Review: The Fandom Rising by Anna Day

IMG_20190531_185309_983.jpgAuthor: Anna Day

Genre: YA Fantasy/dystopian

Published by: Chicken House

Publication date: 02/05/19

Pages: 288

My Rating: ★★★★★

I received a free review copy from Chicken House in exchange for an honest review.

This review will have spoilers, lots of them! (I got carried away)

Synopsis from Book Depository:

Nate’s time is running out. Violet and Katie re-enterThe
Gallows Dance to rescue him, but when a rogue fanfiction
writer emerges online – determined to put the dys back into dystopia
– Alice is the only one with the power to save the story

Set after events in The Fandom, Violet, Katie and Alice have come out of their “comas”. Violet and Alice have written a sequel to The Gallows Dance which is now a bestseller. The two of them, along with Katie, are trying to deal with the aftermath of what happened during The Fandom.

The Fandom Rising was one of my most anticipated 2019 releases, I can safely say it did not disappoint and my expectations were high. I was hooked from the first page, unable to put it down until I had finished it at 3AM and then sobbed. It was everything I wanted and so much more!

This is where all the spoilers start, I tried to keep it spoiler free, I couldn’t make it work though, I have so much to say. Katie dying broke my heart, I kept hoping that maybe she would be okay in our world and then she wasn’t. I don’t remember the last time I cried so much, I should have seen it coming, my favourites always die. I’m so glad Nate is okay, for a second I thought he wouldn’t able and that would have really finished me off. The last page really got me, I’m not going to say why, I promise it’s a good ending though! I still wouldn’t say no to another book, I’d even love to read The Gallows Dance in it’s entirety. Can we make this happen?

I can’t recommend these books enough, there’s so much to love, from the character development and friendships to the world of The Gallows Dance. I love how these books explore every readers dream of falling into their favourite fictional worlds, Anna does it so well. The Fandom and The Fandom Rising are must reads. You’d think by the end of the sequel you’d think better of it, I still want to though. I even wrote a post about which ones I’d choose.

Buy from: Book Depository Waterstones

10 thoughts on “Review: The Fandom Rising by Anna Day”

  1. Brilliant Review. I have to agree that Katie dying was devastating! Part of me is hoping that if there is the third book then she will come back in some way or form. I loved Alice’s development in this one and getting to see the story through her eyes too.


  2. Great review and I’m glad you loved it so much! I really like it when books keep you up till 3AM… well until the next morning 😂


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