12 January 2011
Zara is empty. Her stepfather's death has destroyed her spunk, so her mother sends her to Maine to live with her grandmother. Zara is able to find friends and her spunk just in time to deal with the supernatural crazy that is to become her life. Pixie's--not Tinker Bell, but blood-sucking, need-driven creatures. Their king needs a Queen in order to stave off the need for blood and to control the pixie's under them. Zara is great bait--afterall, she's the King's daughter. Zara's mother must find the strength to save her daughter, and Zara must find the courage to save everyone, even if they don't want her to.
This story sneaks up and bites you. No one would believe in Pixie's as fast as Zara in "normal" life, but as we all know, fantasy is generally speaking, not "normal" life. You really feel the cold, the fear, the need throughout the book. I'm looking forward to reading them again, and most definitely looking forward to the third installment. This is one of those, "if you like Twilight" books, so just keep that in mind.
Grade Level: 9-12