Experience THE BALLAD OF TAM LIN like you’ve never read it before…
It has been seven years since Jeanette Sauderheim followed her best friend into Carver Hall Park…and came out alone. Jeanette has never gotten over his mysterious disappearance nor has she gone back into the park. While that traumatic night still haunts her, Jeanette distracts herself by balancing her time between trying to pass Spanish, hanging out with her friends, and reading the latest manga.
But, when a promise to a friend drives her back into the park, she’s forced to re-live the memories of that night. Lost and confused, Jeanette crosses paths with Tamrin, whose violent reaction to her provides yet another reason to avoid the park.
Tamrin, a knight of the Summer Court, has been sent to Earth to guard a garden of roses that hold special meaning to the queen of the Summer faeries. When his distraction at meeting Jeanette leads to her picking one of the Summer Queen’s roses, Tamrin vows to right his failure to do his duty.
However, the equivalent of one of the queen’s roses is a human heart and Tamrin’s reluctance to readily exact the sum from Jeanette sets in motion a spiral of love, betrayal, and magic that could mean damnation for them both.
*This is an Upper YA paranormal romance novel with NA and contemporary fantasy appeal.
This book was given to me by the author through PR&ATR.
First off I am not at all familiar with the legend of Tam-Lin however I now feel the need to look into it!
Where do you even begin with this amazing story! At first I thought this was going to be a little off my normal reads, but I was quickly hooked. I love the whole 2 worlds with mortals living with immortals, faeries, gate of hell, the queens of different seasons.
You have Jeanette, a devote Catholic and follows all the rules. Jeanette has seen some hardship as her mom died, she lost her best friend on Halloween 7 years prior. Jeanette just can’t seem to find her happiness although being an anime lover seems to help. Who doesn’t love some Doctor Who! (new fan of that myself). Jeanette is best friends with Emily, Amber and Celeste who all are very strong characters as well. Jeanette father is the Principal of the Private school and Carver hill park in the middle of the grounds.
Jeanette being daring and breaking the rules of being grounded decided to conquer her fear of Carver hill park, mind you this is the park that her and Timmy were in when he went missing…Jeanette runs into a beautiful rose bush..well more lead to it by the faeries, Jeanette smells the rose and picks the rose and there appears Tam.
Tam states that he needs Jeanette heart as payment to the Queen of Summer Roxel. And quite frankly I love how strong this character is!! She is a hag to put it nicely but a rather strong but not overbearing strong character!
You learn so much more on the secondary characters like Celeste who I was not a fan of until almost the end of the book. Amber and Emily amazing fun friends. Twyla has a story to tell as well! And so does this amazing man Connor you hear little about but boy does he sound dreamy!!
Over all I give this 5 fangs! Look forward to more read from A.L. Davroe as this was my first read of hers! By Ashley (Independent Reviewer)