Netherworld - The Hallowed Realms Book 1 by Amy Miles & Danielle Bannister
A great take on Banshee's, original and entertaining!
The main character, Taryn, is a very well written character. She's a strong-willed girl who doesn't want to follow the confines of her kind. She refuses to stand by and allow the rules to prevent her from doing what she knows is right.
All of the characters are very well written. They develop well throughout the story and the storyline draws you in from the first page.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Irish theme (setting and dialogue) in the book. The book is entertaining and keeps you connected, wondering what's coming next. I've not read a co-written book before and expected to be able to see a difference in writing styles, but this one is put together seamlessly. I look forward to the rest of the series!
I give this book an overall rating of 4 1/2 dragonflies. Content wise I would say it is a young adult, 14+. There's obviously a death and afterlife aspect given that it is a Banshee story, so keep that in mind before deciding to read it. There is also an aspect of alcoholism in one of the characters, I like to throw that out just as a possible trigger warning.
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Not all Faerie tales start with once upon a time or end with happily ever after.
Calandra thought she lived a normal life. She constantly fought with her dad, had a boyfriend who she knew was "it" for her, school was coming to an end, and her father would be out of town for the summer. Then a stranger comes to her in a dream, and life takes an unexpected turn. Calandra is thrown into a whirlwind, where she unearths the heritage her father has been hiding from her. She discovers a whole new world and finds that destiny doesn't always hand you the life you dreamed of.
As she watches the pieces of her life fall, shatter, and settle, she must decide whether to piece them back together, or start over and attempt building a new one. Somewhere in-between those options, she might find who she is meant to be. The person strong enough to take her destiny face on, no matter how impossible it seems.
Sometimes Destiny is far too dark to give us a normal Faerie tale.
Field of Innocence - Book 1 of The Euphoria Series releases October 27th!
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