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by Tatyana K. Varenko
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy/Poetry
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I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review and I will say it was not at all what I was expecting! ELFINENESS is written like an epic poem - a full-length novel in the form of a poem. It has fantasy, urban monster themes, science fiction, and elements of other genres, such as horror and even steampunk. You get a whole cornucopia of beautiful mythology in flowery verse without the eye-crossing Old English forcing you to dissect every detail or open up Spark Notes to understand it.
ELFINENESS is unique to me, as I have never read anything like it, and that's partly because of the way it is written. I'm not much into poems as a whole and at times I found myself trying a bit too hard to imagine what was happening, but you have to give the author immense praise for her creativity and style. I definitely recommend giving this one a try! It has vampires and nano-tech, after all.