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The Amulet: A Faedra Bennett Custodian Novel Paperback – September 15, 2009
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Moving to the States in 2001, Alison started out in California, but the pace of life for a country girl was overwhelming and she eventually settled near a small town in mid Missouri with her menagerie of animals.
Alison also runs a tax and accounting business, which keeps her very busy during the day and especially for the first few months of the year where she goes into "headless chicken" mode.
Alison started writing a few years ago when she became so fed up with the real world, she decided to create her own.
Alison also writes New Adult romance under the pen name Adrianna Blakeley.
Twitter - @alisonpensy
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Top Customer Reviews
I loved Faedra's character. She's wonderfully written and I didn't feel like I was reading a teenager who could have been any other teenage character who suddenly finds themselves in this brand new adventure. She felt and was written totally to feel real to the reader.
Now, maybe the plot essentially has been used by other YA authors but that's not to say that how this plot is written won't draw in readers who have read other YA books. It drew me in and I'm actually hard to draw into YA books these days.
I can recommend this title to any reader looking for an escape from reality for a few hours or more.
Poor punctuation does make a difference.
My main issue was more the amateurish attempt at a teenage romance novel. The author painfully details each step in character interaction. For example, Faedra looks upset. Jocelyn notices and looks worried. Faen notices Jocelyn's face and follows her gaze to Faedra's face... Come on.
New writers seem to make one common mistake: they make each character overreact in order to manufacture emotional involvement, using words like "pure fury," and phrases like "pride seeping from every pore." Both of which are in this book. The dialogue was ridiculous as well, entirely too stilted and awkward. It reminded me of reading the literary endeavors of a high school student.
It reads like a very poorly written and laughable romance novel.
The storyline has its merits, but I cannot recommend this novel to anyone who values their time.
When her birthday finally arrives, the mysteries about her past and future are revealed to her through a most unlikely source: a communication from her dead Mother. She discovers that she is a descendent of the Guardian Fae, and that her faithful dog Faen is much more than he seems to be.
As the story progresses, Faedra learns that she is being hunted by the same Unseelie Fae who had pursued her Mother. These dangerous creatures have been instructed by an unknown villain to retrieve the Amulet that is her birthright from her Mother. The Amulet and a magical Fae book hold the power to control weather in both the human and Fae realms.
When all of the crops and trees throughout the human world begin to die at the same time, Faedra and Faen must travel to the Fae realm to locate the powerful book. She has no choice but to accept her Guardian responsibilities and fight to save both worlds.
This is a really cute story. Faedra is a young, innocent girl who cares deeply for her friends and family. She is the sort of sweet girl-next-door that most people will want to pull for. Faen's unbending dedication to Faedra makes him a loveable hero too. Pensy does a very successful job developing the characters and plot.
I think this would be a good book choice for young teens. There is a nice combination of clean dialog, a loving family, courage, loyalty, and a sweet love story. The Fae are not the manipulative, dangerous creatures that we typically find in adult series.Read more ›
The author's writing style is so beautifully visual, you feel enveloped in a book from the moment you start reading. All the right characters are easy to love and hate, plus it has a few surprises along the way, just when you think you are getting comfortable with a plot.
If you buy this book for a girl age 10-14, who loves to read fantasy, she is guaranteed a good time.
My favorite parts about the book: a touch of romance and great visual descriptions.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beginning of an imaginative fairy series. Fun to read, clean story, quick action, and believable characters. Overall, would recommend for teens.Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
A story that attempts to create a fantasy adventure but struggles to fully develop the story line enough to capture the reader.Published 2 months ago by Lily Rose
The book started out on a sad note but gave a bit of a background, then zipped into the story. It has a lot of Norse mythology, which I had ran into in another book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ter
It's a fairy tale but also a love story with evil people, good people and all kinds of mythical beings. The story was good and the characters were great.Published 6 months ago by Gail Hodges
A story of enchantment and make believe holding real emotion. Well crafted and beautifully told. A great story for those of us of mature years yet still with a spark of childlike... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Anthony Jackson
I so enjoyed the characters in this story. Author was very creative and engaged her readers in a beautiful dance through a young woman's coming of age transition. Read morePublished 6 months ago by D.G. Smeall
Found the author entertaining! Has a great sense of how to keep the reader involved in the atory. A definite page turner. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Laura Wolf
Nice easy read for entertainment when you don't want to read anything heavy.Published 6 months ago by Karla Litaker