Book Review: Abney Kelly & the Yuletide Shenanigans by SamiJo McQuiston @SJMcQuiston @YABoundToursPR

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Title: Abney Kelly & the Yuletide Shenanigans
Series: Abney Kelly Series, Book 1
Author: SamiJo McQuiston
Publication Date: October 9, 2020
Genres: Dark Fantasy, Young Adult

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Abney Kelly & the Yuletide Shenanigans
Abney Kelly, Book 1
SamiJo McQuiston
SamiJo McQuiston. October 2020
ISBN 978-0578678283
Trade Paperback

From the author—

Abney Kelly seems like your typical thirteen-year-old trying to find her place in the world. She’s shy, awkward, has no friends, and is bullied constantly. However things are not always as they appear, after being pushed into a clover patch, a creature who says he’s her assigned guardian whisks her off to a school in Tìr na nÓg, called Yule.

Turns out she’s a Changeling, and it’s time she learns what that means. Between making new friends, discovering that all the monsters in her nightmares are real, and starting at a new school, Abney didn’t think life could get any harder as she splits her time between the human and Fae realms.

That is until her house matron warns them about Nicholas Kringle. He is stalking his prey throughout realms and collecting the hearts of those on his so-called nice list. At a New Year’s Eve party, Abney and her new gang use an Ouija board and discover that one of their friends is on Kringle’s list.

Determined to stop their friend’s death, Abney and company set off on a chilly adventure, to try to change fate, but only one thing is for certain… This year they’ll end up on the naughty list or die trying.

I’m not usually in the mood for Christmasy books in October but snarky humor always floats my boat and I got that vibe from the description. Also, everything else in this world of ours is kind of topsy-turvy these days so why not read a Christmas story before we even get to Thanksgiving, right?

As it turns out, there isn’t much humor here, snarky or otherwise, but I wasn’t really too far off of “proper” timing because this has a distinct feeling of Halloween. Abney is a girl who doesn’t always have an easy time of it—much worse, in fact, than most teens—but she plugs along until life suddenly takes a dramatic turn, thrusting her into a world of magic and wondrous beings, and she learns that she’s actually a Changeling with a whole ‘nother future ahead. First, though, she and her new friends hear the real legend of Santa aka Nicholas Kringle and it’s a very different tale indeed, full of dark mischief and destruction. Unfortunately for them, it’s more than just a fable and they’re going to have to do something about the evil Kringle.

Abney Kelly & the Yuletide Shenanigans is a complex story with much interweaving of mythology and fairy tales mixed with a good deal of horror and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Fair warning, though—this is not the charming Good Saint Nick story you’ll want to share with the little kids in your life 😱 😈

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An Excerpt from
Abney Kelly & the Yuletide Shenanigans

Chapter 6
The Story of Nicholas Kringle

A thick, stew-like fog encircled Oberon House. Th e Pucas were supposed to be taking them to see the enormous Christmas tree in the square, but there was no way to go out safely. If you stuck your hand into the mist, it disappeared before your eyes, and in general, had a strange-uneasy feel to it. Everyone was very content to stay in and help decorate the house Christmas tree in the Ocean Room.

The decorations were colorful and random; Agatha didn’t do themes for her tree like Abney’s family did, but it was still fun, and everyone chipped in. Blythe taught them to string popcorn, and Wilbur and Snozbert were taking colored glass beads and morphing them into
different shapes and figures by request. It was like watching master glassblowers at work, but they never heated the marbles. They were able to manipulate them with their bare hands.

“I love Christmas trees,” Abney said as she looked transfixed at the glowing masterpiece.

“It’s a Yule tree,” Feo said as she came in with a tray of sweet orange tea and began pouring cups.

“Is there a difference?” Abney asked curiously.

“Oh, most definitely. Christmas trees are a pagan tradition you know, taught to Fleetlings by the Fae,” Feo said carefully. “Anyway, the most important difference is that a Yule tree is always a live tree. Fleetlings use fake trees and all sorts of nonsense these days. They’ve forgotten the traditions of old, but a Yule tree must be alive.”

“I think it’s time for a story,” Agatha said from her armchair by the fire. She took a deep drag from her hookah pipe through the black hole in her neck. “Come closer, sugars, closer,” she bid them, and they all sat on the floor near her feet. “You are all aware of the legend of The Santa Claus?”

