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By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Girl-powered sci-fi with fairies; fun but average.

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This fantasy features four fun female protagonists who are not only there for each other, but are able to work together to save the world. There are some great moments, most of which come from fashion-obsessed Delia, who delivers some feisty lines, such as: "Wait a second ... Are you telling me that this whole apocalypse-y 'our lives, your fight, both worlds' thing started because of some kind of twisted fairy love triangle?"

But readers might have a hard time believing in the premise (they got their powers from temporary tattoos), and the four characters are the typical mix (there's the brain, the feisty one, etc). The fantasy elements are complicated, and readers may lose interest before they figure out all the pieces. Fans of the fantasy genre might find enough here to like, but there are many better choices to help you develop interest in the genre.

Book Details

  • Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Publication date: January 7, 2007
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 12
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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