Faery Rebels (Spell Hunter) by R. J. Anderson


Forget everything you think you know about faeries. . . .Creatures full of magic and whimsy?Not in the Oakenwyld. Not anymore. 

Deep inside the great Oak lies a dying faery realm, bursting with secrets instead of magic. Long ago the faeries mysteriously lost their magic. Robbed of their powers, they have become selfish and dull-witted. Now their numbers are dwindling and their very survival is at stake.

Only one young faery—Knife—is determined to find out where her people’s magic has gone and try to get it back. Unlike her sisters, Knife is fierce and independent. She’s not afraid of anything—not the vicious crows, the strict Faery Queen, or the fascinating humans living nearby. But when Knife disobeys the Faery Queen and befriends a human named Paul, her quest becomes more dangerous than she realizes. Can Knife trust Paul to help, or has she brought the faeries even closer to the brink of destruction?


Okay, it now looks like I’m hooked on faeries and I never thought that would happen. I can understand Knife’s frustration in having to stay inside all the time.  It would drive me up a wall.  I would very much like to have a clan (or whatever they go by) of faeries live in a tree in my backyard but the Oklahoma heat might be too much for them. Anyway, I enjoyed the book so much I have the library  fixed to call me when the next installment become available.