“Everyone knows that one,” Zoey replied.

“Ya, ya,” Domino agreed. “The dude who knows if you’re naughty or nice. We all know how it goes.” Abney wasn’t sure why but she suddenly
felt edgy, and goosebumps rose on her arms.

“That’s the one, honey,” Agatha agreed. “I suppose you know him as a fat, jolly, man who passes out gifts?”

“Every December the 25th,” Domino smiled.

“That’s the version known to most Fleetlings,” Agatha continued.

“But I’m going to tell you the real story. Heed my words. They are much more paramount now than they have been in many years.” The teenagers and Pucas moved closer to the fire, unconsciously wanting to chase away the dark and its accompanying shadows.

“This story starts out as all good tales do. Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there lived a lonely king. Not just any king though, The Winter King, Jack Frost, himself. Blythe, a little help please?” Agatha breathed out. Blythe whispered a few words and blew them into Agatha’s smoke. A sad man appeared in the escaping vapor, and the story took to life as Agatha started to speak again, “He longed for a child to love and fill his days with joy, but no maid could carry the child of the frozen monarch. Frustrated and grief-stricken, he sought out the great witch, Baba Yaga.

“‘Grandmother,’ he begged. ‘I am alone and childless. Is there anything you can do to help me? Is there a way for me to have a child?’ Baba Yaga thought for a moment, looked deep into his heart, and knew he was sincere. She decided to help The Winter King, but he must bring her three things: Snow, from the coldest peak, coal from the deepest mine, and a feather from the brightest Phoenix.

“So The Winter King scoured the Earth until he had everything the witch had asked for. First, Baba Yaga took the snow and patted it into the shape of a girl, then she picked up the coal and wrapped the phoenix feather around it, the coal ignited melting the feather into it. Finally, she
forced the coal into the snow girl where her heart would have been. The winds picked up and whirled violently around them, but The Winter King and Baba Yaga stood fast, and when the snow settled again, a small pale girl stood before them. Her skin was blue, like a frozen glacier, and her hair white as snow, with a hint of the Northern Lights about it. The King loved her instantly, but as he reached for her, Baba Yaga stepped between them.

“‘Nothing is free, Winter King,’ she said. ‘A time will come when I will ask you for a favor, and you must agree to do as I ask.’ The King, being so close to his heart’s desire could do nothing but agree. Baba Yaga released the girl to him with a warning.

“‘She is snow and ice, but her heart is fire. She must never lose control of her emotions. You must teach her to remain calm in even the worst of storms. If she loses control, your daughter will melt and return to the water from whence she came.’

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About the Author

SamiJo is a first-class shenanigator, decorated coddiwompler, narrator, and author of, The Abney Kelly series. She lives in Wyoming with her dog, two cats, and four chickens. She participates in tomfoolery frequently and plans to get into waggishness in the future. Vive La Pete!

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Book Reviews: Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater, The Stone Demon by Karen Mahoney, and Hold Fast by Blue Balliett

SinnerSinner
Maggie Stiefvater
Scholastic Press, July 2014
ISBN 978-0-545-65457-9
Hardcover

While Sinner, the recently released, highly anticipated, companion book to the Shiver trilogy didn’t take me back to Mercy Falls, it most certainly allowed me an enchanting opportunity to revisit Cole St. Clair and Isabel Culpepper. If you, like me, loved absolutely every single thing about the Shiver trilogy, my best guess is that you will revere Sinner. On the other hand, if this is the very first you’ve heard of said trilogy, I can still unabashedly recommend Sinner as a remarkable stand-alone novel packed with the punch that only Ms. Stiefvater can deliver. Even if you are “not really into the whole werewolf thing”, I stand by my recommendation. To me, the werewolf in Sinner is more an allegory than a creature to be feared or envied.

