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The Amulet: A Faedra Bennett Custodian Novel Paperback – September 15, 2009

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About the Author

Alison Pensy was born and raised in England. She grew up near a medieval city, which is where much of the inspiration for her books comes from. Moving to the States in 2001, she eventually settled near a small town in mid Missouri with her menagerie of animals. Alison also runs her own tax and accounting business, and started writing when she became so fed up with the real world, she decided to create her own. Please visit her blog at www.alisonpensy.blogspot.com. She loves to hear from her readers, so feel free to leave comments or ask questions.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: Laxsaro Publishing (September 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982543808
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982543801
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,638,733 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alison was born and raised in England and grew up near a medieval city called Norwich, which is where much of the inspiration for her young adult books comes from. She has traveled extensively and the experiences and inspiration gained from that are priceless.

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.

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I'm a huge fan of books with fairies in them and love that type of story even though I don't normally read the genre everyday. The Amulet by Alison Pensy is an excellent story as it really does feel like you can slip into the tale. An excellent quality in any book that I read and one that is hard to come by.

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.
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I just finished "The Amulet" by Alison Pensy this week and boy what a good read! She has woven a tale of graceful faeries and mighty monsters that will keep you in suspense. Faedra, a normal teenager, comes of age to find out the family secrets and is thrown into a whole new world of exciting action. The cast of characters are put together in such a way that you feel as though you know them and walk through this wonderland of adventure by their side. The author seems to be a master of description and paints a vivid view of the land of faeries for us to see. I would recommend this book to all, but be prepared to stay up late, because you'll find it hard to put it down. I can't wait to lay my hands on Alison's next one!
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This book contains serious issues with grammar, including run-on sentences, dangling modifiers, spelling, apostrophe, and numerous other errors. At one point, a pillow is wide awake. After a while, it just gets ridiculous.
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.
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Faedra has been raised by her single Father since her Mother's mysterious death 11 years earlier. As she nears her 18th birthday, she is becoming aware of strange and sinister things happening around her.

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.
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I think "The Amulet" is a wonderful debut fantasy from Alison Pensy. It is the kind of book I would have loved to be stranded home alone with on a rainy day when I was in middle school. Is it written on the same scale as Harry Potter or Percy Jakson? No. But I enjoyed it immensely and could not have given the book any less than 5 stars.
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.
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