Faelorehn (The Otherworld Trilogy, #1)
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I never heard him come after me and even as I climbed the slope and stumbled onto our shaded back lawn, I didn’t look back. It was like the day the gnomes chased me all over again, but this time I was not escaping some horrible little creatures, I was fleeing from an incredibly good-looking guy who could very well understand me completely. I was either saving myself from t...more
Kindle Edition, First, 228 pages
Published April 21st 2012 by Jenna Elizabeth Johnson
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Jedaia Rose Doñoz
It started well but turned out and ended to be a disappointment.

I got this book through the ARR program in Goodreads and I'm grateful to Ms. Johnson for providing me a copy to review. Honestly, I had such high hopes for this book because it was about fey. I love these kinds of books, especially what with The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa.

First thing that I noticed was that, Meghan, the character here in Faelorehn, had the exact same name with the main character in Kagawa's The Iron Fey, even...more
diana (chaotic reader)
I'm so glad I got a chance to read (and review) this book which Ms. Jenna has generously given through the We <3 YA books group. Faelorehn was actually the first book of Ms. Jenna's that I read and I don't normally read books that involve fae and such, but I'm so incredibly happy that I read it and gave it a shot.

Faelorehn revolves around Meghan Elam, an unusually trustworthy, gutsy and independent heroine. She is not your average normal girl, what with her hearing voices and seeing things no...more
Marie
I really enjoyed this book, it was most fascinating.
I still don't really understand what happened at the end there but I'm sure book 2 would clear that up- yeah that's right I'm so reading book 2!!
It was very very different from the norm books I read.
You see Megan is a foster kid, she was found at the age of 2 in gang infested streets- naked.
Since then she has lived comfortably with foster parents and her 4 'brothers.'
She has always heard voices, has nightmares and has a tendency to sleepwalk...more
Kerry
Oh. My. God. This book was so fucking boring. I am so glad I am finally finished. I started this last night at about this time. And this was a short book...I even skimmed a shit ton of it and I am only now finishing it...that should say something. I can read a book twice as long as this one in half the time when I like it...yeah.
Needless to say, I was easily distracted from this book. I found myself fine with doing the dishes and other random chores, including but not limited to, cleaning the ba...more
Amanda
For starters, I have to say I really enjoyed this novel! I'm so glad I contacted Ms. Johnson about reading and reviewing her novel. I was intrigued with the description and I was not disappointed at all. I was only disappointed when I had to put the novel down so I could sleep last night!! Needless to say, I am looking forward to book two in the trilogy. This was a great set up for a series because there are still so many unanswered questions that leave he next books room to explore and discover...more
Laura
2.5 stars

Let me start by saying this is probably one of the hardest reviews I have ever written because this book just had so little impact for me. I’m not saying it was bad, in fact I remember thinking when I finished the book that I sort of liked it, but now (only a few days later) I can hardly remember anything about it, and that isn’t good.

This book is based on the Fae and Celtic mythology; it is very good in this respect, quite unique and really interesting. The characters are what let the...more
Krista
Faelorehn is not your average faerie tale. This is not about dancing pixies or household mischief makers. This is the story of a girl who is part of a world she has no idea existed; one that wants to kill her and she has no idea why. Although Meghan may seem like a regular 17 year old, she has dreams. In these dreams she is naked roaming the streets of Los Angeles, hands laced tightly in a white dog’s fur. The only catch is, this isn’t really a dream at all, this is her past. That was how she wa...more
Cari
An intriguing premise ruined by bad writing, terrible pacing, a lack of tension, weak characters, and an absence of both focus and follow through.

I can't. I just can't.

I really wanted to like Faelorehn. That's why I got this anyway after losing the GoodReads giveaway. A story about fae and mystery? Yes, please! The idea is great, the story I think Johnson wanted to tell has so much potential, but the actual execution has so many problems that even the idea is ruined.

As another 1-star reviewer sa...more
Larissa :)
Actually, probably moreso 3.5 stars :)

This was my first ARC!! Wooo! So exciting. You might not think so but meh, I think it's awesome.
Anyway...

This book was actually pretty good. It was well-written, the word that comes to mind is "neat", the writing that is, for some reason. Read the book and see if you agree, could just be my weirdness. It could have used a little more editing i.e. some of the dialogue and descriptions could have been taking out because they were either a) not needed, b) predi...more
Earicka
This series must be read in order. This is the first book.

