Hi, Sher here with the Fields of Elysium Blog Hop: Molly’s Diary Reveal. Of course, there’s a giveaway, but first, take a look at day 11’s diary entry about the Vandesil. What? Well, if you want to know, read on. There’s an excerpt to go with the diary, and maybe you’ll decide to give Fields of Elysium a try.
Day 11: Vandesil
Fields of Elysium
A YA romantic fantasy
“Swarm of Vandesil,” Victor said, taking the stick from my hand and stabbing the meat back on.
“What are they?” I asked just when a transparent butterfly appeared above our heads at the lowest branch of the overhanging tree. It was the size of a dove and sparkled with turquoise light, while golden veins netted its wings. Hovering by a flower, it puckered its mouth, creating a circular opening, and it sucked in the pollen. There was an inch distance between the flower and the mouth of the Vandesil, and I could see the pinkish pollen rolling together in a line unable to resist the powerful suction of the butterfly. Once done, it leisurely floated over to the next flower and slurped up another line of pollen.
A second butterfly with a more bluish glow glided to the tree, and more and more came into view, imbibing the sustenance of the tree.
From the other side of the canyon, butterflies made their way down to the web of trees we’d flown through earlier, creating a vision as if rope lights hung from the rock walls as they descended in lines.
I rose to my feet, startling the butterflies above my head. They fluttered away like a flock of frightened birds. With the black sky behind them their glow intensified and the suspicion grew in me that they might not be real at all. They seemed so unnatural; they had to be power-generated robots.
But they were real. Victor assured me about that. And it made me think why didn’t Earth have species like these?
“You were right. It was possible to top the magic,” I said. “I had to admit whatever you might call Him, Almighty or God, He possess the greatest imagination ever.”
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Sher again with a note for moms. I read Safe and Sound and don’t think it’s suitable for most teens, especially younger ones, due to sexual content and a male who uses and throws girls away: a player. But Fields of Elysium has such a unique and creative world, it’s well worth visiting. I just hope the guilty male mends his ways in Valley of Darkness. Since this is a kid lit blog, I wanted to make sure you know. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoyed the Vandesil!
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