Prism by Nina Walker – A Book Review

Posted March 18, 2020 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments

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(The Color Alchemist – Book 1)

by Nina Walker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

YA Fantasy
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down & Dirty

This lacks punch and flows oddly, but it is still a rather decent YA Fantasy that plays fast and loose with the idea of magic. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

What if color held the secrets to powerful magic?

Forced to move into the palace, Jessa begins training as a Color Alchemist under the direction of the kingdom’s most eligible bachelor, Prince Lucas. As an alchemist, Jessa must capture and harness the color of living things. Every color has a unique purpose, except red. Red is the untapped magic no one can access—until Jessa.

Prince Lucas is running out of time. His mother is deathly ill and healing magic hasn’t worked. When Lucas suspects someone is using alchemy to control her, he sets out to discover the truth, no matter the cost.


PRISM is the first installment of a unique young adult romantic fantasy series where a dystopian world with a Victorian flair meets the dynamic magic of color!

Thoughts on Prism


This is an interesting concept that fell just a bit flat for me, mainly because of the flow of the story, not the writing itself. It was still engaging enough to read totally and the culprit at the end was a surprise, so that was nice.


  • Decent concept.
  • Colors!
  • I rather liked Sasha, but you can see the crux of that a mile away.


  • Explain The colors more. You can use more than one?
  • Stilted at times.


First Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type




Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range


My Final Verdict on Prism

While this is not my favorite YA novel, it was still fairly decent and offered a couple hours of entertainment and new ideas. You may just love it. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

Published August 17th, 2017
338 Pages

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