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INSIDE THE GAME… Jennet Carter escaped the dark faeries of Feyland once. Now, fey magic is seeping out of the prototype game, beguiling the unwary and threatening everyone she cares about. MAGIC… Tam Linn may be a hero in-game, but his real life is severely complicated. Still, he'll do whatever it takes to stop the creatures of Feyland, even if it means pushing Jennet INSIDE THE GAME… Jennet Carter escaped the dark faeries of Feyland once. Now, fey magic is seeping out of the prototype game, beguiling the unwary and threatening everyone she cares about. MAGIC… Tam Linn may be a hero in-game, but his real life is severely complicated. Still, he'll do whatever it takes to stop the creatures of Feyland, even if it means pushing Jennet toward the new guy in school–the one with an inside connection to sim-gaming… and the uncanny ability to charm everyone he meets. ALWAYS WINS… Despite the danger, Jennet and Tam must return to Feyland to face the magic of the Bright Court–and a powerful new enemy who won't stop until the human world is at the mercy of the Realm of Faerie.


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INSIDE THE GAME… Jennet Carter escaped the dark faeries of Feyland once. Now, fey magic is seeping out of the prototype game, beguiling the unwary and threatening everyone she cares about. MAGIC… Tam Linn may be a hero in-game, but his real life is severely complicated. Still, he'll do whatever it takes to stop the creatures of Feyland, even if it means pushing Jennet INSIDE THE GAME… Jennet Carter escaped the dark faeries of Feyland once. Now, fey magic is seeping out of the prototype game, beguiling the unwary and threatening everyone she cares about. MAGIC… Tam Linn may be a hero in-game, but his real life is severely complicated. Still, he'll do whatever it takes to stop the creatures of Feyland, even if it means pushing Jennet toward the new guy in school–the one with an inside connection to sim-gaming… and the uncanny ability to charm everyone he meets. ALWAYS WINS… Despite the danger, Jennet and Tam must return to Feyland to face the magic of the Bright Court–and a powerful new enemy who won't stop until the human world is at the mercy of the Realm of Faerie.

30 review for The Bright Court

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jonel

    With this novel, Sharp jumps right back into the awesome world of Feyland and takes you with her. She completely immerses her reader in the world of gaming and in the land of the Fey. The distinct socioeconomic backgrounds in this story really add to the feeling of the story. It helps to develop the feeling of helplessness and of crossing boundaries. There is also lots of action in this instalment that keeps you on edge and ploughing forward. Sharp`s phenomenal storytelling skills and brilliant With this novel, Sharp jumps right back into the awesome world of Feyland and takes you with her. She completely immerses her reader in the world of gaming and in the land of the Fey. The distinct socioeconomic backgrounds in this story really add to the feeling of the story. It helps to develop the feeling of helplessness and of crossing boundaries. There is also lots of action in this instalment that keeps you on edge and ploughing forward. Sharp`s phenomenal storytelling skills and brilliant descriptions create a world that her readers cannot help but love. Everything comes to life in such a brilliant way that you feel like you are simming right alongside the characters. As a reader you live and breathe everything that they do. Sharp’s characters return with a vengeance in this instalment. They are the same individuals that you came to know and love in The Dark Court, but they continue to grow as individuals as they age and as they experience more and more perils at the hands of the Fey. The new characters that Sharp introduces in this instalment are also very well developed. You get to know them, human and Fey alike, as well as you would a new friend. Sharp’s character development is always natural and leads you to come to know everyone as an individual. All in all this was a fun and captivating story that kept you hooked throughout. I read the bulk of the book in a single sitting. It followed nicely from its predecessor and leaves you primed for the sequel. The reader is left simultaneously with a feeling of satisfaction and of wanting more (and a bit of a broken heart).

