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Praise for Nibi Soto’s Beyond the Map’s Boundary

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National Reviews

Beyond the Map’s Boundary is somehow both charming and tense, and the world the characters inhabit is deep and complicated, perfect for realistic fantasy.  The action is riveting, and the plot will absolutely draw the reader in.  The level of detail demands that this story be re-read and appreciated for its nuances.”

J. Blackmore – Allbooks Reviews
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“Soto offers mystery, romance, science fiction, family reunions, and a hearty dose of humor. Readers will get the feeling that she’s having a lot of fun with her writing, and the result is true entertainment. Her characters are vibrant and well-defined and will appeal to a wide range of ages from young teenagers to adults who harbor a sense of adventure.”
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Andi Diehn – ForeWord Reviews
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“You have to read almost three pages before this book grabs you and takes you “on the run!”  This is fast paced, full of action, and will totally fascinate young adult readers.”
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Jo Ann HakolaThe Book Faerie
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“This is truly one of the most amazing time-traveler stories I ever read and for sure is among the best three books I’ve read this year. The plot is so full of twists that keeps us, the readers, on the edge on every page we turn. The description of the characters and their actions is so rich in details that we feel ourselves traveling together with Mattie or helping Trevor supporting her throughout the book.”When we talk about time traveling stories,  classics like The Time Machine (H.G. Wells), or Timeline (Michael Crichton) are always remembered. This book is destined to be remember as one of the greatest science-fantasy time-travelers stories ever. The author wrote a masterpiece that deserves a massive audience and I am eager to read the sequence of this incredible saga.”  (read more here…)
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Roberto Mattos Books and Movies Reviews
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“This fun, fast read pulls you in quickly and sends you along time hopping and teleporting! The author has created a time traveling world with its own special jargon: Trekkers, Splitters, Divvys, Boosts and more. There is a “Words and Terms” in the back to help follow the new buzz terms. The action is fast paced from beginning to end and…” (read more here…)
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Martha
marthasbookshelf.com
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” I really liked this book. It starts right in the thick of the action, and some things that are mildly confusing at first become clear as the action unfolds. The storyline kept me glued to the book, in a hurry to finish, but sorry when I did. I didn’t want it to end, at least not without a sequel sitting next to me to jump into next. The action is tense and starts immediately…” (read more here…)
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– thecoolmom – TheVeryLatestThing
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“Nibi Soto has created an enjoyable world where time travel is a reality to Trekkers, a select few who have inherited the DNA and are gifted with the secret knowledge of their ancestors.  Soto’s characters are refreshingly charming.   This is a quick, fanciful read enjoyable for readers of all ages. ” …read more

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Reviews from Children of All Ages

“I loved the book.  Once I started to read it I was in my own little world and wanted to find out what happened next!  I told my teacher at school how much I had read and she was amazed.  I read 250 minutes in one day and just wanted to keep reading it, but I had to do my chores.  I loved how Kash and Trevor kept freaking each other out.  It is so funny!”

–    A. Hansen (Age 11)
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“I loved this book.  I couldn’t put it down!  It is completely original and the plot makes you eager to read what’s going to happen next.  If there was a sequel to this book I would try to get it A.S.A.P.  It’s an amazing book!”

–    L. Skaggs (Age 13)
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“I enjoy reading a lot and get excited when I discover a new author that inserts as many twists as I found from Nibi Soto.  “Beyond the Map’s Boundary” has been one of the most fun books I’ve ever read.  It was hard to put down.  I look forward to the next book and can hardly wait to see where the adventure will go and what magical powers are yet to be discovered by Mattie.”

–    M. Jones (Age 18)
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“Beyond the Map’s Boundary is a captivating read that will absorb you from the first page.  It is full of suspense and excitement and keeps you guessing until the very end.  There are moments of laughter as well as touching poignant ones.  Nibi Soto has proven herself to be an author with excellent insight into the human spirit.  I can’t wait for the next installment!

–    K. Hammock (Age 35)
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“Beyond the Map’s Boundary is a fantastical time-traveling adventure.  Once I opened the book, I was hooked.  The twists and turns kept me guessing and excited to read more.  I can’t wait for the next book to see “where in time” Nibi’s story will continue.”

–    E. Rasmussen (Age 38)
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“Fun, fresh and endearing!  Once you start reading it’s like a race you’ve got to run and finish.”

