Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Feyland: The Twilight Kingdom by Anthea Sharp

Title:  Feyland:  The Twilight Kingdom
Author:  Anthea Sharp
Series:  Feyland #3
Published:  November 2012 by Anthea Sharp
Page Count:  325
Genre:  YA Urban Fantasy
Shelf:  Gift from friends/Family
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Faeries. Computer games. A boy from the wrong side of the tracks, and the girl he’s forbidden to love.

~ Book 3 in the Feyland Trilogy ~


Jennet Carter and Tam Linn are almost out of time. Feyland, the most immersive computer game ever designed, is about to be released into the world—along with the Realm of Faerie’s dangerous magic.


The faeries, desperate to break free from their realm, have set treacherous plans in motion. Despite magical allies of their own, Jennet and Tam have no idea what dire threats await, both in-game and out.


Battling for their lives against the united powers of the Dark Queen and Bright King, Jennet and Tam’s quest to stop the fey takes them into the perilous Twilight Kingdom, where illusion reigns—and magic can break all the rules.

My Review:

What do you get when the world of Shakespeare meets a video game? Some adventure, a few laughs, and a whole barrel full of awesome. That’s what Sharp has brought us with this final novel in the Feyland Trilogy.

Sharp definitely gives her characters some unique challenges to overcome. She mixes fantasy with reality and some virtual reality gaming to create a melded world that you find yourself lost in. Sharp’s gripping yet fluid writing style allows you to flow through the story alongside the characters without missing a beat. Her vivid descriptions allow you to walk beside them through a world you not only know but can also see.

The characters that we’ve come to know and love (or hate) throughout the series return here, each changed slightly from their trials and travels, but as the same individuals that we’ve always known. Sharp continues to develop these characters so that you feel like you’ve known them your whole life by the end of this novel. She also introduces some new characters to help round out the cast for this final battle of wills. These new characters are extremely well developed. They compliment and help to balance those that we already know.

Overall, this was a fan-frickin-tastic conclusion to the Feyland trilogy, even if I do want to see more of these characters. It is a journey that I’m sad to see end, but it was well worth the trip (read?).

Add to your Goodreads shelves.
Buy online via Amazon, B&N, Kobo, or Smashwords,
or buy the trilogy box set online via Amazon, B&N, Kobo, or Smashwords.

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