I was pleasantly surprised by this first novel of Danielle Ackley-McPhail's. She delivers a haunting blend of Celtic Myth and Urban Fantasy wrapped in a tightly wound story that pulls the reader in. While not the typical romance, Yesterdays Dreams is a wonderfully crafted story.
Surpriseing the relationship that I found most fasinating was between the two heroines, Kara and Maggie. Kara is a 23 year old violenist who is forced to sell her violen at the beginning of the story. Maggie McCormick is a 200 year old Sighe running a pawnshop. Maggie's sidhe clan act as gaudrians for Kara's family. The two quickly form a friendship that is perfectly crafted.
I was also moved by some of the horror and dark magic elements littered through out the story are brillent. These scenes where vid enough o make my skin crawl and set aside the book to turn on the lights.
Chilling baddies. Strong heroines. Elegently crafted storytelling. All these combine to make this a memorable read that I highly recommand.
Four and One Half Mystique Moons. (Excellent)
Class Two Sensuality.
Sarah Gentili, Co-Owner Mystique Books