My first impression of The Gift Stone is that it appears to be inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There are several subtle similarities, enough to evoke a sense of familiarity and nostalgia, but the grander scale of the plot and characters is entirely Bianca Rowena. The Gift Stone is an engrossing adventure that was so much fun to read. Rita is a realistic, well-rounded character and Beeps is a charming sidekick. The affection between the two transforms this odd team up of convenience into an endearing friendship. Expect the unexpected with the plot of the Gift Stone as Rowena twists the classic hero’s journey to produce a unique tale of self-discovery and redemption.
Reviewed for Reader's Favorite