  2. 4 out of 5

    Charlton

    In this book our heroes fight the Bright King as opposed to the Dark Queen in the last book.What we are dealing with is a VR game that actually puts people into the land of fey.Up until this game was created the mortal realm and fey realm could not connect.But now the fey have an opportunity to crossover.Our heroes,two players have decided to not let this happen

  3. 5 out of 5

    Janin

    You know you've found a good writer when you can start a series in the middle (the second book) and not be lost to the story or characters but pick them up seamlessly. You know you've found a -great- writer when you finish that book and want to go back and read the book before and are now eagerly waiting the book after. Many thanks to Anthea Sharp for such skillful writing! Much enjoyed this book and looking forward to the other two!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jane McBride

    Okay. I really liked the first book in this series, Feyland: The Dark Realm, but this one, I loved, loved loved. Did I say I loved it? This is the continuation of the adventures of Jennet and Tam as they try to stem the tide of the faerie realm from encroaching upon and eventually invading our world. The trouble is that Feyland is a video game, and Jennet and Tam cannot convince anyone in power that the faerie realm depicted in the game is real. The efforts of the Dark Queen were frustrated in t Okay. I really liked the first book in this series, Feyland: The Dark Realm, but this one, I loved, loved loved. Did I say I loved it? This is the continuation of the adventures of Jennet and Tam as they try to stem the tide of the faerie realm from encroaching upon and eventually invading our world. The trouble is that Feyland is a video game, and Jennet and Tam cannot convince anyone in power that the faerie realm depicted in the game is real. The efforts of the Dark Queen were frustrated in the first book, but now we have a new problem. The Bright King (of the Bright Court) has gotten his hooks into the new kid in town, egotistical horror Roy Lassiter, whose mother also happens to be the head of the company that is developing the Feyland video game. Roy has gone into Feyland and made a deal with The Bright King, bringing him real world energy which will increase his strength and help him break into our world. In exchange, the king has given Roy faerie realm magic that he can bring back to our world and use for his own selfish purposes. Roy's actions endanger everyone around him while Jennet and Tam are the only two that realize what Roy is doing. The need for action becomes even more urgent when their friend Marny falls under Roy's spell. I love video games, and as I read Sharpe's wonderful descriptions of the game environment, the quests and the battles, I felt like I was really there, in-game with Jennet and Tam. Whenever there is a story that involves a romance, budding or otherwise, I usually get the feeling that one of the lovebird pair is not good enough for the other. I'm glad to say that I didn't get that feeling here. I love both characters and I want them to be together so much, it's painful to think of them being apart. Jennet is the girl who lives in a mansion and has everything that money can buy, but she is not a snob. She's a beautiful girl who doesn't know how beautiful she really is, inside and out. She's brave and strong and willingly sacrificed herself at the end of book one to save Tam-and he had earlier done the same for her. Ask me who my favorite character is and I will readily admit that Tam has the edge. His home life is a disaster. He and his little brother live in poverty on the wrong side of town with a mentally ill mother who walks in and out of their lives as easily as stepping through a doorway, frequently leaving them to fend for themselves. Some people buckle under such stress, but Tam is the guy standing straight and tall, surrounded by the wreckage and rubble of his life, yet retaining his endearing vulnerability. Both Jennet and Tam are afraid to admit-to each other and to themselves-their true feelings for each other. She wishes he would loosen up and realize that he is as good as anyone, and better than most. He comes to realize that he does love her, but can't get over the feelings of shame he has about where he comes from, and can see only the apparently uncrossable chasm between her origins and his. There is a breath taking scene where, in true fairy tale style, True Love's Kiss comes into play (guess who?). I thought that scene was beautifully written and it was my favorite in the book. I was listening to music as I read-and I don't believe in coincidences-when I was reading this scene, the song A Thousand Years by Christina Perri came over my earbuds. Of all the songs in the world, never has there been a more appropriate True Love's Kiss song. I cannot wait for the next book in the series. Sharpe's writing is consistently smooth, the story cohesive and compelling. And of course, we are left at the end with a heart breaking crisis that will leave us wanting more. Mission accomplished! I want-I need book three!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Cherri-Anne

