Monday, August 19, 2013

Review: Revel

Title: Revel:
Author: Maurissa Guibord
Genre: Mythology/Fantasy
Pages: 352
Publisher: Delacorte Books
Publication Date: February 12th 2013
Source: Library
Revel by, Maurissa Guibord is a fantastic and adventurous read that will have any YA reader getting swept up in the tales of the mysterious Trespass Islands.

Revel follows the story of Delia. Delia sets out to find Trespass Island off the coast of Maine when her mother passes away. Trespass Island is where he mother grew up and her grandmother, who she has never met before, still resides. But Delia has no idea what she will discover on Trespass Island and about her mother. There is a reason why this Island is not on any map.

I thought Guibord did a phenomenal job with this storyline. I am always a little hesitant to read books with mythology because a lot of the time they can be too confusing and over done but Guibord crafter this story magnificently weaving the story together with just the perfect amounts of mythology. It was clear, intriguing, fascinating, and rather enjoyable. I also thought the book had a factor about traditions and opposing morals which I found it interesting and actually helped add to the relatable part of the story.

I thought Delia was a great heroine for the book. She had such a big heart but also didn't let anybody get in her way. She was a very tough girl and I always like seeing that in a heroine. I also thought the chemistry between Delia and Jax was great but I wish that more had been done with their romance. I also liked the supporting character of Sean. I thought he was a great add-in and the storyline that comes up later in the book with him was really interesting and added more to the story.

I thought this was great material for a series so when I went to check if it was on goodreads and saw that it wasn't it made me rather sad. The book was very engaging and had many potential storylines for more books to come after it. There are many things Guibord could do with the island, the characters, and the mythology too in order to write this into a series.

I thought the Revel was fast paced and full of intrigue, the writing made you want to keep turning the page. (I stayed up all night reading it)

Summery from Goodreads:
There’s an island off the coast of Maine that’s not on any modern map.

Shrouded in mist and protected by a deadly reef, Trespass Island is home to a community of people who guard the island and its secrets from outsiders. Seventeen-year-old Delia grew up in Kansas, but has come here in search of her family and answers to her questions: Why didn’t her mother ever talk about Trespass Island? Why did she fear the open water? But Delia’s not welcome and soon finds herself enmeshed in a frightening and supernatural world where ancient Greek symbols adorn the buildings and secret ceremonies take place on the beach at night.

Sean Gunn, a handsome young lobsterman, befriends Delia and seems willing to risk his life to protect her. But it’s Jax, the coldly elusive young man she meets at the water’s edge, who finally makes Delia understand the real dangers of life on the island. Delia is going to have to fight to survive. Because there are monsters here. And no one ever leaves Trespass alive.

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About The Author:
Before beginning her writing career Maurissa Guibord worked slinging pizzas, alphabetizing things and practicing medicine. Now she writes teen fiction for people who love the same kind of stories she does: mysterious, romantic and with a touch of humor. Her short mystery fiction, published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine has been nominated for the Agatha Award. She lives on the coast of Maine with her mysterious cat, romantic husband and three kids who make her laugh.

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