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Product Details

  • Paperback: 424 pages
  • Publisher: inMotion Capitol (October 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983472947
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983472940
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,813,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The novel's take on otherworldly travel is a compelling one, and the romantic plot will likely appeal to Twilight fans." - Kirkus Reviews 
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"Fields of Elysium is a fabulous read. ... Whelan paints her faith into the fabric of her story with deft, light brushstrokes, making her work accessible to all, no matter their spiritual beliefs or background." -  Readers Favorite (starred review)
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"A.B.Whelan has an amazing imagination, she has certainly developed a very complex and rich world." - Mei's Reviews 


I escaped into this fantasy world, author, A.B.Whelan, created and I didn't' want Molly to go. From detailed descriptions, to sweet romance, and to all the twist and turns in the story, it had me captivated from page one." - Mary Ting, author of the Crossroads saga.
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"Whelan's writing is very vivid and descriptive. It's more formal than the average YA novel, but I enjoyed the lyrical and mesmerizing quality to it. I thought the overall story read like a fairy tale -- very sweet." - Megan Thomason, author of daynight.


"Very creative in the description of Arkana and the characters are enjoyable." - Book Nerds Across America 

From the Back Cover

First Love

First Secret

First Heartbreak

I never imagined myself in the arms of a stranger.
My dad would kill me for sure if he found out about us.
But it doesn't even matter because I willingly risk my life everyday just to see him.
            

Customer Reviews

I can't wait to read the next book, and to see what other stories this author writes!
Pukanecz
I feel like I am there with Molly and Victor as they grow their relationship and the dangers they encounter.
Molmor
A.B. Whelan did a great job of developing the characters, they were easy to identify with.
nedelea sabrina

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Courtney Robichaux on March 7, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I don't even know where to begin! I LOVED this book so much!!! The characters are amazing, the new world is so beautiful, the plot is suspenseful, and the romance is perfect!

The book begins with Molly's life in Beverly Hills. She doesn't seem to fit in after moving from New Jersey. She makes a few friends but her life doesn't feel complete. When her overprotective parents finally grant her a little bit of freedom, she gets so much more than she bargained for! She takes a hike one afternoon, slips through a wormhole, and finds herself on another planet, Arkana! She quickly makes friends with a group of guys. The slightly conceded but cute and happy Weston is drawn to her immediately, while the strong and mysterious Victor is cold and distant. Although Molly loves Weston's easy manner, she can't keep Victor out of her thoughts.

Arkana is a stunningly beautiful and magical place! Time moves 5x faster there than on Earth so Molly tries to spend as much time on Arkana as she can. I was completely enthralled reading about her adventures on this planet! The creatures in Arkana are creatively written, well described, and sometimes dangerous. The technology is slightly more advanced there. The clean energy source of the crystals could be something the Earth desperately needs. The most amazing thing is that the people on that planet know peace. The way of life for their citizens is fascinating. Some citizens are wealthy but even the natives in the woodlands are happy with what they have. There are no wars or violence. It's hard to imagine a place created that way. It sounds and looks like paradise! Don't mistake peaceful for boring though. They do have sporting events. When reading about the Ecmentur games, I was on the edge of my seat.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kristen @ Pretty Little Pages on June 8, 2014
Format: Paperback
Fields of Elysium falls into the lump with a lot of other Indie/small press books. The book has so much potential with an interesting draw, but the lack of polishing really slows down the story. A.B. Whelan is masterful at building a vivid world that seeps into your thoughts and envelops you as you read. But whenever you stumble upon one of those unpolished parts, it breaks the trance and brings you crashing back to reality.

There are a lot of competing stories inside of Fields of Elysium. I felt like the romantic aspects overshadowed the others, though I was more keen to learn about the world of Arkana. As a fan of science fiction, I kept holding out for more about those aspects but I don't feel like it ever came. That isn't to say that A.B. Whelan doesn't deliver a good story, though. Besides the moments of drag, my interest was kept and I had no issues following the story to find out what would happen.

