Sunday, July 17, 2011
Feast by Merrie Destefano
When she was younger, vacationing in the small town of Ticonderoga Falls, she went into the woods. What happened there, she cannot remember. But she knows something is in there, and she thinks now may be a good time to revisit the town. It may give her something to get her writing juices flowing again.
Ash is a Darkling, a creature who lives on dreams. He has held the town of Ticonderoga Falls under his power for centuries. It was due to the town that he lost his beloved wife, and in his wrath for revenge, he has held them under his will. When Maddie returns to town, he remembers her as a young girl from years ago.
Now, the Hunt is about to begin in the town, with Ash's cousins coming to town to attend. No humans are to be harmed during the Hunt, but Ash isn't sure he can protect Maddie and her son from their wrath. He has been living too long on the dreams of his dead wife and is beginning to weaken. When one of Ash's cousins corner Maddie in the woods, she is beyond terrified. But will Ash get to her before her soul is no more?
FEAST is a spectactular urban fantasy! Original, spooky and inspired, FEAST will leave you with goosebumps and turning the pages for more. Maddie and Ash are wonderful characters and the addition of Samwise, the dog, and little Tucker really bring a sense of belonging to the reader. Written in different points of view, it is easy to follow along and understand what the characters are thinking until they all merge together for a thrilling ending. FEAST can be read as a stand-alone, but you won't want to miss the first book, AFTERLIFE.