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Reflection Pond

(Reflection Pond #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  141 ratings  ·  59 reviews
Sometimes you find home, sometimes it comes looking for you.

Callie knows a lot more about pain than she does about family. She’s never belonged, at least, not until she falls through a portal into her true home. The beautiful faerie city of Eirensae doesn’t come free. Callie must find her amulet and bind herself to the city, and most importantly, avoid the Fallen fae who s
Paperback, 242 pages
Published April 1st 2014 by Urban Fey Press (first published March 29th 2014)
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Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
Reflection Pond was such a fun book to devour.  It twinkled with excitement, mystery and a possibility for a beautiful relationship between two broken people.  Err Faeries.  What started out as journey to find ones true home, slowly morphed into a landscape built to incite a war.  And Callie and Rowan are smack dab in the middle of it.

Faeries, murder, magic.   How  the hell did she end up in the middle of it?

Callie is running away from the horrors of having her boyfriend touch her.
Caro [The Book Rogue]
From the blurb, I expected something else. Not entirely, but the story was acutally way more messy and in your face than the orderly summary suggested. It irritated me in the beginning, it was just too much too fast, but I kept pushing though, and at about 60% it levels out and reads real good towards the end. It certainly left me wanting to find out how it all ends, so I'm definitvely picking up the sequels!

The too much too fast wasn't just regarding the flood of information about the workings
Jan 30, 2015 rated it liked it
I have to say I have not read my books based on Fae. I have come across books with mentions or maybe a character that was Fae but not many that take place in a Fae world. I am really glad that I can add Reflection Pond to that very short list.

Callie has never really had a family. Growing up in the foster care system she has gotten some of the worst homes, needless to say she doesn’t trust men or new people in general. When she falls through a pond and ends up in front of two men that think she b
Holly Hook
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I haven't had much time lately to read and review, but the last book I read, Reflection Pond by Kacey Vanderkarr, sure didn't disappoint.

I like stories with main characters who discover that they have hidden powers and identities, so I was immediately grabbed by the premise of Reflection Pond. Callie flees an unhappy life, falls through a pond which turns out to be a magical portal, and finds herself in the faery city of Eirensae, a place she's told she belongs. Her arrival begins to unravel th
Emma Star Crossed Reviews
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Thank you to JB for letting me take part in today’s promotion. When I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. I love YA fantasy books and this one did not disappoint.

Callie has spent her life bouncing from foster home to foster home. She was labelled as a ‘problem’ child. One day
M.L. Pope
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the Goodreads Giveaway/First Reads program for free for an honest review.

I LOVED this book! It's rare for me to actually love a fantasy of any kind, but this was a great read. This was very well written with a world beneath the pond that was intoxicating and fascinating, and a dream come true for anyone who knows what it's like to long for a family you've never known.

Maybe that's why just about everything in the pages of Reflection Pond sang to me, including (and perh
May 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing. Definitely a must read
Jul 14, 2014 rated it liked it
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There wasn’t much that was straight-up bad about this book. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much that was straight-up good, either.

It wasn’t the writing style – that was decent. It read quickly, flowed well, and wasn’t boring. The author was obviously in control of her sentences and knew how to use them. It wasn’t brilliant by any means, but it was proficient, and even the greatest books can be conveyed in that kind of style – Marissa Meyer’s writing, for example, is sort of like that. In fact, the
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Pandora Nyx

Reflection pond is a great start to a promising, adventurous series. A beautiful beginning of letting love in to a dark past.
"It's better than Wonderland," Ash whispered, "so much better. Welcome to Eirensae."

Callie is a foster child, no real home, nobody to call family. She has embedded scars keeping herself sheltered from anyone getting to close. Running away, she falls into a pond...straight through! Stumbling upon two Fae's, Ash and Rowan. Callie can't beli
Rebecca R.
Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I give this 4.5 stars!

I really enjoyed reading the Reflection Pond by Kacey Vanderkarr. I honestly wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did. From the beginning the story is action packed and filled with complex, lovable characters. The novel is told from the points of view of Callie and Rowan. Callie has a troubling past that keeps her from getting too close to people. And Rowan has a dark soul and rarely shows others the goodness that’s in him. The two cross paths right from the start and i
Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
My copy was provided by Goodreads.

