Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bones of Faerie

Author: Janni Lee Simner

Publisher: Random House

Summary: (b&n) 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.

Review: This book combines dream-like elements and a girl's struggle for self-realization and independence into a lovely story that you might just never forget. Well, I thought it was good.

The characters are amazing. The main one is a fifteen-year old named Liza with a unique talent. A talent that is forbidden by her father in the town that he has proclaimed to have saved. I especially like her childhood friend Matt. He is super cool. I kind of hoped *possible spoiler* that more had happened between Matt and Liza than what did because nothin' happened much *end of possible spoilers*. Her mom actually annoyed me because of how pitiful and untrusting she was, but I understand her reasons. Caleb was just weird, but at least he helped Liza. Liza's dad is evil and he deserved way worse than what he got!

Wonderful plot. The details were unexpected and really realistic. Those small details really made the story depressing. It was fun and full of many adventures, but it certainly wasn't a happy read. I cried in some parts, but, as you probably already know, I cry a lot! :D If you want an original read with awesome imagery then please read this cool book.

Rating: 5/5
I only post recommendations if I have read the books and I don't have any to recommend since this is my first book on faeries. Oh, and sorry that it's taken this long to post, but procrastination is so strong! :)


What did you think? :D