Friday, March 23, 2012

Review # 125: Morrigan's Harvest - The War for Inisfail by Kaiya Hart

     Shea has always led a happy and simple life with her mother and their horses, but when her mother succumbs to illness and dies, Shea must overcome her grief and try to move on. Unfortunately, fate has other plans - her elf guardian Galen shows up to claim her at the same time that the whole village is attacked and imprisoned as slaves. It is up to Shea to save the people and places she calls home, including the man she's in love with. Can she weather the journey and accomplish the tasks set before her? Or will the evils plotting against her prevail?

     I did not expect an epic fantasy when I started reading the Kindle version of Morrigan's Harvest: The War for Inisfail, but that is definitely what I got! The interesting cast of characters as well as the detailed descriptions of Shea's journey lured me in from page one. I enjoyed the back-story and the overall plot which flowed evenly and allowed no time for boredom. The action level held my attention - that's saying something since I am used to The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter series' - and the characters were very easy to like and sympathize with, especially Shea, Galen, and Aisling. I love strong female leads, so Shea's "inner journey" progressing from age fifteen to who she is now really impressed me; I can't wait to see her character in future books! I found the dialogue to be fresh and entertaining, as was Kaiya Hart's magical writing style. I highly recommend this book to lovers of the fantasy genre - young adult (YA) through adult. I will definitely be waiting for the next installment!

Rating: On the Run (4.5/5)

*** I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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