In a time of deadly crisis, Linden alone has the power to save her people.
The faeries of the Oak are in danger of extinction, and their only hope for survival rests in fifteen-year-old Linden. Armed with the last of her people's magic, she travels bravely into the modern human world. Along the way she makes a reluctant ally—a human boy named Timothy.
Soon Linden and Timothy discover a danger much worse than the Oakenfolk's loss of magic: a potent evil that threatens to enslave faeries and humans alike. In a fevered, desperate chase across the country, Tim and Linden must risk their lives to seek an ancient power before it's too late to save everyone they love.
R. J. Anderson has artfully crafted a world of stunning magic, thrilling adventure, and delicate beauty, where the key to the future is in an unexpected, forbidden friendship.
Though it differs from the drawing of the first book of the series it still captures the wonder and fantasy of the story. It breaths life and a realness to the story. I enjoy the softness of the background bringing the focus to the model. I think this is a good cover, one that will capture peoples attention.
Anderson’s writing was clear and easy to follow. I appreciated her telling the story from both Timothy’s and Linden’s point of view. I really got to understand what they were both going through in their lives and how similar and different those lives were. Their voices flowed within the story not leaving me with any disconnection or confusion between the the two. This is a tale of fantasy with magic and faeries woven together so generously that it captured me from beginning to end. With all the highs and lows and all the danger, I felt like I was on the ride right alongside Linden and Timothy. This was a clearly enjoyable read for me and I can’t wait for more!