Review of War of Words by Amy Neftzger

Title: War of Words
Author: Amy Neftzger
Publication Date: March 3rd 2016
Published by: Fields of Gold Publishing, Inc.
Source: ARC Given by Tour Organizer


Sometimes there's no better way to understand reality than through fantasy, and the best way to find truth may be in a book - if you can find the right one.

Battles against darkness, a quest for truth, and a search for the book that no one can read are all part of the fantasy adventure in The War of Words. As an evil sorcerer wages war by using mysterious shadows and seeks to gain control by confusing the residents as to what's real and what isn't, the fate of the kingdom rests in the hands of Kelsey and Nicholas.

As the youngest officer in the king's army, Kelsey fights the evil sorcerer s shadows on the battlefield as she explores the kingdom searching for the key to winning the war. Nicholas, a young sorcerer in training who is mastering his craft, discovers how the right words can change the course of the future.

Explore an enchanted maze, uncover the power of words, and learn about friendship in this whimsical tale.


Choose your words wisely. This is one of the phrases I live by and for good reason. Choosing the things you say carefully in every situation will help you achieve your desired outcome—it can be to please someone, hurt them, get you out of trouble, or get you in it. Whatever you want to accomplish, you can by putting the right words together and injecting the right tone. This belief of mine has been made stronger when I read War of Words by Amy Neftzger..

A novel for middle graders, this book contains a strong message that more people should understand and apply in life. Words, when used the wrong way, can cause harm, but when used the right way, can help inspire and nurture someone. This book may be initially intended for tweens or mid-grade readers but people of all ages would benefit from this book.

I wouldn’t go for the kind of writing that is poetic and/or cheesy, but in War of Words, it completely works. There are a lot of “quotable quotes” as I call it, and if I wasn’t bound by an agreement, I would share a few with you guys.

The story is filled with a lot of sci-fi elements, but the situations the characters find themselves in and the decisions they needed to make are real and can be applied in real life.

The only negative, but not really, thing I can say about this is I didn’t know it was part of a series. I have expressed this in previous reviews, but I really do hate being thrust upon a series if I haven’t started from the beginning. Nevertheless, I had fun and learned a lot.


I highly recommend everyone, from ages 8 to 70, to purchase a copy of this book. It's a good $4 to spend in exchange for a lesson and entertainment-filled novel that you can pass on to future generations. What are you waiting for guys? Don't miss out on this! Grab a copy and let us know what you thought.



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Amy Neftzger is the author of fiction books for both adults and children. She has also been published in business and academic journals, as well as literary publications.

A few of her favorite things include traveling, books, movies, art, the Oxford comma, and gargoyles.




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  1. Thanks for the nice review - much appreciated!

    1. It was my pleasure! :) We all look forward to reading your other works.


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