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Posted June 24, 2012
Wow. Having read Feyland: The Dark Realm, I was pulled right bac
Wow. Having read Feyland: The Dark Realm, I was pulled right back into the story with this sequel, although I believe it would make sense to anyone who hadn’t read the first book in this series first. This young adult book really speaks to all ages, from pre-teen on up.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Jennet and Tam Linn are the only ones who can keep an immersive video game from opening the crack between their world and the Realm of Faerie. Their world feels slightly futuristic and has a realistic approach to the peer issues teens face, all while entertaining the reader with a story that includes video-gaming, sword fights, and fairy kings. As well, the relationship between Jennet and Tam Linn is very appropriate and perfectly timed with the story.
Honestly, I buy the whole premise of Feyland. It’s an imaginative and engrossing story that I highly recommend. I understand there will be one more installment to this story and I will be purchasing it as soon as it becomes available.
Posted June 16, 2012
The Bright Court starts out right where the first book ended. Ta
The Bright Court starts out right where the first book ended. Tam is now out of the hospital, but still not in the best shape and Jennet’s hands bear the scars of her last Feyland encounter. Their friendship is still strong, but the romance between the two wavers – mostly because of Tam’s insecurities. Jennet on the other hand, knows she wants Tam and tells him just that. I love a strong female character that doesn’t need to wait for the guy to make the first move.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Just as in the first book, the POVs switch between Tam and Jennet. In The Dark Realm we saw inside Jennet’s head for the majority of the book, but in The Bright Court we get to see more of Tam’s insights. He lacks self-confidence and is uncomfortable in his own skin. Not to mention that his home life is always on the verge of imploding. Not many YA books delve into the male’s insecurities so it is a nice change to see that not only the female characters have warring emotions and self-esteem problems.
A new character, Roy Lassiter, the son of VirtuMax’s CEO, is introduced into the equation. He has also played Feyland, but has had very different experiences then Tam and Jennet. I immediately disliked him and continued to dislike him throughout the entire book. He is the quintessential pretty-boy who gets off on the admiration of others. And everyone is charmed by him, except for Tam and Jennet. What I really hated was that he caught the eye of Tam’s friend Marny, the big girl who always tells it like it is, suddenly turns into a Roy lemming - I wanted to scream. Although, she does appear to know, at certain moments, that he is not what he seems; that what glitters is not always gold.
The idea of fate was used heavily in The Bright Court; that each character – even some of the minor ones, have a part to play. That one could try to fight fate, but it will always find you – even in your dreams.
There are great battle scenes, romance, friendship, and loyalty – what more could you ask for? The only thing I didn’t like was the actions of Jennet’s father. I am not quite sure what he is thinking or what his intentions are, especially at the end of the book, but I have a feeling he will be finding himself in a dangerous place if he doesn’t start listening to his daughter.
There are a lot of questions left unanswered, but I am hoping the answers are revealed in the third book, Feyland: The Twilight Kingdom, which will be available fall 2012.
Posted May 23, 2012
The Bright Court takes off right where The Dark Realm left off.
The Bright Court takes off right where The Dark Realm left off. Jennet and Tam continue to look for a way to stop the prototype of Feyland to be released out in the world. Here's the problem though...what if the company owner's son is playing it and doesn't seem to be having any problems playing the game?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Well that's what happened when Roy Lassiter comes to join Tam and Jennet at their high school. And according to Jennet's father, who is in charge of Feyland's production, Roy has been playing the game for months and nothing has happened...or so he says...
Jennet and Tam soon realize something is up.
Why is Roy attracting all these women with his fake charm? And did one of the girls come back looking a little drained?
Well, Tam and Jennet work together to find out, along the way finding themselves again in the magical, yet unpredictable world of Feyland, and along the way possibly changing their relationship status. ;)
I really enjoyed this one! When I read The Dark Realm last year, it genuinely surprised me! I had been a bit worried when it came to reading a book set most of the time in a video game. I kept asking myself, Is this going to be like Spy Kids? or Oh no this is going to be like reading a book based on a video game! I don't want to read Halo!
However, after reading the both books I have never felt more wrong! This series is so much fun to be inside of. As I read Tam and Jennet's adventures in Feyland I feel like I am right there beside them witnessing everything first hand with them.
It's an action packed series that you don't want to miss! And of course, with a side of romance... :), something that, in my opinion, every book needs! :)