August 14, 2013

Review: The Summer King (The Chronicles of Faerie #2) by O.R. Melling

Sequel to the critically-acclaimed "The Hunter's Moon"
This second book in a series "shimmering with magic, myth, and romance" ("Booklist"), follows sixteen-year-old Laurel as she tries to understand the cause of her twin sister's mysterious death. Honor believed in Faerie, a parallel land of mischievous immortals. Laurel doesn't. That is, until the fairies come and ask her to take up her sister's failed quest to find the Summer King, a lord who can light the midsummer fire that keeps the two worlds, human and Faerie, cleaved. Laurel must decide to help those whose cause killed her sister, and, in the process, come to believe that there is still magic and love in the world.
Lush descriptions of Ireland and Celtic lore make this a satisfying read for travelers to other lands, real and mythic.
Praise for "The Hunter's Moon"
*"A compelling blend of Irish mythology and geography." - "School Library Journal" (starred review)
..."[This] sensation-loaded celebration of Ireland and Faerie will be a powerful draw for many readers." - "The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"
 While this is the second book in the Chronicles of faerie, it is very much a stand alone story. The faerie characters are the same type but the main character is a new one. This storyline is completely different from the first one. It's not even a continuation. That made this book all the more interesting. The fey and their courts are wonderful & beautiful. Alot of detail and imagination went into the scenery. The main character turns out to be a brave & intelligent young lady. This is a really good faerie tale & a wonderful addition to the Chronicles. I'll be moving onto the next in the series. Hope you enjoy it...Happy Reading :)!!!
Publisher-Amulet Books   
Reviewer Rating:4 Stars
Reviewed by~Mechele
Thank you to the publisher for the donation of this book to the Read for your Future book program in exchange for a honest review!


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