Monday, January 27, 2014

{YA Minute Review} Faelorehn (The Otherworld #1) by Jenna Elizabeth Johnson

{YA Minute Review} Faelorehn (The Otherworld #1) by Jenna Elizabeth Johnson

I never heard him come after me and even as I climbed the slope and stumbled onto our shaded back lawn, I didn’t look back. It was like the day the gnomes chased me all over again, but this time I was not escaping some horrible little creatures, I was fleeing from an incredibly good-looking guy who could very well understand me completely. I was either saving myself from that serial killer I always imagined lived down in the swamp, or I had finally gone over the deep end . . .

Meghan Elam has been strange her entire life: her eyes have this odd habit of changing color and she sees and hears things no one else does. When the visions and voices in her head start to get worse, she is convinced that her parents will want to drag her off to another psychiatrist. That is, until the mysterious Cade MacRoich shows up out of nowhere with an explanation of his own.

Cade brings her news of another realm where goblins and gnomes are the norm, a place where whispering spirits exist in the very earth, and a world where Meghan just might find the answers she has always sought. (Blurb via Goodreads)
{Details} Kindle Edition, First, 228 pages. Published April 21st 2012. Source: Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

{Rating} 3/5 -- I liked it!

"The only reason I knew that I was awake was because of the pale green stars staring back at me from my ceiling." (page 1, line 1)
I thought the world and mythology was interesting, I was definitely intrigued and wanted to keep reading to find out who Meghan was. I really liked Meghan, she's loyal, protective, kind, smart, a misfit. I appreciated that she questioned everything, what Cade was telling her, what she saw, and didn't just automatically believe everything. Cade, the mysterious man, is certainly that. I'm very curious about him.

The pacing was a bit slow, there was a lot of days pass/weeks pass before the story progressed. There was also quite a bit of Meghan did this and Meghan did that. I would have preferred more action instead.
At the end I was left wondering about Meghan, about her role, her past, what's to come for her and I definitely want to find out.

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