Monday, June 21, 2010

Bones of Faerie; Janni Lee Simner




  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (January 26, 2010)




Synopsis

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.

Janni Lee Simner’s first novel for young adults is a dark fairy-tale twist on apocalyptic fiction—as familiar as a nightmare, yet altogether unique.






My Review


Liza was a push forward type of girl. In a world that was devastated and destroyed Between humans and faeries. The idea of even possibly having any type of magic powers marks you a cast out. Liza new born sister was born with the possibility of having powers and she was cast out. This tragic event set a pace for this book. It was dark and powerful. It also gave you hope as to what could be. Liza really made this book. Her ability to step through the fire hoops made the book stand out. This is the first book of Janni Lee Simner I have read. What a great read. This is not like any other book I have read. Bones of Faerie is a worth the time and the money read.


You can visit Janni Lee Simner Site here.

11 comments:

Aleksandra said...

Thanks for the great review! I already have it, but still haven't read it & since I decided to catch up on my YA books this week, I think Bones of Faerie will definitely be one of them!

Jami said...

I liked this one too! Fairies mixed in a post-apocalyptic worl was very unique. Definitely one not to be missed. Aswesome review!

aLmYbNeNr said...

I think I will probably pick this one up from the library at some point. The only really "dark" faerie stories I've read are the ones by Holly Black.

Oh, and I'm here from CEP (though I am a follower so I'm always reading lol)!

Leah (aka Mary_not_Martha) said...

That sounds like a fantastic book!

miss cindy :) said...

I've only heard good things about this book, and although I am not too much of a faerie fan, I might give this one a chance. Great review :)

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

I'm not a huge fairy fan - although I love Lesley LIvingston's books - but your review has me wanting to read this one! Thanks!

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Thanks for the nice review! I've heard about this one, but have yet to read it. I'm glad you thought it was different from some other faerie books out there. I'll have to try this sometime, thanks. :D

Faye said...

i love books about the fey. I still have 2 read thief eyes. Great review!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I like to see that it's worth the time and money!! I have been frustrating reading some books that have not been worth my time lately. ugh!!

Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

Sounds like a good one. I'll put it on my rapidly growing TBR list!

Here from the CEP!

Kah Woei said...

Liza sounds like a very strong character. Great to hear you enjoyed it.