Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bones Of Faerie

Title: Bones Of Faerie         Author: Janni Lee Simner      Publisher: Random House             Number Of Pages:247   

Summary from jacket flap: The war between humanity and Faerie devastated both sides. Or so fifteen-year-old Liza has been told. Nothing has been seen or heard from Faerie since, and Liza's world bears the sacrs of its encounter with magic. Corn resists being harvested; dandelions have thorns. 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. Still, Liza feels safe. Her father is strong and has protected their by laying down strict rules. Among them: Any trace of magic must be destroyed, no matter where it is found. Then Liza's sister is born with faerie-pale hair, clear as glass, and Liza's father leaves the baby on a hillside to die. When her mother disappears into the forest and Liza herself discovers she has the faerie ability to see-into the past, into the future- she has no choice but to flee.  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 apocaluptic fiction- as familiar as a nightmare yet altogether unique.

Review: I got Bones Of Faerie on Friday and finished it last night. It is tragic and upsetting in some parts. I can't say that it was happy in some parts though because really it wasn't.  I loved Liza, Matthew, and Allie and absolutely hated Liza's father Ian. He was extremley terrible. I almost cried a couple of times and am a little disappointed that the Faeries in the book didn't have wings or most fairy things. One thing I did like though is that almost every child had a different magical power.

I recommend this book if you like magical powers, young adult novels, and tragic novels.

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