Published by HarperTeen
Purchased for my Nook (336 pages)
Genre: YA: Paranormal- Fairies
Goodreads Summary: Swept away into a court of magic and beauty, she discovers she is Tania, the lost princess of Faerie: the youngest daughter of Oberon and Titania. Since Tania’s mysterious disappearance on the eve of her wedding five hundred years before, Faerie has been sunk in darkness and gloom. The courtly Lord Gabriel Drake, who Tania was once to marry, has found her and brought her back.
With Tania’s return, Faerie comes alive again as a land of winged children, glittering balls, and fantastic delights. But Tania can’t forget Anita’s world, or the boy she loved there.
Torn between two loves and between two worlds, Tania slowly comes to discover why she disappeared so long ago. She possesses a singular magical ability and she must use it to stop a sinister plan that threatens the entire world of Faerie.
I love Faerie novels but this one didn’t work for me. The idea was interesting and I liked that she’s a long lost faerie princess but I just couldn’t connect with Tania.
I loved the world Jones created, and how Faerie plunged into darkness after she disappeared and after Titania died. And how the darkness disappeared after she came back to Faerie. I loved the descriptions- they’re very vivid, and I could picture everything perfectly. I also loved how Faerie coexisted with the mortal world and how there were places where you can go between the two was cool.
The idea of a faerie princess disappearing into the mortal world is interesting- and even more interesting was the fact that it was for 500 years. What I didn’t particularly like was how we don’t know what happened to Tania for those 5o0 years. It would have been nice to know what happened but it’s apparently too hard to get that info from her memories. Plus, I felt like we didn’t get a good glimpse of who she was as a person. I get why didn’t get a sense of who she was as a faerie princess, because she doesn’t remember that life. But we also didn’t get a good sense of who she was…in general. It was just hard to connect with her.
It definitely focused on her getting back to the mortal world, and how she was impressed by her faerie princess background but also didn’t want to leave her old life behind. It’s a strange combination of wanting to accept Faerie but also wanting to live in the mortal world because it’s all she’s known. She just went back and forth so many times that it was more annoying than anything else. I wanted to like her, but I couldn’t.
The romance was boring. Actually, it was pretty standard, and not a surprise at all. I didn’t really care about either guy. As for the other characters, there were a lot, and they just randomly showed up for a few scenes and then disappeared, only to randomly show up again.
It gets a 2 out of 5. It was just okay for me, but it’s an interesting idea.