First Impression: Pretty.
Synopsis: When Dylan emerges from the wreckage of a train crash onto a bleak Scottish hillside, she meets a strange boy who seems to be waiting for her.
But Tristan is no ordinary teenage boy, and the journey across the desolate, wraith infested wasteland is no ordinary journey.
Life, death, love-which will Dylan choose?
200words (or less) review: Ferryman is a bit of a slow burner, it took me about 6 or 7 chapters to settle into reading Dylan and Tristan’s story. Part of my struggle is with Dylan who I didn’t really connect with. At times her character comes across as old, not in the wise-beyond-her-years but more like skipped-the-teenager-bit. More unusually for me I actually preferred Tristan.
Claire McFall has created a very descriptive world for Dylan and Tristan to travel though. I thought the idea for the wastelands was clever and there is a good mix of danger and character development.
Two big compliments, firstly the ‘love’ story. Those who know me are fully aware that paranormal romance and I aren’t the best of friends. So any author that sells it to me gets brownie points. I bought it, and by the end of the wastelands I wanted Dylan and Tristan to work. Secondly I loved Jonas, he was only a brief character but his story really touched me.
Ferryman wasn’t quite what I was expecting but I enjoyed it. I will certainly be keeping an eye out for more books by Claire McFall.