Oh. My. Swearword. You guys, I could NOT be more excited to bring you guys The Planeless today. I think I have decided that moving forward, Halloween will always be reserved for Ms. Patti Larsen. It's no secret that I love the Hayle Coven Novels. While, I haven't finished the whole series yet, I could NOT wait to get my hands on Meira's story. The Planeless is the first book in a trilogy arc of Meem's rule of Demonicon.
You can find out more about The Planeless directly from Patti's website...
I was not really sure what to expect about The Planeless, because I'm still at the point in the HCN books where Meira is a little kid. She hasn't come into her own power yet, so I was not so sure about her being the ruler of the Demon World. Also, per Patti's warning, I was a bit afraid that I would ruin the rest of HCN for myself.
Happily, I can report that I was worried about nothing. The Planeless is so good, it sucked me in from page one. Yes, it does hint at things that happened in HCN books I have not read yet, but I did not feel lost, nor did I feel like I no longer want to read the rest of the Hayle Coven stories (Sydlynn Hayle FOREVER).
Meira is a kick-ass character and I loved watching her come into her own, take possession of her place as the Ruler and truly take charge. Once again, Larsen has managed to craft a whole world (one that was a part of HCN, but now we get to see so much more, and its FABULOUS) that just sucks you in deep! Honestly, no one since J.K. Rowling has mastered the art of creating new worlds like Larsen. She's at the top of her game.
The only thing I struggled with while reading The Planeless was keeping the names of all the demons straight. For the first few chapters, I was trying to wrap my mental voice around the crazy demon names, but then it just became natural.
To quote Syd, "Oh. My. Swearword," this book is GOOD. Anyone who loves the Hayle Coven Novels needs to pick this up. Anyone who loves all things witchy and demon-y, needs to pick up this book.
Congrats Ms. Larsen, you've done it again. I'm a fan for life.
Direct from PattiLarsen.com:
Patti Larsen is an award-winning middle grade and young adult author with a passion for the paranormal. But that sounds so freaking formal, doesn’t it? I’m a storyteller who hears teenager’s voices so loud I have to write them down. I love sports, even though they don’t love me. I’ve dabbled in everything from improv theater to film making and writing TV shows, singing in an all girl band to running my own hair salon.
But always, always, writing books calls me home.
I’ve had my sights set on world literary domination for a while now. Which means getting my books out there, to you, my darling readers. It’s the coolest thing ever, this job of mine, being able to tell stories I love, only to see them all shiny and happy in your hands… thank you for reading.
As for the rest of it, I’m short (permanent), slightly round (changeable) and blonde (for ever and ever). I love to talk one on one about the deepest topics and can’t seem to stop seeing the big picture. I happily live on Prince Edward Island, Canada, home to Anne of Green Gables and the most beautiful red beaches in the world, with my very patient husband and five massive cats.
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Happy Halloween: Go Pick Up The Planeless, it's full of treats!