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Thursday, November 22, 2012

review: Morrigan by Laura DeLuca

“Where shall we three meet again in thunder, lightning, or in rain? When the hurlyburly 's done, when the battle 's lost and won” ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth

Morrigan is no stranger to foster homes. she has spent most of her life staying in them. things are about to change, though, when Filtiarn, a dark knight, shows up to escort Morrigan to her true home in Tír na NÓg. evil is afoot in the kingdom and only Morrigan's reunion with her mother Ceridwyn and grandmother Hecate will complete the triad that will save the land from falling into chaos and darkness. 
author Laura DeLuca's fantasy novel invites the reader to journey to one of the most enchanted places in Irish mythology and witness an age-old battle between good and evil. humans, faeries and other magical creatures are caught in this bitter struggle. 
i like what Ms. DeLuca has attempted in this story. aside from the fantasy elements, there is more than meets the eye here.  she has subtly incorporated adult themes that deal with gender and sexuality. Ms. DeLuca has also raised questions about honor, justice, loyalty, family ties and differences in social classes. 
moreover, her style of catching readers by surprise with unexpected twists and turns was evident again in this novel and i was not disappointed. 
filled with memorable characters and situations, this book did not only make me stay up late for a few nights because i was enjoying every word of it but it also made me think about certain issues that were hinted at. for a young adult fantasy novel to do that makes this one a book worth reading. 

*Morrigan is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwordsfor more information about Laura DeLuca and her work, please visit her website http://authorlauradeluca.blogspot.com/

my personal rating is:
Morrigan contains material not suitable for younger readers 15 and under. 


Disclosure of Material Connection: i received an eARC from the author. i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was i obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

1 comment:

GabbyLowe said...

Thanks so much for another wonderful review.

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