Monday, February 24, 2020

Tara Tyler's Beast World

Tara Tyler is a great Twitter friend and the host of the weekly #WedWrant chat for writers. (Wednesdays at 7:30 pm EST if you're interested in joining us!)

Taking Back Beast World, Phase 2. Disney/Pixar's Onward comes out Mar 6 with a setting eerily close to BEAST WORLD, and it's time to speak out again—in a positive way! And in coordination with BROKEN BRANCH FALLS just republished and CRADLE ROCK soon to follow.

Tara Tyler has some big ideas with awesome friends from the fantastic writing community backing her up. She's scheduled a month and a half of posts, interviews, reviews, and social send-outs. It's sure to be a Beastly Blast! Here's the schedule:

Heather Gardner 2/5 Adventure - Inside-Out
Elizabeth Seckman 2/12 HS Hi-jinks & Teens Fessing Up
Patricia Lynne 2/17 the Beasts (& Survey)
Jemi Fraser 2/24 Reviews
L. Diane Wolfe 2/24 Nothing New Under the Sun
Alex J. Cavanaugh 3/4 Books into Movies - So many ways to watch
C. Lee McKenzie 3/4 Cliques & Bullies--It's hard to be a teen, no matter when
Sherry Ellis 3/9 Bullies Presentations & a Review
Christine Rains 3/9 Review
Heather Holden 3/23 Books Come Alive with Art!

Hope you can stop by!

My reviews

Broken Branch Falls

Goblins and Ogres and Pixies, Oh my!
This is a fabulous MG adventure with wonderful world-building that immerses you right into the story. Gabe, the main character, or should I say the main goblin, gets himself into trouble after a prank gone terribly wrong. That mistake starts Gabe on a series of adventures with companions from many of the other beasts populating his world.
Gabe and his friends don't agree with the adults who dictate who they should befriend and what activities they should enjoy. They're on a mission to change their world and they get a whole lot more than they bargained for.
The underlying theme of the story echoes the theme of many of our current young activists. We need change and we need to listen to our kids who often see the future more clearly than we do.
A fantastic story for all!

Cradle Rock

And the fun continues!!
This is an action-packed adventure story that keeps you turning the pages. The beast buddies from the 1st book are back and onto new adventures. When Ona, the ogress, gets lost on Spring Break, Gabe (goblin) and Rove (werewolf) head off to the rescue. What they find is a whole lot more than they expect - or want to believe. The adventure takes on a dangerous turn when the beasts meet mythology come to life.
This book should appeal to anyone in middle school or older. A fantastic read with heart!!

How about you? Do you enjoy fantasy books? Adventure? Anyone else ready to make friends with the beasts?


  1. Great reviews for Tara's fun series! ^_^

  2. This sounds like such a fun story for the MG crowd!

  3. I am a huge fan of fantasy. And of beasts. And of writers.
    Go Tara, go.

  4. Sounds like a fascinating story. Please tell Tara I'd be delighted if she'd like to guest blog at Thoughts in Progress sometimes in March.

  5. I love a good fantasy story and both of these sounds awesome. Action packed and lots of fun. I look forward to checking them out. Best of luck to Tara! :)

  6. These sounds like fun books! Congrats to Tara!

  7. Love your to the point reviews!

  8. Thanks so much y’all! I really appreciate you taking the time to visit and comment! Jemi is awesome!

    Jemi can’t thank you enough for the fantastic reviews and all your support! I’m working on interview questions to send you this weekend =) (see you wed!)

    1. You're so very welcome! Always glad to help promote a terrific writer (and person!)
      Looking forward to the email - have to get mine done :)