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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Review of YA Fantasy book, Feyland: The Bright Court by Anthea Sharp

Title: Feyland, The Bright Court
Series: Book 2 of the Feyland Trilogy
Author: Anthea Sharp
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

Official Synopsis
What if a high-tech computer game was a gateway to the dangerous Realm of Faerie?

~ Book 2 in the Feyland trilogy ~


Jennet Carter escaped the dark faeries of Feyland once. Now, fey magic is seeping out of the prototype game, beguiling the unwary and threatening everyone she cares about.


Tam Linn may be a hero in-game, but his real life is severely complicated. Still, he'll do whatever it takes to stop the creatures of Feyland, even if it means pushing Jennet toward the new guy in school--the one with an inside connection to sim-gaming... and the uncanny ability to charm everyone he meets.


Despite the danger, Jennet and Tam must return to Feyland to face the magic of the Bright Court--and a powerful new enemy who won't stop until the human world is at the mercy of the Realm of Faerie.

My Review
This book will pull you in from the very first page and not let you go. It is filled with action, mystery, and danger that will entertain both YA and adult readers.

Jennet and Tam barely escaped with their lives the last time they entered Feyland. It was suppose to be a game with mind-blowing effects, not the entrance to the an Otherworld with mythical creatures determined to find their way to the "real" world and take over. But, that is exactly what happened and now the game is about to be released, unleashing the path to the Faerie Realm to countless innocent players. Whatever happens in game is projected in real life, and once the entry to this Otherworld is broken, the characters will soon become this world's reality. The only two that can stop them is Tam and Jennet since no one will believe their story of survival. With the adults against them, the fate of the world on their shoulders, and only each other to count on - they must risk their lives to keep the Realm of the Faerie at bay. But will they be able to survive another trip to Feyland or will the world succomb to the magic of the Fae?

I am completely enchanted with this book. It is a fun-filled book that has an underlying innocence combined with  fiery action that I just can't get enough of.

Tam and Jennet lead opposite lives. Jennet comes from wealth, is outspoken and spirited, but she is also sincere and passionate. With her, what you see is not what you get. She is down to earth and can Sim with the best of them...including Tam. Tam is shy, comes from a poor and not-all-together family. He is the glue that holds his family and his friends together. When the two met, there was an instant connection that went beyond gaming, but he can't seem to let himself fall for Jennet. As they are thrown into the game that almost cost them their lives, they soon find that their destinies are intertwined and that it is more than just friendship between them. With love in the air, things get even more complicated when he must push Jennett into the arms of the new guy in school who seems to be enthralling the girls around him with magic that could only be from Feyland.

The addition of this new student is perfection. His whole being is mysterious - is he a good guy, a bad guy, and what is he doing for the Bright King that allows him to enthrall the ladies around him? This combined with the danger Tam and Jenette must face in their quest to save the world and the love that is budding between them, I found myself glued to the pages until the very end. I love Tam and Jenette, he is like the ying to her yang and I can't help but root for them, even with the world against them. The fact that Feyland will be unleashed on unsuspecting gamers is even more compelling. How are they going to stop a giant company from releasing their new game. Imagine trying to stop Microsoft (Xbox) from releasing a new revolutionary sim game because two kids said it takes them to Faeland - yeah right. This is the exact problem Tam and Jenette are having and I love taking the journey through the ever dangerous and mysterious Feyland as they try to stop this nightmare from unfolding. This time their opponent is the Bright King, and lets just say he is truly a puzzle that I am dying to solve. Don't let the whole "Bright" thing fool you, he is not all roses and sunshine and he sure proves it in this book.

Get ready for a fun read that combines mystery, romance, thrills and gaming into one unputdownable book....really, what more could you ask for? :-)

This book is rated 5 Fangs:


What video game do you wish you could be apart of, even if it is for just one day?

I'm going old school and saying the Yoshi video games. That dinosaur is just too damn cute..lol


ScifiWriterMom said...

I'd like to hangout with Mario and Luigi for a few days :)

Evelyn Amaro said...

haha..they are fun.

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