    GAME ON!!! 5 Stars Overall I loved this series! I can’t wait to read the next ones as well! (NOTE: this review is based on the box set Feyland: The Complete Trilogy) At first I was a little disappointed with the first book – The Dark Realm - because I was expecting a lot more magic and fae stuff. It was still good, just different than how I thought it would be! Which is one reason why I try to not form an opinion of how I expect the book to be before I read it. That being said, I read the book f GAME ON!!! 5 Stars Overall I loved this series! I can’t wait to read the next ones as well! (NOTE: this review is based on the box set Feyland: The Complete Trilogy) At first I was a little disappointed with the first book – The Dark Realm - because I was expecting a lot more magic and fae stuff. It was still good, just different than how I thought it would be! Which is one reason why I try to not form an opinion of how I expect the book to be before I read it. That being said, I read the book fairly or is that faery, quickly and was surprised at how drawn in I was. I was hooked on the characters & rooting for everything to go their way (the good ones only, of course! Lol), I cried when they did or for them, I found myself smiling & cheering for & with them. I couldn’t wait to see if they would outsmart their opponents or get outsmarted themselves, if there would be any new friendships, would any kisses finally happen, would they get caught, would they be saved, JUST EVERYTHING!!!! I read book 2 – The Bright Court – and book 3 – The Twilight Kingdom – quickly as I was so caught up in it, I didn’t even realize what time it was or how much I had read!! After completing the series I realized how The Dark Realm (book 1) set everything up for the rest of the series. Let’s not forget that the entire premise of these books is based on a VIDEO GAME! As soon as Jennet starts playing on the prototype version of the new Full-D system and clicks on the new game called Feyland, little did she realize that her life would never be the same again. Because the Fey world is dying they need mortals to replenish it & themselves, so the Fey have created a way to access the mortal realm via a very realistic sim style video game. I love to play video games and would jump at the chance to play on systems like the ones depicted in this series. Of course I am not sure that I would want to play Feyland, but still…It is such a creative idea to base a series on! You have such a mix of people of all ages and classes that are both human or mortals as the Fae/Fey would say, and immortals like the Fae/Fey and their Courts of followers. I loved how the YA book became so much more than that! I found that I didn’t even think of it in terms of a YA book, well except for the “clean” part (no sex, etc. lol). Personally, I feel that if I can get that absorbed into a book and NOT pay attention to the genre/class/age group/etc., then that is one great book & series written by an equally great author! I know that some people will and/or do, complain about the teen characters being too whiny, too wishy-washy, all full of ‘teen angst’ with teen ‘issues’ like “oh is he going to kiss me?” or “Does he think I am cool?” etc. but I think that they forget that the characters ARE TEENS!!! I had so many theories throughout this series as to who this person really was, or how that was going to play out, etc. but ya, I was wrong on most accounts! Trust me, I have never been so happy to be wrong! Also tells me just how great the author is because NOTHING is predictable which makes it that much more of an enjoyable read.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Carrie Slager

    [Full disclosure: I received a free ebook copy of this book from Anthea Sharp in exchange for an honest review.] Since Feyland: The Dark Realm was almost a futuristic retelling of the ballad of Tam Linn, I really had no idea where Anthea Sharp would go from there. Would book 2 in the Feyland trilogy just drag on and on pointlessly and focus on the romance between Tam and Jennet? Or would she completely change the fairytale underpinnings of the story and go for a pure technological thriller? Thankf [Full disclosure: I received a free ebook copy of this book from Anthea Sharp in exchange for an honest review.] Since Feyland: The Dark Realm was almost a futuristic retelling of the ballad of Tam Linn, I really had no idea where Anthea Sharp would go from there. Would book 2 in the Feyland trilogy just drag on and on pointlessly and focus on the romance between Tam and Jennet? Or would she completely change the fairytale underpinnings of the story and go for a pure technological thriller? Thankfully, Anthea Sharp did neither of those. She manages to get Jennet and Tam back in Feyland without making it seem forced and creates a believable explanation for the Roy Lassiter’s (the new guy in school) charm. What the explanation is I can’t reveal without spoiling some major plot points, but you’ll definitely be surprised at what he did to obtain his seemingly magical charm. Okay, maybe you won’t be that surprised considering we’re dealing with the world of the fae, but there are definitely a few plot twists you won’t see coming because of Roy’s actions. What I liked about the plot is not that it was unpredictable (which it generally was) but that it was such a departure from the first book yet stayed true to it all the same. It’s hard to explain without spoiling things, but I like how it didn’t follow a fairytale storyline like the Tam Linn story in the first book and yet still retained those fairytale elements. So it ended up being different from the first book, but just as good! My favourite part is the character development when it comes to Jennet and Tam’s characters. I love how the two have grown closer since their adventure in the last book but how they still have to learn how to trust one another throughout The Bright Court. There’s more than just friendship between the two and I like how Anthea Sharp manages to create that romantic tension without being in your face about it all the time. It’s definitely a skill more authors need to learn. In short, if you loved Feyland: The Dark Realm you’ll love the sequel, The Bright Court. And if you haven’t started the Feyland trilogy yet, you should. It’s the perfect mix of technology and fantasy. I give this book 5/5 stars.

