Friday, January 30, 2009

Bones of Faerie - Janni Lee Simner

What would you do if the word as you know it took one giant step backwards?

That's what happened in Bones of Faerie. The war between humans and Faerie devastated both sides. Remains from 'before' are small trinkets that contain names like Disney World—things that no longer exist.

Survivors, trinkets and of course Faerie magic are all that remain on the earth. Magic is seen as a horrible burden and in Liza's village everyone who is believed to have magic is killed—to keep the others in the village safe.

Liza has something that happens to her that makes her believe that she may have magical abilities—to see not only into the future but into the past as well. To save her life she flees from the village—an is thrown into a page turning adventure.

Simner has added her name to the list of amazing YA Fantasy authors. Bones of Faerie had me hooked from the first chapter. You can definitely tell when an author feels passion for a book that they have written, not only did I feel the passion but you can find traces of her research as well. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good YA Fantasy!

Back of the book;

Magic was never meant for our world, Father said, and of course I'd agreed, though the War had ended and the faerie fold returned to their own places before I was born. We knew the rules. Don't touch any stone that glows with faerie light. Don't venture out alone into the dark. And cast out the magic born among you, before it can turn on its parents.

Towns had died for not understanding that much. But the memory of my sister's bones, cracked and bloody in the moonlight, haunts me still.

Buy Bones of Faerie here.
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