August 30, 2011

Book Review: Feast by Merrie Destefano

Title: Feast (Harvest of Dreams #1)
Author: Merrie Destefano
Release Date: June 28th 2011
Publisher: Harper Voyager 
Source: Won an autographed copy from the author

Madeline MacFadden ("Mad Mac" to fans of her bestselling magical stories) spent blissful childhood summers in Ticonderoga Falls. And this is where she wants to be now that her adult life is falling apart. The dense surrounding forest holds many memories, some joyous, some tantalizingly only half-remembered. And she's always believed there was something living in these wooded hills.

But Maddie doesn't remember the dark parts -- and knows nothing of the mountain legend that holds the area's terrified residents captive. She has no recollection of Ash, the strange and magnificent creature who once saved her life as a child, even though it is the destiny of his kind to prey upon humanity. And soon it will be the Harvest. . . the time to feast.

Once again Maddie's dreams -- and her soul -- are in grave danger. But magic runs deep during Harvest. Even a spinner of enchanted tales has wondrous powers of her own

My Thoughts

This book was on my wishlist for a long time and although I was able to get access to a copy via NetGalley I waited for the autographed copy that I won to arrive instead.

I finally managed to read it this week after having a catch up on some other reading commitments. 
And it was so worth the wait.

I LOVED this book.

This story used a cornucopia of elements including dark traditional folk tales, good old scary campfire stories, urban legend, fairytale, and a little subtle romance.
It very much reminded me of what I would call traditional paranormal suspense not unlike classics such as Pet Cemetery and It by Stephen King.

Although so many different P.O.V would normally do my head in, Ms Destefano has written it in such a way that I was eager to read the differing sides of the story rather than lamenting it.
I really wanted to climb into the book with Madeline and Ash, Elspeth and Jake. And Tucker and Samwise will just melt your heart. I cant wait to read more of this series.
Expertly written, interesting characters, mysterious Dark-lings, Feast is a must read for everyone. 
5 Stars ~<;]


  1. Cath,
    Thanks so much for the incredible review of FEAST! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the book! =)

  2. WOW!!!

    *slightly hyperventilating*

    I'm so glad you liked my review Merrie, it was an absolute pleasure and a joy to read =)

    Cath x♥x


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