Meghan was a foundling. No one knows where she came from or why she was found naked wandering the streets in a very bad part of LA. All Meghan know is she has never fit in anywhere and no one has ever wanted to be around her for long. There is something about her that seems to frighten people especially about her eyes... Her whole life everyone has always avoided them or distanced themselves from her after looking into them. Maybe it is t...more
Clara
Check out my review on my blog here

So I just finished this book last night and it took me a while I have to say. I think I started it back in the beginning of June and worked my way slowly till last night. Oh, I don't really know how to start with this so I'm going to start with the author, Jenna Elizabeth Johnson.

Miss. Johnson I have to say that you have very strange interest in Irish folktales, but we all love what we do, and I guess writing something like this or any fiction takes some crazin...more
R.J Lyn "Insomnia Neverland"
Thanks to the ARR program and the author for giving me the opportunity to read this book!!

When I opt to read and review this book, I knew I was going to enjoy it. Just reading the synopsis, has spark my curiosity and veered of devouring this book. For the sake, I could not put the book down, it shows I was entertained.
Faelorehn, is different from all the books I have read. The fact, of having Celtic mythology plays a part in it, was quite tasteful.
Characters are amazing. Megahn as this timid,ca...more
Rachel
Im not usually into this kinda story so I was very surprised to find that I actually very much enjoyed Faelorehn.

I was drawn in after just reading a couple of pages and from then on I just wanted to keep going, I can really empathize with Meghan and how she must feel knowing that she was just abandoned like that, what kinda parents would leave their two year old daughter just wondering the streets of a dangerous city.

Meghan has a lot of background and it gets revealed slowly throughout the book...more
Jennifer R  Ricketts
I received this book for free from an ARR (author requesting review) in the We ♥ YA Books group on Goodreads.

From the very first page when the main character Meghan Elam is introduced, I was immediately pulled into her story, and that doesn't always happen so fast when I begin reading a book! She's an interesting, complex character with a very intriguing backstory that is slowly revealed as the book progresses.

At the age of two, she was found wandering the streets of Los Angeles in an extremel...more
Sarah E
Perhaps it was the handsome and mysterious Cade or the quirky Meghan Elam with her shifting eyecolour and strange 'visions' that hooked me on Faelorehn. But there is certainly no doubt about how much I loved this book. A good book should give you chills and goosebumps, while immersing you so deeply in the story that you can't help but turn another page. If this is the definition of a good book then Faelorehn is the epitome of a great book. I got chills following Meghan on her journey to discove...more
Joy Matthew

I'm so lucky to have got the chance to read and review this book. For a self published book it's pretty awesome.

The whole plot of this story is really genuis.

It opens up with the main character, Meghan, sort of introducing herself and showing you what her life is like. All the characters in this book are just... the way that they're presented makes you like, I can't explain it but it's a good thing. I found none of the characters cardboard or boring, they were all unique in their own way. But my...more
Dianne
Meghan Elam is a 17 year old outcast labeled crazy by her peers and there are times when she just might agree with them. Meghan sees things, hears things and dreams of things that are impossible, but she has learned to keep these things to herself. Enter Cade, handsome, powerful and not human. What he tells Meghan is beyond believable, but she finds it does shed light on why she is so different than everyone else, it’s because she from the otherworld and there are those who want her dead. How do...more
Audrey Wilkerson
In all of her seventeen years, one of the lessons Meghan Elam has learned is to keep quiet. She learned early on that psychiatrists and rounds of drugs were in her near future if she told her adoptive parents about the odd things she sees and hears. Unfortunately, her classmates have not let her forget about this strangeness. Most people seem to sense that Meghan is different and stay away. Fortunately, to her band of friends, outcasts themselves, this does not matter.

After successfully ignoring...more
Ashley Stoyanoff
2.5 Stars

First, I would like to thank the author for giving me a copy of this book for review.

When I first saw the synopsis through the R2R program at Goodreads, I jumped on the opportunity to read and review it. Girl meets mysterious guy and is thrown into a crazy supernatural world. It sounded exactly like my kind of read.

