The Faerie Path - Frewin Jones

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.
(My Turn)
Couple of personal notes! I found my second favorite word in print this is too funny - flibbertigibbet. And on a personal note - OMG this is a direct quote from the book "Belladonna, one of her favorite bitches". Any one who know my RL crew will think that sentence is hilarous.

Anyhoo. Enough - now on to more enlightening info. LOL.

Anita has the perfect life - a caring boyfriend (new boy Evan), the lead role in her school’s production of "Romeo & Juliet", wonderful parents, happy home life, and a gaggle of good friends. Then, a freak boating accident on the eve of her 16th birthday lands them in the hospital. Anita is having wonderful dreams of being Tania, the seventh daughter of Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the Faerie Realm. Life in Faerie is renewed, even as Anita struggles to find her place in this new world and say goodbye to her life in the old. And when she uncovers a sinister plot to overthrow Oberon, Tania has to choose between her mortal and immortal self, and between two young men who claim her love.

I really liked this book, I won’t say that I loved it but I did enjoy reading it. I felt sorry for Anita’s character, she really wanted to belong to the Faerie world, but I understood how she just couldn’t let go of everything that she knew. Some of the characters at times were a little transparent it wasn’t too hard to figure out who the bad guys were. Even so, if you like the fantasy genre I don’t think you will be disappointed with this book.

Faerie Path is the first of a series, but I thought it was well contained within itself. You won’t feel an immediate need to read sequels (but you’ll probably want to.) This is a good choice for an avid YA or fantasy reader who will enjoy – for at least 4 volumes – the world that Frewin Jones has created. And this is a FAST read. I finished it in 3 hours at work.

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