FAERY REBELS: SPELL HUNTER
Anderson is a gifted writer with a sure touch for both characterization and plot, and Knife is an absolutely fantastic protagonist -- fiercely intelligent and curious. This book is a page-turning romp with more than a few serious ideas bubbling underneath the surface. Readers, both young and old, will thrill to Knife's story.
Knife, a young faery who lives in the great oak at the center of the Oakenwyld, isn't like her sisters. She's fierce, independent and curious -- curious as to where her people's magic has gone and why they aren't able to safely venture from the tree. Apprenticed to one of the few faeries able to leave, she proves that she's not afraid of anything -- not of the crows, not of the strict Faery Queen and, most importantly of all, not of the mysterious and fascinating humans who live in the house next to the Oakenwyld.
It's Knife's forbidden friendship with Paul that provides the key that she needs to discover the truth and free her people from their imprisonment. (HARPERCOLLINS, May, 272 pp., $16.99)