Series- The Dolan Prophecies Series Book #1
By- Allana Kephart & Melissa Simmons
Publication Date- April 18th, 2014
Genre- New Adult Dystopian
The year 2102–the world as it was no longer exists. Ravaged by nuclear war and polluted almost to the point of no return, Earth was dying. When the faeries came and brought their healing magic, humanity was grateful at first. Centuries of damage repaired in just five years, and during the course of that rehabilitation, they invaded. Quietly overthrown, the human race is now enslaved. The majority doesn’t even realize they have no free will. Branded, herded and kept only to further the agendas of the Fae Courts, humanity could be facing extinction.
But a resistance is coming…
Fianna Dolan has spent her entire young life preparing herself for an uprising against the Fae. One scorching summer night Fi’s parents leave and never return. Thrust into a position of power she never expected, Fi struggles with her new position and the responsibility it entails. When a secretive fae man known only as Flint breaches the city’s defenses claiming he can help, Fi begins to doubt everything she’s ever considered truth. As betrayals and deception come to light, will Fi want the answers she’s been seeking, or will trusting Flint lead to her destruction?
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I silently head up the stairs, stepping into the library when I see her shadow going back and forth wildly. She’s pacing again, stopping every few minutes to look out the huge window overlooking almost the entire city. Her fingers drum against her bottom lip, and her other hand bunches her oversized shirt into a fist. I realize she has no idea I’m here, and I cross my arms and lean against the wall. “Little late for such intense inner dialogue, don’t you think?”
She jumps and whirls to face me, taking a step towards the table beside the couch as if she’d planned to chuck the lamp at my head. I can’t help but chuckle at the mental image and she makes a sound of shock. “For heaven’s sake, Flint! Make a noise, would you?” she snaps. “You scared me!”
I try to physically wipe the smile off my face but I can’t seem to hide my amusement. She narrows her eyes and I tell her, “Sorry…that wasn’t my intent.”
She waves her hand at me, unimpressed with my apology. She shakes her head and continues pacing back and forth on the ground. I look down at the floor where her tiny bare feet are passing over—she’s only been here three minutes and the carpet is already developing a dip. “No, it’s not your fault,” she says and I look back up. Her fingers are on her mouth again; pounding against her lips in a rhythm only she can hear. “My head—it’s just in chaos.”
“I never would have guessed,” I say lightly. “You seem so centered tonight. I thought you were meditating.”
She rolls her eyes and continues pacing. “Was there something you wanted, Flint?” she asks bluntly, already exhausted by my presence. “Or did you just want to antagonize me a bit before turning in for the night?”
I shake my head. “I came to see if you were alright, love. Your pacing was keeping me up, and when it finally stopped I thought you fell into a black hole or something.”
She stops pacing again and her brows draw in before she turns to face me; eyes narrowed again. “How many times do I have to ask you not to call me that?”
I smirk at her and she scowls, then goes back to wearing a hole in the floor. “Couple dozen more times and you might get the message through,” I tell her. “I wouldn’t get my hopes up, though.”
Review by Sue Ellen-
This is a great start and debut novel to a series. This story is filled with a lot of wonderful and very descriptive characters that are interesting. You can seriously imagine what they look like and even the world that these authors have created as the story line. Mostly though it is based around Eirnin and Fianna who lives in the future part of what is right now New York. The world has been destroyed due to Nuclear disasters and now it is up to the fairies to help it survive and rebuild, this is written definitely in a original story line. The writing is not just written from one point of view but multiple characters; which normally wouldn’t work, but in this novel it actually worked great. It is hard to sometimes have two people writing one novel but I have to say these authors pulled it off. You will have various emotions while reading this book because they get a little out of hand (as the author intended), you will be wondering what will happen next until the end trust me. I recommend this book and can’t wait until the next one comes out.
About the Authors-
Allana Kephart has been making things up and bending people to her will from a very young age. She loves animals and reading and spends a large amount of time thinking up ways to torment her characters. She shares a brain, a love of coffee and the color purple with her alter ego/best friend/co-author, Melissa Simmons.
Melissa Simmons is an avid reader who married her soul mate and is the proud mother of a spoiled cat. She spends her days helping promote independent authors and doing what the voices in her head tell her to. She shares a brain, a love of coffee and the color purple with her alter ego/best friend/co-author, Allana Kephart.
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The Dolan Prophecies Series Blog- http://dolanpropheciesseries.blogspot.com/