Book Review: Knife

Book Review: KnifeKnife by R.J. Anderson
Series: Faery Rebels #1
Published by Orchard Books on January 8th 2009
Pages: 320

Once upon a time, a fairy is born. She lives in an old oak tree at the bottom of a garden with the rest of the fairy folk. Never has she known a time when life hasn’t been hard, with many dangers and much adversity. But when she becomes the Hunter of the group and learns to do battle in the outside world, her adventures really take off...

Don’t read this book if you’re expecting fairy dust – the last thing Knife is likely to wield is a magic wand...

To be honest, I've been dying to read Knife for a while. I'm a huge fan of Faerie books and try to read them religiously. I even have my own collection of pretty faerie books – most of them illustrated by Brian Fround. So, I had to read it.

One fairy sets out on a mission to find other faeries, but instead she finds the human Paul who makes her realize how much faeries and humans rely on each other – something her people have long since forgotten. Can she convince her queen of that, or will she only bring more danger to their already dwindling numbers? I have to say this plot was full of emotion, action and danger. Definitely a great spin on faeries.

Knife is quite the courageous fairy. She decides that instead of running from the crows that plague her people, that she will construct a weapon to defeat them. She is full of ideas and has the backbone to back whatever she needs to get done. But she also has to overcome the coldness that the fairies have adopted and finds herself warming to the human young man.

Final Verdict: I definitely liked seeing the aspect inside of a foreign, human house from the eyes of a fairy. She and the other fairies also had human traits that I could see as fitting some people I know. And.. I'm obsessed with fairies, which definitely helps.


20 responses to “Book Review: Knife

  1. I hadn’t heard of this book before. i usually don’t like very plain coIers but it definitely tells you that this book is about a fairy.

  2. I never heard of Knife before or read any faeries stories too. recently I got wicked lovely series from my fiancee and i cant wait to read it. i’m thinking of tinker bell whenever i think of faeries =)

    nice review!

  3. I really enjoyed this too! I read it under the Faery Rebels titles and like that cover better, I think. Looking forward to the sequel, which should be out soon I’m thinking.

  4. I have seen this at the bookstore and next time I will have pick it up. I have not read enough fairy books so this one looks like one to correct this. Thanks for posting about this.

  5. Marie

    I haven’t heard of this one, but the cover is really pretty and it sounds interesting. I’m a new faerie fan!

  6. Ladybug

    I’m so glad you liked this book! I read it las year and it was one of the best books I read in 2009. I just loved it!

    Great review πŸ™‚

  7. Mariah

    I read this book, I did not like it as much as you, but I have to say that I like the UK title better.

  8. Sassy CC

    I have heard about knife and I like this (knife) cover better than the other one. I have found that I am not as crazy about fairies as i was with the vampire craze.
    I liked your review.


  9. This book sounds so fun! I saw it once before (I remember how much I liked the cover) but didn’t make note of it until your review. : ) I might have to add it to my wish list, lol.


    Great review. I’m just starting to check out book with faeries. I’ll have to put this on the list.

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