Molly is likable as a main character, and I see a lot of people enjoying her. I certainly had my faults with her (don't we always?), but I did get very invested in her story. I think with more attention to developing a more polished version, Fields of Elysium could easily be a five star book for young adults in science fiction. As is, it's still an enjoyable read with a dose of patience.

**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. My thanks to A.B. Whelan and NetGalley.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By debbrs7 on September 28, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Didnt want to put it down! Totally exceeded my expectations. Now onto my 2nd book in the series and can't wait for the third. Dont hesitate to purchase this one you wont be sorry!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Shelle on September 26, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
This was one of my favorite books i have read in a while. Took me a day and a half to read because I was so drawn Into this fantastic story. The description of Arkana is thorough and wonderful. I fell in love with the characters especially Molly and Victor. The romance was interesting and kept me sucked in! I would love to watch this as a movie. ..it would make for a good one. I would recommend this too everyone who wants an interesting and good read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SummerK on September 27, 2014
Format: Paperback
this was an interesting book. what a story line and plot. very entertaining and you really could not predict what was going to happen next. amazing what teens get into to, but this book gives you a little glimpse. love is real, it does not matter the age and these teens go to great and dangerous lengths to find it. i can imagine the other parts/series of these books will be just as good! it is also nice that one can order this book from various places other than amazon as well.
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The most important aspect of a book for me is that I fall in love with the characters and the world that the author creates! This story really caught my attention from the first chapter. I think this is a great young adult novel, and many girls would relate to what Molly was feeling! I really enjoyed the love story! I can't wait to read the next book, and to see what other stories this author writes!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Frank Sandoval on November 13, 2013
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OMG!! I'm freaking out because I'm almost at the end of "Fields of Elysium", and there are only TWO (2) MORE BOOKS OUT SO FAR!!! HOW on Arkana will I survive?? It's Winter 2013 now, so come on #3!! Hurry up 2014!! Those are release dates of the other books. Sooooo disappointed, yet excited, that i stumbled upon this series.....just wishing all the books were already out already for me to devour!!

A reviewer stated this book would probably satisfy fans of the "Twighlight" series (ummmm, THIS novel should've been made into a movie before Twilight. Yes, I read the books. They were alright, but nothing MAGNIFICENT, in my opinion). This is 1,000xs better then Twilight, also my opinion, because vampires/werewolves been there, done that.

This book was a breath of fresh air!! A portal to another whole PLANET?? With AMAZING animals & so many similarities to Earth, but SO different at the same time, and revelations around every corner, action, adventure? You name it Fields of Elysium has got it!! The details were so rich it felt as though I actually *was* on another planet!! I'm not going to reveal anything, the description gives you a good idea of what to expect, but it doesn't tell you how terrifically those expectations were met. A.B. Whelan's style of writing is poetic and entrancing. It leaves you wanting more, and wishing you could experience all the wonders for yourself. Though I've got 2 more parts of the series to read, that's *simply* not enough!! *Sigh*. You know what they say- the best things in life are worth waiting for, so I shall wait 😔☺.

There was only 1 complaint I had with the book. I've encountered 17+ writing mistakes. Reading Whelan's bio helped me to realize just now that perhaps English is her 2nd language.
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More About the Author

A.B. Whelan writes young-adult fantasy and sci-fi stories with plenty of romance, action and a hint of religion. She is the author of the award winning Fields of Elysium series. She is known for giving away loads of signed books and unique goodies. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads and Google+.

The Fields of Elysium Saga is a young adult romantic fantasy. The first book of the series was inspired by amazing movies like Dirty Dancing, Avatar, and Twilight and earned praise from prestigious review companies and readers.

Books in the series:

Prequel: Safe and Sound (novella)
Book 1: Fields of Elysium
Book 2: Valley of Darkness Part 1&2
Book 3: City of Shame Part 1

If you would like to know more about the Fields of Elysium series, check out her
blog: http://abwhelan.blogspot.com/
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Facebook Fields of Elysium Saga site: https://www.facebook.com/fieldsofelysiumsaga
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorABWhelan
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6573508.A_B_Whelan

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