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I thought this was an interesting book that is not the genre I typically read. I'm more of a psychological thriller fan, but the premise of this book sounded interesting, and it didn't disappoint. The world Tom Mohan has created is interesting and I hope there is a sequel. I do wish that some more time had been spent on character development, but that's the only flaw I can think of.
I received the ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Not your average, predictable fae story... This is a fast paced story and doesn't let up until near the end. I liked the characters and their development. I enjoyed not being able to predict all the plot points. Some of the reveals threw me for a loop. The fae world is different from how I've read about it before and the change was welcome from the usual way it is described and how it works. I found myself wanting to know more. More history of the setting and the characters that reside there. The ending, for me, was a bit disappointing and didn't match the pace of rest of the story. There are a few unanswered questions and the ending was a bit abrupt. Overall, a good read.
This was an excellent book, well written and paced. Liza MacCarthy is just drifting through life. She has no real family, her mother and her don't speak and she never knew who her father was. One day she receives a phone call from the sister of an ex-boyfriend ( who ha claimed to have no family). Her life is danger, people are after her. So she answers the call and goes to the tiny village of Halden's Mill to meet the Finns. It quickly becomes apparent that this family is not normal or average. Bad things are happening and somehow Liza is a crucial piece of the puzzle. This was a blend of good Fantasy and Horror. Following Liza and the Finns to the end was addicting! The world of Fae is involved. Not the Tinkerbell variety but the old bloody version. Highly enjoyed it. Thank you Net Galley and the publishers for the ARC.
Well, this was creepy. I got this from the Fantasy section on NetGalley, but I would say it's more like Fantasy Horror or Supernatural Horror. Intending to get a couple chapters in before going to sleep, I instead stayed up until 2 AM reading this out of pure self-preservation. It was too creepy in a suspenseful "door shuts in the house but nobody else is home" way, if I had stopped in the middle before reaching resolution I'm sure I wouldn't have been able to sleep. In addition to suspense, there are also gore elements, supernatural threats, and "the darkest impulses of humanity set free" type stuff. I rarely ever read anything that could be labeled as horror, but I honestly liked this a lot in a way that was more like a compulsion than a warm, positive feeling. It did a great job of hooking a reader from literally the very beginning and not letting go. The weak points of this book are the characters, and the ending. Neither are fatally weak -- the characters are distinct and likable enough, there just wasn't enough room in between all the almost-dying-of-a-terrified-heart-attack moments to fully fit in any mourning for the losses, or resolution between Liza and Marcas. It was sort of implied that they would figure out what they were doing, but it will have to be offscreen because this book was too packed to have room for it. As for the ending, it was just a little empty-feeling. There was so much suspense and terror leading up to the end that the fae ceremony in the woods feeling like another one of Liza's foggy dream sequences seemed a little anticlimactic. I also would have appreciated a little bit more detail in the postscript, telling us more about what Liza's role is now in the fae realm.
I received the ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is not your average fae story, and I'm totally here for it. Blood of the Fae draws from myths and legends where fairies (or fae) were the murderous type of creatures, not the cute ones we have come to know and love. Tom Mohan really focuses on the creepy setting, bringing the readers in for a truly disturbing ride. I would recommend this book to both horror and fantasy readers. Be wary that it is quite gory though.
I liked this enthralling mix of horror and fantasy. It well written and I liked the plot and the cast of characters. Recommended. Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine
Stephen King meets the land of the Fae. This was a very heavy read. The style reminded me of the Talisman. I happen to be a huge King can so the writing style worked for me. The world building is cinematic. The story keeps you engaged and in a constant state of wonder. You have to pay close attention because it's 3rd person POV and follows quite a few characters jumping scenes often. I enjoyed the read but the ending could have used a little something to give it that wow factor. I will definitely try more from this author
Publication date January 21, 2020 I want to thank NetGalley, BHC press and the author for giving me the opportunity to review this novel. First off I love how the author started off with such intensity, surely it caught my interest and had me hooked to the story-line. One thing that I really wanted from this book was a background on the main character. I know that her finding out her destiny and the truth about her father plays a major role in the plot of the story, but even in the end it was never explained. Other than that the story-line was gripping and it left me wanting more. I really enjoyed the authors writing style and I am looking forward to reading more from him.
Great book. It had me drawn in from the first chapter, well worth reading. Finally a different story line then alot od books out there.