Ms. Stiefvater’s newest novel is a fast-paced, engrossing read that ebbs and flows with generosity and narcissism, love and hate, determined clinging and letting go. There is love and laughter, heart-ache and tears, mistakes, self-realizations and forgiveness. It is about life, growing up, being true, acting brave and accepting that; sometimes, walking away isn’t a cowardly act; but rather, the hardest and most definite thing you will ever have to do. Lessons generally learned much later in life become imperative in the formation and revelation of the true self as both Cole and Isabel; separately, yet simultaneously, become a bit more open and a little less jaded. Not embracing, but almost acknowledging that options aside from black or white, wrong or right, indeed exist. Grey comes in many shades, the road less traveled still delivers the traveler to his destination; and sometimes, pausing to ponder “what’s the way?” is the only way to keep going forward.

As always, within a Stiefvater saga, there are serendipitous seeds of wisdom that, when nurtured, bloom with breath-taking splendor. The brief glimpse of family on the beach is beautifully brilliant, encapsulating both a smiley and a teary moment (this author is a sneaky, clever, creator). If you’ve read this book, but weren’t captivated, amused and delighted….you may not have been paying close attention.

Leon. Leon’s pictures. The insightful inclusion of this quiet, soft-spoken man adds depth and a certain melancholy, elevating the book to a new level.

Sofia, because every darkness deserves a ray of light; and every home, a little hope.

I closed Forever four years ago with mixed emotions and a heavy heart. I had fallen for these characters, accepted the finality; but longed for just a little bit more Cole and Isabel. The two characters are so vibrant; filled with energy, anger, frustration, confusion, yet appearing confident and collected. They required their very own story and Sinner is it, spot on.

Reviewed by jv poore, July 2014.

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The Stone DemonThe Stone Demon
An Iron Witch Novel #3
Karen Mahoney
Flux, April 2013
ISBN 978-0-7387-3340-1
Trade Paperback

Ms. Mahoney epitomizes the ideal conclusion to a trilogy with The Stone Demon. Thankfully void of loose ends, neither was each and every situation systematically closed out, as if checking off a list. Admittedly, some resolutions and explanations are needed; and answers were provided in a very satisfactory way, with any remaining questions providing excellent points to ponder long after the story has been told.

The first book, The Iron Witch, introduces Donna Underwood who wants nothing more than to be a regular teenager. Such a simple request, yet utterly impossible for her. She has been shrouded in mystery and secrets since she can remember. Flashes from her distant memory serve only to remind her that her father died trying to save her; the magical iron tattoos used to restore her arms will forever make her an outcast; her mother is in an asylum and she is left with only her aunt.

Further, Donna isn’t being raised as a typical teen. Rather, she is being “trained” for her rightful position within a Secret Order of Alchemists. So secret, in fact, that she knows almost nothing about the Order, which means she can’t really trust them. One more, tiny detail: Donna is being pursued by faeries and she has no idea why.

Yes, readers. I am telling you about a unique, intriguing story that features Fey, Alchemy, Demons and Ley Lines (oh, my)! Mixed in with the wizardry, and accompanying Donna on her journey of discovery we have her best buddy Navin. He is, hands down, one of my favourite fictional characters of all time. His sharp tongue, quick wit, and self-admiration make him amusing and delightful; particularly when situations are dark and dire. He provides the stability and balance Donna needs, and their friendship typifies the strength, support and unparalleled loyalty that so many teens sweetly maintain.

With a rich, compelling cast of characters, a tantalizing mystery unraveling, and just a dash of romance, The Iron Witch Trilogy is a must read for any fan of Fantasy, Mystery and/or YA. If you have a teen-aged reader in your life, turn him/her on to The Iron Witch Trilogy and you will be revered. You’re welcome.

Reviewed by jv poore, January 2014.

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Hold FastHold Fast
Blue Balliett
Scholastic Press, March 2013
ISBN 978-0-545-29988-6
Hardcover

Step back, Wonder Woman, I have a new heroine in Early Pearl. Captivating, courageous and thoughtful, this spunky eleven year old is simply amazing. Throughout this story, Early’s soft, quiet determination, fueled by hope alone, astounds. And what a story this is.

A mystery of epic proportions unwinds quickly, enveloping the entire Pearl family. From an outsider’s view, it may appear that this family of four is down on their luck; but the love, admiration and respect that they share for each other is a true treasure that eludes so many.

While Dash’s job in a Chicago Public Library may barely cover the bills, it is the right place for him. This is confirmed when he has a chance to make extra money on the side by simply cataloguing old books. Stumbling onto an original print of the Langston Hughes’ The First Book of Rhythms inexplicably sets off a whirlwind of events.