What really kept me turning the pages with Faelorehn was the use of Celtic mythology. I don’t think I have ever read a YA book that has touched on this, and I have to admit,...more
Victoria
I received this book throught he ARR program on Goodreads to read and review.
The things I liked- The storyline was good and the characters were likeable. I don't read a lot of fantasy books but I found myself looking forward to what was coming next. It was a quick read and I really liked the descriptions of the world they lived in and the forest. I could easily picture it in my mind. The dynamics between Meghan and Cade were interesting and made it hard to put down because I wanted to find out...more
Ana
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Cynthia
We All Make Mistakes In Books
Thank you to the Author, Jenna Johnson and the ARR program on GoodReads for the opportunity to read and review this book.

I really liked this book. Jenna Johnson brings the Celtic world in a very easy way to understand if you’re not familiar with it and with a very intriguing and captivating story.
The beginning is a little slow, but I enjoyed the fact that Meghan is not running from this unexplainable things that happen to her because they’re unknown, she’s running f...more
Beth
Meghan Elam is your every day high school student. She has great friends and a wonderful loving adopted family full of boys siblings. Although she is relatively happy there is something different about Meghan. She hears strange voices, sees weird creatures, gets visions into the future and her eyes change with her mood like a mood ring. Her parents have taken her for help with specialist and have tried medication to help her but Meghan learned fast to ignore the unusual and don’t share it with a...more
Sophie Davis
Faelorehn is a great first book in Ms. Johnson’s Otherworld Trilogy. Meghan Elam is a 17-year old junior trying to fit in despite the fact that most of her classmates think she is crazy. But Meghan has a small group of loyal friends who accept her the way she is. The side characters are fun and intriguing, particularly Robyn, who is into the Pagan Religion and constantly makes her friends take part in the Celtic rituals. Meghan is constantly subjected to teasing and tormenting by her peers, and...more
Jen
I received an e book copy of Faelorehn for free to participate in the Read2Review program of Goodreads through the group Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics!

I loved the book enough to purchase book two of the trilogy before reviewing either. I was on a reading roll if you will.

The thing that pulled me in the most with these books was the interweavings of celtic myths with everyday life.
Really, surviving H.S. can be daunting enough without further complications of Otherworldly creatu...more
Michelle Mcroberts
I really enjoyed this book, and I'll be looking up this author's other works very shortly.

I love the fantasy genre, but I haven't really read faerie stories as of yet - and I tend to be wary of them. Oftentimes the fae are background characters in other stories - a part of the magical landscape of a story. The part I like so much about this story is that the faerie mythology is present and elaborated upon. The Celtic history of the fae in the story is rich, and the author's study of the subject...more
Alisha Tarran
Meghan Elam has been in the foster system ever since she was found as a toddler walking naked and barefoot down the streets of LA on Halloween night. Now she's been adopted but the same dream of that night keeps recurring. Meghan's not what you'd call popular because she's slightly strange. Her eyes change colour and she see's and hears things no-one else can. Like the time she heard the tree's crying when they where being cut....murdered rather, and the more recent time when she saw a horde of...more
Jhoana
I received this book from goodreads R2R. Thank you

I must start with the page cover, i think it's very unique and the title is catchy that any paranormal fan will want to get hold of. I find the story very interesting because of the unique story. Meghan a 17 yr.old high school student is struggling to fit in with school or almost like for everything. She had a pretty rough start to begin with when she was a kid they found her wondering in L.A alone. Then after that been in and out of foster home...more
♥ Amanda
I received a copy of Faelorehn courtesy of Library Thing in exchange for a review.

Meghan is a junior in high school that doesn't quite fit in. It could be because of her always changing eye color, the fact that she's somehow 'different' from her peers. It doesn't help that she hears voices and the trees talk to her. But she's accepted her oddities and has found great friendship with 4 other misfits from her private school. Things start to get weird after Meghan sleep walks into the swamp area be...more
Rachel Eliason
Meghan has always been different from the people around her, her eyes change color, she sees and hears things. She struggles to hide her differences and fit in with the world around her. Then she meets Cade, a strange man who claims to be from the world of the fey. He tells her that she is not human but fey, sent to this world as a baby for reasons he does not know but intends to find out. She is torn between trusting him or writing off all of the crazy things that are happening as insanity.

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Jenna Elizabeth Johnson has cherished her imagination since the day she discovered it (probably around the age of two) and has enjoyed the many adventures and retreats it has offered her since. Miss Johnson grew up and still resides on the Central Coast of California, the very place where the Legend of Oescienne began to blossom into the epic it has become. "The province of Oescienne is based prim...more
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