BOOK REVIEW: The Fandom by Anna Day

Title: The Fandom
Author: Anna Day
Publication: April 24, 2018
Publisher: Scholastics Inc
Genre: Science fiction, Fantasy, YA Fiction
Pages: 421



SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

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 copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**

I had some initial concerns with this being a YA novel featuring teenagers, however, I really enjoyed The Fandom. Being in my late thirties, sometimes it is hard to relate to characters that are much younger than myself but that is not the case in this book. I found that Violet, the main character, took me back to my own teenage years, as I found a lot of similarities between herself and I. Her voice is very strong and the character growth in all of the kids is very well done.

Occasionally, I found myself mentally comparing this book to The Hunger Games because there are moments that really mimic that series of books. That is the only critique I can actually make about this story. Overall, it was very inventive and very well told. There isn’t one of us as readers who hasn’t wished we could step into the lives and events of our favorite stories. This book allows that to happen and at the same time, shows us that the grass is not always greener on the other side. I hope that there will be a sequel at very least because I would gladly read it and I will be recommending The Fandom to all of my friends.


You can pick up your copy of The Fandom by Anna Day on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Also make sure to add it to your To Reads list on Goodreads and leave feedback for the author when you are finished. You can also follow author Anna Day on her Twitter to keep up with upcoming projects.

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