  7. 5 out of 5

    The Romance Bookie

    The Bright Court takes off right where The Dark Realm left off. Jennet and Tam continue to look for a way to stop the prototype of Feyland to be released out in the world. Here's the problem though...what if the company owner's son is playing it and doesn't seem to be having any problems playing the game? Well that's what happened when Roy Lassiter comes to join Tam and Jennet at their high school. And according to Jennet's father, who is in charge of Feyland's production, Roy has been playing t The Bright Court takes off right where The Dark Realm left off. Jennet and Tam continue to look for a way to stop the prototype of Feyland to be released out in the world. Here's the problem though...what if the company owner's son is playing it and doesn't seem to be having any problems playing the game? Well that's what happened when Roy Lassiter comes to join Tam and Jennet at their high school. And according to Jennet's father, who is in charge of Feyland's production, Roy has been playing the game for months and nothing has happened...or so he says... Jennet and Tam soon realize something is up. Why is Roy attracting all these women with his fake charm? And did one of the girls come back looking a little drained? Well, Tam and Jennet work together to find out, along the way finding themselves again in the magical, yet unpredictable world of Feyland, and along the way possibly changing their relationship status. ;) I really enjoyed this one! When I read The Dark Realm last year, it genuinely surprised me! I had been a bit worried when it came to reading a book set most of the time in a video game. I kept asking myself, Is this going to be like Spy Kids? or Oh no this is going to be like reading a book based on a video game! I don't want to read Halo! However, after reading the both books I have never felt more wrong! This series is so much fun to be inside of. As I read Tam and Jennet's adventures in Feyland I feel like I am right there beside them witnessing everything first hand with them. It's an action packed series that you don't want to miss! And of course, with a side of romance... :), something that, in my opinion, every book needs! :) Feyland: The Bright Court is set to be officially released on May 26th, so I hope you all get your copy. Smashwords has it available for download now already! :)

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    Anthea Sharp has done it again! Taking place right after the event of the first book Tam and Jennet have come to realize the fight is not over, and that it may have already step into the real world. When a new boy has join Crestview high and has a odd air to him, almost Fae like. Every girl but Jennet sames to be falling head over heels for him both Tam and Jennet think something is not right, that maybe they are not the only ones that have stepped into Feyland. With everything that has happened an Anthea Sharp has done it again! Taking place right after the event of the first book Tam and Jennet have come to realize the fight is not over, and that it may have already step into the real world. When a new boy has join Crestview high and has a odd air to him, almost Fae like. Every girl but Jennet sames to be falling head over heels for him both Tam and Jennet think something is not right, that maybe they are not the only ones that have stepped into Feyland. With everything that has happened and Feyland still being push for release Tam and Jennet are running out of time again. Over all, the story is amazing, filled with memorable characters that come back for a visit and new a like. The setting of the story is something that just comes to life when you are reading. It's so beautifully, colorful and so full of magic I wish someone would pick this series up to turn into a mini series for TV! When mixing video games and Fae Lore together Anthea has skill that I have never read before. Can't wait to see what Anthea comes up with next! She is really a most read author for 2011-2012.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca McKinnon

