Review: The Fandom by Anna Day

IMG_20180130_161707_027Cosplay 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 fast-paced, genre-flipping YA fantasy adventure from a brand new author, writing in homage to the best YA fiction.

My rating:


This is the book I’ve been waiting for. We’ve all wished we could visit the worlds in our favourite books, meet and hang out with our favourite characters. This is exactly what happens in The Fandom, and what a rollercoaster ride it is! We follow Violet, Katie, Nate and Alice at Comic Con where they’re meeting Russell Jones, one of the actors in the film adaptation of The Gallows Dance. While they are meeting him they’re transported to the world of The Gallows Dance in a freak accident, where they try to follow canon and ensure the story progresses as it should and try to find their way home.

I missed out on an ARC at YALC and I was gutted, luckily my friend let me have hers. Before starting I was a little worried as it had been hyped long before I obtained a copy and I was worried I might be overhyped. There was nothing to worry about. I was hooked from the start, I turned the last page and realised it was 4:30AM. It honestly didn’t feel like six hours had passed. The Fandom is based on Angela McCann’s winning idea from the Chicken House The Big Idea Competition. The world building is brilliantly written and I can’t get enough of it, I wish The Gallows Dance was a book I could hold in my hands and read, I loved the story and characters so much! I really liked Violet, Katie, Alice and their friendship. Nate is just brilliant and witty, and don’t even get me started on the characters in The Gallows Dance and the huge plot twist at the end left me desperate for more. And that cover, it’s absolutely stunning and I can’t get enough of the rose gold thorns!

I could go on for ages about how much I love and enjoyed reading this, I don’t want to spoil anything for any of you though. It’s definitely worth picking up a copy to read, you won’t regret it! I bought a finished copy at the earliest opportunity.

Buy from: Book Depository Waterstones

14 thoughts on “Review: The Fandom by Anna Day”

  1. I love your review! I’ve been deciding whether to get this for so long know, but I think you might have just made the decision for me! It sounds so good!


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