Phillip Frey manages to build up a world, introduce a great turn of events, and wrap things up very well. I didn't want to put "Hym and Hur" down, and I certainly wanted to keep reading after the story was over.
- Goodreads: Amie McCracken
Unlike some of the other reviewers, I like short stories, and this one worked just fine for me. For a story about Love and Death and immortal beings, this is a surprisingly gentle and affectionate tale. The war zone scene at the end could have been a jarring contrast in less assured hands, but in this story it serves to balance it out and bring the reader down to earth with a touch of pathos.
- Reviewed by littlevoice: An Amazon Top Reviewer.
Hym and Hur remind me of two kids wreaking havoc on unsuspecting victims. They never really mean to cause harm so it's kind of like they are not really all that "bad," but then again they aren't 100% "good." A break from the norm that you can enjoy reading without having to think it to death.
- Book blogger Jennifer J. Full review at: http://gimmethescoopreviews.blogspot.com/2012/05/review-hym-and-hur-by-phillip-frey.html
People looking for a quick dose of hope, humor and romance for the day would do well by reading this story. Fantasy, comedy, romance and feel-good vibes have never been so brilliantly melded together.
- Book blogger Eduardo Aduna. Full review at:
In this very entertaining story, you will love the journey these characters take you on.
- Book blogger Angie Waggoner. Full review at:
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Hym and Hur are a young couple who never age and have been in love for more than a century. They also possess an array of magical abilities, two of which are either to play pranks on humankind or to perform good deeds. Enacting both at the same time is now what gets them into deep trouble.
The prank Hym and Hur have come up with must first be agreed upon by Death, who happens to be a rambunctious, difficult character. Once agreed upon, the prank is set in motion. Hym and Hur soon discover Death had tricked them into a contract with dire consequences for all of us.
During their attempt to break the contract, Hym and Hur try to save the relationship of an earthbound couple, knowing they are truly meant for each other. A good deed that will bring Hym and Hur even more trouble.
A well-edited book, guaranteed.
A FANTASY-COMEDY for YOUNG ADULTS and ADULTS ALIKE.
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This was a deliciously cute story about two magical beings who tend to be a bit mischievous. This would be a great half hour sitcom on a kid's network like Nickelodeon or Disney.
- Book blogger Scherry. Full review at:
This was a deliciously funny little tale. I loved the pranks Hym & Hur played and the funny interventions they made into people's lives, whether for the best or not. The story ran smoothly and the characters were believable. The end was very sweet and I would love to read more of this author's work.
- Book blogger Kim Fowler. Full review at:
If you liked the TV shows "Dead Like Me" or "Pushing Up Daisies," you’ll love this campy little story. All the characters are drawn with a light touch within a sympathetic satire that makes them loveable—even Death, the antagonist. Read it and see. You’ll be sure to smile your way through it. I promise. This is definitely worth an hour of your time.
- Book blogger Yvonne Hertzberger. Full review at:
Have a few moments of fun by listening to the opening chapter of HYM and HUR.
HYM and HUR
a paranormal fantasy-comedy
"Hym and Hur" is a story I recommend, one to be read when you have a break in which you can relax and enjoy.
- Book blogger Tiffany Sill. Full review at: