Review: Fields of Elysium by A.B. Whelan

Fields of Elysium (Fields of Elysium, #1)
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.

I received this book to give an honest review.

I have to say I was impressed with this book, by just reading the blurb I was hooked. Now the reason I gave this book 4 stars and not 5 was because some of the wording through out the book. It would bother me when I had to re-read the sentence over to understand it. I wish I would have highlighted them in my nook but I didn't. One thing the author should look at is the word smelt. I looked it up to make sure the spelling was right and I found something about fish and metal. That truly threw me off a bit. Especially when the author used it as his hair smelt amazing.

You are taken into two worlds. The world here on Earth where the main character Molly is from, and the other world through the worm hole Arkana.

Molly moved to L.A. while being here she has no friends at least not yet. Molly ends up exploring a cavern and comes across a wormhole, she steps through it and sees a whole other world. In Arkana she meets Weston, Victor and their friends. Victor has hate towards Molly and she doesn't understand why, while Weston has a crush on her. The wormhole that Molly found was made by God to give the world a second chance being as Earth is not all about peace anymore. Or at least that is what I gathered. THIS BOOK DOES NOT PUSH RELIGION! I want to throw that out there so it doesn't confuse anyone.

Molly has to keep Arkana a secret, which she is very good at I might say. While keeping Arkana a secret Molly starts becoming more opened with things. She ends up with friends even though Camilla is just shallow. Chris I do not even know what is going on with him, Alexia who actually seems like a good friend to Molly. She starts speaking her mind a bit more, but with keeping secrets she also starts distancing her self from her family. Which of course causes her family to be concern. She has a bit of a boy problem going on, that she is struggling with. 

In Arkana, Weston seemed okay at the beginning but when he got mad at Victor just for winning the game you could just see that he was a spoiled, rich, bratty boy.
Victor even though he put on this face of not being nice, hating everything and people from Earth. There was actually a nice young man under there and very protective. I liked Victor from the beginning and kept hoping Molly wouldn't fall for Weston.
There is a reason for Victor's hatred with things from Earth. And there is a big secret that is uncovered later on in the book. Which I thought was pretty amazing. 

Favorite Quote: "When you are perfectly happy with what you have, it's absolutely unnecessary to crave new things. If you always want what you don't have, then you won't find happiness."

You have adventure to a new world, you have some suspense, romance that blossoms even though Victor doesn't want it to, I would say maybe this book is more of a Sci-fi read.

About the Author:
A.B.Whelan is a Hungarian born, American writer. She currently lives with her husband and two children in Southern California.
While growing up in a wealthy Eastern European family, she had a chance to travel Europe. Later as an adult, she visited Africa and the Middle East and lived in Ecuador and in Crete.


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