Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Feast:: Harvest of Dreams by Merrie Destefano

Title: Feast: Harvest Of Dreams
Author: Merrie Destefano
Published by: Harper Voyager (June 28, 2011-ARC Copy)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 2.5-3 Stars

Goodreads Description:

Madeline MacFadden ("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.

My Review:

This book was definitely different. Destefano created a unique world of beast and creatures, fantasy, prey and predators, dreams and nightmares.
This isn't something I normally read and while it was a little disjointed at times I found myself wanting to read on and find out what happened between Maddie and Ash and all the town.
I did like how the chapters varied from character to character so that we got a look inside each of their minds.
I think a little more world building would have been nice but overall this wasn't a bad read and I think people who really like fantasy would appreciate it and enjoy it.

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