Paranormal Fiction Review: Feast, Harvest of Dreams by Merrie Destefano

Feast: Harvest of Dreams
by Merrie Destefano
Copyright 2011
Harper Voyager
304 pages
ISBN: 9780061990823

From Goodreads:
Madeline MacFadden ("Mad Mac" to fans of her bestselling magical stories) spent blissful childhood summers in Ticonderoga Falls. And this is where she wants to be now that her adult life is falling apart. The dense surrounding forest holds many memories, some joyous, some tantalizingly only half-remembered. And she's always believed there was something living in these wooded hills.

But Maddie doesn't remember the dark parts -- and knows nothing of the mountain legend that holds the area's terrified residents captive. She has no recollection of Ash, the strange and magnificent creature who once saved her life as a child, even though it is the destiny of his kind to prey upon humanity. And soon it will be the Harvest. . . the time to feast.

Once again Maddie's dreams -- and her soul -- are in grave danger. But magic runs deep during Harvest. Even a spinner of enchanted tales has wondrous powers of her own.

My Review:
4.5 stars

I love to read paranormal fiction and as such I've read a lot of it in the past few years so not much surprises me but Merrie Destefano has once again captured me from the first page with her imaginative characters and originality. The elements that make an awesome story, interesting characters, fascinating, fast-paced plot and tons of action tinted with just a hint of romance were all present in spades! Feast: Harvest of Dreams reminded me of a scary fairy tale. At times it left me breathless.

Merrie definitely writes the best canine characters into her stories. Samwise, Madeline and her son Tucker's loyal German Shepard steals the show more than once and often shows up in the nick of time. Ash, the Darkling/shapeshifter leader of Ticonderoga Falls is quite a story in and of his own self. I couldn't quite decide whether or not he was a "good guy". He always seemed to be walking the fine line between good and evil, so if you like your characters to be somewhat tortured and complex he definitely fits the bill.

I loved every second of this story and I'm hoping a sequel is in the works. There's some violence and mild language but not enough to make it graphic so I think this is perfect for both older teens and adults. If you're looking for an interesting fantasy read I definitely recommend Feast!

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*I received my complimentary review copy through Net Galley.*



  1. Renee, I am not normally attracted to paranormal fiction, but you make this one sound like a must-read Terrific review!

  2. Sounds really good and any book that has a German Shepherd in it sounds like a must read to me! :)

  3. I just wanted to let you know I tagged you on my blog if you are interested in doing so. No worries if you are not. :-)

  4. I'm going to have to check this one out! Looks good! :)


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