This young adult/upper mid grade fairy story series continues to impress me. I picked up book 1 for free on a whim, and liked it so much that I ACTUALLY PAID for book 2. The heroine is hearing impaired, her first quest involves saving a brown-skinned fairy baby (who turns out to be quite special), and her sister is on the pudgy side--not the most diverse book ever, but there's enough that I decided to post it on the blog. There are so many fun and interesting creatures in the first book, and even more in this one (does green skinned count as diverse?). Great imagination and great story. Things move quickly and progress logically, and the characters are likeable (or unlikeable in the case of those who aren't supposed to be likable). I was craving a lighter story than I've been reading recently, and this was a perfect fix.
The only downside from my perspective was a few minor typos and a couple of passages where the writing felt a little choppy with lots of short sentences making up the paragraphs, but this hardly annoyed me enough to make me want to drop a star on the rating.
Sexual Content: A couple kisses.
Violence: Battles with bad fairy creatures involving magic, swords, claws, etc. Some people are injured/killed.
Over-all Message/Plot: There wasn't really a message, but the plot fit together and kept me interested. I recommend to anyone who likes young adult fantasy of a more light-hearted variety.
You can find it here. It's only $2.99, a good deal for a good read. And here's book one--it's free!