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Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Hunters Moon

The Hunter's Moon by O.R. Melling
The Hunter's Moon, follows two cousins, Gwen and Findabhair, as they backpack around Ireland in search of the country's magical past. When she arrives in Ireland to visit her cousin Findabhair, American Gwen expects a fun backpacking trip to sites of the fairy lore they're both fascinated with. What neither cousin knows is that it's the summer of the Hunter's Moon, a dangerous time for mortals to meddle in the kingdom of Faerie. The girls camp out, and deep in the night Finn is kidnapped by the handsome Faerie king! In Gwen's quest to save her cousin, across beautifully evoked settings of modern-day and mystical Ireland, the spunky heroine's biggest challenge may be convincing Finn she needs to be saved!
Review: Some books just stick with you and this will be once of those books. Melling is an amazing writer. Her details of Ireland are beautiful, I can almost see the green hills, smell the Irish sea, taste the faerie foods that would entrap me. I love how faithful she was to celtic Irish lore but that she made it come to life in her own way. Qwen was funny, and very relatable to me... we both love food lol, and I share hers and Finn's love of Faeries and Folklore. The way the book was writen was beautiful and the characters wonderful, this book is one of my all time favorites.

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