Wordwick Games

From the ALA YALSA Award-winning author of the fantasy epic book series – Bitter Frost (Frost Series), currently in production as a multiplayer, multi-platform video game, Kailin Gow, comes the first book in the Wordwick Games Series:

After winning a contest for a popular game called Wordwick Games, five teens Gemma, Sparks, Rio, Kat, and Jack, are invited to stay at Wordwick Games inventor Henry Word’s mysterious castle and play the newest level of Workwick Games. Little do they know, the castle is the doorway to a wondrous world call Anachronia where words can be used as weapons, power, and commodity. There is unrest in Anachronia, and if the five teens can follow the rules of Wordwick Games and prove to be the best player, one of them will be crowned Ruler of Anachronia.


“As usual Kailin Gow rocks out the YA genre with her work. I absolutely adore her books and think she’s one to watch. This book, of course, was great! I love the world building that she did…For me, it’s always just right. The characters in this one were great and I loved the storyline. Here’s a sneaky little thing that Kailin did with the book…she made it educational. *shhh Don’t tell anyone!* LOL! In it you learn a lot of new words along with definitions but it’s combined so well into the story that you don’t really think about the fact that you’re learning. It was awesome! Besides all that though, it really was just an excellent story…I always manage to get lost in her writing and I’m through the books before I even realize it. If you haven’t checked her out yet then I think you should!” –Kris, Cajun Book Lady Blog

What a good book!! I found myself drawn into the action right from the beginning. My favorite parts were the little paragraphs at the end of each chapter that told you what each of the main characters was doing or thinking at the end of that chapter. I liked that the book had good strong female characters. It addressed that teens are usually thinking what everyone is thinking of them. I liked the fact that words had such power in the game. Words do have a strong impact in our world and I thought that the story illustrated this well as to the destructive power of some of the words that were used. I will definately be passing this on to my teenage daughter and even my older daughter who is in her 20’s. –Mindy Detweiler, a room without books is empty