Sunday, July 22

Feyland: the dark realm

Feyland: The Dark Realm
Anthea Sharp

Publication Date: December 4, 2012
Finish Date: July 22, 2012
Source: copy from author
Format: e-book

From Goodreads: WHEN A GAME... Feyland is the most immersive computer game ever designed, and Jennet Carter is the first to play the prototype. But she doesn't suspect the virtual world is close enough to touch -- or that she'll be battling for her life against the Dark Queen of the faeries.


Tam Linn is the perfect hero -- in-game. Too bad the rest of his life is seriously flawed. The last thing he needs is rich-girl Jennet prying into his secrets, insisting he's the only one who can help her.


Together, Jennet and Tam enter the Dark Realm of Feyland, only to discover that the entire human world is in danger. Pushed to the limit of their abilities, they must defeat the Dark Queen... before it's too late.
I wanted to read this book, because it sounded like an original story. It certainly was an original story and I really enjoyed it. The story really is the best thing about this book.

The story is really original and I liked how the game world en real world interacted. I am a gamer myself and I liked reading a book about it like this. The story is at first a bit confusing, because it is in the future and the author has made up a few words herself and at first it was a bit confusing because of all the new terms. The story was really good and fast paced.

The characters are interesting, but at first it seems a bit simple. Later on in the book we do learn more about both main characters. I think I still prefer it if we learn more about the characters, because we still get little information about them. We do see the story from two perspectives and this really adds some depth to the story.

I think the world building and game world building still lack a bit of depth. The story is really what is the strong point of this book. I do like the fact that the author made some words up, but this does make it a bit confusing at first. After the first few chapters I did get used to it. I liked how the author mixed fea lore with real life problems, although I would've liked a bit more depth.

To conclude: I liked the story and it was really original. The story is really good and fast paced. It was an interesting story and I enjoyed it. I would've preferred a bit more depth to the characters and world building. The first few chapters are a bit confusing due to the word the author made up, but I quickly got used to it.


  1. I read this one and really quite enjoyed it. I thought it was a nice change from the usual kind of books and you do get quite attached to the characters.
    I am looking forward to bk 2!


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