by R.J. Anderson
The faeries in the Oak are slowly dying due to their lack of magic, and the faery Linden is the only one who can save them. With her newfound human friend Timothy, Linden travels into the real (and highly dangerous) world to find a solution. Instead, she discovers, as the book states, "a potent evil that threatens the fate of all faeries."
Wayfarer is the sequel to Anderson's first book, Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter, and I'm pleased to say that it was just as good as the first book, if not better. I read Spell Hunter before reading Wayfarer, which I would recommend as it lets you understand the sequel better, but I don't think it is necessary to read the first book in order to enjoy Wayfarer. Either way, Anderson's storytelling and world building is captivating. Her carefully imagined faery world is magical, delightful, and most importantly, original. The characters are quite endearing, but varied and diverse, and the story is engaging and engrossing.
Overall, Wayfarer is charming and lovely - I would recommend it for anyone in middle school and up.
Check out the other blogs on this tour:
Whispers of Dawn, The Book Cellar, The Hungry Readers, My Own Little Corner of the World, KidzBookBuzz.com, Reading is My Superpower, Book Crumbs, Becky’s Book Reviews, Fireside Musings, A Christian Worldview of Fiction, Homeschool Book Buzz, Homespun Light, Book Review Maniac
This book will be released tomorrow - June 22nd, 2010.
(Review copy provided by publisher.)