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.
This was a big change from the sparkly, happy fairy books I’ve read before. In this series, fairies are evil, and magic is something to be feared. But that line of thinking doesn’t sit well with liza, who soon learns she has her own magic. I really liked the strength of the characters in this book, and the way they stand beside one another. I have so many questions, and hopefully some will be answered in the second book.