by Anna Day
Publisher - Chicken House
Release Day - January 4th 2018
Buy - Amazon | Book Depository
Cosplay ready, Violet and her friends are at Comic-Con.
They can’t wait to meet the fandom of mega movie, The Gallows Dance. What they’re not expecting is to be catapulted by freak accident into their favourite world – for real. Fuelled by love, guilt and fear, can the friends put the plot back on track and get out? The fate of the story is in their hands ...
A fast-paced, genre-flipping YA fantasy adventure from a brand new author, writing in homage to the best YA fiction.
The Fandom is any reader's dream book... we go to YALC or Comic Con, we want to take that picture with a Marvel Superhero or even with your favourite author. The Fandom brings to life your fantasy dreams, it plays on your guilty pleasures, the danger and romance in one, creating a fun, action packed adventure from page one!
So it starts with the best book in the entire world, The Gallows Dance, then it turns into the movie, you think of all dreams have come true when you see who plays your hero, that all those day dreams, conjuring up the characters and world building of the most famous book. But what happens when Violet, Alice, Katie and even her brother Ted, turn up at Comic-Con dressed as Imps or Gems or a double helix, and finally get to meet their hero in real life... Well an accident happened and the next thing they know they are in the movie, they are in The Gallows Dance. In order to get back home they have to follow the story but there it doesn't go smoothly like any story, and the world itself becomes their world, it becomes their story.
When they were in The Gallows Dance, aka the canon, it wasn't all sunshine and roses, the world is savage, spilt, divided by Imps - normal in comparison but the Gems see them as damaged and the Gems - enhanced beautiful humans, some would even say smart, capable of greatness, they have the future. Violet and her friends soon realised that the world is far more horrifying, that their hero is a total wuss, (I'm naming no names), and the Knight in shining Armour, is actually the true hero. The characters grew, not only in the ones in the story but also in themselves, the canon, played on their perfections and imperfections, it made them braver, smarter, but also more self aware and truer to themselves and their beliefs.
What I loved about this book, is that it felt like an out of body experience and essentially it was. Both as the reader but then also for the characters. Echoes of the real world surrounded you, it was like you drift through the story through their lives, seeing it their eyes. There was some modern-day realities in The Fandom that you couldn't help but see comparisons in the world building, which just made it that more effective and shocking. Anna's writing is just flawless, spot-on, the concept of this will appeal to any fangirl-lovers, you can't but laugh at the pop-culture references, it especially touched me with Ted and his Sheldon reference in The Big Bang Theory, I love Anna for adding that. Anna's debut is completely addictive, compelling, action-packed dystopian fantasy novel.
Rating - 🌟🌟🌟🌟