Saturday, September 18, 2010

Review: Wayfarer by R.J. Anderson

Summary: The faeries of the Oak are in danger of extinction, and their only hope for survival rests in fifteen-year-old Linden. Armed with the last of her people's magic, she travels bravely into the modern human world. Along the way she makes a reluctant ally—a human boy named Timothy.

Soon Linden and Timothy discover a danger much worse than the Oakenfolk's loss of magic . . . a potent evil that threatens to enslave faeries and humans alike. In a fevered, desperate chase across the country, Tim and Linden must risk their lives to seek an ancient power before it's too late to save everyone they love.

Review: In the beginning I was hesitant is reading this book because honestly, there are so many fairy books out there these days. I just wondered if this book would be able to step away from there and shine in its own light. I’m happy to report that it did!

Anderson created such a magical world in the Oackenfolk’s home and in Britain as well. Anderson’s fairy world is one that I have never read about and that makes it all the better. Linden is an amazing character, very well developed and very lovable. Timothy is also very developed with his own set of issues. I really loved how both Linden and Timothy came together and had to save Linden’s people from extension.

Anderson wrote her book in a very nice style. Not only did she create a great world that never seemed to lose it’s magic, she was able to keep her character’s grounded and to the point. There was loads of adventure and action and magic and danger as well. Not to mention all the surprises.

The plot is much thought out but the story does being slowly as we are introduced to Timothy and his problems and how he comes into the situation of meeting Linden. The dialogue is wonderful and it fit the story line very well. The other minor characters, to my great surprise, were more developed and very well written than I had expected.

Wayfarer is a unique story that will enchant readers of all ages.

Grade:4.png Four Stars image by Adaleelee I really liked it.

Cover: C, not one of the best. I love the girl and the wings, but there could have been so much more!

Overall: A great book! You have to give it a chance!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this book looks good! I love the cover. Thanks for the great review! :)