Sunday 19 January 2014

***Review*** Fearsome Dreamer by Laure Eve

Fearsome Dreamer by Laure Eve

Released: 3rd October 2013
Publisher: Hotkey Books
Series: Yes, #1 in the Fearsome Dreamer series
Source: From Publisher
Format: ARC - Paperback
Find at: Goodreads | Amazon UK | The Book Depository

Author Site: Laure Eve

Many thanks to the Publisher for my review copy, this is in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads Synopsis:

 There is a world where gods you’ve never heard of have wound themselves into hearts, and choice has led its history down a different path.

This is a world where France made a small, downtrodden island called England part of its vast and bloated empire.

There are people here who can cross a thousand miles with their minds. There are rarer people still who can move between continents in the blink of an eye.

These people are dangerous.

And wanted. Desperately wanted.

Apprentice hedgewitch Vela Rue knows that she is destined for more. She knows being whisked off from a dull country life to a city full of mystery and intrigue is meant to be. She knows she has something her government wants, a talent so rare and precious and new that they will do anything to train her in it.

But she doesn’t know that she is being lied to. She doesn’t know that the man teaching her about her talent is becoming obsessed by her, and considered by some to be the most dangerous man alive ...

My Review:

Highly entertaining and wacky.  This book is both charming and intriguing, rolled up together and you get a highly entertaining read. 

I could not wait to get my mitts on this highly anticipated  debut novel from the wonderful Laure Eve. I had to stroke the cover a few times and even my dog Hades had to have a look in too.

But anyway back to the review. I did enjoy this book and felt it was worth the wait.  I love witches, there are so many different types of books based on the magic and  fantasy world of witchcraft. Fearsome Dreamer is a unique and satisfying venture into this magical realm.

I loved the writing style, it was very clever and sometimes I had to re-read a few pages just to make sure I took all the detail in.  I think even a future re-read would open up a new level to this book.  I remember I had to do this for Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde, there were so many things I had missed first time round.

Vela Rue was a great main character, I definitely connected well with her and this I find  a must in a book.  If I don't connect or even care about the main character I may as well throw the book away.  But thankfully Vela got a gold star from me, I love spirit and grit.

I did get a bit blown away taking in all the detail of the two worlds, there is so much to absorb, hence the recommendation for the re-read.  And if I have to be a bit nit picky I would say I had to get through the first 30 pages to get into this book properly.  The start perhaps was a bit slow for me, but it did pick up pace afterwards.

I would definitely like to read the next book in the series.  Fearsome Dreamer has the thumbs up from Chocolate Chunky Munkie

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If you enjoy high fantasy then I would recommend this book.  It's rammed full of detail.

My Thoughts on the Cover:
You have to see this in the flesh to appreciate the complexity of it.  It is very clever and I do like it.  I would be drawn to it in the bookshop.

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