Callie never felt as if she belonged. She moved from foster family to foster family, never really fitting in or never really knowing who she is. But when she falls into a pond that is actually a portal to a whole new world, Callie learns who she really is.

Callie is transported to the faerie city called Eirensae. Callie learns she's actually a faerie and she even has a sister. But the price to her new home is grave as she must find an amulet every faerie must sea
Connie Jasperson
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Today I am reviewing a fairly new book, Reflection Pond, by indie author Kacey Vanderkarr. It is an urban fantasy, centering around the concept of the fae world, juxtaposed against the mortal world.

The Blurb:
Sometimes you find home, sometimes it comes looking for you.

Callie knows a lot more about pain than she does about family. She’s never belonged, at least, not until she falls through a portal into her true home. The beautiful faerie city of Eirensae doesn't come free. Callie must find her am
Feb 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
What I liked: I loved to see how Callie grew over the book. She had a lot to learn not only about herself, but about Eirensae and its inhabitants. Many of the people are very wary of her and I love how reluctant Callie was about all of it and how she wanted to return to the life she was leaving behind if she stayed, even if the life she had before wasn’t all that hot. It was what she knew, what she was familiar with. I really enjoyed reading that, because I could relate to it! Each of the Fae we ...more
Haley Keller
Apr 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I've been meaning to read more fae books for a long time now, so when I saw Reflection Pond on Story Cartel, I immediately knew I wanted to check it out. I wasn't disappointed either. I thought it was a great book with a very interesting story, and I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series.

Since I haven't read other books that revolve around fae (only ones that include them as side characters), I can't make a comparison between Reflection Pond's mythology and that of other fae books,
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I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK!!!!!!Callie has never belonged anywhere and has been juggled through foster home after foster home. One day, while she runs away she falls into a pond and finds herself underground with the pond shimmering above her. Ash and Rowan find her there and bring her to their leader
J.B (Debbie)
May 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I generally don't read too many young adult books but when I do I and read something as great as Reflection Pond I remind myself to read more of this genre! Apart from really firing my imagination, Reflection Pond reeled me in from the very start with the amazing book cover. Who couldn't be tempted to read this book just by looking at the cover alone? I love it!

Reflection Pond immediately has something exciting happening. There's no dragging out the main event here that you get with some books.
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Callie didn't have an easy childhood. Growing up in foster homes has been hard on her. While she is running away from a boy she will never love she falls into a pond. Instead of coming back up she falls down through the bottom and ends up in Eirensae.

Callie finds out she is a Fae and that she has returned to her actual home and family. Every Fae has special abilities. When Callie starts to explore what her ability is it turns out she is very strong and has several. This is very rare and she mig
Sophie David
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As much as I love reading, Its rare that a book grabs me as quickly as 'Reflection Pond'
From the beginning, I felt compelled to find out what terrible events had made Callie the way she is, what was the dark, terrible secret that she fights to repress and keep in the dark recesses of her mind, why she craved the freedom she sought by running away from Nate, from her life to escape from who or what? What drove her to run straight into the path of danger? Onto a path that ultimately changed the co
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
For some reason, I did not notice that the theme involved the fae. One minute she was running away then the next she fell into the pond. I kind of had to reread that part a bit. So slow (mentally slaps myself). Anyways, moving on.

I instantly got hooked on Reflection Pond despite giving it 4 stars. The plot itself was mind boggling. I know it involves faeries but at the same time the mystery in the plot thickens. One minute you think it will reveal something then the next bam! Another mystery.

