Saturday, June 26, 2010

Solace & Grief Review

Solace & Grief

By Foz Meadows

Solace Morgan was born a vampire. Raised in foster care, she has always tried to keep her abilities secret, until an eerie encounter with a faceless man prompts her to run away. Finding others with similar gifts, Solace soon becomes caught up in a strange, more vibrant world than she ever knew existed. But when the mysterious Professor Lukin takes an interest in her friends, she is forced to start asking questions of her own. What happened to her parents? Who is Sharpsoft? And since when has there been a medieval dungeon under Hyde Park?

About the Author

FOZ MEADOWS learned to read at three, fell in love with fantasy at four, and decided she wanted to be an author at twelve. She’s grown up since then, but still retains a fondness for silly hats. She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Product Details
· Reading level: Ages 15+
· Paperback: 363 pages
· Publisher: Ford Street Publishing (1 March, 2010)
· Language: English
· ISBN: 978-1876462895

I had to wait for my daughter to finish reading this book before I was allowed to pick it up and begin reading it to review for Midnight Echo. So here’s what the 14 year old Teen Queen said about the book, “I love this book. Solace, a girl who has lived with only messed up teens and who can’t get adopted leavers her foster home and finds her first real friends. But both her friends and Solace, are different and you wouldn’t believe what some of those gifts are. This is a must read with vampires (good and bad) plus people with gifts. You will not be able to wait for the next book.”

While many people continue to criticise the current fascination with the paranormal/vampire/romance genre, this debut novel by Australian author Foz Meadows is worth reading.

Solace and Grief is aimed at the young adult market, but many adult readers will find it worth a look in. a Foz displays great talent for a first time author in this fast paced and well written novel. The story is not just another vampire novel jumping on the back of the bandwagon towed along by Twilight and True Blood. The story is light hearted with some great humour in amidst the action and suspense. There are certainly twists that will keep you entertained until the end.

Can’t wait for the next two novels in the series to come out.

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