~ Book Review: Fields of Elysium by A.B. Whelan ~

Fields of Elysium (Fields of Elysium, #1)
Title:  Fields of Elysium 
Author:  A.B. Whelan
Publisher: InMotion Capital
Release Date: December 12, 2012
Pages: 420
Format: E-Book
Source: NetGalley
Age Group:  Young Adult
Genre:  Fantasy/Paranormal
How can love mend a heart full of hate?

Small town girl, Molly Bennett, moves to Los Angeles where she becomes an outsider while attending Beverly Hills High School. It seems life cannot be any more dreadful. Then one day after school, something magical happens. On a secluded hike in the Hollywood Hills, Molly chases her disobedient mutt and only friend into a hidden cavern. She stumbles upon a strange glimmering gateway that transports her to Arkana, a planet that is the cradle of an advanced human race. There, teenagers navigate amazing flying vehicles, compete in perilous games for glory, and possess supernatural powers. While Molly tries to wrap her mind around this unbelievable discovery, she meets the alluring and mysterious Victor Sorren. He is a Sentinel Apprentice, whose hatred toward people from Earth is beyond understanding. Yet every time Victor unpredictably saves Molly's life, his heart draws closer to hers, no matter how much he tries to fight against it. It further complicates things that their growing friendship is strictly forbidden. Earth people are prohibited in Arkana, yet Molly continues to cross through the portal to Arkana to see Victor. Torn between their double lives, they go down a dangerous path, from where there is no return and multiple endings.

Fields of Elysium is a suspenseful romantic tale full of forbidden secrets, danger, deception, and the never-ending fight for true love.

Escaping to a new world is nothing new to me, but the way Whelan weaves everything together truly makes for a unique story.

We meet Molly at the start of our story.  She goes off on a hike and she just happens to stumble upon a warm hole that leads to a whole new world named Arkana.  There she meets a group of teenage boys and one in particular catches her attention.  Deciding where she wants to stay is her biggest ultimatum.  Is she willing to give up everything she's known her whole life for the one boy that has captured heart?

Every time I picked up Field of Elysium, I literally felt like I was being transported into this magical new world.  Whelan's description of Field of Elysium is truly one of a kind.  As much as I did enjoy Field of Elysium, I did find myself losing interest in some parts.  That's mainly because I'm crazy when it comes to grammar, spelling, etc.  Overall, I did truly find myself enjoying this book.  With a touch of fantasy, romance and a few twists and turns, I definitely recommend adding Field of Elysium to your TBR pile.


  1. This is new to me but the story seems interesting. Good review. Thanks for sharing :)


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