"A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe." — Madeleine L'Engle

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner

Title: Bones of Faerie
Author: Janni Lee Simner
Published: January 2009
Pages: 256
Rating: 4/5
Summary: 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: At first I didn't exactly like the book but as I read more, I started to like the book more.

The story takes place in a world after the Earth has gone through some drastic changes. Liza has had to live her life without the presence of her mother. Her father treats her bad and this leads her to leave the place that has been her home. She finds herself with others from outside her town who think differently. Soon she's on a journey along with her friends to know the story behind everything.

Liza's character was something different. She had to live with her father who treated her bad and that had a bad influence in her. Once she arrives at another town, she realizes that maybe her father is even worse than she ever thought. As the story progressed I saw her character change for the better.

I thought that all the book was something interesting that was waiting to be given a chance to be read. They talked about some things that we look at and think of them as things that are ordinary and without much value. The magic that was involved in the story played a big part.

This was a fast read that I think was a great book! I guess it could fit in the dystopian genre since it takes place in a world that is unlike that in which we live in.


  1. I keep meaning to read this, but have read mixed reviews. I have an advanced copy of the sequel, so I need to move it up on my list of books to read. Thanks for the review!

  2. For me it was the complete opposite--I liked the beginning and thought it got worse as it went =/ Great review, though!