May 21, 2012

Review: Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner

The war between humanity and Faerie devastated both sides. Or so 15-year-old Liza has been told. Nothing has been seen or heard from Faerie since, and Liza’s world bears the scars of its encounter with magic. Trees move with sinister intention, and the town Liza calls home is surrounded by a forest that threatens to harm all those who wander into it. Then Liza discovers she has the Faerie ability to see—into the past, into the future—and she has no choice but to flee her town. Liza’s quest will take her into Faerie and back again, and what she finds along the way may be the key to healing both worlds.

Janni Lee Simner’s first novel for young adults is a dark fairy-tale twist on apocalyptic fiction—as familiar as a nightmare, yet altogether unique.

Not the typical story about the Fey and Human interaction. Faerie stories are not all beautiful & lovey. This one is filled with fear, close mindedness, and devastation. Nothing is as it once was.... before the war. Both sides have been torn apart. The main character must trust in herself and her friends to help mend both worlds. Trouble is, who can she trust? The father who has betrayed them all or their sworn & feared enemy, the Fey and their magic? Thankfully she goes with her instincts and is able to put aside her fear to do what is right. This is a beautifully detailed storyline. As soon as I started to read it, I was hooked. I read this wonderful story all in one sitting. I hope the author will write more books continuing this one. I really liked it!

Publisher-Random House Children's Books
Reviewer Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by~Mechele
~Thank you to the Time Bandit for the donation of this book to the Read for your Future book program!~

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