    Wow. Just---wow. I loved the first book, and as much as I was looking forward to this one, I was a little concerned that I'd be let down. (It happens a lot with second books. I didn't need to worry. The Bright Court reminded me how much I loved The Dark Realm. There's no need to say how happy I was to see Tam again. He's one of the best book characters I've ever read. If there's anything that could have made this book even better, it would have been just a little bit more happening within the Feyla Wow. Just---wow. I loved the first book, and as much as I was looking forward to this one, I was a little concerned that I'd be let down. (It happens a lot with second books. I didn't need to worry. The Bright Court reminded me how much I loved The Dark Realm. There's no need to say how happy I was to see Tam again. He's one of the best book characters I've ever read. If there's anything that could have made this book even better, it would have been just a little bit more happening within the Feyland game. I love that place! Anyone and everyone who enjoys fantasy, gaming, a great story, amazing characters, incredible writing, worlds that are so alive they don't stay within the pages---I could go on and on---MUST read this. If you haven't started this series yet, do not wait another second. You won't regret it! Now comes the horribly hard, frustrating job of waiting for the next book. Bravo. 10/5 stars (Yes, I know that doesn't exactly work. Deal with it.)

  10. 5 out of 5

    Laurie Ryan

    Wow. Having read Feyland: The Dark Realm, I was pulled right back into the story with this sequel, although I believe it would make sense to anyone who hadn’t read the first book in this series first. This young adult book really speaks to all ages, from pre-teen on up. Jennet and Tam Linn are the only ones who can keep an immersive video game from opening the crack between their world and the Realm of Faerie. Their world feels slightly futuristic and has a realistic approach to the peer issues Wow. Having read Feyland: The Dark Realm, I was pulled right back into the story with this sequel, although I believe it would make sense to anyone who hadn’t read the first book in this series first. This young adult book really speaks to all ages, from pre-teen on up. Jennet and Tam Linn are the only ones who can keep an immersive video game from opening the crack between their world and the Realm of Faerie. Their world feels slightly futuristic and has a realistic approach to the peer issues teens face, all while entertaining the reader with a story that includes video-gaming, sword fights, and fairy kings. As well, the relationship between Jennet and Tam Linn is very appropriate and perfectly timed with the story. Honestly, I buy the whole premise of Feyland. It’s an imaginative and engrossing story that I highly recommend. I understand there will be one more installment to this story and I will be purchasing it as soon as it becomes available.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Julie Barrett

    Feyland The Bright Court by Anthea Sharp Love this book as it's about a sim game. We used to play one that was being run locally and it was a blast. You'd walk around and do certain things and magic and fighting played a big part of the game. In this story Tam had helped her when the Dark Queen almost killed her-she, Jennet has the scars to prove it and he's just recently out of the hospital. Roy and his CEO mother have come to town and he's got a chip implanted as he's one of the viewers-can see i Feyland The Bright Court by Anthea Sharp Love this book as it's about a sim game. We used to play one that was being run locally and it was a blast. You'd walk around and do certain things and magic and fighting played a big part of the game. In this story Tam had helped her when the Dark Queen almost killed her-she, Jennet has the scars to prove it and he's just recently out of the hospital. Roy and his CEO mother have come to town and he's got a chip implanted as he's one of the viewers-can see into others heads. Everybody wants to be his best friend and rally around him-almost like he has magic over them... In some versions of the game things are in the game only, in other versions things that happen in the game are felt in real life. They team up together, Tam and Jennet and find many clues as to what is going on... Now that they might know the answer they still have to execute their plan of attack... Love this book so much I just ordered the other 2 in the series.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sharon Stevenson