With Dash missing, their tiny one-room apartment broken into and trashed, forced to move into a shelter while being dismissed by the police; the Pearl family seemingly has no reason to hope. Early refuses to let her family down. The lengths that Early would go to while valiantly trying to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance deeply affected this reader.

Although this would be more than enough for one young girl to tackle, the compassion and empathy that fill Early do not allow her to focus on only this goal. Rather, her acquaintances and her new life in the shelter give her ideas bigger than any she could have imagined. Her tireless efforts to make a difference not just for the small Pearl family right now; but for shelter kids in the future are beyond admirable.

Ms. Balliett shares Early’s tale with such phenomenal presentation that the book-steeped mystery becomes almost secondary, in the way that the lyrics to a beloved song fade into the background when sung in a haunting, melodious voice.

I fully admit to feeling somewhat guilty while reading this book; as if I was getting more than I deserved….I got the chocolate and vanilla twist in a waffle cone, when really, I only should have gotten only a small vanilla one. I can’t fathom how a mere human is capable of writing, incorporating so many layers, in sneakily simple prose. Possibly, this book was created by a magic that only Ms. Balliett can harness and control, or maybe Ms. Balliett herself has super-powers, either way, she has a new fan in me!

Reviewed by jv poore, April 2014.

Book Reviews: The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen and Don’t Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon

The False PrinceThe False Prince
The Ascendance Trilogy, Book One
Jennifer A. Nielsen
Scholastic Press, March 2013
ISBN 978-0-545-28414-1
Trade Paperback

The King of Carthya has many enemies.  Some dislike his way of ruling, while others simply want the chance to push their own agendas.  Many in his court detest him for sending away his youngest son, Prince Jaron. No one would argue with the fact that the 10-year old was strong-willed, mischievous, opinionated and completely improper; but he was adored for his spirit.  Immediately upon being sent away, it was said that pirates attacked his ship, Prince Jaron had been killed.  While all of the evidence was there, the boy’s body had not been found in the five years that have passed.

Bevin Conner, serving as one of the king’s twenty regents, wants the king ousted because he believes that the king will not be strong enough to defend the country, and war is imminent.   He learns of the rumour that the King, his Queen, and Jaron’s older brother, the Crown Prince, have been murdered.  Upon gaining this information, he sets out to several orphanages looking for boys that may resemble Jaron as he would look today.  Conner chooses four boys he plans to groom to impersonate the Prince, who will later serve as his puppet in gratitude for being removed from the orphanage.  Obviously, only one boy will be chosen at the end of the two-week training.

The False Prince is intended for the Middle Grade genre (ages 10 – 14).  I can’t imagine a more enticing book for that age group.  The tale is filled with entertaining characters and tons of twists and turns.  It is quite suspenseful and engaging.  While it tells a fascinating and captivating story, there is another layer.  There are characters that are evil to the core, but appear to be looking out for the best interest of the kingdom.    The orphans are unique, and their interactions compelling.  It is clear that they are in a competition, the reader is challenged in determining when, if at all, there is sincerity or camaraderie among them.  Truth and lies are intertwined, promises are made and broken, trickery and sabotage occur frequently; making this a fast-paced story that this reader could not put down (despite being well outside of the intended audience).  It is written in both first and third person, giving the reader different views of each character.  For me, it shows by example, that no matter how insubordinate, flippant and arrogant a person may appear, there could be a heart of gold that can be seen when looking past the apparent character flaws.

This is the first book in the Ascendance Trilogy.  While I have tons more praise to share, I also have the second book in the series, The Runaway King, sitting in front of me begging to be read.

Reviewed by jv poore, April 2013.

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Don't Breathe a WordDon’t Breathe a Word
Jennifer McMahon
Harper, May 2011
ISBN 978-0-06-168937-6
Trade Paperback

I don’t always know what I want when searching for a creepy, scary book.  Two things terrify me, faeries and psychotic minds.  Naturally, I love Don’t Breathe a Word, because this book features both.  Well, at least ONE of those things.  Maybe the two aren’t mutually exclusive.  Maybe they are so intertwined that it is nearly impossible to know which came first.

