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“The Slaughterhouse Secrets would be an awesome film!”–Tyan Wyss


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A Fast-Paced #YA Fantasy Book From A Very Interesting Minnesota Author –– By Rebecca Flansburg– FRANTIC MOMMY BLOG 

Growing up I loved James Herroit books. Tales of this country vet who roamed the Yorkshire Dales back in the 40’s and 50s, treating every patient that came his way from smallest to largest, and observing animals and humans alike with his keen, loving eye made ME want to be a veterinarian when I grew up. But I didn’t follow that passion and often wonder what it would be like if I did. To this day a love of nurturing animals is right up there with my love of books. Imagine how giddy I was when I discovered books from Melissa “M.G.” Nelson. Not only is she a veterinarian, she’s an author….AND a Minnesotan! That’s is the ultimate trifecta of AWESOME in my world.

Her book The Telling Mirror is completely amaze-balls too and super action-packed. A great YA book about a modern day trouble teen who is thrust into a world not unlike Lord of the Rings. Tons of complex characters (but they all made sense) and mind-blowing detail. I have little bookmarks everywhere in this book because the author shares (through her characters) some pretty profound thoughts about fear and even the greed of our modern times. I seriously want to read this book again.   Highly recommend!

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Amazon Review for The Telling Mirror

*****5 out of 5 Stars*****

March 12, 2017

A Great Edge of Your Seat YA Book!

This book was simply wonderful! Big action right within the first chapter and it never stopped the rest of the way either. A great YA book about a modern day trouble teen who is thrust into a world not unlike Lord of the Rings. Tons of complex characters (but they all made sense) and mindblowing detail. I have little bookmarks everywhere in this book because the author shares (through her characters) some pretty profound thoughts about fear and even the greed of our modern times. I seriously want to read this book again. :) Highly recommend!


Amazon Review for The Telling Mirror

****4 out of 5 Stars****

by Hillary – February 14, 2017

I really liked this book, I would have given it 5 stars if it hadn't been for the ending... I felt like it left me wondering I hope that their is a second book because then I guess the ending would make more sense. But if there isn't a second book then I feel like the ending was rushed.

(Note from the Author: Yes, there is a second book, and there will also be a third book.)


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Reviews for The Telling Mirror

"I was completely hooked. This is a story that has to be given a chance, as I truly enjoyed reading Ms. Nelson's artistic and thrilling work, given the opportunity to vicariously live vividly through the character's amazing adventures." Florentine.

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Blogger Review

"From the first page of this novel, I was completely extracted from reality, plunged into the strange world that M.G. Nelson so tastefully created. Everything fell into place, meeting our protagonist Sig, getting to know her character as a self conscious, misunderstood and rebellious figure, to the bizarre and unknown world she literally falls into. They go through the most unexpected and nail-biting twists and turns, which kept me on the edge of my seat, longing to know what would happen next in the chapters to follow." Florentine Young Adult Lit reviewer at Readiculously Peachy


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Goodreads Review 

*****5 out of 5 Stars*****

Spellbinding Coming of Age Fantasy

Review by Loren Lockner

Sig believes she is just the typical misunderstood teenager and one day, after a run-in with her uncle, Sig decides she can’t take it anymore and decides to run away and find her Dad. When the self-centered teen ends up crashing through a portal to another world, she ends up on a breakneck adventure with a cat who suddenly turns into a wily teenager with more than one secret up his paw. Sig discovers she is a Seer and can glimpse the future (and her dad) in the telling mirror. What ensues is a wild ride where she grows up whether she wants to or not. Will Sig find her dad? Will she be able to help defeat the evil Queen Nastella and her equally abhorrent son, Reficul? But most importantly, will the quiet dignity of the snow people of Scandia alter her from the self-absorbed, whiny teen she was before and make her someone worth fighting beside. This is a fine YA book that can be highly recommended. Enjoy!


Advanced Reader Review for The Slaughterhouse Secrets:

I am happy to say that this novel, though very realistic and graphic about a meat-packing plant and its Public Health Vet who does the inspections, is informative and thrilling. The highly intelligent main character, Jessica Bergstrom, faces almost insurmountable challenges.

From sexual harassment to undocumented nighttime slaughters of unregulated cattle, she rises to the occasion. Never weak or whiny, she is the epitome of today’s ‘real’ woman who works hard, has a huge college debt, and chooses to be a ‘whistle blower’ because it is the right thing to do.

I loved the character of Jessica who is independent and knowledgeable about her job and believes that the public’s safety is the most important aspect of her job. The novel takes on a ‘thriller’ quality about a third of the way through and I found it so gripping that I couldn’t stop reading.

I could see this making an awesome film with a strong female lead whose moral center makes her take on the ‘big boys’ who only want to turn a quick buck. I loved the twist at the ending which left me shaking my head at the irony of it all. Highly recommended!

Tyan Wyss (tyanwyssbooks.com)

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