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Henge (Le Fay #1)

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Modern-day Camelot. Where knights no longer carry swords. Magic is dangerous. And those who seek control are not to be trusted.

Sixteen-year-old Morgan le Fay is a fire user. An ordinary girl with an extraordinary skill, she has the ability to create and command fire at will. Her dream is to become the Maven—the right hand of the future King Arthur. In the chance of a lifet
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Published November 11th 2014
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Realm Lovejoy Hello Lauren,

The sequel SWORD will be released in a couple weeks: 11/10/15! I hope you'll enjoy the second book. Goodreads link is here: …more
Hello Lauren,

The sequel SWORD will be released in a couple weeks: 11/10/15! I hope you'll enjoy the second book. Goodreads link is here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

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Lola  Reviewer
Henge was a very surprising read!

3.5 stars. Fact: I know shamefully extremely little on Camelot and everything related to King Arthur so, when I picked this book up, I expected it to enlighten me on the subject, even if only a little…And ishe did. Of course, this is a retelling, and a modern one let’s not forget so, surely, some things were modified or adapted but, overall, I got a good idea of King (Prince - because this is set before he became a king) Arthur’s destiny, of the Camelot court and
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Monica
Nov 18, 2014 Monica rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Avid Reviews: www.avidfantasyreviews.com

I have been a huge fan of Arthurian legend for as long as I can remember. I started out with T.A. Barron’s novels on Merlin and then in middle school graduated to Mary Stewart’s novels on Camelot. In high school I first read Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Mists of Avalon, an Arthurian legend told from the perspective of all female characters, and since then I have taken a class in college that had a unit on the subject, and ha
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Kimber Wheaton
Dec 25, 2014 Kimber Wheaton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

First things first: if you are a fan of Arthurian legend then this is definitely the book for you. Henge is a modern urban fantasy featuring many of the Arthurian characters in an interesting, high-stakes story.

Morgan is a very passionate character. Somehow Ms. Lovejoy managed to draw me to Morgan's corner practically from page one. When we first meet Morgan, she is sneaking away from home to follow her dreams, which her fathe
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Rhea Dsouza
Jul 27, 2016 Rhea Dsouza rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, retellings
Many of us have grown up reading about the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. And the Camelot legends. And the forgery of the Excalibur at the Isle of Avalon. But with Henge, a modern day retelling of the legends, Realm Lovejoy has taken this to a whole new level.

Reading Henge gave me a new insight on some characters I’d never even thought of for so many years. Particularly, Morgan le Fay and Sir Lancelot. We’ve all heard of these characters, of course, (if you haven’t you
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Veronica of V's Reads
This is a very strong YA urban fantasy, bringing a contemporary twist to the Camelot story.

Morgan La Fay is a fire user, a fact her father has tried to hide her entire life. Morgan's mother, Morgause, was executed a decade before for the murder of her husband--while in self-defense--but no one would hear Morgan's testimony. It seems that Morgan's father wasn't Morgause's husband, and Morgause took great pains to keep Morgan's identity secret.

Still, Morgan has a lot of anguish over losing her mot
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Lavinyaa Pash
Thank you, XPressoBookTours for having me and my blog, the screenbook., into this blog tour. This way I was able to read Henge, by Realm Lovejoy.

First of all, I'd like to mention the very fact that the only two reasons I did not DNF it in spite of a certain urge and crave to do so when I was at 45% of the book were the actual Arthurian legend which is a masterpiece of history and the very guy that you've got right below:



The premise of the book is good and I just have a thing for magical heroines
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Michelle Book Briefs
Nov 12, 2014 Michelle Book Briefs rated it really liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: http://bookbriefs.net**

It has been so long since I have read a good magical fantasy book that reminded me of Harry Potter. But not a Harry Potter rip-off. That is key. I loved the magical school atmosphere and I loved that it was mixed in with the stories of king Arthur and Camelot. Henge is the start of what I am sure is going to be a very loved series. There is something for every fantasy and magic lover. Awesome magic, a fantastic plot l
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Deborah
Nov 20, 2014 Deborah rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-fantasy, fantasy
Henge is one of the most original YA novels I’ve read in a long time – an updated take on the Arthurian legend in a skewed modern setting. All the usual suspects are there: alongside the viewpoint character, Morgan Le Fay, we find Merlin, Guinevere, Lancelot, Mordred, Vivian, Uther, etc., etc. But in this reality, Knights carry guns, students have cars and mobile phones, Camelot rules the UK and magic is strictly licensed.
Morgan’s mother, Morgause, was executed for illegal use of magic, but befo
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Majanka
Book Review originally published here: http://www.iheartreading.net/book-tou...

