Forget the fairies and unicorns, most people return from fairy world with amnesia and depression. Olive Kennedy knows. She’s the therapist who treats patients suffering from Faythander’s side effects.
Traveling back to Fairy World wasn’t on Olive’s to-do list, but she has no choice. The fate of both Earth and Fairy World depends on her ability to stop an ancient being called the Dreamthief. To complicate matters, she may be losing her heart to someone who can’t love her in return. Saving the world, she can handle. Falling in love—not so much.
Author bio: Tamara Grantham was born and raised in Southeast Texas. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from Lamar University. After marrying her husband David, she followed him through his training to become a burn surgeon, which consisted of moving from Vidor, Texas to Galveston, Texas, then to Tulsa, Oklahoma, back to Galveston, and they finally settled in Wichita, Kansas. Tamara and David have five active, sweet, and almost always well-mannered children, ages zero to ten years. Their two pets, June–the Jack Russell Terrier, and Chester–a black cat, help to keep the house lively (in addition to the children.)
When Tamara isn’t writing or tending her children, she enjoys taking walks through the woods, eating chocolate, and very infrequently, she enjoys a good night’s sleep.
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By Jennifer L. on September 11, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
This is the perfect story for those who like magical creatures and a good adventure. A great read for most ages, but there is some violence. There is nothing past a ‘G’ rating in the romance department though.
Olive, the main character, is a feisty woman who will do anything to save her godson. Being a half breed (half human, half elf) has a number of advantages and disadvantages, which we are shown. I loved how the author chose a twenty-four year old, independent woman to be the heroine instead of the typical teenager. I also appreciate how she did away with mythical creature stereotypes and made each creature uniquely hers. I wish that the book came with detailed illustrations of each species, or at least of the main characters. Maybe in the next book?
This is a fast paced adventure that doesn’t leave any time for boredom. There aren’t any passages or chapters that you’ll want to skim over or skip; even the ending is uncertain until it is read. Enough questions are left unanswered and enough story is left untold for me to have plenty of interest in the second book! A prequel wouldn’t be a bad idea either.
By Jessie Marie on September 13, 2015
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By Jayelle on September 1, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
Get read for a story full of action, adventure, mystery, romance and magic. Olive is not your ordinary psychiatrist. She takes the unusual cases. She’s a fairy psychiatrist. Half human, half fairy to be exact.
She is asked to take on her godson Jeremiah’s case. Strange things are happening with him. He stays in a dreamlike state and he is slowly getting weaker and weaker. In her quest for answers, Olive must travel to the fairy kingdom where she was raised.
This was a fun read with a very interesting plot. One of my favorite characters, besides Olive, is Kill the Wult prince. He is snarky and cocky but really funny. Definitely a must read for anyone who enjoys magical stories.
By Sabrina on September 6, 2015
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By Marti on September 1, 2015
I recieved a free digital copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Dreamthief, by Tamara Grantham, is the first-person, plot-driven story of Olive Kennedy. She’s a therapist who specializes in helping people who have traveled to a faerie otherworld cope with the emotional trauma it brings. Why is she so (uncannily) good at it? Olive is half-human, half-elf.
To be honest, there a lot of things about this book that turned me off. There is a lot of set-up in the beginning which seems unnecessary, especially since the majority of “exposition” is done directly given to us via Olive’s internal voice rather than indirectly shared through subtle description. Olive even has names for her segmented inner voices – both male – which I didn’t feel was that clever or needed. Why does Albert Einstein or Bill Clinton have to tell you something about the situation? Just…why?
Much of the emotion is announced by the characters rather than conveyed through expressions, actions, or other means. You can’t just have your characters announce how they feel. That makes me feel angry! </Futurama>
The plot is somewhat predictable, but in a comforting rather than jarring way. Like I said, this is very cotton-candy.
Once I got passed the first third of the book, I really wanted to like it more. The concept is interesting, but the execution is lacking. Wanting to know what was going to happen next kept me going even when the writing was sub-par. Grantham is better at writing action, I guess – less time for Olive’s mind to wander.
And it wanders. A lot. A horrible thing is happening to your godson, who you really should have visited more often, Olive! You must act now!
By Dale Grantham on September 16, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
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