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"Gifts of the Crysnix" is a novel for kids who are on the brink of becoming adults, to offer life lessons and inspire them to listen to their gut instincts and believe in themselves. The story is about the power of wishes in creating your best life. It raises issues of self-confidence, choice and consequence, and offers a ride into a parallel universe where beauty and perfection ignite the senses. Emotions run from the frailty of young love to the depths of grief and the reader may be surprised at what comes from the strength of humility and the power of forgiveness.
A delightful read of a modern fairy tale with new twists, the story touches the heart and mind with insightful quotes that lead every chapter. Readers come away with the knowledge that they have tremendous power over their lives if they fight the fear that holds them back. It is a story of life lessons, honour and magic.
This novel is filled with so much goodness it’s difficult to feel a negative thought. Lisa Shore gives plenty of sage-like advice in these pages that I couldn’t help but feel like I was better off after reading it.
Overall, this book was a fantastic read.
Hungry Monster Book Review
It is a story that offers transformation and hope. It is a story that is emotionally charged and offers heroes that will inspire you. It is a wonderful book of positive life-lessons that will help you greatly on life's journey.
"Gifts of the Crysnix" is a wonderfully entertaining and original story for young readers that will have an immense appeal to their imagination and sense of wonder. Very highly recommended for school and community library fantasy collections.
Story Monsters Ink
This book is about making the right choices and wishes to have the best life possible. This book encourages young people to believe in themselves and finding their strength. It also drives home the importance of forgiveness, humility and gratitude. A beautifully written book that will inspire and empower.