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By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Good pick for teens who Need more Twilight.

Book Carrie Jones Fantasy 2008
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Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

When flat met Avatar

A remake of Twilight, but with Pixies with blue skin and sharp teeth... sounds kinda like Avatar and there are no actual Vampires. All characters are rather flat, I WAS hoping on a better bad guy, but it seemed like she was in a rush to hurry it up and construct a very disappointing bad guy. I guess I was expecting the bad guys to put up a better fight than that but I am simply disappointment.

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This book will certainly make you reexamine the stereotypes of cute little mischief-loving pixies. The ones in this book are creepy -- and out for blood. There is a lot of plot here, but readers will be enthralled enough with the mystery to stick with it  (and forgive characters who never become completely alive).

Zara's sarcastic sense of humor -- even when she is angry or scared -- keeps this book from getting too intense. ("Oh, thanks. Pixie Lesson 112, right?" she says to the pixie king when he tries to explain about the glamour he's put over the hideout.). Add in some passionate kissing scenes between Zara and her werewolf boyfriend, and you've got a winning debut. Fantasy fans will quickly swallow up this book, and be eager to bite into the next installment. 

Book Details

  • Author: Carrie Jones
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: December 23, 2008
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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