Characters and the world of Feyland first introduced in Gow's children/Middle Grade Series The Fairy Rose Chronicles(originally published in 2003)
All her life, Breena had always dreamed about fairies as though she lived among them...beautiful fairies living among mortals and living in Feyland.
In her dreams, he was always there the breathtakingly handsome but dangerous Winter Prince, Kian, who is her intended. When Breena turns sixteen, she begins seeing fairies and other creatures mortals don't see. Her best friend Logan suddenly acts very protective.
Then she sees Kian, who seems intent on finding her and carrying her off to Feyland. That's fine and all, but for the fact that humans rarely survive a trip to Feyland, a kiss from a fairy generally means death to the human unless that human has fairy blood in them or is very strong, and although Kian seemed to be her intended, he seems to hate her and wants her dead. (Summary by Goodreads.com)
I was absolutely blown away by this book! I had heard many good things about it and was so happy to get a chance to read it!
Breena is in for the shock of her life. Even though she dreams about Fairies, who would have thought that they are actually real!?! For years she has had so many questions and finally she has the chance to get some answers, even if she doesn't always like what she hears.
Breena goes through a transformation in this book. SHe not only has to learn to trust others around her, but she also has to learn what it means to be able to trust yourself which at times can be the hardest thing to do. Kian was also a pleasant surprise in this book. I was so hoping that he would let his defenses down and let Breena be part of his life!
I was mesmerized not only by the world that Gow created, but by all the characters as well. The writing itself was beautiful and left the reader feeling like they too were in Feyland.
If you haven't had a chance to read this beautiful book, I suggest you do so as fast as possible! I can't wait to read the next book!
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!
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About the Author:
Kailin Gow uses her author platform to bring awareness to issues affecting young adult and women. She has appeared on national radio as a regular guest on topics such as body image, self-esteem, dating and sexual relationships, bullying, and more; often brought up in her fiction books for young adults and women. She has won multiple awards from the International Book Awards and the Green Book Festival. Selling over half a million books, Kailin Gow has been a bestselling author of over 100 distinct books which includes the Desire Series, PULSE, Wicked Woods, and the Frost Series. She has been professionally published since 2001. She was one of the first authors for young readers to write books for girls with supernatural elements. Her first book series about extraordinary girls guided by an angel in 2001, was a success, selling thousands of print copies in days, and inspiring girl book clubs around the U.S. In 2003, she came out with more series, including The Fairy Rose Chronicles, about fairies in Feyland. Her books have been recommended by PBS Kids, US Mental Health Association, the PTA, and homeschooling associations in the United States.