by Carrie Jones
Published December 23rd 2008
Zara's stepfather just died and she is depressed. Her mom decided to send her to Maine to live with her grandmother in the hopes that some new scenery, mostly snow and cold, would bring some happiness back into her life. But there is a strange man that she has seen following her from Charleston to Maine and the kids at school think he is a pixie who is in desperate NEED for a queen. Without a queen the king is weak and in need of sacrificial blood from young boys. Two boys just went missing and Zara is determined to figure out how to stop it. But this happened before and her grandmother knows more than she is saying. Also she has two guys Ian and Nick that are interested in her but seem to have some supernatural secrets as well.
Interesting and unique mix of pixies and werewolves, I found the story very enjoyable. I also loved Zara's use of phobia's. I actually have a huge print out of the names of all the phobia's also. Zara recites phobias when she is scared to calm herself. "Pixiophobia a fear of pixies I made this up, but believe me it should be a word because it sure is a legitimate fear" Zara uses her friends and bravery to hunt down and figure out who and what the pixie King really wants and it is a surprising discovery. A bit slow through the beginning but as the story unfolds a lot of shocking and weird discoveries unfold. Not to mention the evil pixies a bit gruesome.
"A pixie's true skin color is blue. Cookie Monster, Grover, and other lovable Muppets are also blue. Do not confuse the two. Muppets don't kill you. Usually."
"I like a lot of things that aren't good for me."
"He wipes his hand on his shirt."
"What? Did I drool on you?"
"You're a wolf. You should be used to drool."
Rating: 4/5 Pixies!