Fans of dark fantasy and dystopian adventure discovered Janni Lee Simner’s first novel, Bones of Faerie, to be an exciting twist on a favorite theme. Now readers of Holly Black, Melissa Marr, and Cassandra Clare can return to Janni’s unique vision of a magic-infused postapocalyptic world where war between Faerie and humanity has left both realms devastated.
In the second book of the trilogy, Faerie Winter, Liza managed to bring spring back to the human realm, but the Faerie realm has continued to deteriorate, crumbling away into dust. When Liza crosses over to investigate, will she be forced to sacrifice her life and the lives of her friends in order to save both worlds?
Janni Lee Simner first became fascinated with the Icelandic sagas—and with the woman whose uncle said she had the eyes of a thief—during a visit to Iceland. Standing in the rift valley of Thingvellir with a battered copy of Njal’s… More about Janni Lee Simner
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Published by Random House Books for Young Readers May 28, 2013| 272 Pages| Young Adult| ISBN 9780307974556
“With the faerie and mortal lands crumbling away, a teenage girl must work with both worlds if anyone is to survive.
The Bones of Faerie series concludes with this high-stakes adventure for Liza. Relative peace has descended upon Liza’s town, where she practices her summoner magic and waits for her half-faerie baby sister to be born. But the forest is showing new dangers, though subtle ones: a strange-smelling gray leaf that crumbles away; a dying squirrel whose back half has turned to dust; “a pair of empty boots, as far apart as a man might stand, filled with the same dust.” Liza’s quest to find out what’s wrong reveals fresh disasters. In Faerie, the dust is everywhere but hardly as tragic as the fire fever— radiation poisoning—that’s devastated the population since the War. In the mortal world, the dust is rapidly spreading in the bloodthirsty, carnivorous forest that was Faerie’s weapon against the humans. Liza’s solution to the problem of the rapidly unwinding universe is not always easy to follow, but the personal is sufficiently compelling to outweigh any problems with the metaphysical.
In a satisfying trilogy conclusion, Liza confronts the conflicts between saving the world and saving her friends in an environment where nobody is willing to let go of the last generation’s hatreds.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Fans of the first two novels of this series will be delighted to read the wrap-up to this trilogy. Liza continues to be a strong female protagonist, and the supporting cast of characters, both faerie and human, are well drawn and interesting. Besides the suspense of survival, this story also explores the themes of use and abuse of powers and talents. This is a satisfying finish to the Bones of Faerie trilogy that both junior and senior high students will be eager to read.” — VOYA