Saturday, May 18, 2013

Once by Dana Michele Burnett

Release Date: March 27, 2013
Publisher: Self-Published
ISBN:  1483921026
ISBN13: 9781483921020
Genre: Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Author

Beautiful. Secretive. Magical. You envy their freedom, but you are distrustful of their ways. A strange carnival has come to Corydon, Indiana and the Irish Travellers have captured the small town's attention--but it's Harmony who's attracted theirs.

Harmony sees the Travellers everywhere and just like everyone else in town she's curious. But once she meets the mysterious and captivating Kieran, Harmony's life takes an exciting and chilling turn.

Up until now, Harmony never believed that fairy tales or myths were real, but Kieran and his family belong to an ancient tribe called the Tuatha de Dannan and someone else has discovered their secret.

An ancient battle is about to begin again, and now no one is safe, especially Harmony. Can Kieran resist the urge to be with her or will his feelings put her in the crossfire?

ONCE is pretty short, sweet, and to the point. Just like this review. The story flowed nicely and included a good amount of mystery and details. It does read like a fairytale but it had a great modern feel to it.

Harmony moved back to town to take care of her Grandmother and as her Grandmother was dying she told Harmony to lock the doors and don't let anyone in. I never really understood while Harmony's Grandmother was so freaked out in the beginning of the book. The day of the funeral the Irish Travelers come to town and here starts the story of Harmony and Kieran. The romance was quick to start and progress, the characters were interesting and the plot was fun.

I was a little disappointed by the ending, but I guess it leads you to want to read book two so I will just have to wait and do just that. 

I gave it 3.5/5 stars


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