Feast: Harvest of Dreams [NOOK Book]

Overview

Halloween is a bad time to return to the woods . . .

Madeline MacFaddin ("Mad Mac" to fans of her bestselling magical stories) spent blissful childhood summers in Ticonderoga Falls. And this is where she wants to be now that her adult life is falling apart. The dense surrounding forest holds many memories, some joyous, some tantalizingly only half-remembered. And she's always believed there was something living in these wooded hills.

But Maddie...

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Overview

Halloween is a bad time to return to the woods . . .

Madeline MacFaddin ("Mad Mac" to fans of her bestselling magical stories) spent blissful childhood summers in Ticonderoga Falls. And this is where she wants to be now that her adult life is falling apart. The dense surrounding forest holds many memories, some joyous, some tantalizingly only half-remembered. And she's always believed there was something living in these wooded hills.

But Maddie doesn't remember the dark parts—and knows nothing of the mountain legend that holds the area's terrified residents captive. She has no recollection of Ash, the strange and magnificent creature who once saved her life as a child, even though it is the destiny of his kind to prey upon humanity. And soon it will be the harvest . . . the time to feast.

Once again Maddie's dreams—and her soul—are in grave danger. But magic runs deep during harvest. Even a spinner of enchanted tales has wondrous powers of her own . . .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062092298
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/28/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 332,440
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Merrie Destefano left a 9-to-5 desk job as a magazine editor to become a full-time novelist and freelance editor. With twenty years' experience in publishing, her background includes editor of Victorian Homes magazine and founding editor of Cottages & Bungalows magazine. She lives in Southern California with her husband, their two German shepherds, and a Siamese cat.

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  • Posted November 16, 2011

    Highly recommend

    A famous Sci-Fi author moves to a woodland that she has dreamed about. This is like beauty and the beast, but more exciting. I hope they write a sequel.

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  • Posted July 22, 2011

    You may want to skip this one...

    I was really excited to read Feast. I love faerie lore and the Wild Hunt.
    I thought this would be great. It wasn't. It wasn't the shifting POV and the short chapters that turned me off. I can follow complex stories.
    Presumably the two main characters are Maddie and Ash, but we spend too much time in other people's minds so their story isn't much of a story. I never felt like I understood Maddie or Ash or their motivations. Who brings their nine year old kid trick-or-treating after dark right after you've found a dead body and have been accosted by a monster in the woods? And the curse isn't much of a curse. I don't get that at all. And I don't believe for second that Maddie has fallen in love with Ash. It is too forced.
    And there are too many convoluted paranormal aspects to this story and none of them but the Darklings are evolved enough to be worth mentioning.
    The entire books seems like a rush job

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  • Posted June 29, 2011

    Really Loved This Novel...

    I'm in LOVE! This was a beautifully written novel and I was captivated the entire way through. One of my favorite aspects of the novel is the multiple points of view, which is turn creates very short chapters. There are many characters within the novel, both good and evil, and having their perspective of events is such a great aide to the story, allowing the reader to see deep inside their souls as events unfold around them. I also liked that, though Destefano uses multiple points of view, she doesn't rehash the exact same stories repeatedly. One chapter may be Maddie's point of view in terms of coming across a dead body, and the next chapter could be Ash reminiscing about a past harvest. While there does seem to be some sort of connection between the events of each chapter, the fact that they don't simply rehash the same event from a new perspective is refreshing. I really enjoyed the way this novel was written and I was enamored the entire way through.

    I also loved the idea that our dreams are feasted upon by unknown entities-huge winged creatures that harvest our dreams and possess the power to kill us in our sleep if they aren't careful. This was really intriguing, especially since most of us cannot remember our dreams upon awaking. I highly suggest everyone read this novel-it will keep you enthralled and in suspense from the very first page. Four and a half stars!

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  • Posted June 26, 2011

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    an engaging romantic urban fantasy

    Highly regarded horror-fantasy author magical "Mad Mac" Madeline MacFaddin suffers from a severe case of writer's block. Needing to regenerate her brain cells, she and her nine year old son Tucker travel to Ticonderoga Falls based on her memories of a good time when she and her parents rented a cabin there.

    However, Maddie has forgotten the dark side of that childhood adventure in which the enigmatic Ash saved her life. Ticonderoga Falls celebrates the Harvest on Halloween night. However, it is not the humans who host the gala as the Others feast on the Harvest of Dreams of these foolish mortals. New and returned blood excite the Darkling as Maddie begins to grasp the connotation of the dreams she had as a child, but may be too late to save Tucker without a sacrifice; her only hope once again is with Ash the fallen bringer of the town's curse.

    Feast is an engaging romantic urban fantasy that grips the audience from the moment Ash welcomes back Maddie and never releases its' hold until the final confrontation. The story line is loaded with action, but several concepts are not developed, which hopefully will occur in future Harvest of Dreams thrillers. Maddie is a wonderful human in peril while Ash remains somewhat mysterious though he feels an obsessive need to keep Maddie and Tucker safe. Readers will Feast on this fine harvest but expect more insight into the Destefano realm.

    Harriet Klausner

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    Posted September 9, 2011

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