Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Review ~ Aerenden: The Child Returns by Kristen Taber

Aerenden: The Child Returns 

by Kristen Taber

When Meaghan’s world is turned upside down after witnessing her parents’ death and coming face to face with the hideously evil creatures called Mardroch, she and her best friend Nick travel to a parallel world called Aerenden where mystical creatures abound and action awaits at every turn. 

Ms. Tabor has created a beautifully written story that will draw you in with her vivid descriptions, making you feel like you are truly witnessing the story unfold first hand.  Each of the characters has depth and seamlessly draws you into their lives.  Her world building is fantastic and imaginative without overdoing it with unnecessary drawn-out details.  The story flows effortlessly and will capture the reader from the first page and will not let go until the very end.  This story was fast-paced and very exciting and I cannot wait to read the future installments from this very created and talented author.

4 out of 5 stars

Blurb~Seventeen-year-old Meaghan has no idea her perfect life has been a lie—until she witnesses her parents’ brutal murders at the hands of red-eyed creatures.

After nearly sharing their fate, she escapes with her best friend, Nick, who tells her the creatures are called Mardróch. They come from another world, and so does she. Now that the Mardróch have found her, she must return to her homeland of Ærenden or face death.

Left with little choice, she follows Nick into a strange world both similar to Earth and drastically different. Vines have the ability to attack. Monkeys freeze their victims with a glare. Men create bombs from thin air. Even Meaghan’s newly discovered empath power turns into a danger she cannot control.

But control becomes the least of her worries once the Mardróch begin targeting her. When Nick confesses he knows the reason they want her, she learns the truth behind the kingdom’s fifteen-year civil war—a long-buried secret that could cost Meaghan her life.

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