–    S. Rammell (Age 45)
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“Wow!!  What a page turner!  I could hardly put “Beyond the Map’s Boundary” down.  In the same spirit as “Harry Potter,” young and old will be avid fans of Nibi Soto’s creative masterpiece.”

–    C. L. Humpherys (Age 64)
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“This novel piques the imagination.  It is a great and easy read. . . . .  a well written book for young and old alike.”

–    S.  Plouse (Age 69)
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“As a former teacher, principal and superintendent of schools, I want to encourage every reader, library, and school to enjoy Nibi Soto’s new book, “Beyond the Map’s Boundary.”  I can promise you an unforgettable journey beyond your imagination!  You will become part of an odyssey that will bend and roll your mind through untold adventure.  The audio version also provides an exciting interpretation of this extraordinary novel.  Mattie and Trevor come alive with unpredictable powers that will surprise and excite you.  I look forward to the next book being available and I’m sure you will, too.”

–    S.R. Mecham (Age 70)
Former Superintendent, Weber County School District
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“Thank you for permitting me to review Beyond the Map’s Boundary and to share it with my family and colleagues.  My three 10-year-old grandsons had a great time listening to the CD on a recent extended trip. We stopped it every so often and discussed what was happening and what might happen next. The most enthusiastic responses came from girls in the 12-60-ish range.  They especially identified with Mattie and liked the concept of “boosting” and “paralleling”.  All of us wished we could do it!  We are looking forward to Mattie and Kash’s next exciting adventures!

Go Nibi Soto!!!

–   W.  Goucha – Utah State Office of Education

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“I finished your book Friday.  WOW… I had no idea you were so creative and masterful with the pen.  I knew you were athletic.  I knew you were cerebral.  I even knew you were musical but I had no idea that you had such a wonderful imagination.  I  LOVE… LOVE… LOVED your book.  Can’t wait for the sequel.  It was like going to a great amusement park… one great surprise after another, and really a lot of fun.  CONGRATULATIONS!!!!”

–   J. H. Woostenhulme
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eBook Reviews

Comments from our website book sample…

“Very interesting and amusing subject. I read with great pleasure.  I really like your blog and I respect your work. I’ll be a frequent visitor. ”

–    Mackaren
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“In truth, immediately I didn’t understand the essence. But after re-reading all at once became clear.”

–    Crasty
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“Hello! I just finished reading your book “Beyond the Maps Boundary” today and I absolutely fell in love with it! I came to your site to see if there was a sequel to the book and saw in your FAQs section that you are planning on making a sequel. I was wondering, when do you plan on releasing it?? I can’t wait to read it!! :)
Thanks!”

– Janeen Froelich

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Audio Book Reviews

Comments from our listeners…

 

“At my age it’s hard to get me excited about reading anything!  However, as I was getting involved in listening to the audio book I could hardly wait to hear the next chapter.  It was both exciting and entertaining and kept me guessing.  I recommend “Beyond the Map’s Boundary” to readers of all ages.  I can hardly wait for book two to see what will happen next!”

–    O. W. Thornock (Age 81)
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“I love the audiobook!  I woke up the last two mornings thinking about Trekkers and Half-Parallels.  I have started listening to it for the second time around and am enjoying it even more than the first.”

–    T. Leonhart – Bookmasters, Inc.

“The audio version also provides an exciting interpretation of this extraordinary novel.  Mattie and Trevor come alive with unpredictable powers that will surprise and excite you. ”

–    S.R. Mecham (Age 70)
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“The story was great, it moved quickly yet was very detailed. Once you start the story you don’t  want to quit. This was my first audio book. The music was outstanding . I may never read another book. Hopefully the sequel will be coming pretty soon!!!”

–    F. Plouse
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“I listened to your audio book.  I listen to audio books often on my way to work.  I learned to stay away from authors who read their books, because they usually are not very good to listen to.  Oh my gosh… was I surprised at what a wonderful job you did.  It was BY FAR THE BEST author read book I have ever listened to.”

–    J. Hacking
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This article has 3 comments

  1. Cassie Causley (age 14) 04/12/2010, 6:46 PM:

    I absolutely LOVED this book. I couldn’t put it down!! I’m a big Nancy Drew Fan, but this is sooo much better. There is a lot of adventure, romance, and drama; all the stuff that makes a good book! I couldn’t wait to turn the page. Nibi was so descritive that you actually feel like your right there with Trevor and Mattie moving through time!!! I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one!!!

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