**Meridian Chronicles: Hall of Souls & The Book of the Fairies
von MD Frys@on
Beautiful cover. Fairytale and medieval designed in muted colors.
"If you love Fairies, have an insatiable love for the unseen, enjoy a good riddle shrouded with demon twists and believe in soul mates; hang on for a ride with Meridian through the twists and turns in this paranormal love story.
Notorious leader, Warrick has it out for Meridian and her circle of Spirit Guides and plans to use the Hall of Souls to cast Meridian’s father away for fictitious crimes as a cover for his real agenda. Struggles for the balance of power over humankind and a battle for their existence have the Spirit Guides in a precarious position. "
A teen fantasy story of fairies, spirit guides, different time frames and realms. There is a lot going on and I think the book could have benefited from a little more back story. There were several aspects if this book I thoroughly enjoyed, and the overall premise of it is fantastic! It did take me a while to get “into” this book, but once I got used to the writing style it was enjoyable. The book was most enjoyable when portraying a relationship or potential relationship between the young characters, there was a thread of teen romance all through out the book and this is where the writing was most successful. The ending certainly makes you want to read more. 4/5 stars
Thanks to Netgalley and BooksGoSocial Publishing for the free review copy.
With empty promises and tricks Meridian, her father and her best friend Relic go to the witch city of Salem in search of the Fairy Quartz on Halloween kept by a witch coven. The last but most dangerous quest is the voyage to the dark realm alongside the fallen spirit guide Talon. There Meridian must answer the demon’s riddle, save her best friend and escape the demon realm. With the help of a once spirit guide cast away as a fallen, she finds an ironic refuge in his help and escapes with the Fairy Book only to see through the fairy tricks.
With her own love triangle surrounding her as she endures her quests for their existence, she finds herself pulling from her best friend Relic who is in love with her and hanging onto Kieren her new crush who is in a Fairy induced slumber. She can’t quite let her thoughts steer away from the human boy, Aiden who she discovers is the son of the very fallen spirit guide accompanies her on her journey.
Before Meridian has the chance to discover her gifts and encounter the one she truly loves, she endures an ironic twist of fate that robs her of everything she knows.
"This was a fun and interesting book!! It was entertaining and wonderfully written! I am always drawn to books with witches in them! And fairies are a definite plus! I can’t wait to read the next book in the series."
"Loved the characters in this book! Meridian and her family and friends went to great lengths to save themselves and the guides on their realm. This book is packed with action, adventure, and mystical happenings. I look forward to the continuing story as I can't get enough!"
"I really enjoyed reading this book, I started it and just kept reading till done. Characters you can relate to,or love, and for balance, some you can hate. You'll forget it's a fantasy as it pulls you in and wraps you in the adventure,and holds you tight. The ending will leave you wanting more. I got this book free by my request,and provided this voluntary review."
"This was a great story! I loved all the characters and the way MD Fryson created the whole world. This is one of the best fantasy books I've read in a long time. It was a completely enjoyable escape from reality. I can't wait to read the next one!!"
"Wow what an amazing fantasy tale of fairies at their best and not so best. Once started, you totally get lost in the story and once you’re at the end, want more."
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Chalk full of supernatural beings, this novel is a read that will keep you on the edge of your seat! I couldn’t put it down when I was reading it. It was recommended to me and I am thankful for that recommendation. If you are even thinking of getting it, you should!
This was a fun and interesting book!! It was entertaining and wonderfully written! I am always drawn to books with witches in them! And fairies are a definite plus! I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
Fantastic book. Great breath of fresh air in paranormal! The characters are great. Very original story. The story flows very nicely. Relic is by far my favorite character. Hard not to laugh at him.