Thursday, August 5, 2010
Of the Sunshine State Books I have read so far for this year, this is my favorite. I am a big fan of fantasy and strong female characters, both a big part of this novel.
Summary: Neef has spent her entire life living among the fairies of “New York Between.” She is a changeling, a human who was taken as a baby and replaced with a fairy lookalike. Her fairy godmother, Astris, is a white mouse, and her godfather is a Pooka. Neef’s quiet protected life comes to an end when she breaks a fairy law. Now she must meet a challenge given to her by the Green Lady, ruler of Central Park or else become the prey of the Wild Hunt.
Along the way, Neef will explore parts of New York Between she’s never seen, find her “other half” and discover friends in unexpected places. It’s a fun adventure full of the folklore of many cultures, blended nicely into modern culture.
Grades 4 and up
Areas of concern (content):
Foul Language: none
Nudity/Adult Content: none