In many a review, I have used the word “haunting”.  I always meant it.  At the time, whatever I was referring to (the entire book or a passage), indeed felt “haunting” to me.  This book, however, epitomizes the true definition of the word.  The story didn’t pull me in, rather it catapulted into me.  I was captured.  I became invested.  The tale stayed in my mind, like a catchy tune…..admittedly a creepy, terrifying tune; but unshakeable nonetheless.

Ms. McMahon has done amazing things here.  I can give you a Book Review in the rawest sense, I don’t even have to delve into a summary or allude to the plot in order to entice you.

For starters, if this book should ever be made into a film, I will not see it.  The depth and richness of the characters is such that I feel as if I know Bee, Sam and Evie.  I sympathize, support and struggle to understand them.  I accept the flaws that Ms. McMahon has given them and embrace the goodness, even when buried deeply inside of someone.  I won’t have my images spoiled.

The intricacies of the characters’ pasts create and support the strong, unique personalities in this novel.  Of course, spectacular characters can’t carry a book, and there is certainly no attempt to do so here.  Instead, as Bee’s drama unfolds, the reader is kept guessing.  There is more than one mystery to be solved here, but the book won’t be categorized that simply.  Life lessons are learned, heart-wrenching decisions need to be made and loyalties are forcibly tested.  Trust is established and broken.   Inexplicable events in the past become decipherable, yet they become no easier to understand or accept.  Supposed answers only lead to more questions, until there is really only one question remaining.  What is real, and what is not.

Rarely do I find a book that, to me, has everything.  Don’t Breathe a Word does have everything I hope for in an amazing book, yet I’ve read nothing like it before.

Reviewed by jv poore, July 2013.

Book Reviews: The Look by Sophia Bennett and The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney

The LookThe Look
Sophia Bennett
Chicken House, M arch 2013
ISBN 978-0-545-46438-3
Hardcover

I love this book.  So much, in fact, that this review is surprisingly difficult for me to write.   I don’t want to just gush about how much I enjoyed it, and I most certainly don’t want to give away too much.

The Look is an outstanding tale of two sisters, each experiencing life-altering changes that no one could have predicted.  They turn to each other. Seeing the evolution of their relationship was tremendously satisfying. While the girls are completely different, they are both charismatic and loveable, making the whole story almost tangible.

Ted Trout is tall, lanky with constantly disheveled hair, and a uni-brow.  For most 15 year old girls, this would be a nightmare. She accepts it and goes about her business.  Immediately, I loved Ted.  Her matter-of-fact way of dealing with things is unique and intriguing.  She often cracked me up. I think everyone will admire this cheeky girl who tends to go with the flow, without being passive.  The reader almost feels proud as Ted begins to realize, then embrace, the fact that she is a strong and confident girl.

Ava is the older sister.  She is gorgeous, sweet and totally smitten with her simply awesome boyfriend.  All is right in her world until she learns that she has cancer.  But wait—this is not a “cancer” book.  Ava is intricate to the story, yes, but she is not the main character and her disease is not the central theme.  Ava won’t allow herself to be consumed by this, so she focuses all of her energy on Ted and the changes she is making.

To me, this book is about self-discovery.   Learning that you can hear peoples’ opinions, but you get to choose which advice to follow; most importantly, you get to determine the impact the words have on you.  Mistakes will be made, but acknowledgment and an effort to correct will go a long way.  Leaving your comfort zone is imperative for growth.  You can try something new, hate it, yet still garner valuable insight.  When you are honest with yourself and you follow your heart, you won’t be wrong.  We all have a confidence and strength inside of us, we just may need to work hard to find it.

Please, read The Look.  I like everything about it, and I bet you will too.

Reviewed by jv poore, March 2013.

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The Iron WitchThe Iron Witch
The Iron Witch Trilogy #1
Karen Mahoney
Flux, February 2011
ISBN 978-0-7387-2582-6
Trade Paperback

We’ve all heard “don’t judge a book by its cover”; although I can’t seem to help myself.  Apparently, you can’t judge a book by its title either.  Both the cover and the title of The Iron Witch intrigued me.  Of course, I adore all things witchy, from the cauldron stirrers to Wiccans and all things in between.  I expected some version of a “typical” witch in this book.  I was wrong.

