Sunday, January 20, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Fields of Elysium by A.B.Whelan

Goodreads description:

How can love mend a heart full of hate?

Small town girl, Molly Bennett, moves to Los Angeles where she becomes an outsider while attending Beverly Hills High School. It seems life cannot be any more dreadful. Then one day after school, something magical happens. On a secluded hike in the Hollywood Hills, Molly chases her disobedient mutt and only friend into a hidden cavern. She stumbles upon a strange glimmering gateway that transports her to Arkana, a planet that is the cradle of an advanced human race. There, teenagers navigate amazing flying vehicles, compete in perilous games for glory, and possess supernatural powers. While Molly tries to wrap her mind around this unbelievable discovery, she meets the alluring and mysterious Victor Sorren. He is a Sentinel Apprentice, whose hatred toward people from Earth is beyond understanding. Yet every time Victor unpredictably saves Molly's life, his heart draws closer to hers, no matter how much he tries to fight against it. It further complicates things that their growing friendship is strictly forbidden. Earth people are prohibited in Arkana, yet Molly continues to cross through the portal to Arkana to see Victor. Torn between their double lives, they go down a dangerous path, from where there is no return and multiple endings.

Would you fight to be with the one you truly love? What cost would you be willing to sacrifice for that love?

Fields of Elysium is a suspenseful romantic tale full of forbidden secrets, unimaginable danger, deception, and the never-ending fight for true love.


I was given this book by the author for review.  At this time, I would like to thank the author for the book. I did enjoy the book.  It was very creative in the description of Arkana and the characters are enjoyable.

Best Part of the Book: I enjoy the story line of this book.  Molly just moved to LA from NJ and was not quite fitting in yet.  She was taking a hike and found a "worm hole" and it sent her to a WHOLE other world.   In this world Molly meets, Weston.  I think of him as of "the boy next door".  However, its his friend Victor that really catches Molly's eye.  Victor's goal in life is to go to the Sentinel and fight the Terrakas (which as the "Earthlings").  You can see right off the struggle and connection with Molly and Victor, but they are from two different worlds.

Not so great about the book:  Like I said before, I liked the book, but its last 40% of the book that was "strange".  There is Victor's whole family tree that got thrown into the mix.  Then Molly's ex-boyfriend, Adam, that came out of nowhere.  Plus, I was expecting more "action".  I am going to assume that there will be a second book, because the ending .... well, it just ends.

Overall, the book is good and I will read Book 2 (if there is one).

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