingly vividly in the reader's imagination. For example, the magic a...

  • ShinyObject
    Dec 01, 2017

    Story: 4 Narration: 5 Overall: 4.5 David A Willson is such a talent! Looking For Dei is a wonderfully written fantasy story that focuses on the lives of Nara, her wonderful adopted father and her best friend Mykel. Nara has magic. Most people that possess magical powers have one, ex...

    I was on the promotional tour for this book! Looking for Dei is a YA Fantasy that involves magical gifts and what the consequences are, should things get out of hand. In Nara?s village, gifted youths is a thing of the past. But the mystery surrounds the area, as to why this has be...

    Looking for Dei by David A Wilson starts out with a childhood memory and I?m hoping that means good things are to come. But?the old man? Mykel and Nara are best friends. Would he like more? Maybe, but he is patient young man. With his scar, he feels inferior, but she doesn?t...

    Looking for Dei was a book I was sent for review and I loved the cover. I loved the look of a powerful girl taking advantage of her powers, and I couldn?t wait to delve into a fantasy world and see what was in store for me. Although there were some elements to the book which I wasn?...

    "The townsfolk held their breath as if deep underwater, lungs bursting with discomfort until they could reach the surface and exhale the anxiety of the moment." Looking for Dei by David A. Willson is a quick-paced, elemental adventure with a cast of beautiful heroes. The nove...

    Looking for Dei is the story of a prophecy involving twins, and one of the twins is the main character. Nara is a teenage girl with secret abilities she is trying to hide from an annual tradition that exposes people with powers. Although Nara isn't discovered one of her friends is deem...

    This was a great YA novel. I was intrigued by the world that the author had created from the beginning; it was inventive and atmospheric. The magical runes did remind me somewhat of Cassandra Clare, but the way the author used them and the variety of the rest of the fantasy elements me...

    David A. Willson?s Looking For Dei is a wonderful new YA novel. It is listed under YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? I?m not sure that it quite fits either of those molds. It also isn?t quite an apocalyptic dystopia, but there are minor elements of all those genres, making modern t...

    Looking for Dei was such a delicious YA high fantasy read!! The world and magic system were so incredibly unique, and the writing was beautiful! If you love high fantasy and any kind of magic, I know that you would really enjoy this book! It's one of those books that I feel is much too...

    I got an e-copy ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review. This book was a quick read. Took me a day because I was also studying for exams. The plot was interesting however the writing was a bit scattered. There was a a lot of information dumps which made it a bit d...

    Was unexpectedly thrilled by the quality of this book! Amazing settings, characters, feelings, and the ups and downs got me dizzy--in a good way! One thing I found particularly enthralling was the change in point of view from chapter to chapter, it definitely kept things interesting. W...

    The heroine of our story is a teenage girl called Nara, and she lives in a backwater and poor village called Dimmitt. Nara and her friend Mykel are awaiting the announcement ceremony where hopefully someone in their village would be gifted and bring hope to the village. This is start ...

    3.5/5 Looking For Dei by David A. Wilson is an interesting new high fantasy read with a believable storyline and an impressive world-setting. I was pulled into the story right from the start and was kept engaged till I hit the middle part of the story, and that was when I kind of h...

    The author wrote great imagery and the world felt real, as if I was in it. The plot development was very smooth. I really enjoyed the pace of this book, which held my interest. I was extremely hooked on Nara and Kayna's story. The contrast between Nara and Kayna is striking, considerin...

    Looking for Dei was a refreshing surprise! When I began reading, I honestly thought, ?Oh, here we go again with another Hunger Games or Divergent wanna-be.? I didn?t know if I was going to be able to read it. I was completely wrong! This book is brilliantly written. While I am ...

    Once you start this story, you'll want to finish it, even though this book is only the beginning of a fantastic adventure. The characters are engaging and dynamic, and the storyline is intriguing and exciting. The book follows the life of Nara, from her abduction in toddlerhood to her ...

    Review: DNF 25% So, not going to rate because I didn't finish it... This book just never did grab me at all. I was uninterested in the characters shortly after they were introduced, the plot didn't feel very thought out to me. It's written like it's part of a series, I skipped...

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. A young woman learns her destiny is far greater than she could have imagined in author David A. Wilson's Looking for Dei. A brand new YA Fantasy novel that is filled with magic, wa...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Wonderful characters and great world building make for really enjoyable story. It may be for teens but I just could not put this down. Give me more. ...

    I received a copy of Looking for Dei by David A. Willson from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I quite enjoyed this novel! The characters were nicely shaped; the plot was intriguing and fresh, yet easy to follow (wasn?t unnecessarily convoluted); and i...