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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bones of Faerie

Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (January 27, 2009)
ISBN-10: 0375845631

From Publishers Weekly
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 Lizas mother gives birth to a faerie baby with hair clear as glass, her father abandons the infant on a hillside to die; Lizas 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. Debut novelist Simners style is poetic (A land of steel and glass, of towers and sharp angles. A sky the color of dried blood), but she only vaguely describes Lizas world. Its hard to understand how, for example, a faerie differs from humans with magical powers, or what triggered the cataclysmic faerie war. Despite the murkiness, the plotting is strong, and readers will want to stay with Liza until her questions are resolved.

Well, it seems the last few books I've read were at the behest of other bloggers... in other words..  there's someone to blame!

In this case it was two reviews that had me get this book.. Becky (Becky is just rolling right a long with blame.. she will have another point in no time at all!)  and Fuzzy Cricket.

Ok, well I read this one kinda fast!  That must be because it wasn't all the big of a book and it very much held my interest!  I mean who could not jump right into a book that begins: I had a sister once. She was a beautiful baby, eyes silver as moonlight off the river at night. From the hour of her birth she was long-limbed and graceful, faerie-pale hair clear as glass from Before, so pale you could almost see through to the soft skin beneath.

This was certainly a most interesting view of looking at magic and faerie kind.  For instance, who would think humans and faerie would go to war? 

And who would think that humans would kill their own children if they thought they were magical ?

I recommend that you take Liza's journey, and meet the interesting people who surround her.

Yes, it was a captivating book! 

9 Comments:

Blogger Debi said...

I think you might be looking for some points yourself. This really does sound like a winner...to the wish list it goes.

10:41 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Debi: utoh lol.. well for what it's worth this was different from the normal faerie book!

11:45 AM  
Blogger Astaryth said...

I've been looking at this book for a little while. You are not the first person I've seen who has mentioned enjoying it. Sigh! I guess I'll add it to the wish list. Although I have very little extra time to read right now. I am tutoring 2 little boys (ages 6 & 7) this summer. Trying to pound some knowledge into their little heads is wearing me out ;p

2:14 PM  
Blogger Cath said...

Ooooh, this one does sound like a good'un, Pat!

6:34 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

This went right on to my wishlist!!! as in, my to buy list when I can find it.....so that will be a point for you in the near future! and I don't always want cute and fluffy - I think faeries can be scary! - so this one sounds very interesting. Thank you, Pat!

9:56 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

I'm with Debi...I see you getting a point for this one very soon ;) To be honest, yours was the first review I've actually read of this one! And it sounds so good!! Off to add to the wishlist!

11:05 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

JJ: wow! horses and kids too huh? LOL..

cath: and its a stand alone book!!!

Susan:It was different from most faerie books thats for sure

chris: I hope you clicked the links to the other reviews!.. this was a good (but short) read!

6:46 AM  
Blogger Kim L said...

Sounds like an interesting concept! I've never heard of this one, but the writing is already getting me interested :-)

9:30 PM  
Blogger Rhinoa said...

I love the cover and the premise of this book and hope to get my hands on a copy at some point.

12:47 PM  

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