Fairy Keeper

Fairy Keeper

by Amy Bearce

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ISBN-13: 9781948661157
Publisher: Amy Bearce
Publication date: 01/22/2019
Series: World of Aluvia , #1
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range: 13 - 15 Years

About the Author

Amy writes fantasy and light science fiction for young readers and the young at heart. She is the author of the World of Aluvia series and SHORTCUTS (CBAY Books, 2019), for grades 4 and up. She is also a former reading teacher and librarian. As an Army kid, she moved eight times before she was eighteen, so she feels especially fortunate to be married to her high school sweetheart. Together they're raising two daughters in San Antonio.

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Fairy Keeper 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
mysticbaby1991 More than 1 year ago
In the world of Aluvia, Magic is what supplies the world. One such magic is the Fairy nectar that people use either for it's healing properties or for illegal drugs like Flight. 14 year old Sierra was born with the Fairy Keeper birthmark and no choice buy to embrace her destiny. Living with an evil alchemist who uses the Fairy nectar for illegal drugs has only soured Sierra's mindset towards her destiny even more. However, when her fairy's are found dead and the queen missing Sierra will have to set out on a journey to discover why all the Keeper's Fairy's are dead and the queens are missing. On a journey that Sierra set out with the mindset to only save her sister her mindset soon changes when she discovers that not only are the humans responsible for killing the fairy's, but the magic that keeps their world alive as well. Will Sierra be able to convince people to change their ways and stop collecting nectar? Will she be in time to save her sister from a horrible deal made by her father to be a runner? Will Sierra ever understand her role as a Keeper and embrace her destiny?
Nurse4pets More than 1 year ago
A very unique and creative storyline, with a different spin on fairies! With Sierra, the reluctant fairy keeper who hates that she had no choice in her life. Some parts of the story did drag on, but overall a sweet and original read.
snowbunny1977 More than 1 year ago
New author for me and I have to say I really enjoyed reading it. I read in one sitting. Not the biggest fan ever of YA but I like some and I sure liked this! Sierra doesnt have it easy. She lost her mother at the birth of her little sister Phoebe. She's a Fairy Keeper and doesnt like doing it but its her calling. She gathers their nectar to give to her cruel Father. He's physically abusive and treats them poorly. They've managed to stay ok but now that the fairies are dead and the Queen is missing, her Father sold her 10 year old sister to a bad dark Alchemist to settle the debt. She'll be a runner for him to sell his bad elixirs. Its up to Sierra to find the Queen after bargaining with her Father for her sister. She wont be going alone. With her best friend Corbin and her sorta enemy Nell. I think she's better described as her Nemesis. Nell's really not all bad she's got her own problems. When she finds her Queen will Sierra do the right thing and save the Queens or will she find another way to save her sister? This had some really good secondary characters in it. I loved Micah and they are very drawn to one another. I even liked Nell...she grew on me. This ends on HEA but I dont think their journey is done. More books to come I think.
cutelittleearsAB More than 1 year ago
Sierra is known as a Fairy Keeper, people who are able to communicate with fairies. She doesn't like her role in life, but she'll do what she can to protect Phoebe. One day, her hatch is dead and the queen missing. She must find her for Phoebe's sake.
jcresce1 More than 1 year ago
This was a great YA story. The author did a great job transporting me into this world of fairies and other supernatural characters. I don't want to give away anything in this story because I think the surprises are part of the charm of this one, but the blurb does a great job describing it. I really enjoyed it and couldn't put it down. I look forward to reading the next in the series, which revolves around merfolk!!!!!
amartinez87 More than 1 year ago
An interesting and adventurous story. It took me a little bit to get into but I really enjoyed the concept. I loved the different creatures and look forward to discovering more about them.
Tink1113 More than 1 year ago
Fairy Keeper was an extremely enjoyable read! The story captivated me and kept me wanting more. The characters had a life of their own as they jumped off of the pages. Sierra the main character embarked on a journey that made her grow in so many ways. She intertwines relationships with several other characters as her journey takes her looking for Queenie her lost queen fairy. As Sierra is a fairy keeper she keeps the fairies safe from harm and for her tyrant of a father she extracts their fairy nectar for his potions and poisons. As the story moves from page to page you learn who Sierra can trust and who she can't as well as who truly has her back and who her best friend truly is. Fairy Keeper was one book I couldn't put down. I can't wait for more!
ToManyBooksNotEnoughTime More than 1 year ago
