Series: The Dark Woods Tales #1
Author: Amanda Kay
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy F/F Romance
Published: April 11, 2017
We’ve all heard the stories. The childhood tales forever imbedded in our minds. Tezzi is no different. She would sit in bed night after night as her mother told her of the trolls.
The tales of the Dark Woods are keeping her up at night. And she dreams of a lush dark place only in fairy tales. Her heart pounds and her feet want to take flight. She feels her mind running.
Running towards a fantasy, running towards adventure, running towards something she’s only dreamed about.
I will admit the idea of trolls being the fantasy/paranormal theme of the book had me a bit worried (as I think of the sweet, colourful trolls we grew up with).
While I realize that Running is part of a series, I wished the author had delved a little more into the trolls. However, the story is told from the POV of a human main character. The characters were likeable and fit their age and setting.
I did feel that the love story between the teen women was a bit rushed and would have loved to have seen their relationship grow and develop more. I got a sense of their connection and their backstory lends itself to the two of them having a fated connection.
Running was a quick read. The story line is intriguing and will definitely have to be read in its entirety of the series to fulfill the reader’s curiosity and will fill in any gaps left in this first instalment.
I look forward to reading the second instalment to see where Amanda Kay takes this story.
I am a Paranormal/Fantasy Adult and YA Romance Author
Writing is something I love and since I am blessed to be a stay at home mom I thought I would try my hand at getting the stories in my head out and see how far I could go. I tried a few years ago to go through a Literary Agency, but it went nowhere. The self-publishing market was just starting to get hot so I self-published two books mainly for family and friends. I then discovered the world of New Adult. I wanted to stick with my paranormal roots and began thinking up story ideas that took on not only a paranormal element, but a fantasy element as well.
So, that is me in a nutshell. I am a little crazy and simple and I love my life and my family.