Hi guys! Remember last week I did a promo post for this book, To Dance in Liradon? If you're not sure, click here to check it out! This is my review:)
First Published: 19 Sept 2012
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Finished Date: 9 Feb 2013
Seventeen-year-old Brigid O'Flynn is an outcast. A chance encounter with the Faerie Queen left her tainted in the eyes of the villagers, who blame the Faerie for the village’s missing women and children. Desperate to win the village’s acceptance, Brigid agrees to marry her childhood friend: Serious, hardworking, Connell Mackenna. But when Connell disappears before their wedding, Brigid's hopes are shattered. Blamed for her fiancé’s death, Brigid fears she will suffer the same fate as the other village outcasts, the mysterious Willow Women. Lured into Faerie by their inhuman lovers, and cast out weak and broken, the Willow Women spend their lives searching for the way back into Faerie. When Connell suddenly reappears, Brigid is overjoyed, but everything is not as it seems. Consumed by his desire for beauty and celebration, Connell abandons his responsibilities, and Brigid soon finds herself drawn into a passionate, dangerous world of two.
When Brigid discovers the truth behind Connell's transformation she’s forced to choose between two men and two worlds. Brigid’s struggle leads her into glittering, ruthless Faerie, where she must rescue her true love from a terrible sacrifice or lose him forever.
To Dance in Liradon is a magical book. The reader is brought on a journey into a whole new world, somewhere that parallels Earth, but yet, is just so different. The Faerie world is a beautiful place that I think many of us would just wish to visit. A place without sadness, where there's only dancing, laughter and happiness. I enjoyed reading this book and just being brought into another world.
What I really enjoyed about this book was the characters. They felt real to me. I loved the struggles they went through. Especially at the end, I truly admired Brigid for making the choice that she did. It was honorable, and brave and so so strong of her to do so. As for Connell, he was a rather nice character, albeit one we didn’t see that much. Still, I liked the twist in the middle when Connell’s identity, or who she thought was Connell, was revealed. It just felt right, I can’t really explain it.
I have a couple of complaints though. I generally did not like the tone of the book. While it conveyed the magical, sleepy village thing quite well, I felt it was a bit too sleepy for my tastes. Like, it just didn’t intrigue me so much. Another thing was that I just couldn’t believe Brigid loved Connell. I mean, it just felt kind of unreal to me? Like I get why she thinks she loves him, but I just feel that her love for him is just not true love.
Overall, I did enjoy this book. It was a good book to pass the time, and I did enjoy the world that we were brought into. It felt magical and it was a nice escape from reality. The problems the characters faced were very real and in a sense, I guess most of us are able to relate to it. Though I felt the ending was a little bit unfinished, it could simply be a set up for a possible second book. Nonetheless though, I’m glad there was a happy ending, or a generally happy one at least.
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