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Spell Hunter (Faery Rebels Series)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Wow!

I don't think I've read a book where the main character is and knows that she's a fairy, so this book was very surprising and very original.

OK, so the book starts off a bit slow but if you hang in there, it will so pick up in the first few chapters.

Bryony (AKA '...
I don't think I've read a book where the main character is and knows that she's a fairy, so this book was very surprising and very original.

OK, so the book starts off a bit slow but if you hang in there, it will so pick up in the first few chapters.

Bryony (AKA 'Knife') was a spunky, strong, character who puts others before her. I don't think I found anything wrong with Knife. She is now one of my favorite characters. Knife was so well-developed and she never let anyone get in her way and she didn't give up. The world she inhabits and the way she acted was so interesting and just keeps you hooked. Her naive-ness towards the humans, her actions, her everything was just excellent.

The secondary characters were just as amazing, just as great. They each reminded me of humans, except for the fact that they were 5-7 inches high and that they were faeries, but still, the way that they acted towards each other and how they sometimes showed human emotions really made me care for the characters. I now have a sort-of attachment to them.

This book was really original and I liked the faery world that R.J. Anderson created and how different it is from other faery novels. Her writing was superb and I just loved it; I loved the imagery, Knife's voice, and the plot. Anderson really added a uniqueness to the faery world and she wrote a spell-binding novel.

Overall: I highly recommend and suggest that you buy a copy at your local bookstore. You do not want to miss out on reading this outstanding debut. I cannot wait for the sequel to be released! I just wished that the sequel would come out sooner.And my review does this book no justice.

Carol
http://bookluver-carol.blogspot.com

posted by BookluverCarol on May 1, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

I wish I could like it

I keep seeing all these great reviews (4 or even 5 star ratings) on all sorts of websites for this and I'm just floored by it. The idea behind Faery Rebels was so original that I kept trying to force myself to get into this book. I WANTED to like it, but I just can't. I...
I keep seeing all these great reviews (4 or even 5 star ratings) on all sorts of websites for this and I'm just floored by it. The idea behind Faery Rebels was so original that I kept trying to force myself to get into this book. I WANTED to like it, but I just can't. I think this book will appeal more to younger kids. Perhaps, here inlies part of the problem since I'm in my late 20's. It just seemed too...simple, I guess. A lot of the events/situations were quite predictable. Some of the characters' conversations, as well as events that transpired between them were too cliche. It was very slow moving, it took a good 2/3 of the book to even spark a little of my interest. The rest of the time I was just trying to get through the book because as a rule I don't like leaving a book unread-no matter how aweful or boring. Regarding the characters, I felt that they too lacked inspiration. I like reading books that creates strong feelings/emotions towards the characters, whether an intense hatred or love. This book hardly created any emotion at all. Paul was a very weak character-he just sort of was there. Despite all the situations he went through, I couldn't muster much sympathy or empathy for him even though the situations clearly called for some. I'm just so bummed because I really felt that this book had so much potential. Amazingly enough the ending piqued my interest enough that I might TRY to read the sequel to see how everything can possibly work out. Aghh, the power of hope (that I will find the writing to be better and the characters more appealing). I hope that I'm not setting myself up for another disappointment.
To those who will read this book I would suggest that you don't expect much thrill, much danger, much adventure, much of a love story, or much character chemistry...perhaps then it won't totally disappoint.

posted by 1762549 on September 24, 2009

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

    'Old school' fey story

    SPELL HUNTER, by R.J. Anderson, was a faery story like no other. Anderson created an amazing world full of fantasy right in our own backyard.

    This book was unlike any other fey book I have read thus far. Anderson went a different direction from main stream fey and produced an amazing story. The faeries portrayed in this book were scared and lost with only a Queen to look after them after all their magic disappeared mysteriously. It only took a spark of imagination to get the ball rolling in figuring out what happened to their magic and how to get it back.

    I really enjoyed the plot of this book. I thought it was a great concept and I was excited to see what journey Knife would undertake. The characters were very unique. Some were stuck on the idea that humans caused their magic to disappear and others had more human qualities that made me think that the influence of humans might not be a bad thing. I adored Knife and her curiosity for the world outside the Oak, and her and Paul made a great team.

    Overall this was a great read, and I am excited to read the next book, Wayfarer.

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