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Olive Kennedy is a therapist of sorts that deals with humans who've been touched by the magic of Faythander. Every human who goes there, comes back changed and it's up to Olive to find out which creature took them. When she is called to her godsons side, she realises that things are serious, add in the dreams she is having and she knows she has to go to Faythander and see what's happening.
This was a good read. Plot wise, I liked the idea of Faythander and the various creatures in there. The world building was done well and kept my attention. I just found that the story dragged at times! I also didn't particularly like the love story in this. It was eye rollingly annoying and didn't really add anything to the plot.
Character wise, I liked Olive. I liked that she knew her powers and basically what she was capable of. I liked that she was so sweet and focused on helping people, especially her godson. The rest of the characters were well written and developed as well.
In all, I'm glad I read this because it's been on my wishlist for a while. I might continue on with the series, because I would like to see more from Olive. We shall see!!!
Gillian Rose, has what I call, a very sweet voice, one perfect for a young adult. She was clear and easy to listen to, but she needs to work on her inflections and cadences a bit more. I found she read at the same pace all the time, where as she could have ramped up the tension a bit by putting emotion behind her words.
I was voluntarily provided this audiobook for free from the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.
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I couldn't get into this book. The story felt contrived and the pacing was incredibly slow. The characters were flat and there behavior was unrealistic. Olive's relationship with her god children was nonexistent which makes her heroic journey illogical. Gillian Rose might be a good fit for books set in fairy land, but she needs to stay away from southern dialects. The weak plot coupled with the not so great narration made me lose interest in the book. I returned it.
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