Megan Beavers
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was completely blown away by how good this book was. I have a really hard time losing myself in books because I have a very short attention span, but Reflection Pond captured my interest from the first page all the way to the last. I picked up the book for the first time and read 100 pages of it in one sitting because I could not put it down.
The world Kacey Vanderkarr created is so unique and fascinating. It captures your heart from the first page.
I really appreciated her writing style. There
Mar 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was so great. The only part I felt was out of place was the party after she first goes through the reflection pond. The description on the fairies just did not fit my imagination of them. I was glade I kept reading though because later in the book the Author describes the glammer and there true form. It was a beautiful scene and she describes the fear Callie has of looking like what she saw. I love Rowan. I like Ash but I tend to like a darker more dominant male and Rowan was that and ...more
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I took this book on a recent weekend getaway, hoping to find time to get it started. Anymore, I listen to audio books while I'm flying, I find it to be less distracting. Midway through my flight, it was nice and quiet, so I pulled it out and began to read. I read until we were exiting the plane. The next morning, I had a very busy day planned, but when I woke up earlier than expected, my first thought was to grab the book instead of going back to sleep. I found myself thinking about it while I w ...more
Shannan Williams
May 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I downloaded this book from Story Cartel in exchange for my honest review.

When I saw that this book was about faries I just knew I had to get it and it definitely did not disappoint. I was pulled in from the very beginning and was glued to my kindle throughout the entire book. As I got closer the end of the book I realized that I didn’t want it to end. I have no idea if there is a sequel to this book but I sure hope so.

Following Callie in her new fairie life was fascinating; all the interactions
Theresa Le
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book from a giveaway. First the cover art is really pretty and eye catching and the summary got me excited to start reading. It took me longer to finish this book for some reason probably because I had other books to read, ugh summer. I really like the concept and the idea of the plot. The author did a good job with the ideas of faeries and cities. This book reminded me of City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. With a love triangle, supernatural creatures, tattoos, etc. The only thing ...more
Feb 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I've never really been a huge fan of fairy stories and though I love fantasy, this isn't normally my pick in fantasy based stuff. I was surprised to find myself enjoying the book rather quickly. I got into the story and wanted to see what was going to happen next. I felt for Callie and found myself hoping it would turn out alright. Though main male lead, Rowan, frustrated me to no end, I also found myself desperately wanting to help and understand him. The plot has a very well known feel to it, ...more
Ashley Jeffers
Apr 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Actually, 4.5 stars.
I don't normally ready YA books anymore, but I really enjoyed this book. There were ups and downs, mystery, didn't have the normal high school drama of the last few YA's I've read.

I loved Rowan and Callie together. They had amazing chemistry, and I can't wait to see what the next book holds for them. And their fae forms...very cool. I really liked how everyone was different.

I'm also hoping the next book answers some burning questions that I have. I have some
Justine Snyder
May 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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I received this book through GoodReads' First Reads.

This book is probably the first Faerie book I have read. I was not sure what to expect, but I found it to be awesome! Maybe a bit darker than anticipated, but it sucked me right in. the author slowly revealed more of Callie's background and past experiences, which explain why it is impossible for her to trust anyone. When she falls through the reflection pond into the Faerie city of Eirensae, she meets two young men, Ash and Rowan. She soon fin
Wendy C
Mar 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reflection Pond by Kacey Vanderkarr

Reflection Pond by Kacey Vanderkarr is about a girl named Callie who falls through a pond right into the fairy world and the adventure that ensues.
The author has written a beautiful, captivating fantasy. The reader is drawn in from the very beginning. The characters are well developed. I love how the story is told from alternating perspectives because you become so immersed in their world. You become a part of the story. There are not many authors who can w
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for a good fantasy read with a good and complex love story to go with it, you will love this book. Following Cally into a world of magical faries and encountering the enchanting world she never knew exsited will keep you hooked from begining to end. When you meet Rowan and his brooding personality you cant help but fall in love with him and there witty banter and attration. Cally must figure out if she is meant for this world and the magical life it leads or if she is meant fo ...more
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KACEY VANDERKARR has a penchant for fantasy and frequently listens to the voices in her head—most of whom are teenagers. Her favorite place to write is an old salon chair in her kitchen, with coffee in one hand and adoring cats sprawled across her arms. She prefers her music loud and her skeptics quiet. When she’s not writing, Kacey coaches winterguard, works as a sonographer, and hangs out with o ...more

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