This book, by Janni Lee Simner, is a fabulous book for fans of fantasy. It is also a great coming-of-age story, morality tale, and fairy tale.
Summary: Set after a war between the worlds of the humans and faeries in which modern conveniences are now stories told by old-timers. Liza has always been taught that magic kills and anything magical must be killed before it can hurt others. So it is when her baby sister is born with faerie looks; Liza's father abandons the baby on a hillside to die, and Liza's mother leaves soon after. Liza's own magical powers begin to assert themselves, causing her to leave her village for fear she will become a danger to those she loves. In the process she finds true friends, her own inner strength, and, yes, her mother.
Xenophobia & Prejudice
Middle grades and up
Areas of concern (content):
Foul Language: none
Nudity/Adult Content: none
Violence: very mild
Okay, that's it for my first review. If you have suggestions for other categories I should include in my ratings, let me know!