Helm Abomination by Gryffyn Phoenix
Publisher: Avalerion Books Inc.
Length: Full (222 pages)
Age Recommendation: 16+
Rating: 5 stars
Review by: Orchid
Some things are better left unseen.
Some hearts are better left unmet.
Living in Helm is a new experience for Verity, she’s the only female in a world of boys. Most of them embrace her as a potential friend, others long for her death, and one … well, one she can’t seem to pin down.
Her new possible boyfriend neglected to tell Verity there’s an ancient prophecy that foretells the end of Helm’s leader at the hands of the mortal veil-seer. A few of the boys fighting beside her feel the best way to keep Haydn alive is to make sure the veil-seer dies.
Verity barely survived her sixteenth birthday. Now she may not live to see her seventeenth.
Helm Abomination shows that finding the love of your life can come at too high a cost.
Helm and Haven, two opposite ends of the spectrum. Think Heaven and Hell placed in Never Never Land with teenage angels half human half various other races, also elves, sprites, dwarves and various other fey creatures. Then add a veil-seer who is all human.
Verity is the veil-seer. The seventeen year old has to learn how to be a veil-seer, she must also be wary of her attraction for Haydn, the leader of Helm and fight off Cass of Haven who is determined to destroy Helm.
Helm Abomination is a “can’t put down” book with many twists and turns in the plot, plus a budding romance and an ancient prophecy. Teenage angst plays its part in the struggle within Helm and the fight between the inhabitants of Helm and Haven – many of whom are twinned between the two places. The characters of Helm are varied but each one has his/her own personality and they all meld together to make a wonderful community.
This is the second book of the series and I want to read book one and the next book, the series really has me hooked. Looking forward to the next instalment.