Genre: Middle-Grade Fantasy
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Release: March 5, 2015
Pages and Format: 236 pages; ePub.
I received this free eBook from Curiosity Quills Press in exchange for an honest review.
In Aluvia, magic exists. Humans, of course, use the magic for their own means. Merfolk are enslaved to do deep sea fishing, unicorns are kept as pets and used for their horns and fairies are kept for their powerful nectar.
Fourteen year old Sierra feels as enslaved as a Fairy Keeper. A gift that makes human’s most interesting as they have a wing shaped birth mark on their necks and attract fairies wherever they go.
Sierra comes from a long line of Fairy Keepers but her father, Jack, uses the nectar she collects to create a horrible elixir called Flight. Fairy nectar can also be used for healing and medicinal purposes which is what Sierra’s best friend and fellow Fairy Keeper, Corbin’s family uses Fairy nectar for.
Flight causes hallucinations and like any other drug, can cause death. Jack’s business means that Sierra must continue to collect the nectar, pushing her fairies and her Queen further and further. The fairies aren’t very nice about this prospect either.
Until one day, Sierra finds all the fairies in her hatch are dead and her Fairy Queen is missing!
To make up for his loss, Sierra’s father trades his youngest daughter Phoebe to a colleague. Unless Sierra can get her Queen back in a month’s time.
Ugh, Jack is seriously one of the most loathsome men ever. Who the heck sells his daughter to make up for his supposed “business loss”?! It really speaks volumes what humans will do, honestly.
Yet in a corrupt and evil manner, Jack was a genius. He created Flight and built a network with his enforcers and colleagues, creating addiction and fear. Quite sad that he had to inflict that on his own offspring as well.
It was the Fairy Queens themselves who had to take matters into their hands, to replenish their magic.
Jack sends Sierra with his youngest enforcer Nell, who is also Sierra’s greatest enemy, on this journey. But in time, Sierra see’s a softer side of Nell when Corbin accompanies the girls on their quest because his Queen has left him as well.
This book is absolutely a journey to self-discovery, love and trust. Sierra learns to love herself, love and trust her Fairy Queen and to love her current and new friends. It is a great book for all ages, but I definitely think it is a great middle-grade fantasy.
Meet the Author:
Amy writes stories for tweens and teens. She is a former reading teacher with a Masters in Library Science. As an Army kid, she moved eight times before she was eighteen, so she feels especially fortunate to be married to her high school sweetheart. Together they’re raising two daughters and are currently living in Germany, though they still call Texas home. A perfect day for Amy involves rain pattering on the windows, popcorn, and every member of her family curled up in one cozy room reading a good book.
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