Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Release: The Charmed Return by Frewin Jones

By the light of the pure eclipse, two worlds will be as one... She was once a princess of Faerie, the seventh daughter of King Oberon. But sixteen-year-old Anita Palmer has no memory of the Faerie Realm; her true Faerie princess identity; her love, Edric; of her quest to save Faerie from a deadly plague that ravaged it. With the help of an unexpected ally, Anita must figure out a way to reawaken Tania, her Faerie self--but how? Now Anita--or is she Tania?--doesn't know who, or what, to trust, including her own memories. With no time to spare, Anita must act. A thrilling final battle is soon to be waged that will affect not only her destiny but the fat of both Faerie and the Mortal World. Loyalties will be tested, true love questioned, and nothing is what it seems.


I've read the first four books in this series (The Faerie Path, The Lost Queen, The Sorcerer King [also published as The Seventh Daughter], and The Immortal Realm. Number five is The Enchanted Quest) and have yet to read the fifth, but these books were very good from what I remember of them. The book is based in London, considering the London author, which is a fresh new twist to YA. The Faerie world that Tania lives in is very sweet, too. They are very happy in Faerie, unlike some of the darker twists to Faerie. Jones' writing is just right, with the right blend of descriptive and vague. I remember being entranced by the first novel and just having to finish it. Very good novels, although The Immortal Realm seemed to just be an add-on. I think she could have stopped at The Seventh Daughter, but I can't really remember them that well so I don't really think I'm inclined to make a decision.

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