Henge is hands down the most original YA novel I’ve read all year. It’s one of my favorite books I’ve read all year, if not the absolute favorite. While the writing wasn’t spectacular (the writing was all right but not amazing), the characters were fantastic and the world building blew me away. In terms of world building, this book ranks right up there with Harry Potter.

It’s actually similar in some ways (and totally
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Maureen
Dec 15, 2014 Maureen rated it it was amazing

When I first read other reviews about ‘Henge’ I read about people comparing ‘Henge’ to Hogwarts (Harry Potter) and Panem (The Hunger Games). I’m always a little skeptic when I read stuff like that. Those books are my favorites and there are not many books that can really get to that level. At least that’s my opinion. But ‘Henge’ completely blew my mind from the moment I started reading it. The world of Camelot is truly amazing. There is magic, there are knights and there are royalties. I loved h
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Reading Bifrost
Nov 17, 2014 Reading Bifrost rated it really liked it
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“My will is pure, driven by madness. ‘Nothing is more powerful than madness,’ or so my mother used to say.”


Henge is a re-write of the Arthurian legends with Morgan le Fay as the central character. It’s more of an urban-fantasy, giving the tale a twist and bringing Camelot and magic to modern day Britain.

Morgan is a fire user, and with it she’s hot tempered and strong willed. Throughout the book she struggles with being herself and with being who she thinks other people w
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Mika *My Name is Rio Blog*
Jan 21, 2015 Mika *My Name is Rio Blog* rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
*I received an ARC from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest*

The first thing I'm going to state is: It's not you, it's me. Maybe.

The overall feeling I got from this novel was that it sounded very young, middle grader young. I mean, it would fit better in that age bracket than in YA, not that middle graders aren't able to read a story with more substance and complexity. Gosh, I read The Mists of Avalon (the best Arthurian novel there is) when I was thirteen.

I liked the premises of Henge,
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Booknut
Feb 09, 2015 Booknut rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-tales
This book was reviewed as a part of the Henge by Realm Lovejoy Blog Tour.
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Ashley Jellison
Dec 31, 2014 Ashley Jellison rated it it was amazing
Originally posted at The Word at My Fingertips

Oh. My. Gosh. Eeep! This book was so freakin' fantastic and I LOVED it!

First off, I love anything Arthurian-legend. I also have an obsession with the show Merlin, which was a huge problem reading this because I tried to put the characters to the actors and fit them to personalities and yeah. That didn't work. But I've also read Howard Pyle's original story of Arthur and I liked it a lot. So this was a story I couldn't pass up, as you can probably tel
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Anna (Yoda Is My Spirit Animal)
Really enjoyed it. Full review to come when it's my turn on the blog tour in February! :-)

FULL REVIEW

It's hard to find a good Arthurian retelling these days - even harder to find one that's a MODERN retelling of the well-known legends. Realm Lovejoy's Henge, the first in a series about a teenaged Morgan Le Fay, is both of these things. I started reading this book and was immediately drawn in by Morgan who seems like such a good girl, living in an isolated area with her overprotective father Go
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Rachel Marie {The NerdHerd Reads}
Nov 26, 2015 Rachel Marie {The NerdHerd Reads} rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
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3.5 stars

This was an interesting book. I love my King Arthur legends and retellings, but I think this was the first I've read that was modernized Arthur. The story doesn't actually revolve around Arthur, though, as it actually follows the story of Morgan Le Fay in her competiton to be Arthur's Maven. I wasn't sure how I felt about the book for the longest time, but then it completely sucked me in at the end.


Prince Arthur is thirteen, and it is time to find his Maven.
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books are love
Nov 21, 2014 books are love rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic take on King Arthur well before King Arthur is King. It's a great look at how Merlin ended up as his adviser and as Merlin. A richly developed story and character driven look at Merlin Morgan, Mordred and Arthur. We also get a glimpse of Lancelot and Guinevere

Here Morgan and Merlin are in the Arthur Camelot rounds. Both wanting to be Arthur's Maven and lead him to Excalibur and his powers as a Pendragon. Merlin is a water controller and Morgan is fire. Each has a past that sh
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Adriana
Feb 10, 2015 Adriana rated it really liked it
Folklore has always been fascinating to me. Diving into the world of Camelot, I quickly recognized the names of knights and wizards. Reading about King Arthur when he was a prince, Merlin as a mysterious yet caring figure, and the first real introduction of Morgan Le Fay I've had made the inner nerd in me glow with delight. Following around Morgan and seeing her pain and passion completely had me transfixed. Morgan's relationship with Merlin was always very intriguing and complex. This world ...more
Leeanna
Nov 16, 2014 Leeanna rated it really liked it
This review originally appeared on my blog, Leeanna.me.

