Tuesday, November 19, 2013

For Your Heart (Retellings #1) by A.L. Davroe Book Review!

For Your Heart (Retellings #1) by A.L. Davroe
Publisher:CreateSpace
Published date: October 31st, 2013 
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Blurb
Experience THE BALLAD OF TAM LIN like you’ve never read it before…

It has been seven years since Jeanette Sauderheim followed her best friend into Carver Hall Park...and came out alone. Jeanette has never gotten over his mysterious disappearance nor has she gone back into the park. While that traumatic night still haunts her, Jeanette distracts herself by balancing her time between trying to pass Spanish, hanging out with her friends, and reading the latest manga.

But, when a promise to a friend drives her back into the park, she's forced to re-live the memories of that night. Lost and confused, Jeanette crosses paths with Tamrin, whose violent reaction to her provides yet another reason to avoid the park.

Tamrin, a knight of the Summer Court, has been sent to Earth to guard a garden of roses that hold special meaning to the queen of the Summer faeries. When his distraction at meeting Jeanette leads to her picking one of the Summer Queen’s roses, Tamrin vows to right his failure to do his duty. 

However, the equivalent of one of the queen’s roses is a human heart and Tamrin’s reluctance to readily exact the sum from Jeanette sets in motion a spiral of love, betrayal, and magic that could mean damnation for them both.

*This is an Upper YA paranormal romance novel with NA and contemporary fantasy appeal.*

Review
*copy provided by author in exchange for a honest review*

I don't read books about faeries because they kind of creep me out. All for your heart changed my opinion a bit. If the faerie world can be as easy to read and toned down like in this book I could read more books featuring them.

All for your heart is a tale of otherworldly and human love--long lost love finding its way back home. The characters are built up immediately so early on in the story you kind of know everyone. The world building was paced well. It was weaved throughout the story allowing for the reader to learn a new thing in every chapter. 

I figured out the plot early on. It was pretty obvious and that took a little of the fun out of it for me personally. Although things pretty much ran full steam ahead once you got to the premise. It didn't leave you hanging on.

The writing itself was realistic and contemporary, making for easy reading. It was fitting for the genre. 

Overall it was a pleasant book with a unique premise that I think readers will find enjoyable and relatable.



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