    'Feyland: The Bright Court' is the second book in the Feyland trilogy, a series that combines sci-fi with the paranormal when a virtual reality game becomes a doorway to the land of fairies. I liked the introduction of the bright court in this book and the story was still strong and held my attention throughout. I found Tam a bit less believable in this book. He came across too perfect which was disappointing as he seemed flawed in the beginning. This was obviously for the purpose of the romantic 'Feyland: The Bright Court' is the second book in the Feyland trilogy, a series that combines sci-fi with the paranormal when a virtual reality game becomes a doorway to the land of fairies. I liked the introduction of the bright court in this book and the story was still strong and held my attention throughout. I found Tam a bit less believable in this book. He came across too perfect which was disappointing as he seemed flawed in the beginning. This was obviously for the purpose of the romantic element to develop further so it wasn't too big a deal but he went from being my favourite character to least favourite very quickly because of it. Having read the trilogy now this is probably the weakest book out of the three but it is still an amazing story and well worth a five star rating. Original, action-packed and with some great surprises along the way, I highly recommend this book and the rest of the trilogy for fans of YA Paranormal.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Stacy

    Book 2 in the Feyland series, and I'm still just as enamoured with this series as I was after finishing Book 1! There's just something about the idea of a video game being REAL that is intriguing and scary and maybe hits a little close to home. How far away are we from a reality like that, anyway? Our heroes Tam and Jennet are at it again...still trying to keep the fey from inhabiting our world, and still fighting the attraction that they have for one another. The characters are likable and rela Book 2 in the Feyland series, and I'm still just as enamoured with this series as I was after finishing Book 1! There's just something about the idea of a video game being REAL that is intriguing and scary and maybe hits a little close to home. How far away are we from a reality like that, anyway? Our heroes Tam and Jennet are at it again...still trying to keep the fey from inhabiting our world, and still fighting the attraction that they have for one another. The characters are likable and relateable, and the setting is both dystopian and full of fantasy. I recommend this book for anyone ages 15+ who enjoy stories of fey.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Shari

    Great book! Grabbed me right from the start. Can't wait to read book #3. It was very similar to the Disney after Dark series... But better put together. More believable.

  15. 4 out of 5

    M.L. Guida

    Great and fast read.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Dixon

    Nice continuation of the first story, more myth, more gaming, more relationship building.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jeannette

    I enjoy YA fantasy and this one did not let me down.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Cathy

    Not as action packed as the first book, but still an excellent read. Looking forward to reading the next instalment soon.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Christine

    as good as the first. I liked seeing more character development. I am heading right into book 3.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Cmoore

    I picked up this second book in the series, to see if I could glean more about our main character's "real" lives... to suss out Tam and Jannet's world... but alas that's not what happened. What happened was I got blindsided by the game, sucked in by the Bright Court, and even a bit mesmerized by Amy Landon's greatly improved narration (over her previous work) on this book!!! To say that I LOVED this book, would be a bit of an understatement! I still feel that it's a weak contender and won't be wi I picked up this second book in the series, to see if I could glean more about our main character's "real" lives... to suss out Tam and Jannet's world... but alas that's not what happened. What happened was I got blindsided by the game, sucked in by the Bright Court, and even a bit mesmerized by Amy Landon's greatly improved narration (over her previous work) on this book!!! To say that I LOVED this book, would be a bit of an understatement! I still feel that it's a weak contender and won't be winning any litRPG's awards, because frankly, it's way more about Faerie, and way less about a LitRPG, since the game is just a ruse to enter into the Faerie Realm... But, as a story based upon upon the Faerie, and the Summer Court, it's just plain fun, and yeah, I do recommend that you begin the series/trilogy with book one The Dark Realm... I gotta say that Amy Landon's improved performance was really welcome. It felt like she was lots more relaxed, and that allowed her to give a much more nuanced, enjoyable narration!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    I have something terrible and shocking to confess. Don't freak out - but I don't really like YA as a whole. It has a tendency to be juvenile (I shouldn't be surprised by this, should I), consumed by relationships (like anyone really knows what they want at 16), and kind of generic (I wish people would stop re-writing Twilight with different supernatural creatures). Luckily, some authors, like Maggie Stiefvater, Holly Black, Rachel Vincent, and a few others, manage to step outside the usual trend I have something terrible and shocking to confess. Don't freak out - but I don't really like YA as a whole. It has a tendency to be juvenile (I shouldn't be surprised by this, should I), consumed by relationships (like anyone really knows what they want at 16), and kind of generic (I wish people would stop re-writing Twilight with different supernatural creatures). Luckily, some authors, like Maggie Stiefvater, Holly Black, Rachel Vincent, and a few others, manage to step outside the usual trends and write books that are honestly excellent, not just for YA but in general. Anthea Sharp is one of the good ones. Feyland is a fascinating world, one that merges magic and technology skillfully and seamlessly. I know. You're looking at the description and thinking, "Fairies and video games? Are you sure this isn't just someone combining World of Warcraft and Tron in a book?" Fear not, curious readers. The Bright Court, like its predecessor, The Dark Realm, is much less about video games than it is about bargains, necessity, and even a little bit of love. In this series, the fae resemble classic stories more than in most other books, something I really appreciate. They're dangerous and cruel, and most importantly, they are most definitely not human. I can't think of anything in the worldbuilding I would want to change or complain about. Feyland has a fairly limited cast of main characters, with secondary characters more sketches than fully fleshed-out figures. Normally I would frown upon this practice, but here it actually fits perfectly with the mood of the story, making it seem more like a fairy tale. (Hey, at least Feyland's characters get real names.) The main characters, Jenet and Tam, exhibit a refreshing lack of angst and (thus far) impending love triangles (hooray!). Their problems originate in socio-economic differences as well as fairy troubles, which, now that I think about it, adds again to the fairy-tale atmosphere. Overall, I've found this series to be impressively well-written and captivating. I definitely recommend giving The Dark Realm a try and picking up this one as well.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Patricia

