Growing up, I almost never wanted to be a fairy. I wasn't that type of girl. I didn't walk with my head in the clouds- are you kidding? Why would I want to when I could ride atop a dragon or sword fight... as an Elven Warrior Princess!? I was and am still a Tomboy, can you tell?
I love fantasy and this book has it. It's about a girl, Anne, who's been dropped into the prickled hands of her aunt, uncle and unloving cousin, Lexie, due to her parents both being committed to missionary work. She's trapped with a family she barely knows and a cousin who sets her up for pain and humiliation in a town with nothing to do.
So when she gets to visit a town, Nowhere Town, that's supposed to be haunted, she's all over it. After being 'Punked' into entering an abandoned house in Nowhere Town, she stumbles across a book, a journal, that takes her on a fantastical journey. With a girl who's been dead over 200 years. Literally!
Devlin's Door: Forests of the Fae, by K. Kibble, was a change for me. I was looking for the adventure as soon as I'd read the summary. I even (Shhh, I won't say this too loud), purchased the book! Yup, I took a chance and snagged up the Kindle version. Ever since reading Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files, I've been all over the trickery of the Fae and I was really loving that this story carried a similar feel. Now this book isn't the same, but the concept of the Changelings lulled me in.
Now the characters in this book annoyed the mess outta me! I'm sorry, but it's so true! Anne seemed to be a normal kid. I've been in her shoes before but thankfully, my parents never shipped my brother and I off to a family of strangers. We had two sets of grandparents to hang with, especially if their stay was extended. But Lexie? Come on- she was a nightmare for no apparent reason. She didn't seem real to me. If you're looking for an example, sorry. I don't give out SPOILERS! LOL You'll have to read the story yourself. Even the aunt and uncle were folks I couldn't relate to, but that's okay because it made the fantasy of the story more lovable. Every time Anne left Nowhere Town, my mind pleaded for her next return.
Everything that had to do with Nowhere Town, Onyx the crow and Grace was "Funderful!" LOL I've always wanted to use that word. The thing, what led to the climax and off-sort of cliffhanger left me wanting. What it did was leave me wondering if I want to move into book two or not. I have to think about it. The thing is, even with the ending, any reader would enjoy this tale. All ages are welcome and nothing's too bad, scary or whatever you'd be concerned with as far as this YA.
So check out Devlin's Door: Forests of the Fae by K. Kibble and get in on the YA Action! On to the next book!📚
Ratings: 👓👓👓.5 out of 5 specs
*The Last Boy: An Alternative Pan Short Story is next.
**eBook purchased at Amazon.com and from my personal library.
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