by Jenna Black
Published May 25th 2010
Why I Pick It Up: Looking for a new fairy series to enjoy. So far I have only really liked The Iron Fey series. Also beautiful cover! I'm always a sucker for covers.
Why You Should Read It: A great fairy series indeed! Up there with the Iron Fey for me! Hot guys also which is always a plus
Dana is sixteen and sick of living with her drunk mother. She decides to find her father, who is a powerful fae that her mom has kept from her all her life. She travels to Avalon where the fae that are between the mortal world and faerie world live. When she arrives she is immediately abducted by her Aunt and finds out that she is a powerful faeriewalker that is wanted as a political and dangerous tool. She is a rare half breed that can travel from the mortal world into the fairy world also bringing in technology which no other fae can do. Then she is also kidnapped from her Aunt, by a hot unseelie guy named Ethan who is also trying to protect her and use her. His sister Kimber, and him were asked by their dad to keep an eye on her and persuade her to their side.
She returns to her dad but realizes maybe living with a drunk mother wasn't as bad as being hunted in Avalon. I love her bodyguard, a Knight named Finn. He is hired by her dad to protect her.
She also wants to protect herself so Finn's son Keane helps her with self-defense lessons. A bad boy attitude doesn't stop Dana from enjoying the full body contact sport. Her Aunt has definitely not given up and continues to come after Dana. Lots of adventure and a very unique fairy story. I am team Keane and hope he is in the rest of the books because I will definitely keep reading for him. Ethan wasn't really my type and I found Keane's sarcasm and quips to be extremely entertaining.
"I can see why you opted out of Knight training,” I countered. “They’d have ‘accidentally’ killed you before you made it to adulthood."
Rating: 4/5 faeries!