Book Review – The Boy with Words by C.E. Wilson

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It’s time for another book review Bookish Babes!

I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second time I have been contacted by an independent author to review their book and I am so excited to share my thoughts with you! I will not have any spoilers in this review as it’s one of those books that you really do need to read for the surprises.

Description: This book is actually 2 books wrapped up into one – Five Seven Five is the first book, and Five Seven Six is the second. The story centers around White Frost who lives a very sheltered life in darkness. She has never been outside her community, only those who are Chosen are allowed to leave and bring back supplies. White’s only family member, her cousin, is a Chosen and brings her back collections of words that he finds while on missions. These words describe blue skies and clouds, things White has never seen or heard of before. When tragedy strikes she find herself seeking truth beyond her known world. She is faced with the choice of remaining in her safe space, or discovering what the words describe and finding…The Boy with Words.

About the Author: C.E. Wilson currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her daughter and husband. Before becoming a full time writer Wilson was an English teacher, during which time she wrote her first book ‘Oath of Servitude’.

Review: When I first started reading this I was a little skeptical because it was reminding me a lot of some other books I have read, but as I got more into it I was completely hooked. This author writes mystery in such a great way; giving you enough detail to remain curious, but leaving out the good bits until the big reveal. I really connected with the main character and enjoyed her perspective. In my opinion her way of thinking and responses to situations is accurate to someone who has been sheltered their whole life and then gets a taste of something more. Once she is opened up to things beyond what the community taught she is curious and becomes unhappy with how things currently operate. I enjoyed the reveal about her world and what was going on with the words her cousins brought. It was really a great and original concept and the character development was solid. World building is a big deal to me in books and I thought Wilson wrote it beautifully. There is a romance element to this story that I thought was very sweet and well done. I really recommend checking out this book, you can find a paperback or Kindle copy over on Amazon.


A big thank you to C.E. Wilson for sending me this book! I look forward to seeing how you develop as a writer!

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