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Hanging Flynn

(A Tale of the Fairypocalypse #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Fergus Irvine is a hybrid–a human who shares his body with a fairy’s soul. Like other hybrids in the human-governed metropolis of New Peiling, his life seems stuck on okay-at-best—but that all changes the day he returns to his apartment to find his best friend Flynn dead. Unable to accept that Flynn would kill himself, Fergus decides he must find out for himself what reall ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 20th 2011 by Addison Lane (first published November 19th 2011)
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Rebecca McNutt
Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hanging Flynn is a creepy fantasy dystopian novel, and at the end of the day it's more a mystery than anything else, the story of a human/fairy hybrid whose best friend has died and who becomes obsessed with solving the case of what really happened.
Dec 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book!

Pros: Great and original story.
Interesting and diversified characters.

Cons: There is no sequel.

Being a fan of fantasy, I think finding books that are good and/or age appropriate for me (I'm 24) in this category is very difficult. Finally a fantasy novel that is very inventive, original, well written, and with a main character who's not 12 but 20. Take note that I'm not a YA hater, on the contrary, but having an older character changes the stor/>/>
May 20, 2019 rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading Hanging Flynn. While it isn’t exactly something I would read over and over again, I thought the world-building was thorough and the characters were very likeable, and I loved the nods to English and Scottish mythology within the story.

In fact, for me that was the best part, and I sort of wish that, even though that was the whole base of the story, there was even more about that. The underlying magic of the story, which was actually really important, almost seemed like a subplo
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What Addison Lane has done here is truly remarkable. New Peiling is a dystopic futuristic steampunk world unlike anything that has been introduced into the genre before, full of rollicking airship rides, occult magic shops, a highly sophisticated political and social climate, and a gritty underground music scene to boot! The true miracle, however, is not only Lane's wildly expansive and thoroughly textured universe, but the skillful hand with which the author eases us into this complicated and o ...more
Oct 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Addison Lane's first novel is one that is worth checking out. She is a skillful writer who's characters seem to leap off the page with realistic traits and flaws. They are admirable and interesting. You find yourself caring for what happens to Fergus as he deals with his status as a hybrid and how he copes with the gritty world he lives in. His struggles for his identity is realatable despite the fanciful setting, something I find even the most skillful of writers usually have great difficulty d ...more
Another one of my free e-book experiments. Generally, I feel I've read all the YA paranormal fiction I need to read for the rest of my life. I made an exception for this book because: (1) it's dystopian paranormal YA fiction, not a romance; (2) it's about fairies, and I love fairy stories that take the (correct) point of view that a fairy is not a plump and cheerful godmotherly type who will wave a wand and save your bacon, but rather truly mad, bad, and dangerous to know; and (3) it was free. ...more
Nov 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Overall I enjoyed this book, there were some parts where the writing style could make it hard to follow, though.
Dec 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
intriguing debut, a lot of raw talent in her writing. characters fleshed well and unique. ending was... not to my liking, but I will seek more from her.
Melissa T
Dec 03, 2017 marked it as did-not-finish
*I won a copy of this book via Goodreads Giveaways*

Unfortunately, this was another DNF. Stories about fairies aren't usually my thing, but I thought I'd give something new a try. The subject matter has nothing to do with why I didn't finish this, but the writing definitely does. It's choppy, stilted, and there are too many unneccesary adverbs, which slow down the writing even more. The story also doesn't have much of a hook to it.
Sarah (Workaday Reads)
Dec 05, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2012
This book had an interesting and unique concept, but it just didn't work. There were several reasons I was disappointed in the book:

1. The cover. It is not attractive. And I have no idea how it ties into the story, other than the serious and sombre feel of it matches the writing.

2. I couldn't picture the city. It is described as having multiple layers, with the hybrids and poor people living on the lower level in constant twilight. The rich, pure humans live on the top le
Dec 14, 2011 rated it it was ok
I got this free from the goodreads giveaway page.

I had a hard time getting into this book, it is very much a set up for books to follow and as such it moved incredibly slowly. The world building was okay but slightly confusing at times and although there are a wealth of details, sometimes maybe too many details, about all the many & varied characters I never really cared about any of them, not even Fergus. Perhaps it was too much set up and too little story for me to get involved
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ADDISON LANE is the author of the Fairypocalypse trilogy, including HANGING FLYNN, STEALING TERRY, and DROWNING FERGUS.

Other books in the series

A Tale of the Fairypocalypse (3 books)
  • Stealing Terry
  • Drowning Fergus
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