Visiting Faythander is a nasty business. Forget the fairies and unicorns, most people come back with lost memories and mental problems. Olive Kennedy knows. She’s the therapist who treats patients suffering from Faythander’s side effects. Despite her empty bank account, she takes pride in her job as Houston’s only Fairy World medical doctor. She’s never failed to cure a client—until now.
Traveling back to Faythander wasn’t on Olive’s to-do list. But she has no choice. The fate of both Earth and Fairy 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.
As if battling the forces of evil wasn’t difficult enough…
Dreamthief is worthy of good praises!
This novel is about a half-elf and a half-human girl named Olive – who lives half of her life in Faythander and now works as a therapist on the Earth Kingdom. She had a perfectly simple life there, but everything will change when something happened to her godson. Jeremiah’s dream soul was taken to Faythander, and she must rescue him before death consumes him and before destruction comes to both Faythander and Earth.
Woah! I just fell in love with this book! Everything since the first chapter, it already pulled me in the story. I just found myself living inside the book together with Olive. It’s like watching a scene, and you were there – secretly and just invisible from the characters. I think it is because of the powerful writing style of the author. If it were not, then maybe it is because of the great story itself. And I just like how it engaged me from the first page until the end.
I’ve also found what I want in a book here on Dreamthief. How?
First, the romance didn’t overshadow the plot. It was mild, and it was slowly built, unlike the characters that just fell in love at a very short time. Here, it started from a small liking to Kull, the Wult prince, and as they went together on a journey to rescue Olive’s godson, she just found herself slowly and helplessly liking him more, and it is also the same for Kull. I found it sweet and pure. It was not a liking that started because the guy has a great body or the likes, but it was because Kull himself was lovable enough based on his personality.
Second, the main character really shows courage and bravery even if the hope she can see was already as thin as a needle thread. Olive also has shown sign of giving up, but it was overtaken by her courage, and her want to save his godson. Even if she was hurt for something, it didn’t affect her real purpose on going back to Faythander.
Third, the plot itself is fantastic, and it was well planned too. The existence of Faythander was very well explained, and everything about it was just amazing. I also learned what species resides on Faythander – elf, dragons, pixie, wult, and goblin – and what makes them different from one another. It is something hard to give justice because some authors failed to make them stay true to what they are, and here, I can really see how they were different from one another.
Lastly, the ending resolved the main problem in this book, but it still gave me something to look forward to the next book. Unlike the other books in a series, this one didn’t provide devastating cliff-hanger so the readers will really need the next book. Instead, this ended in a fairly and satisfying way – something only a few authors could give.
As for what I disliked on this book, I don’t think I could give one right now because I’m still wandering inside Faythander.
Overall, this book just made it on my favorite list. I am really recommending this book, especially to those who like fantasy and anything that has to do with elves, dragons, pixies, wults, goblins, magic, and parallel world.
Disclaimer: I received a reader copy of this book from the author.
Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing
Publication Date: September 1st, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Romance
Series: Olive Kennedy, Fairy World M.D., #01
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Tamara Grantham is the award-winning author of more than half a dozen books and novellas, including the Olive Kennedy: Fairy World MD series and the Shine novellas. Dreamthief, the first book of her Fairy World MD series, won first place for fantasy in INDIEFAB’S Book of the Year Awards, a RONE award for best New Adult Romance of 2016, and is a #1 bestseller on Amazon in both the Mythology and Fairy Tales categories with over 100 reviews.
Tamara holds a Bachelor’s degree in English. She has been a featured speaker at the Rose State Writing Conference and has been a panelist at Comic Con Wizard World speaking on the topic of female leads. For her first published project, she collaborated with New York-Times bestselling author, William Bernhardt, in writing the Shine series.
Born and raised in Texas, Tamara now lives with her husband and five children in Wichita, Kansas. She rarely has any free time, but when the stars align and she gets a moment to relax, she enjoys reading fantasy novels, taking nature walks, which fuel her inspiration for creating fantastical worlds, and watching every Star Wars or Star Trek movie ever made. You can find her online at www.TamaraGranthamBooks.com