A Solid Read for Lovers of all things Fae I would like to thank Curiosity Quills Press for granting me a copy of this e-book to read in exchange for an honest review. Though I received this e-book for free that in no way impacts my review. Goodreads Teaser: "Forget cute fairies in pretty dresses. In the world of Aluvia, most fairies are more like irritable, moody insects. Almost everyone in the world of Aluvia views the fairy keeper mark as a gift, but not fourteen-year-old Sierra. She hates being a fairy keeper, but the birthmark is right there on the back of her neck. It shows everyone she was born with the natural ability to communicate, attract, and even control the tiny fairies whose nectar is amazingly powerful. Fairy nectar can heal people, but it is also a key ingredient in synthesizing Flight, an illegal elixir that produces dreaminess, apathy and hallucinations. She’s forced to care for a whole hive of the bee-like beasties by her Flight-dealing, dark alchemist father. Then one day, Sierra discovers the fairies of her hatch are mysteriously dead. The fairy queen is missing. Her father’s Flight operation is halted, and he plans to make up for the lost income by trading her little sister to be an elixir runner for another dark alchemist, a dangerous thug. Desperate to protect her sister, Sierra convinces her father she can retrieve the lost queen and get his operation up and running. The problem? Sierra’s queen wasn’t the only queen to disappear. They’re all gone, every single one, and getting them back will be deadly dangerous.  Sierra journeys with her best friend and her worst enemy -- assigned by her father to dog her every step -- to find the missing queens. Along the way, they learn that more than just her sister’s life is at stake if they fail. There are secrets in the Skyclad Mountains where the last wild fairies were seen. The magic Sierra finds there has the power to transform their world, but only if she can first embrace her calling as a fairy keeper." This story is both entertainment as well as a metaphor for the situation our world is currently in. Sierra is your typical teenager in some ways, and in others she's very different. Sierra and her younger sister Phoebe live with their father, Jack. Their mother died years ago, so it's been the three of them for some time. Jack's a dark alchemist, famous for his drug known as Flight, but also well known for his poisons, not to mention his quick temper. One he takes out on Sierra often enough, though he'd never go so far as to kill her. She's very valuable to him, or more precisely for him. Sierra is a fairy keeper. From a long line of fairy keepers on both sides of her family, Sierra's known for as long as she can remember just what she'd grow up to be. What many view as an honor Sierra sees as an unwanted obligation; she resents having her life mapped out for her from the very beginning, with no options or choices ahead of her. Her mark shows everyone that she has a special connection to magical beings, fairies being the most magical of all. And she's conflicted about the whole situation. Even though she resents not having a choice, she still cares about her fairies, even if it is somewhat grudgingly. Yet her best friend Corbin is thrilled to be a fairy keeper. Despite their differences they really are the best of friends, and Sierra knows she can trust Corbin with anything. Phoebe, Sierra's little sister, is the light of her life. Sierra would do anything and everything for her sister. So when the fairies disappear Sierra ends up on a dangerous journey to rescue her fairy queen, or find some way to procure another. She's prepared to do anything to save Phoebe from the life Jack has arranged for her.   Thus marks the beginning of Sierra's travels with Corbin and Nell, the most unlikely trio one could imagine. This is also the beginning of Sierra's inner journey, her time of growing up. Sierra has only a small window of time in which to fulfill her end of the bargain with Jack, time filled with adventures and lessons. And if Sierra doesn't learn these lessons quickly enough it may not just be Phoebe's life that's at risk. Like the larger story each of Sierra's lessons could be used as a metaphor for life in today's world, which is part of what makes this story work on multiple levels. Throughout the adventures, dangers, and discoveries Sierra must make choices, and the repercussions of her choices may impact them all, sometimes in ways she never imagined possible. Her inner journey is easily as important as her outer journey, maybe more so.  
TheAvidReader_KA More than 1 year ago
Fairy Keeper by Amy Bearce is a paranormal novel for young adults. Sierra Quinn is a 14 year old Fairy Keeper. She was born with the mark of the keeper on her neck (fairy wings). Sierra can communicate and attract fairies. Sierra does not like being a keeper because she dislikes being told what to do. One day she is checking on her fairies in their hatch and discovers all the worker fairies are dead and the queen is missing. Her father, Jack will not be pleased. Jack is a nasty man. He makes Sierra collect fairy nectar which he uses in poisons and drugs (especially a drug called Flight). Sierra only stays around because of her sister, Phoebe (who was not born a keeper). Jack is upset when he finds out about the nectar. He then states that Phoebe (who is only 10) will have to go work for Elder Graham Bentwood. Bentwood is a big man, has a nasty temper, and sells drugs. Sierra makes a deal with Jack. She will bring back the queen and Phoebe will not have to go work for Bentwood (at least not for