Dancing Days (Helicon Muses, #1)
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Dancing Days (Helicon Muses #1)

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If Hogwarts was more like Woodstock, and Voldemort was your childhood sweetheart turned abusive boyfriend...

As long as Nora Sparrow can remember, Owen has protected her. He’s been there through years of miserable foster homes and snobby mean girls, always whispering to her that she doesn’t belong here. Telling her that this is the mundane world, and someday, he’ll get them...more
Kindle Edition, 286 pages
Published August 21st 2012 by Punk Rawk Books
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Vicki Keire
I really loved this book, and am looking forward to the whole series. The world Chambers creates is so vibrant and nuanced. It's every bit as complex and fun as the Harry Potter universe, except no one has to go to class, and is free to pursue whatever appeals to them. Definitely appealed to the free spirit in me! Particular favorites were her kitten/duck hybrids, and Sawyer, one of Nora's best friends. It's lighter than some of Chamber's usual fare, so it's appropriate for all ages, but it draw...more
Sontrail Baker
A Great Read

I love this book it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. There was a lot of suspense that had you holding your breath and wondering what would happen next. I loved the way the story started off and built drama along with suspense that had you holding your breath waiting to see what would happen next. I recommend this book to anyone whole loves a good suspense fiction book and I can't wait till I can get my hands on the next books in this series.
Chelsea Hickman
I loved the book. It was a supernatural with a bit of mystery. The twist of a controlling and abusive boyfriend just adds a little something extra to the plot. There were plenty of plot twists that had me biting my nails and kept me guessing at who the culprit would be in the end. I also loved how the author painted the mythological world of the muses as being carefree and playful. And I loved the characters. Although I realize that this book is about Owen and Nora, I would love to get to know a...more
Great action packed story! I love the magical powers and creative personalities that the characters have. The ending has a nice twist that i'm sure will unfold in the next book.
This story raises awareness of domestic abuse - unusual in a teen romance fantasy but makes a change from the run-of-the-mill love triangle to deal with an important issue. Congratulations to the author on tackling it.

The concept was interesting, of the worlds of 'mundane' and 'creative', but I'm not sure how well they would stand up to close inspection. Luckily, the first book does not require a close view of the differences between the worlds, instead concentrating on the relationships between...more
Alysa H.
This was an amusing enough read, though very breezy. An interesting take on the mythology of muses. However, it didn't have much nuance, and I didn't feel invested in any of the characters.
I mostly did not like the idea that an abusive boyfriend's actions are simply in his nature, and therefore not in his control. Also, while I think the author was going for a theme of acceptance when it comes to gender identity and performance, it was undermined by how big a deal was made of one boy's stereoty...more
a fun young adult book about muses and the world they create
Great teen fiction but I am in my 20's and enjoyed it.
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V. J. Chambers writes about being inexplicably attracted to the dangerously alluring. Her works span mundane settings and fantastic ones. She writes about serial killers, cult leaders, werewolves, witches, for-hire assassins, zombies, space pirates, and regular everyday people.

She lives in Shepherdstown, WV, with her boyfriend Aaron and their cat Isis.

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