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HENGE kicks off a new series featuring Morgan le Fay, set in modern-day Camelot. Morgana le Fay is my favorite in Arthurian legends, so I’m always interested in seeing different takes on her character.

In Realm Lovejoy’s version of Camelot, cellphones and magic exist side-by-side. The ability to use magic isn’t guaranteed, and even if you can manipulate air, water, or fire, chances are you won’t be anything more than a performer. Unless, t
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John
***Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for a review.***

Henge is a reimagining of King Arthur and Camelot set in modern times, told from Morgan le Fay's POV. Magic and technology exist side by side, but not necessarily hand in hand. Magic is confined to six schools of discipline- and only four of those make an appearance in this, the first novel of the series.

Magic, once a respected and powerful ability, is now illegal without a license and any who can use it are relegated to second-c
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Ginny  Gallagher
Nov 19, 2014 Ginny Gallagher rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Gin's Book Notes

My Review

Henge is book one in Realm Lovejoy's Young Adult Fantasy series Le Fey .

It's one of a few books that I could easily see being made into a popular movie or TV show. The characters are compelling and the story is unique.

I really enjoyed the cast of characters (Morgan Le Fay, Merlin, Tristan, Isolde, Guinevere, Lancelot, etc.). It was easy to feel an instant connection with them because I am already familiar with who they are. I fou
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Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
Dec 01, 2014 Naturalbri (Bri Wignall) rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, liked-it
What I Thought:
So many artists try and take on the Arthurian legends, and most of them cannot come close to doing it justice. From television shows to films and books, there are a wide variety of stories trying to retell our old classic tales of Arthur and the gang.

However, that is not what Realm Lovejoy has done at all. Yes, the legends are the base of the story, but we aren't being told the stories of Camelot we have heard before. Not only are we being told stories of their youth, rather than
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Pratr- Authors
Jan 02, 2015 Pratr- Authors rated it it was amazing
Independent Reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock.

Morgan le Fay is a fire user. She goes to the try outs to be part of Arthurs Round. Her dream is to become Maven the person who will be right hand to the future King Arthur. She is selected to join Arthur's Round and heads off to Camelot with the other young magicians. The magicians are able to command fire, water or wind. They all going thru training and testing to see who will be the Maven. Morgan who is not very good with peop
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Charlie
Dec 30, 2014 Charlie rated it it was amazing
This is indeed a Camelot meets Hogwarts meets Panem type of story. Morgan le Fay has (nearly) mastered her talent of fire. She takes hold of a chance of a lifetime and enters into a competition in hopes of being selected as the next Maven, the right-hand of the next king. Morgan had a premonition in which she becomes Maven, and sees so much more in her vision of what is to come.

There’s one thing, though: her mother was executed for use of her fire magic. No one besides the father knows that she
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Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
3.5 stars

Did I enjoy this book: It’s a big bowl of mashed Arthurian Legend with hints of Hunger Games and Harry Potter folded in. Henge is the sort of book that’s rapidly becoming my favorite — a classic recipe infused with a new round of flavor. The writing wasn’t earth-shattering, but then . . . I don’t eat mac-and-cheese when I’m hungry for seviche. It’s a fun, tasty version of Camelot, and I can’t wait to read the next installment.

Would I recommend it: If seeing teenage versions of Morgan a
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Autumn (Triquetra Reviews)
Thanks to Goddess Fish Promotions for putting this together and for giving me a paperback copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Hi everyone! First, as usual I'm going to be going over the cover. The cover is awesome - I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the author illustrated the cover and all the art that's in the pages as well. It's always nice to see that.

The paperback format itself is nice. It is larger print and there are images throughout the book which makes for a really
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Fee Roberts
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I thought this book was written well, though I couldn't get into the main character. She was way too immature for my liking. If you like whiny teenagers, and teenagers constantly questioning themselves, then this book is for you. I have no desire to read the next book.
A Book Addict's YA Palace
View full and original review of this book on my blog Miss Little Book Addict YA House of Books
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King Arthur stories are one of my major addictions, and HENGE by Realm Lovejoy feeds that addiction perfectly! Overall I liked it...A LOT! It wasn't 100% fantamazing but it came VERY close.
HENGE is the first in a YA series that, obliviously is a retelling of King Arthur and his rise to power. but told through the eyes of Morgan. It's set in a "modern magic fille
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Readiculously Peachy
Check out my original review on my blog: Readiculously Peachy

My Review:

I received a copy through theYA Bound Book Tourto read and review in return.

Wow, words can't express how much I have fallen in love with this book! I have not read the second book yet but my I'm literately aching to pick it up right now and read on... but since I justfinished Henge, I feel the compelling need to write my review straight away. This book was simply put, AMAZING!! There was nothing wrong with this book, nothi
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