Friday, November 18, 2011

Don't Breathe A Word - Book Review

Don’t Breathe a Word, by Jennifer McMahon.

I loved this book. It wasn’t anything like I expected. This isn’t an average fairy story.

You are better off without any preconceived notions about this story, so I’ll be brief on its description.

A 12 year old girl, Lisa, tells her brother that she has found a door into another world and is leaving to meet the King of the Fairies. She goes to Reliance, a mysterious abandoned town of the past within the woods behind her home, and disappears. Nobody seems to know what exactly happened to her.

Years later, Phoebe becomes involved with Sam, Lisa’s brother, and questions Lisa’s disappearance, the fairies, and Reliance. Her quest for the truth leads to so many twists and turns I couldn’t begin to describe them all.

The characters in this book are so real. I soon forgot there are no such things as fairies…or are there?

The character descriptions and imagery are strong. An imaginative tale that kept me glued. A creepy and entertaining read.


8 comments:

J.M. Powers said...

I love fairies. That sounds lame, because I'm a grown woman..but hey, you never know! I can't wait to read this book!

Blodeuedd said...

I think there are, well at least I would hope so

C.E. Hart said...

;) Thanks for visiting, Blodeuedd.

Leslie Rose said...

Oh, I have to get this for my classroom bookshelf. One of my students is obsessed with fairies. Thanks for the rec.

Penelope Lolohea said...

I loved this book so much...right up until the big reveal at the end. It was a bit too much for me, and crossed a personal line. But I'm glad you liked it. I agree that the characters are real, and this isn't your average fairy story. It's a fantastic story.

C.E. Hart said...

Thank you for stopping in, Penelope. :) This isn't my 'usual type' of read, but - like you - I enjoyed it. :)

Man of la Book said...

Seems like an enjoyable book. Creepy cover though, LOL.

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C.E. Hart said...

It is a creepy cover! lol I have to admit, that is what drew me in. ;)

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