Bones of Faerie
by Janni Lee Simner
# of pages: 256
Age level: 13+
It has been 20 years since the war between faeries and humans destroyed everything. Liza, a teenager living in what was once the Midwest, has always been taught that magic kills. When Liza's mother gives birth to a faerie baby with hair clear as glass, her father abandons the infant on a hillside to die; Liza's mother then runs away, and Liza begins to have magical visions of her own. Petrified that her powers might cause death, Liza flees into the woods with her friend Matthew, only to be attacked by deadly trees and rescued by a woman with magic. The plot quickens as Liza realizes that the woman is connected to her mothers past, knowledge that propels Liza into a dangerous journey into the land of Faerie, in search of her mother.
Alright let's get down to business! Okay, so this is definitely a quick read, don't let the page numbers fool you, this book is thin, the pages are almost double spaced. But anyway, despite the shortness I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
As much as I am a sucker for a good romance, I must say I love science fiction. This book, though not sci-fi, definitely has that fill to it. More like fantasy-sci-fi. It's based in a time 20 years after a devastating war between fae and humans. So, people live like they would a long time ago, but with the minds of modern 21st century humans. But, many people are born with magical abilities, which though the concept was cool, was never really explained.
The plot in this book was amazing, and I kept flipping the pages to find out what would happen next in Lisa's journey. The only thing I can say that's critical is that a lot of things need to be explained better!
Alright, so... If you liked Bones of Faerie definitely read:
Uglies (the whole series) : Scott Westerfeld
Wonderous Strange: Lesley Livingsotn
Need: Carrie Jones
The Forest of Hands and Teeth: Carrie Ryan
Storm Glass: Maria V. Snyder
The Faerie Path: Frewin Jones
Though this book is a hardcover I think it would make a great addition to any bookshelf so I'd buy it - though Librarying it works too. It's 11.99 on amazon.
Check out Janni Lee Simner at: http://www.simner.com/index.html
Check out the trailer I made for this book. (beware: the music is kinda...well you'll see, but it gets really quiet towards the middle so turn your volume up when you can't hear anything!)