Name of the book:---Spell Hunter
Genre:--------------YA Fantasy // Faeries
Book publish year:---2009
Rating:--------------4 of 5
This is a slightly different take on most faery novels. It starts out with a young faerie who is full of adventure and curiosity. Her name is Knife. Leaving the safety of the tree is forbidden unless your job demands it. This tiny faerie child leaps out of the window and hangs onto a branch of the home tree. This is where her story truly begins. The first sight of a human intrigues the child. Humans and connecting with the outside world is forbidden by the Queen. To keep the faerie girl from leaving the tree, the queen's hunter, Thorn, scares the child into thinking that humans are the reason for the lack of magic in faeries. She grows up believing that humans are something to be feared. Knife becomes a fierce hunter for the Queen, and while leading a crow away from the tree she falls into the lap of the same human boy she saw as a child. The story continues on with Knife learning the truth about her people and the demise of her magic. The story ends sweetly alluding on towards another book.
This book captured my attention from the first page and held it until the last. The characters were believable and fully developed, each having their own flavor. The story moved fast enough to keep me interested, but not too fast as to spoil the experience. I will be continuing with this series.