Publisher: C.R. Cummings
Date of publication: October 31st, 2011
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Series: The Ivy Chronicles
Run, Run, Run Away—Book 1
The Hemlock Forest—Book 2
Keep Searching, Searching—Book 3
Where you can find Run, Run, Run Away: Amazon
16-year-old Ivy has made up her mind. Dealing with life after the death of her Grandparents and having to live with her psycho, druggie mother, is no life at all. She decides that running away is better than going into foster care, and takes off to live alone at her Grand-dad’s isolated cabin, deep in the forests of Oregon.
Getting there wasn’t the scary part, nor was being alone. What was scary was the discovery of her Grandma’s journals hidden in the cabin, along with her own true identity… Thrown headfirst into an alternate reality, Ivy finds herself dealing with fairies, druids, boggarts, and magic; along with the onset of powers that had been long locked away from her.
Two young men are very willing to help her figure it all out; but which can she trust? The incredibly gorgeous fey with the misty violet eyes, who insists on calling her ‘my lady’? ..Or the exotic, dreadlock-sporting hunk that can’t seem to stop following her?
Whichever it is, Ivy is finding that running away from home is more than she ever bargained for.
I loved this book. Love, love, loved it.
The storyline was fantastic. It took a while to get going, but the book was great once it did. What I didn’t like was that Skyler was killed off so early in the book. Also that Elsie’s fate was up in the air until the last chapter. I didn’t agree with what the author did, but hey, I’m not writing the book.
I do that that Ivy meeting Zac and his stalking of her afterward was creepy. He even admits to stalking her at one point in the book. But, he redeems himself in my eyes by becoming her protector.
Margo’s character is great; when you find out what she is, you can see it.
This book is going on my “read again” shelf. I will have to read the other books in the series to see what happens to Rober, Milton, Ivy, Zac, and Margo.