Friday, April 9, 2010

Spell Hunter (Faery Rebels, #1) by R.J. Anderson

Spell Hunter (Faery Rebels, #1)

Title: Spell Hunter
Author: R.J. Anderson
Series: Faery Rebel #1
Published: April 2009
Publisher: Harper Collins
Source: Around The World Tours

Description: Deep inside the great Oak lies a dying faery realm, bursting with secrets instead of magic. Long ago the faeries mysteriously lost their magic. Robbed of their powers, they have become selfish and dull-witted. Now their numbers are dwindling and their very survival is at stake. Only one young faery—Knife—is determined to find out where her people's magic has gone and try to get it back. Unlike her sisters, Knife is fierce and independent. She's not afraid of anything—not the vicious crows, the strict Faery Queen, or the fascinating humans living nearby. But when Knife disobeys the Faery Queen and befriends a human named Paul, her quest becomes more dangerous than she realizes. Can Knife trust Paul to help, or has she brought the faeries even closer to the brink of destruction? Talented newcomer R. J. Anderson creates an extraordinary new fantasy world and weaves a gripping tale of lost magic, high adventure, and surprising friendship in which the fate of an entire realm rests on the shoulders of one brave faery rebel.

I Give This Book 3.5 Stars!

This story has the potential to be so much more. I'm not sure why, but I felt like it was missing something. I liked the idea of faery's that have lost their magic. And the circumstances behind the mystery was really intriguing. I think I had a hard time with Knife. She never felt interesting to me. I felt like the other characters had more personality than she did. I enjoyed the parts of the book that had interaction with other characters, and there didn't seem to be enough of that. But, I did enjoy the relationships that Knife forms. The human in the story, Paul, was a touching addition. It was interesting to see his interactions with Knife and how they effected each other. I liked the mystery of the faery people and how the differ from what they once were. I liked the mystery surrounding the Faery Queen and how I never could quite figure out if she was good or not. I think the series has potential though, and will read the next one!

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