Thursday, May 21, 2009
Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner
This book is set after a devastating war between humans and faeries. The humans have supposedly won the war but lots of magic still exists in the world including exploding rocks and trees that will grab hold of people and drag them into the earth. Liza has heard all her life about the dangers of magic from her father. He is so adament about all magic being banned that just weeks before he set Liza's baby sister out into the woods alone when she was born with pale, faerie-like hair. A few days after that Liza's mother disappeared. After a beating from her father Liza has a vision while looking into a mirror. Scared about what her father will do if he finds out that she seems to be having magical tendencies, Liza runs away to try to find her mother. Her friend Matthew and her cat Tallow follow her. What they find contradicts all that they have learned about magic, the war, and who is actually the enemy.