Fantasy has been one of my favorite genres for years. Nearly ten years ago, I started reading the Harry Potter series. I read them out of order, because I have already seen the movies in order at the time. One of my favorite elements of fantasy is magic and the freedom to create things that don’t exist in real life.
Due to some people saying that a lot of classic fantasy elements are clichéd, I like to make up my own fantastic creatures and other entities. If I do use something that has been done many times before, I like to change certain things to make them more unique. For example, with wizards in my work, they are much more modern than in other works and they even use technology more advanced than ours. While the idea of wizards using modern technology has been done before, I don’t think it has been done enough to be considered clichéd. Another example of something I’ve changed was that the antagonist in my book, Wizardry Goes Wild, is a skeleton, but not a wicked cackling skeleton with a scythe. Rather, he is depressed, has a long history of being feared and misunderstood, and wants to be human real badly. I don’t know of any other stories like that.
Although I haven’t read a lot of modern-style fantasy books, I still enjoy how other authors write their versions of the fantasy genre.
About the Book
Author: Sunayna Prasad
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
After months of living a normal life, thirteen-year-old Alyssa McCarthy faces magic again. Only this time, though, she is cursed with it, thanks to an old depressed skeleton named Errol. Alyssa’s time with her godfather, Alex, will never be the same again, as she can perform sorcery, but never control it.
From letting out enchantments at school to creating outdoor disasters, Alyssa is bound to face consequences. She can only get rid of her powers if she can boost her confidence levels and improve her bravery. But it’s not as easy as it sounds. She must measure those abilities with a special device called a skillometer. Will she be able to get rid of her unwanted wizardry?
Sunayna Prasad is a college student studying art. In her free time, she likes to write fiction. She is also the author of From Frights to Flaws, which is the first installment of the series, Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions. Sunayna lives in New York with her family.
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