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Path of Needles

(Paths #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Growing up in New York City, I thought I’d been exposed to the stranger parts of life.

But then a night-club singer warned me that my father was going to disappear—and the next day he did, leaving my apartment trashed and full of poisonous dog-demons that nobody but my brother & I could see.

That’s not even the weird part.

What’s weird is the boy from my French class w
Paperback, 276 pages
Published October 12th 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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E. Bard
Oct 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Path of Needles made me think that this is exactly what you would get if you mixed pre-sanitized fairytale folklore with YA urban fiction. And it's the mix that makes this such an engrossing read. It's a bit of an understatement I think to just label the novel's genre 'fantasy.' The author has done a remarkable job of weaving the darker (but likely more realistic) elements of folklore - the ones that warn of more dangers than those found by just going into the woods alone - into a modern urban s ...more
Oct 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fairies
Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Cultured and refined seventeen year old Kat Finnegan becomes unexpectantly embroiled in myth and fantasy upon her father’s disappearance. Now along with her twin brother Roger and friend Jim she is determined to unravel the secrets of the Rose Queen and the world of the Fey.

The world Hannah Kollef created did not seem to be entirely developed; I was having trouble grasping what she was trying to get at. I also found mys
Oct 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

Path of Needles was such a great book!!! *gushes* Honestly this book is seriously awesome! This book sucked me in from the beginning I honestly couldn't put it down A perfect mix of YA and fairy tales and not the Disney fairy tales either I'm talking old school. Kat is a great character, I love Jim, Roger seems sexy, I just eek!!! Okay let me explain:

Path of Needles starts off at a party for Kat's father Jonathan Finnegan. The next day at
Bonnie (A Backwards Story)
By now, you know that fairy tales are my weakness. When I was contacted about reviewing the first book in a new series entitled PATH OF NEEDLES and heard about the fairy tale connection, I was intrigued. Reading the book, I found myself surprised by the way author Hannah Kollef included fairy tales in her novel. She knows more about fairy tales than I do (and I know a lot, so that's saying something!), harking back on versions older than what both Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm made wid ...more
Oct 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Note: I received this book for free an exchange for an honest review.

Path of Needles is the first book I have read by this author, Hannah Kollef. Seventeen-year-old Kat Finnegan is not your average teenager. This book follows we adventures after her dad goes missing in a gruesome break-in. Overall I thought this book was pretty good. There were some snags throughout though. One of my major complaints is world building. While some aspects were explained rather well, others were mentioned, such a
Heather Boustead
Path of Needles
Paths Book One
By Hannah Kollef

Seventeen year old Kat Finnegan is not your average teenager, she has grown up in a world full of art and culture in New York, goes to a private school, and has a twin brother. If this was not enough to make her interesting her father soon goes missing and she is pulled into a world that she always thought of as a Fairy Tale.

This novel is a young adult urban fantasy, whew what a mouthful, and is so much fun to read. Hannah Kollef has taken a classic
Oct 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: r2r, kobo
I was given this book as a R2R in order for an honest review:

Well where do I start, I loved this book the whole fantasy of it and the characters of Kat, Jim and Roger are very likeable! :)
I also loved the dream scenes Kat has, they are very descriptive so it makes it easier for you to imagine that you are there.
The adults are very quirky and also likeable, I especially loved the relationship Jim and Kat had with Mrs. Corboy.
Kudos to Hannah Kollef for actually writing a YA fantasy book without a
Oct 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
I received this book in a Read 2 Review for free for my honest review.
This is the second novel that I have read by Hannah Kollef. I must admit that I liked this book much better then her first novel.
Our main character Kat and her twin brother Roger live a fairly lavish life in New York City with their father, and their Uncle also lives close by. Their Uncle is an artist and after one of his art shows, Kat and Roger's father goes missing. The twins, along with their best friend Jim go on a twisty
Oct 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: book-reviews
Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I really liked Path of Needles. It had potential to be great. I just felt lost at times. There wasnt enough back story to set it up. I am still lost at the world the author was trying to create for the characters. I had to go back and reread because I couldnt track the story. It just needs a couple tweaks with the back story and not feeling lost to make this an ultimately good book. Also if these darker fairy tales do re
Anna salazar
Oct 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, r2r, wizardry
I got a copy of this book from the author herself Hannah Kollef for an honest review. And I would like to thank her for the chance to read one of her amazing works.

When I got this copy, I was really excited to read it. I am a fan of supernatural things and that would be reflected on my bookshelves. Anyway back to review. :) So this book didn't disappoint me. It has everything of the definition of supernatural. The way the story was narrated is good that keeping a mental picture of the situations
Oct 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure going into this if i liked it. The info sounded, well i dont know. But it was AMAZING. The info can't even begin to cover this story. It was just perfect
I loved Kat, Jim and her dad. I didn't have any feelings towards Jim's mom and Hank. I did not like Roger. I don't know if i was supposed to. He was a jerk, most of the time. Maybe i will like him better in the next. They can't kill him, right? I liked him some more AFTER Jim revealed what happened in his room, but at that point
Alannah Clarke
Oct 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Kat Finnegan is not your average girl in New York, she is what I would think of as a privileged girl growing up surrounded in the culture and art of the city. That is until she is drawn into a world that she believes only exists in fairy tales.

Now I thought the first few chapters were a bit slow building up to the main story line, but the tension made up for it at the end. It was a great novel, wonderfully written, I loved how the main character Kat was portrayed. I didn't think there was much r
Oct 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-read
So I have a new favorite book!! Oh my god this book was just spectacular! I loved the characters it is easy to say that Kat is my favorite. I thought she was such a strong and funny character and I adore the relationship between her and Jim. As I big fan of fey I find that not all books about them are actually good but this one was! I was hooked from the first page and didn't stop reading until it was 4am and there were no more pages to be read. I am do excited to read the next installment to th ...more
Jay Uppal
Oct 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow can't wait to read more.
Dec 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Path of Needles boasts an excellent narrative style, rich and relatable characters, and an intriguing plot thanks to a unique take on classic fairy tales.
Dec 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-love
LOVE. Give it six stars if I could.
Nov 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Path of Needles relies heavily on the old fashioned fairy tales, the ones that your parents wouldn't let you read when you were very young. These stories are heavy with danger, pain, and sexuality, and the author brings those characteristics into an intriguing book about a girl finding out more about herself and her family and friends than she could have imagined.

Kat lives in New York City with her twin brother Roger and her superstar author father. Their best friend Jim has been part of her and
Oct 28, 2012 rated it liked it
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It was harder for me to get into this then it seems like it was for most other people. The beginning didn't really draw me in, and I felt like I just wanted to brush past the first couple of chapters in order to get to the point. Even further in I quickly realized I was actually more interested in finding out what the heck was going on between Roger and Jim then why their father was taken or someone left a monster waiti
Maybe I am not being entirely fair to this book in my appraisal, coming off Magic Breaks and its stellar writing so recently, but it seems to be a fair amount of telling in the beginning of this book. And very much details and information in a short span of time.
But, it could also be me.
Giving this series a miss.
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Hannah Kollef was born on the anniversary of Genghis Khan's death. She believes this is responsible for her poor table manners and love of pillaging.

Hannah earned her BA in Japanese and Political Science at Washington and Lee University. Upon graduating, she decided to pursue writing and published her first novel, "To Wake the Shadows." In October 2012 she published the first in her new Paths seri

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