Although Anya is a member of the royal family of Chrior, the fae realm, she has never wanted the throne. Her fascination is with the human world, where she spends much of her time. But with her cousin Zabriel missing, and her other cousin Illumina unfit to rule, Anya reluctantly accepts her role as her aunt’s heir.
When Anya is trapped in the human world by a pack of faerie hunters and deprived of her wings, she has no choice but to search for Zabriel. Surely if he knows his mother will die soon, he will come home. But strange and sinister things are happening in the human world, and what Anya and her friends and family discover is only the beginning.
In many aspects this is a well-written book, but I had trouble connecting to Anya’s character. I suspect that teenagers would be better able to identify with her, but for me, her inconsistency and inability to notice things were very annoying. Plus there is a major plot device that I suspect will be used in the final book, but Anya’s reason for not using it in this book seems remarkably threadbare and unbelievable.
This book will appeal to fairy (or faerie…or fae) fans, as well as fans of other types of high fantasy, but not to the kind of readers who nitpick everything.
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