Donna Underwood is a typical teen in many ways, but her peers are not interested in seeing that.  She stands out because she wears long gloves.  Always.  This small differentiation is enough to bring out the meanness in her class mates and she is taunted and teased relentlessly.  Luckily, she has her best bud, Navin.  He is really the only friend she needs.

As if the hell of being the brunt of jokes and pranks at school isn’t enough, Donna’s home-life is a mystery, even to Donna herself.  Technically, she lives with her aunt, but mostly she is alone.  She remembers very little about her father’s death, although she was there.  Her mother in an asylum and Donna can’t really understand why.

The largest peculiarity is that Donna is “in training”.  She is being groomed to be a full member of an incredibly secret Order.  So secret, in fact, that she knows almost nothing about the Order, which means she can’t really trust them.

Despite Navin, Donna is totally alone.  Oh, and she is being pursued.  By faeries.  Okay, nothing about the title (or cover) prepared me for the Fey.  What a pleasant surprise!

By chance, and because of Navin, Donna meets Alexander (Xan).  It is quickly apparent that the two share similar secrets, but can they build enough trust to share them in time to save themselves?  We shall see.

Ms. Mahoney has created an intriguing and quite original story.  Her characters are rich, with depth.  There is humour, strength, support, and unparalleled loyalty; the kind you see in teenagers that are still sweetly naive.  The book pulled this reader in abruptly, and held me until the very end.  Each chapter shares a bit more information, and because the characters are so compelling, I felt invested in their adventure.

This book is the first in a trilogy, and since it was released in 2011, I was able to promptly purchase the following books, The Wood Queen and The Stone Demon.  This luxury is one of the best things about discovering a book that has been out for awhile.  As Karen Mahoney is not necessarily a well-known YA author (in the US), I highly recommend this for the readers that say “I can’t find anything to read”.

Reviewed by jv poore, June 2013.

Between Worlds: Dark Promise

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Dark PromiseDark Promise
Between Worlds Book 1
Julia Crane & Talia Jager
Valknut Press, September 2012
ISBN 978-1-62411-999-6
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Rylie has it all – great friends, dream boy, loving family. But on the eve of her sixteenth birthday, her perfect little world shatters. A stranger claiming to be her real mother appears with a secret: Rylie is a faery whose powers will be unleashed on her birthday. Captured and forced into a new life, Rylie struggles to keep everything she loves and discovers a terrifying truth: some promises cannot be broken.

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Faery stories hold a special appeal for me and, in particular, those that are in the dark faerie world. Better yet, Dark Promise offers a light faery who didn’t even know she was a faery until yesterday (and what teenager would fall for THAT line of claptrap?) and now she’s all alone up against the dark faeries who intend to see that a promise is kept. It’s bad enough to be told your entire existence has been a lie including your name (it turns out Oleander is her birth name) but Rylie doesn’t even have the comfort of those who have always loved her to buffer this news. What a way to ruin a perfectly good sweet sixteen birthday party!

Rylie soon learns how to mask her new appearance to the humans around her but, she must admit, the wings are pretty cool and so is not having to wear make-up. What will happen, though, when best friend Sierra and boyfriend Adam begin to realize that something about Rylie is just a little bit different? And Oleander? What kind of name is that?

Probably worst of all is the story behind this promise, who offered it and why, who traded for it, and what it means to Rylie. Must she accept her fate or is there a way to perhaps honor the promise on her own terms? Perhaps a certain dark faery named Kallan will save them both from the future that awaits them.

Dark Promise is a fun read, perhaps a little on the fluffy side, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I can’t say I ever felt any real sense of danger or fright and I could do without the YA-typical love triangle but, all in all, Julia Crane and Talia Jager have told a good story and have shown us that they can, indeed, write. That in itself is a pleasure and I’m looking forward to seeing what the authors have in store for Rylie/Oleander in the next book.

Reviewed by Lelia Taylor, February 2013.

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Julia CraneJulia Crane

Julia crane is the author of  Coexist: Keegan’s Chronicles Book One. She has a bachelors degree in criminal justice. Julia has believed in magical creatures since the day her grandmother first told her an Irish tale. Growing up her mother greatly encouraged reading and using your imagination. Although she’s spent most of her life on the US east coast, she currently lives in Dubai with her husband and three children.

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