Bones of Faerie

Bones of Faerie

by Janni Lee Simner
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Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner

The war between humanity and Faerie devastated both sides. Or so 15-year-old Liza has been told. Nothing has been seen or heard from Faerie since, and Liza’s world bears the scars of its encounter with magic. Trees move with sinister intention, and the town Liza calls home is surrounded by a forest that threatens to harm all those who wander into it. Then Liza discovers she has the Faerie ability to see—into the past, into the future—and she has no choice but to flee her town. Liza’s quest will take her into Faerie and back again, and what she finds along the way may be the key to healing both worlds.

Janni Lee Simner’s first novel for young adults is a dark fairy-tale twist on apocalyptic fiction—as familiar as a nightmare, yet altogether unique.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375845635
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 01/27/2009
Series: The Bones of Faerie Trilogy Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: HL670L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 16 Years

About the Author

Janni Lee Simner lives in the Arizona desert, where, even without magic, the plants know how to bite and the dandelions really do have thorns. She has published four books for younger readers, as well as more than 30 short stories. Bones of Faerie is her first young adult novel.

To learn more about Janni, visit her Web site at

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Bones of Faerie 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 reviews.
Books-Rule_Cats-Do-Too More than 1 year ago
I was really surprised by Bones of Faerie. I didn't expect to like it so much and I didn't expect the story to go the places it did. I picked it up anticipating the plot to be similar to that of Twilight or Wicked Lovely but was pleased to find myself wrong. Instead Bones. takes place at least twenty years in the future after a war between our world and Faerie, both of which end up being pretty much destroyed. Magic has lingered in our world even post war and people still debate if it's safe or not. In some situations it isn't, like the trees that feast on human blood and flesh. But then there are the people who have the power to heal. Are they safe? Can their magic be trusted? When Liza starts seeing things that aren't really there she leaves her town hoping to keep the people she loves safe. She is joined by Michael whose family was killed by magic and understands what she's going through more than Liza can imagine. When they come across another town Liza is floored to find it so different from hers. With her new ability, Michael and some people from the new town Liza starts to piece together information about how the world was Before and about her mother. I didn't expect some of the twists that came and enjoyed them all. Books these days don't typically have themes, but Bones of Faerie definitely left me thinking. I thought Simner imagined a wonderful story and loves all her characters. I'll be looking forward to more from her!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started in 4th grd finished in 8th grd! Intiguing and amazing!
Sweatheart68 More than 1 year ago
As a young adult writer I was pleasantly surprised at Ms. Simner's story. The main character Liza is well written, the story line strong and the action keeps you wanting to read more. The fantasy thread through the story was well thought out and consistent. The author weaves a unique story of magic and reality in how nature changes after a war between two worlds. I will never view glowing rocks or vines the same again, which is a tribute to the vividness of the setting and the characters struggles in dealing with the fall out of this war. The prejudice in which the humans deal with something they cannot control or understand is very well played. It is a page turner and the action kept me wanting to know what happens next. If you like the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, you will want to read Ms. Simner's Faerie series.
Faylene3 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Bought it years ago and thought it was awesome because of how unusual it was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up at the library because it sounded interresting. I had a hard time finishing. The story was extremly slow paced. This may be better fitted for early-teen age group. I'm not going to read the other 2 books. And thats very unlike me because I always try to finish reading what I started. Oh well!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My English teacher read part of this book to us in class, and I loved it! This book is really interesting and I would reccomend it to anyone!
82alberta More than 1 year ago
loved the book cant wait to finish the rest
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This was a surprising original read and, despite having such tragic undertones, the plot was never too heavy. I thought this might be another fairy-themed quick read but it was indeed not. Great characters and a world that keeps you on the edge of your seat is what you'll find beneath this book cover. Bravo Mrs. Simner, bravo!
MysticDaisy More than 1 year ago
The first book was pretty slow but by the end of the book you are hooked. This sequal was very good beginning to end.
cindylb More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ioved this book and loved how liza overcame how she was raised.
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I thought it was great!
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Meagan Williams More than 1 year ago
i read itbin 1 day
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Corena Walraven More than 1 year ago
Wow this was a really great book, finished it in two days. Its similar to The Hunger Games, but with faerie and magic instead! Definitely a worthwhile read. Quick and easy, only 140 pages.
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