Thursday, August 28, 2014

Faelorehn - The Otherworlds book 1 by Jenna Johnson

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I never heard him come after me and even as I climbed the slope and stumbled onto our shaded back lawn, I didn’t look back. It was like the day the gnomes chased me all over again, but this time I was not escaping some horrible little creatures, I was fleeing from an incredibly good-looking guy who could very well understand me completely. I was either saving myself from that serial killer I always imagined lived down in the swamp, or I had finally gone over the deep end . . .

Meghan Elam has been strange her entire life: her eyes have this odd habit of changing color and she sees and hears things no one else does. When the visions and voices in her head start to get worse, she is convinced that her parents will want to drag her off to another psychiatrist. That is, until the mysterious Cade MacRoich shows up out of nowhere with an explanation of his own. Cade brings her news of another realm where goblins and gnomes are the norm, a place where whispering spirits exist in the very earth, and a world where Meghan just might find the answers she has always sought. But at what cost?

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Meh. I really liked the concept of this book, and the world building was well done. I just never connected with any of the characters. Meghan, the protagonist, was completely obnoxious. She constantly asked herself ridiculous questions, regardless of the situation at hand: why, who, what, etc. It was fine at first, I enjoy to hear what's going on in a character's head, but it proceeded to irritate the hell out of me the more frequent it became. The Celtic research was well done; having been raised in a pagan family with a rich Celtic background, I was impressed that the author was accurate with the legends. The plot line was pretty slow though; the entire book, the reader is basically waiting around for Cade to come back. Following Meghan to and from school, out with her friends; it was like a really boring diary! There was little humor, which maybe would have helped break up the monotony a bit. I had high hopes for this series, especially with my fae obsession, but I was sadly let down. Maybe the next book in the series will be better, but it will take a lot to get me to continue reading this series.

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"If I were an ordinary high school girl and if he were an ordinary high school boy, I would be hoping for some romantic liaison on his part right then. But neither of us was ordinary and he was definitely not a high school boy." - Jenna Elizabeth Johnson

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