Genre: YA FantasyPublisher: Evil Alter Ego Press
Publication Date: December 8th, 2015
Page Count: 206 pages
Source: From YA Bound Book Tours
Careful what you wish for. It just might come true.
In the forbidden West Woods, Ava stumbles on the secret fountain that has granted wishes to St. Augustus students for generations. Unknowingly, she watches the coin she tosses disappear and with it the world around her as she knows it.
In a quest to undo the damage she’s done, she and alumni kid Ethan break every campus rule unravelling a tangled web of history. Ava discovers that what’s right isn’t always clear and finds herself torn between a love she’s always known and one she has yet to explore.
*The Reader's Review*
My rating: 3/5 stars
To be fair, I started reading The Fountain without any high expectations since I had not heard much about it, but since it takes place in an old boarding school with some magic involved (things I am very fond of), I thought I'd give it a chance and see where it would all lead.
As it turned out, this book started off really great. I was loving St. Augustus. I seriously dig books set in boarding schools because they remind me of old school YA and I think they are the perfect setting for mysteries and magic and sneaking around at night and falling in love. ♥ So I was pretty much smitten about the whole St. Augustus idea. Much more when I met the cute, dark-haired guy!
However, despite there being a magical fountain that's able to grant wishes, I felt that I needed more magic to make me feel that I was reading a fantasy book. Instead, I think that what I was really reading was a book with magical realism. And like reality, The Fountain was a bit short on resolutions. I needed more closure. Unless there's a sequel? Because I just can't stand the idea of leaving the story the way it ends. I would read it!
The whole idea is great and I did enjoy reading this book, so if you like boarding schools, then you'll be drawn to this book no matter what. But if you are not that into loose endings, then it's possible that this book isn't for you.