Book Title- Kingdom Above the Cloud
Author- Maggie Platt
Release Date: April 17th 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Rating- 4 cupcakes
What if the nine Fruit of the Spirit and the Seven Deadly Sins were locked in a battle for control?
Abandoned as infants, Tovi and her twin brother were raised by an eclectic tribe of warm, kind people in a treehouse village in the valley. After her brother’s sudden disappearance Tovi questions her life and her faith in an invisible King. Ignoring her best friend Silas’ advice, she decides to search for her brother in the kingdom on top of the mountain.
Above the cloud, the Council of Masters receives their orders. Tovi and her brother are the objectives. King Damien has a plan and Tovi is the key. The Council of Masters want her, but will she remain unscathed?
Amidst the glamour of the kingdom above the cloud Tovi is torn between her own dark desires and unanswered questions. It starts with a snake and a crown. When the ring is complete, will her life be over?
When starting this book I did notice that it took at least 1-3 chapters for the story to fully grab my attention- though it had a late start for me I found the character building to be amazing. The characters are all solid and realized as is the story itself.
Tovi really grabbed me with her need to learn more about herself as well as her twin brother. Her story filled with test and symbolisms of faith- I quickly become invested in the story and the journey of the characters as they discovered themselves and the author continued to build a world so realistic to me it jumped off the pages.
This is not a light read but rather one of those books that leaves you questioning yourself and your actions as well as those around you. It is a welcomed escaped from the world that is happening today. I strongly recommend this read for anyone looking for more than just a book.
Maggie Platt is a writer, traveler, cancer survivor, and dreamer. Her greatest joys are being Auntie Mto her amazing nieces and nephew and sitting with students and friends over cups of coffee anddeep conversations. She works at her alma mater, Anderson University in Indiana, and she lives in acozy little cottage nearby where students come to sit on her couch just to laugh, cry, and talk aboutlife