In the Serpent's Coils review by CMy
In the Serpent's Coils (Hallowmere)
by Tiffany Trent
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Fantasy

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Age at time of review - 14
Reviewer's Location - Upper Strasburg, PA, United States
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After being unconscious from swamp fever, Corrine finally wakes up to find that she's in a strange bed in a foreign house and she has no idea where she is or how she got there. Then all of a sudden a woman who claims she's Corrine's uncle's maid tells her about the tragic loss of both of her parents, and that she will be staying there with her from now on. That is until she goes outside and meets the Fey who live under the Hawthorne bush, and that is how her life ended up becoming what is today-- endangered. After getting into trouble with her uncle for sneaking around and giving away his most valuable and prized possession, he ships her off to live at the Falston Manor run by Miss Brown, who is his very close friend. Every night the girls that live there are locked in their rooms and are forbidden to leave the building without supervision. After she starts encountering strange dreams, seeing scary visions when touching certain items and finding weird letters, Corrine begins to believe that there is more going on at Falston than she is aware of. She begins to feel that her life is threatened and there is no safe place to go and no one to turn to or trust. Until she meets Rory, that is. He starts to tell her things no one else will and always manages to rescue her from certain death, but how come he always happens to be around when she needs him the most? And is it such a good thing to believe someone you don't know, who tells you things you can't be sure are true just because he's cute and you want to win his heart? Sometimes forbidden love can get you into deep, deep trouble.


I really enjoyed reading In The Serpent's Coils by Tiffany Trent. She is a great author who really knows how to engage your entire being in the story and in the make-believe world that is taking place around you. I was intrigued by how she wrote the story because when I thought I finally knew everything that was going on with Corrine and Fey and then she turned the tables and I was back to square one; and everything that I thought I knew turned out to be the total opposite of what it really was. I liked how the author put in a little romance because it added a little spice to the already great novel. She was very good at keeping my interest and I can't wait to read the rest of the stories in the Hallowmere series and see what she has in store for me next.



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