Review: Moonlands by Steven Savile

25002838Moonlands by Steven Savile

Published April 17th 2015

Fifteen-year-old Ashley has a complicated life. There’s no doubt her overachieving parents love her, but they are wrapped up in their own worlds for so much of the time it leaves her feeling like she’s alone.

Like a lot of teenagers, Ashley dreams of other worlds, but unlike a lot of teenagers her world is about to collapse as rifts to an ancient Fae Kingdom begin to open all around her. With the arrival of of a supernatural hit-squad intent on killing her, and an unexpected inheritance, Ashley’s London is about to become a magical and mysterious warzone where the prize is Ashley herself.

Ashley has to find out the secrets of her own life before she is killed. Balancing ancient prophecies, schoolwork and the love of her life is difficult to say the least! Take part of the wonderful world of Moonlands.”

I was extremely interested in this book after the first chapter. It was exciting and weird but I was curious to see what happened next. The overall concept isn’t all that original (girls thinks she’s normal but she’s actually an heir to a supernatural kingdom) but I think the execution was pretty good.

The characters are interesting and fun. I didn’t really connect  to any of them but I didn’t mind. One thing that I really didn’t like was how a character become a love interest. Just… why? It annoyed me. I wasn’t a bad fan of the main character toward the end. She forgives anyone and everyone if they save her life, never mind what they’ve done. She wasn’t very empowering toward the end of the book.

My favorite thing about this book is how extremely well written it is. I really liked the writing style and even though it was slow at times, the writing style was just great.

Overall, not of my favorites from the year but one of best written. If you like supernatural YA with some fluffy romance, this book is probably for you.

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