Thursday, May 28, 2015

Review: Night of the Fae by Lyneal Jenkins

Night of the Fae (Ana Martin series, #1) Title: Night of the Fae
Series: Ana Martin, #1
Author: Lyneal Jenkins
Category: Fantasy/ Romance
Genre: Adult
Rating: DNF 

*Book received in exchange for a fair and honest review*
“I love you,” he murmured as the wisps of light returned to his body.

What he didn’t say was that his love came with a heavy price and life was never going to be the same again. 

Twenty six year old Ana Martin has a past she is trying to forget. When she meets Gabriel, she believes that she can finally leave her troubles behind her. But Gabriel has a secret…

He may look human and be born of this world, but he is from an ancient race of empathic beings known as the Siis, a race that evolved millennia ago to a state of consciousness yet still take solid form to hide among us. 

When the homeless start dying at an abandoned Tannery, the police chalk it up to suicides. Ana knows different. The Siis have a secret, a past mistake they would rather forget, one that puts Ana in more danger than she can ever comprehend. 

Before long, she becomes a target for the Fae, once innocent children changed by the Siis thousands of years before. They are able to intensify and feed off the negative emotions of their prey, and are filled with malicious intent that has no bounds.

Can Ana survive the world of the Siis? More importantly, can she do it with her mind still intact?
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Night of the Fae is the first book in the Ana Martin series, which follows Ana as she is drawn into the secret world of the Siis, an ancient race of empathic beings torn apart by war, treachery and the consequences of past actions. The second book in the series, THE HIDDEN LIGHT, is available on Kindle now. 

My Review

This book really did sound amazing and I was very eager to jump into it; however, once I started, I realized the book wasn't for me. Personally, I felt that it was way too rushed, the movement abrupt and did not flow as well as I would have enjoyed. The book is very much plot based, so the characters actions, at times, did not make much sense (another reason was because I couldn't connect nor feel what they were feeling/thinking). Their actions were only based on developing the plot farther.

I was also thoroughly confused at the beginning. So much information was thrown at me with so little detail and in such a short span that my head was left spinning, but some did become clearer a little bit farther in.

Sadly, though the book did have some interesting elements within it, I couldn't get into the story nor feel any connection to the characters. The movement of both the plot and the scenes felt too rushed for me to enjoy it or get a grip as to what was going on. I wanted to enjoy this one, I really did, and the author is such a kind person, but I just couldn't. But I do recommend this one for those who feel like they would enjoy a nice, mature fantasy read!




4 comments:

  1. It sucks when you are excited about a book and then let down by it. Great review Corrie!

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  2. Awww boooo so sorry this one didn't work out for you. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. *muggle huggles*

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  3. It's hard to get in to a story that doesn't have enough character development, feels rushed, and throws out too much information. Sorry this one didn't work out for you friend. I think you wrote a very constructive review, and this will help the author improve :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  4. A shame you couldn't get into this one, I get what you mean though, too much information can be so overwhelming!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

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