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The Dark Realm by Anthea Sharp
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Sep 15, 12

bookshelves: book-challenge, review-requested
Read from September 14 to 15, 2012

Since I met my husband in a video game I can relate to reality and gaming crossing lines. So when I read the premise of this book I just had to get my greedy hands on it. Well I can say I was NOT disappointed!

The story starts with Jennet who is such an interesting character, her father works in the gaming industry and is responsible for the creation of the best virtual reality gaming system ever created. He brings home the prototype and Jennet of course gets to play. She discovers the game Feyland and starts playing only to find out that it isn’t just a game.

Her father and the company move to a new town and Jennet meets Tam. Tam is poor, and I do mean poor and lives with his mother and his younger brother. Together they go into Feyland to retrieve her life force which the evil queen has stolen.

Let me tell you, the characters in this book are tremendous. I absolutely fell in love with Bug even though he’s a minor character. And Tam and Jennet are well written, and oh so easy to like. These characters are written so well that you almost feel like you know them in real life. Tam is a young man who has had an extremely hard life. His mother disappears at times and he’s left to care for his younger brother who has health issues.

The Author has not only captured the characters but her description of the time in game is intense and I as a gamer can relate to how time flies by so quickly while playing. I loved the scenes and the characters both in and out of the game. Puck the loveable and mischievous fey, you’ll have to read the book for more information because I hate spoilers and I just know you’ll love the characters as much as I did.

What I will say is GO OUT AND BUY THIS INCREDIBLE BOOK! Well written, enjoyable and it will suck you in. As I said the line between games and reality is a very fine one to begin with and this author has blurred that line so much that I wonder now if my games aren’t more real than real life.

Details/Disclaimer: Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
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