Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Feyland

Feyland: The Dark Realm
Anthea Sharp
159 pages
Publisher: the author
Source: the author
★★★★☆



You can read the Goodreads summary here.

Feyland is an intensely creative novel.  In the technologically advanced future, Jennet is an avid sim gamer who comes upon an alpha version of a new game her father's company is making.  But as she starts playing Feyland, she realizes there is a lot more to the game than meets the eye.  When the evil queen steals part of her soul, she needs to find another gamer, a really talented gamer, who can help her battle the queen for her soul.

This book was so interesting to me!  I've never been into gaming, but I know other people who are so I understood the concept.  What I thought was really interesting, though, was the concept that the line between the game and reality could be so blurred.

I also really enjoyed reading about the other futuristic technology in the book.  An ID chip in your wrist?  Sounds convenient if not a bit big-brother-ish.  The book wasn't lacking for action either - Jennet and Tam had to fight many an action-packed battle throughout the book.

What I found out at the end of the novel was that it was actually based on "The Ballad of Tam Lin," which is a real Scottish ballad.  For more information on that, check out the Wikipedia page.  The ballad itself is included at the end of the book and is really beautiful to read.

Feyland: The Dark Realm is out now so go check it out!  It's on sale for 99 cents through the 18th for both Kindle and Nook.  It was quick, light read filled with action and it's definitely worth a read for both fairy lovers and gamers out there.  You can't beat the price!

2 comments:

  1. Great review, I have this in my January queue for review. I am now following you. we chatted on google+ about netGalley and Everneath
    http://www.kimbathecaffeinatedbookreviewer.blogspot.com/

    Love your blog!

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  2. Thanks, kimba! I appreciate it!

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