ARC Review: Feyland: The Dark Realm by Anthea Sharp

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Title: Feyland
Authors: Anthea Sharp
Publication Date: December 2011
Publisher: Anthea Sharp
Series: Feyland #1
Format: eARC
Acquisition: Netgalley

Purchase at: Amazon

What if a high-tech computer game was a gateway to the dangerous Realm of Faerie?
WHEN A GAME…
Feyland is the most immersive computer game ever designed, and Jennet Carter is the first to play the prototype. But she doesn’t suspect the virtual world is close enough to touch — or that she’ll be battling for her life against the Dark Queen of the faeries.
TURNS REAL…
Tam Linn is the perfect hero — in-game. Too bad the rest of his life is seriously flawed. The last thing he needs is rich-girl Jennet prying into his secrets, insisting he’s the only one who can help her.
WINNING IS EVERYTHING…
Together, Jennet and Tam enter the Dark Realm of Feyland, only to discover that the entire human world is in danger. Pushed to the limit of their abilities, they must defeat the Dark Queen… before it’s too late.

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Jennet has lost her life to the Dark Fairy Queen through playing a virtual game, Feyland, that is being developed by the company where her father works. She is growing weaker everyday in the real world, and she must find someone to help her defeat the queen to gain back what she lost.

Tam was the perfect choice. Well, the only one really considering she had to move to a suburb where only few have access to virtual simming. Tam, however, has proved himself by winning a couple of competitions. However, his life is too complicated already without Jennet with a very sick mother and younger brother.

Jennet worked really hard in making Tam help her. But helping her isn’t so easy and simple so I did not appreciate that she was so secretive, especially since they could be in very big trouble. I found it a little frustrating at times too. I guess both of them had serious trust issues considering the different lives they both lived. And they did just meet. But I’m glad that they were somewhat able to work things out with each other and help each other to be free from the clutches of the Dark Queen.

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OVERALL, Feyland has a very interesting concept behind it with the video game as a portal to the fairy world. What happens in the game has repercussions in the real world. I’m not really a big fan of Jennet, but Tam was a pretty good guy. They meet a couple of interesting characters along the way too. This book was based on The Ballad of Tam Lin, which I’ve never really heard of, and I like that I got to know about it through this book. The book was resolved well enough, and I’m not sure what the sequels hold, but I think they should be interesting as well.

RATING:

4-star

P.S. Thanks to Apologue Entertainment, LLC and Netgalley for my copy~

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Disclaimer:

  • This is all based on personal opinion, and as much as I’m open to other people’s opinions, I hope you understand that this is based on what I feel. I avoid giving out spoilers as much as possible, too.
  • I do not own most of the images I use, and some may be subject to editing.
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