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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 Edition, 230 pages
Published April 21st 2012 by Jenna Elizabeth Johnson
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
So, as you can guess, I am on a Fae binge now and for some reason, I just can't find many fae books out there to read that aren't Vampires or Shapeshifters as the main story.

I stumbled across this one and thought I would give it a try and came up satisfied but not ecstatic. I found myself not being able to connect with the main character and felt that the story was missing deep information to explain the connection between the main characters.

But like I said...it wasn't a bust, just not a series
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Jedaia Rose Doñoz
Jun 27, 2012 Jedaia Rose Doñoz rated it did not like it
Shelves: for-review, 1-star
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
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Jagged
Dec 05, 2012 Jagged rated it did not like it
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
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diana (chaotic reader)
Aug 04, 2012 diana (chaotic reader) rated it really liked it
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
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Marie
Jun 08, 2012 Marie rated it really liked it
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
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Krista
Jun 14, 2012 Krista rated it it was amazing
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
Earicka
Aug 07, 2014 Earicka rated it it was amazing
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
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Rachel
Aug 24, 2014 Rachel rated it it was amazing
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
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♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ (Krystle)
You can read this review and more on my blog:
I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This one just didn't do it for me.

Meghan is a 17-year-old high school junior, and her life at school is pretty difficult. She only has a few close friends, and there is a particular group of people who get way too much pleasure out of making her miserable. It was almost painful to read some of the
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Amanda
Aug 17, 2012 Amanda rated it really liked it
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
Oct 09, 2012 Laura rated it it was ok
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
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Cari
Jul 07, 2013 Cari rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Larissa :)
May 25, 2012 Larissa :) rated it liked it
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
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♡ Sugar Mouse ♡
Jun 21, 2016 ♡ Sugar Mouse ♡ rated it liked it
Shelves: supernatural, fae
Cute light teen read, I didn't really connect with the protagonist and the plot could have been stronger, more details, the characters thinking things through a little more, but as a book to read on my hammock while falling asleep in the sun it wasn't that bad :)
Audrey Wilkerson
Jun 19, 2012 Audrey Wilkerson rated it really liked it
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
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Clara
Jun 21, 2012 Clara rated it really liked it
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
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Reading Owl
Jun 09, 2012 Reading Owl rated it it was amazing
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
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Cynthia
Jun 19, 2012 Cynthia rated it really liked it
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
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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 extremely
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Sarah E
Jun 19, 2012 Sarah E rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 01, 2012 Joy Matthew rated it it was amazing

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
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Wanderlust
Jul 22, 2012 Wanderlust rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fae/Fairy lovers, Celtic fans, PR fans, YAPR fans & YAUF fans
Meghan is an interesting character she is not traditionally beautiful, overly smart or super kickass like the general protagonist is. She is a deep character with many problems facing her. Her life has been hard & she has to struggle with not quite fitting in everyday.
Characters like this almost always draw me in, i like when everything is not easy & the characters has flaws. Needless to say i liked Meghan.
I also liked her friends & family. I am looking forward to reading the next
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Sarah
Apr 18, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it
I wasn't really expecting to love this book and I definitely thought that the story would take a different path.

I was so wrong!

I loved it!!

It started sorta slow and it wasn't until the end of the book that I realized how much I liked it!

Unlike most Fae cross Real World stories she wasn't immediately dragged off to some other world and I got so into the book that most of it was finished before I even noticed!!

Such an easy read with such a lovable romance. Cannot wait to read the next book!!!
Dianne
Feb 02, 2014 Dianne rated it really liked it
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
Marsha
Jan 18, 2015 Marsha rated it liked it
(3.5 Stars)
First and foremost let me say that normally I am not a fan of books regarding the fae. Usually, there is a lot of violence against women, some authors also don't do a very good job in helping with the face lore or pronunciation of the various words or names and the gods and goddesses are rather cruel and uninspired. This is not the case with Jenna Elizabeth Johnson. She does a wonderful job of explaining the lore as well as the correct pronunciation of the names.
"Faelorehn" is a wond
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cRistina
Sep 29, 2014 cRistina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to cRistina by: review exchange
Johnson sparks enthusiasm but is unable to sustain it in this otherworldly tale. It is not that the novel carries remnants of other novellas that diminishes appeal, rather sluggish progression and lack of originality.

Faelorehn is a story of a distinct young woman, Meghan, who has always felt out of place and strange amongst others. This protagonists attempts to maintain both her sanity and the illusion of normalcy amidst hallucinations, premonitions, nightmares, and the horrors of high school s
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Ginger *Protégée extraordinaire and Kool-Aid mixer*
The story line:

Wah. I am an orphin that was adopted by a loving family but my eyes change color and I am a freak.

Wah. A strange cutie (Cade) came out of no where and told me that I am from the 'otherworld' and I am a freak.

Wah. He has a girlfriend, but I love him. Oh, and I am still a freak.

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Ashley Stoyanoff
Sep 29, 2012 Ashley Stoyanoff rated it it was ok
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,
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Victoria
Jun 02, 2012 Victoria rated it liked it
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
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Ana
Jan 16, 2013 Ana rated it liked it
Shelves: free-ebooks
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Jenna Elizabeth Johnson is a best-selling, multi-award winning author of Fantasy and Young Adult Paranormal Romance.

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