When sixteen-year-old Lee Capren is spirited away to Faerie, she is forced to serve capricious faeries as a prized portrait artist… and live as their prisoner.
A chance encounter with the charming Nasser grants Lee a chance for freedom—but what felt like mere days in Faerie spanned years in the human world, and Lee no longer has a home to return to.
Nasser is a Seer—a human with magical powers—and Lee is quickly plunged into his world: a sprawling city teeming with magic and mystery, where supernatural creatures walk hidden among humans. With the help of a rag-tag group of teenage Seers, Lee must master her newfound magical talent and outwit a cunning faerie determined to destroy her.
I so enjoyed this book, Kaye Thornbrugh is such a talented writer and I never got the feeling that anything was missing. This book, for me, was amazing and gripping.
A lot of fairy books nowadays are about people rescuing friends/relatives that have been taken away, this one is actually about the person who was taken away so it was amazing to read a fairy story from that point of view. I really liked where the plot took us, it was exciting and romantic and even when it got slow I was still absorbed in the storytelling.
I also really enjoyed the characters, I felt that Lee had a lot of development as a character but the backing characters did as well. Filo grows up a lot, Nasser lightens up and Jason matures. there are also other romantic story lines outside of the obvious Nasser and Lee and I can't wait to see what becomes of Filo and Alice, they are so cute! Nasser and Lee was awesome, it developed a bit quickly but also naturally and I liked that Lee was a very independent character (though at times she did become dependent on the others), it meant that the romance was natural and not obsessive.
And the fairies! Yes, for once it isn't all dark and politics, there is some light to the fairies and whilst they are cunning and have a bad side they did show some goodness and I really liked that!
Overall, a romantic and compelling book that gripped em and didn't let go. i can't really think of anything that I didn't like about it. I need more!
Overall Rating: A+
Received for review from the author