    The story carries on from the end of the first book in this trilogy bringing us further into the realms of mortals and of The Fey. As the story progresses the characters reach a deeper connection with each other and grow, giving us even more to hold on to, as they sink ever deeper into the clutches of The Bright Court. We meet old friends and new alike as we follow the characters along the journey that must be won by mortals if the human kind are to be saved. The reader becomes ever more a part The story carries on from the end of the first book in this trilogy bringing us further into the realms of mortals and of The Fey. As the story progresses the characters reach a deeper connection with each other and grow, giving us even more to hold on to, as they sink ever deeper into the clutches of The Bright Court. We meet old friends and new alike as we follow the characters along the journey that must be won by mortals if the human kind are to be saved. The reader becomes ever more a part of the tale as the story sucks us further in and we begin to experience everything the story throws out - we even begin to feel the effects of Fey magic along with the characters and the need to sink further into the book to find the solution and help them save mortals from the dread rule of The Fey. The story continues in this second of the trilogy so cleverly written using a superb command of words that ensnares the reader and we feel, see, breathe every nuance of both The Fey realms and our own mortal realm. A superb fantasy that will continue on to take it's place in the library of great reads - one that I heartily recommend to all fans of this genre

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lianne Mei

    It was great! However, I think that the first book was better than this one. The plot was interesting and I like how each book so far has centered on a different kingdom in Feyland ( Dark Court was the first realm and now its the Bright Court in this plot). Tam has been one of my favorite characters in this series because he is an amazing character and cares for Jennet ( at least so far there isn't a love triangle) and their relationship isn't fast paced ( i.e its more realistic then some relati It was great! However, I think that the first book was better than this one. The plot was interesting and I like how each book so far has centered on a different kingdom in Feyland ( Dark Court was the first realm and now its the Bright Court in this plot). Tam has been one of my favorite characters in this series because he is an amazing character and cares for Jennet ( at least so far there isn't a love triangle) and their relationship isn't fast paced ( i.e its more realistic then some relationships in other books). There was one scene which mimics how every girl is saved in any of the Disney movies that I have watched ( i.e Sleeping Beauty) ( you will understand when/if you read this book). I am really looking forward to the next and final kingdom ( The Twilight Kingdom) in the last book. I want to know if Tam and Jennet are able to stop Feyland from being released. More reviews: http://pandabooklover1995.weebly.com/...

