Series: Faery Rebels #1
Published by Orchard Books on January 8th 2009
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.