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Timothy Brennan is seventeen and miserable; life unravels by the day. Driven to the brink of suicide, a fae creature intervenes and together, they discover there is more to Timothy than anyone knew.

Learning that his mother’s death was murder, he begins a journey of revenge. The teen must now decide what to do about his new world before those who want to destroy the old wa
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 26th 2016 by Alexian Books Inc.
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Jacqueline (Fall In Love With The Sound of Words)
Okay, time to be honest; this book was meh for me. I mean Elves and fairies- blargh.
HAHA…okay I can’t keep that going. This book was FANTASTIC! I enjoyed every second of it! I LOVE Elves, I love fantasy novels with Elves – I even enjoy the ones with nice fairies (as opposed to the mean suckers they are supposedly). So to review…I loved this book.
Alfheim really flows smoothly, and all of the good characters are likable. The bad characters, well I dis-liked them merely on principle; I felt that th
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emily
Apr 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Alfheim is about teenage boy, Timothy Brennan, who hasn't exactly gotten a fair shake at life. With a deceased mother and drunken uncle, Timothy isn't expecting to find out that he is someone special. He meets a fae, an ancient species from Ireland. Timothy wants to find whoever is responsible for the death of his mother and make them pay for it. To do that, he must reopen the world of Alfheim.

Alfheim is so awesome! I really enjoyed this particular urban fantasy. I like the story line. It has a
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Claire
May 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Timothy is a lonely boy. As he recently lost his mother, his only family is his horrible uncle. He is often mocked at school and the girl he likes rejects him. He feels so downhearted that he attempts to commit an irredeemable act. Fortunately, Aenya, a brand new schoolmate is nearby and saves him. How did she know what was happening to him ? Why did she save him ?
Timothy is about to discover his unexpected destiny. He is not human and Aenya neither, together they will get to Alfheim, their los
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Sage Adderley-Knox
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am usually not a fan of teenage boy characters in YA books, because they are either too whiny or too macho, so it was a pleasant surprise to find that I really liked Timothy. He has had to deal with more than any person should. Mental health issues, a jerk uncle, and the sudden death of his mother.

I enjoyed the fae world that the author has created. Aenya is awesome. I love her strength and passion. She is a wonderful companion to Timothy, introducing him to the forests of Ireland, the fellow
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Elizabeth Ramsay
An epic fantasy adventure. Timothy Brennan is a bullied loner who lives with his abusive uncle in New Hampshire. He is bullied at school because he has what has been diagnosed as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) though it sounds more like Tourette’s syndrome. Instead of an inability to sit still the disease causes him to twitch uncontrollably. After a terrible day at school Timothy goes home and begs Uncle Jim for medication. Jim’s cruel refusal sparks another attack which somehow breaks a glass ...more
Jessica Bronder
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Timothy has recently lost his mother and is living with his horrible uncle. He has several issues that make him one of the main targets for bullying at school. One day he has enough and decides to try and kill himself. Thankfully Aenya was there to save him. She is fae and recognized Timothy. Together they learn that he is the seventh son of a seventh son and very powerful. They return to Ireland where Timothy meets his Grandmother and learns that he may be the one to restore Alfheim. But it’s n ...more
Nancy Whelan
Apr 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
For anyone 13 to 90 years old who enjoys young adult fantasy fiction (think Hunger Games or Twilight) Alfheim reads like a story you’d hear if Harry Potter met Lord of the Rings; this is a must-read! It draws you into Irish/Celtic folklore and turns it upside down with fantastic twists and turns. It has honor, betrayal, faith, love, and loss; it’s a true page-turner. And, you won't believe the ending.
MrsMamfa
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, it was a well written and well thought out read. The characters were likeable and I particularly liked Aenya and Timothy. It didn't take long for the action to start in this book and there were plenty of times I struggled to set it down. I am really looking forward to the next book in the series, I am dying to read what happens next. Definitely recommend it, it lends itself to fans of fantasy, magic, folklore and an addictive plot.
Another Thyme
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a story! I was thoroughly charmed and delighted by the adventures of our young hero. In a genre where there have been recent great reads this one fits right in and I think it will soon be a classic. I read this as an eBook but will be looking for a hardcopy to keep and treasure.
Shae Ester
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the best book ever. I completely enjoyed reading the draft and I already love the final copy! Mr. Nilsen's brother was/is my bus driver and told me about this book. I wanted to read it, so I asked about it and he let me read it. Honestly, this book is so good! I love it.
Velmurugan Moorthy
May 28, 2016 rated it liked it
This is my first book review. I thank Booktasters and the author for giving me an opportunity to review a book. Here I present my first book review.

Book starts with a conversation between 2 people which we take some time to understand, this we feel as quite odd. Then it suddenly moves forward to the life of a desperate small boy(Timothy). Life of Timothy who lost his mother recently is quite difficult, facing lot of problems from his uncle and the society. No wonder the boy is an introvert! The
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Jessica
May 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I’d probably give this 3.5 stars if I could. I liked it but didn’t love it. It’s a combination of almost every well-known fantasy/adventure story. There’s the Harry Potter aspect- an ordinary, misunderstood boy who is bullied at school, has no parents, and lives with his horrible uncle. He's soon whisked off to another world where he’s essentially “the Chosen One” and discovers all these powers he didn’t know he had. There’s a hint of the Legend of Zelda thrown in there, with even a couple direc ...more
Mary
Apr 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the author in return for an honest review.

Timothy is a typical teenager on the fringe of the students because he is different, he has ADD and the medicine he takes causes tics. He is also a sensitive kid who feels more at home in nature than he does at school. His mom died recently forcing him to live with his mean Uncle. His dad died when he was younger so he doesn't really have any family that he's aware of. He's also been in love with a girl he played with when they
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D.H.
Apr 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Timothy thinks he is an ordinary teenager until he is saved from his suicide attempt by a fairy. Pretty soon he is forced into the fairy world where he discovers that he is more important than he thinks. Now the lives of many depend on him and he has to decide if he would follow fate or run from it. I enjoyed this book as it shows the trials of timothy and how he evolved into a stronger person as a result. It was very descriptive and demonstrated a great twist on the view we normally held on fai ...more
Marcus Freeth
This book was AMAZING( and sad towards the end ). Timothy is EXTREMELY depressed ( in distress ). He is this way because his girlfriend, Aenya died from 3 poison arrows. "A shriek rose from the ground so long it hurt his own ears. It was a long time before he realized it was the sound of his on screaming" and "You (Timothy) cried out in your sleep". These two quotes show that Timothy loved her and felt great and endless sorrow once she passed away.
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