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Title: Fields of Elysium
Author: A.B. Whelan
Year Published: 2012
Synopsis: 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.
Why?: This book apparently starts out in our world and then ends up on a totally different planet, so that's pretty cool. Plus an alien species, forbidden love, and hopefully a lot of sci-fi sound like a fantastic story!
Expectations: I don't really have any expectations for this book. I've never read anything by Whelan, and I haven't really researched this book much. I hope to be surprised by it!
Judging a book by its cover: The cover of this book is actually what got me interested to begin with. I love that the butterflies/moths look like fireflies, and that they're coming out of a jar like they were a night light or something. It's a dark cover, but the butterflies stand out against it and contrast well. I can't wait to find out their significance!