Thursday, October 22, 2015

To Nowhere by C.E. Wilson

From Goodreads:
A world no one would believe.

From the moment Lyris is treated to coffee by a beautiful stranger, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. In her enthusiasm to start at a new school with a new boyfriend, Lyris is almost able to look past his oddities.


The way he eyes up her striking red hair.

The way he loves that she’s seventeen. “The perfect age.”

And the way he’s gone from all but begging to show her a specific room in a specific house to making her swear never to even think about it again.

When Lyris doesn't take his strange warnings seriously, she finds that nothing could have prepared her for what lay behind that door.

Suddenly, Lyris finds herself in a world no one would believe. A world where she’s only a few inches tall and giants aren’t creatures from fairy tales. Where humans are no longer the dominant race, but pets auctioned off to the highest bidder. Lyris understands the true danger of such a place, but there seems to be one person on her side.

Her kind and surprised captor.

And while Brindt appears to be sweet and trustworthy, he also straddles the line between seeing her as an equal and a cute animal.

Lyris has to get home… before the one person can turn to becomes the one person who can’t let her go.

Rating: 3 stars
Thank you C.E. Wilson for providing me with a copy of To Nowhere in exchange for an honest review.

I would like to first start by saying that I loved the premise of this book. Giants? How cool is that? I was super curious to see where the story was going to take me and I must say I wasn’t disappointed at all. Wilson has a great ability to capture the reader’s attention and weave fascinating concepts into a great tale; she is a wonderful story teller.

From the very beginning I was fascinated by the concept of giants keeping humans as pets. I loved the unique language that the author created for the giants and I really hope that if there is a sequel for this novel (fingers crossed), we will get to explore more of that language as well as the giants’ world that we didn’t get to discover as much of in this novel. I wanted to see more of how other giants treat their humans.

The only reasons I didn’t give this novel a higher rating are: the fact that I had a very hard time connecting with Lyris, our main character; the insta-love between Lyris and Wyatt; and, the grammatical errors that I came across. This novel appears to be self-published and I believe that if an editor would have been involved a lot of these issues would have been worked out through the editing process making this story a 5 star read.

I really wanted to like Lyris, but I found her to be a very spoiled, self-centered teenager. I was still rooting for her, despite her personality, because I felt that she was going through quite traumatic experiences. Wyatt smelled like trouble from the very beginning. I did not appreciate his attitude at all and was quite disappointed in Lyris for giving him the time of day, not to mention her constantly defending him.

I loved getting to know Brindt, our gentle giant. In the end he was the only character I truly connected with and cared for. I really loved the relationship Wilson developed between Lyris and Brindt. The progression of their relationship was slow and so well written. I loved the fact that the author took such great care in building their relationship.

I really do hope that there will be a sequel to this novel as the story ends on a somewhat bitter sweet note. I was very impressed with the originality of the world Wilson created and I would definitely pick up the next book in the series, if she plans on writing it. 


  1. This is a new one to me. Sounds interesting. Loved your review I'll be considering this one :)

  2. It's a really good read. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts if you decide to pick it up. :)