New Young Adult Fantasy Takes Readers to the Land of Dreams

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Jessica McLeod-Yu shows a motley gang of youths facing ‘The Wish Bringer’.

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“The Wish Bringer” addresses real emotions and experiences that people hide within their hearts.

From author Jessica McLeod-Yu comes an enthralling tale of young adult fantasy fiction that will take readers to a realm of crystal towers and mystical gardens, a place where “The Wish Bringer” rules supreme, presiding over desperate souls seeking the favor of the granter of dreams and the giver of curses.

Once upon a time, in the land of REM, amidst the gleaming spires that shine blue, is a garden known only to lonely souls beseeching the help of the King of Wishes, who inevitably fall prey to his curse and dance for eternity within his ballroom of dreams. This fairy tale comes to life when a girl named Lapis enters this domain without her memories, with no clue of her own identity. All she has are strange fantastical dreams of a girl captured by the king, and a promise to save her.

Thus begins an adventure in a fictional world that mirrors reality closely, and the dream world REM that lies beneath its surface. A group of youths must go on a journey to free themselves from their curses, who must escape the nightmares born from their innermost desires, all in order to regain their souls. Their adventures convey themes of forgiveness, love of oneself, friendship and reclaiming one’s own power, represented by their struggle against the King of Wishes.

“The Wish Bringer” addresses real emotions and experiences that people hide within their hearts, the secret things people do not reveal out of fear or shame, especially during the awkward adolescent years of growing up. It also expresses the ideas of forgiveness and healing, getting over the past in order to have hope for the future, where one can take responsibility for one’s own destiny. This makes it a true ‘young adult’ story that will appeal to readers experiencing the adventure of their own lives.

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About the Author
Jessica McLeod-Yu is a storyteller and artist whose dream is to become the best animator in the world. Her influences include nature, architecture, rock music, street fashion, and fairy tales, as well as her love of learning about new cultures and languages.

The Wish Bringer * by Jessica McLeod-Yu
Publication Date: April 17, 2014
Trade Paperback; AU$29.99; 292 pages; 9781499000634
Trade Hardback; AU$49.99; 292 pages; 9781499000627
e-book; AU$4.25; 9781499000641

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