another year). Jack agrees with the bargain on the condition that his enforcer, Nell goes with Sierra. Sierra cannot stand Nell, but she will tolerate her on the trip for the sake of her sister. Sierra and Nell embark on an adventure to find the missing fairy queen. As they start their trip, Sierra stops at her friend, Corbin’s house to check on his fairies. Corbin is also a fairy keeper and has read everything he can find on fairies. Corbin’s queen is missing as well and his worker fairies are dead. Corbin joins Sierra and Nell on their quest. It is a long journey and will be full of adventure. The Fairy Keeper is a cute story and is aimed at young adults. There is violence in the book and concepts are for an older young adult. The book does place an emphasis on not over using natural resources which is a good thing for young adults to learn. I give Fairy Keeper 4 out of 5 stars. I liked the story but did not fall in love with it. I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
NatashaSunshine More than 1 year ago
This was a thoroughly enjoyable read! The characters were believable and richly drawn, and Sierra's journey was compelling.  The fantasy world of Aluvia was full of not only beauty and magic, but evil and corruption as well.  Written for primarily the tween and teen audience, I found plenty of deeper layers and thematic issues to engage my mind, and the writing was so very pretty and precise, it was a joy to read.  I highly recommend this book to lovers of fantasy, and those who enjoy coming of age novels with strong and engaging female characters. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not going to summarize the plot here, but I will say that I'm an adult who read this both because I love finding gems on the Young Adult shelf and because I like finding books I can recommend and discuss with my kids. There's a lot of great YA fiction out there right now, and _Fairy Keeper_ is no exception. Amy Bearce balances a lot of different things with this book, and she does it well. It is engaging and interesting for age levels from tweens to adults. There aren't a lot of books that both my 10-year-old and I can enjoy reading. Also, as a parent it can be hard to find books that are challenging enough for an advanced tween reader without having the mature content of books geared towards older teens. This story does have a bit of violence and a little romance, but it stays firmly in the PG camp and is certainly nothing the tween crowd hasn't seen before. Still, nothing feels "played down" and there is depth to the plot and characters' emotions that I think will be appealing to older teens-- I certainly wasn't about to put it down before I found out what happened! The characters are all intriguing and Sierra's development throughout the story shows her growing and changing, but still staying true to who she is at heart. Without giving too many details (no spoilers!) I love that her feelings toward her closest friend remain the same even though she feels confused about the way their relationship might be changing. Really, I love the way all of the relationships in the story play out. Characters' feelings and reactions ring true to their age group without seeming immature or uninteresting to me as an adult reader, another bit of balance (and insight) by the author. Finally, I love a book like this that creates another world with its own rules, creatures, and customs and draws me in completely. This story begins with action, not exposition, so it is a treat throughout the book every time a new facet of Aluvia is revealed. The power of magic in Sierra's world and the creatures that inhabit it are woven seamlessly into the plot so that nothing ever feels like an explanation for the readers' benefit. The ending of the book wraps up the plot of this story, but leaves the door open for learning much more about Sierra and Aluvia.
Marcella15 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! It has broader themes that apply to many concerns in our world today. The fantasy aspect kept my interest from start to finish! I'm glad to find another book that is appropriate to buy for my middle-grade grandchildren too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am quite pleased with the storytelling in this book. The last hundred or so pages were fast-paced and held my interest so that I could not put it down. Thank you for a fun, fictional story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fairy Keeper is an amazing debut novel from author Amy Bearce. It’s a great read for anyone who loves fantastic world-building and beautiful prose, but it’s absolutely perfect for readers who might have outgrown children’s books but are not quite ready for YA.  Like Earth, Aluvia is a world of limited natural resources. And its biggest natural resource is magic, which is exploited by some of its inhabitants. As a fairy keeper, fourteen-year-old Sierra is part of the magic, whether she wants to be, or not. And her father Jack is one of the exploiters. When Sierra’s fairy queen disappears from her hatch, Sierra must go on a quest to get her back. Her younger sister’s life depends on it, and as Sierra soon discovers, so does Aluvia, itself.   Along the way, Sierra learns about friendship, responsibility, self-acceptance, and love. She meets magical creatures she didn’t know still existed, including a teen faun and a fire-breathing dragon. It’s a truly amazing journey that nobody should miss.