  24. 4 out of 5

    Meghan

    Adorable! Anybody 12 and over can read this no worries. I like the video game tie in to the fairie realm. It is a fun twist. The adults in this remind me of Charlie Brown adults - wah wah wah wah wah wah- they don't really have a place in story except to complicate things for the characters. Great gateway series to start out with fey lore. Not too much, too dark, too far out there. Not as funny as the ruby blue series. but, From here u can graduate to the dark fairie tales series, or otherworlds Adorable! Anybody 12 and over can read this no worries. I like the video game tie in to the fairie realm. It is a fun twist. The adults in this remind me of Charlie Brown adults - wah wah wah wah wah wah- they don't really have a place in story except to complicate things for the characters. Great gateway series to start out with fey lore. Not too much, too dark, too far out there. Not as funny as the ruby blue series. but, From here u can graduate to the dark fairie tales series, or otherworlds trilogy, then move on to the heavy hitters- lament, tithe, blood fairie.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    This is almost a carbon copy of the first novel in the trilogy with white swapped for black, and even though I only read one book in between the 1st and 2nd books I still enjoyed it. It just rolls really easily along. The characters are simple they are either good or evil, the usual archetypal stuff of fantasy for the YA. It is not overly love oriented so that is a big tick in its favor, again given the genre. One more to go and I'm sure that I'll enjoy it too. Anthea Sharp has a flowing style o This is almost a carbon copy of the first novel in the trilogy with white swapped for black, and even though I only read one book in between the 1st and 2nd books I still enjoyed it. It just rolls really easily along. The characters are simple they are either good or evil, the usual archetypal stuff of fantasy for the YA. It is not overly love oriented so that is a big tick in its favor, again given the genre. One more to go and I'm sure that I'll enjoy it too. Anthea Sharp has a flowing style of writing that leads the reader on.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Cassandra Wilson-Sparks

    Oh my goodness! I've read this book separately and then again in the trilogy set! It is amazing. The world of Feyland that Mrs. Sharp has created is amazing. I am not one to give spoilers in reviews, so it is really hard to say a whole lot about these books. But one thing I can say is they are AMAZING and you HAVE to read them!! If you like fae stories, gaming, romance, or are just in the mood to try something new then you need to get this book right now! You will never again look at a video gam Oh my goodness! I've read this book separately and then again in the trilogy set! It is amazing. The world of Feyland that Mrs. Sharp has created is amazing. I am not one to give spoilers in reviews, so it is really hard to say a whole lot about these books. But one thing I can say is they are AMAZING and you HAVE to read them!! If you like fae stories, gaming, romance, or are just in the mood to try something new then you need to get this book right now! You will never again look at a video game the same way!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kjirstin

    Excellent continuation of the saga that began with the Night Court. We get to meet some new characters and explore new facets of the ones we knew before. Things are coming to a head, plot-wise, though to some extent there's a touch of "middle book lull" about it, perhaps because the King of the Bright Court never felt as adversarial as the Dark Queen of the first book. Thankfully I purchased this as part of a set, so I went right on to the heavily-foreshadowed Twilight Court.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Cailin

    Again another adventure into Feyland. This time you get to see the other court. There is even another new character involved in the video game fairy realm. Recommend reading book one before this one cause this is a series and there is a lot in book one you need to know before this book. Otherwise you might think Jennet and Tam are a little crazy. It also explains their relationship further. Another good story and quick read.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Concetta Phillipps

    I think I have a serious addiction to the Feyland series. I'm going to be sad when it ends! Anthea's books are all clever and engaging, but I think this one sets the bar even higher. She takes a modern society and adds the elements of magic to it, making it unpredictable and exciting as the worlds collide. These are really fun, easy reads that are engaging and even have a fun little love story. I highly endorse this series!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    I'm reading all 3 books as one on my Kindle, so the lines between each book blur slightly. I love the sci-fi plus traditional fantasy combo here. This story is fun, maybe spreading it across 3 books is slightly much (there were a couple slower points), but the characters are totally likable and are keeping me invested.

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