The war between humanity and Faerie devastated both sides. Or so fifteen-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. Corn resists being harvested; dandelions have thorns. 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. Still, Liza feels safe. Her father is strong and has protected their town by laying down strict rules. Among them: any trace of magic must be destroyed, no matter where it is found. Then Liza's sister is born with faerie-pale hair, clear as glass, and Liza's father leaves the baby on a hillside to die. When her mother disappears into the forest and Liza herself discovers she has the Faerie ability to see - into the past, into the future - she has no choice but to flee. 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.
Fans of dark fantasy and dystopian adventure discovered Janni Lee Simner's first novel, Bones of Faerie, to be an exciting twist on a favorite theme. Now readers of Holly Black, Melissa Marr, and Cassandra Clare can return to Janni's unique vision of a magic-infused postapocalyptic world where war between Faerie and humanity has left both realms devastated. In the second book of the trilogy, Faerie Winter, Liza managed to bring spring back to the human realm, but the Faerie realm has continued to deteriorate, crumbling away into dust. When Liza crosses over to investigate, will she be forced to sacrifice her life and the lives of her friends in order to save both worlds?
The long-awaited sequel to Janni Lee Simner's breathtaking YA fantasy debut, Bones of Faerie.Liza is a summoner. She can draw life to herself, even from beyond the grave. And because magic works both ways, she can drive life away. Months ago, she used her powers to banish her dangerous father and to rescue her mother, lost in dreams, from the ruined land of Faerie.Born in the wake of the war between humanity and Faerie, Liza lived in a world where green things never slept, where trees sought to root in living flesh and bone. But now the forests have fallen silent. Even the evergreens' branches are bare. Winter crops won't grow, and the threat of starvation looms. And deep in the forest a dark, malevolent will is at work. To face it, Liza will have to find within herself something more powerful than magic alone.Here at last is the sequel to Bones of Faerie, for all those fans of dark fantasy and dystopian adventure who thrilled to Janni Lee Simner's unique vision of a postapocalyptic world infused with magic.From the Hardcover edition.
The moonlight sharpened, turning so bright it hurt Callie's eyes. Within that light, she saw something.At first she thought she imagined it. It shimmered, no more than a glowing shadow. Then all of a sudden it turned sharp and real, more real than anything else in the yard. It was a horse. A beautiful silver horse, with a coat that glistened in the moonlight and a white mark like a star on her forehead. The star shone with a light all its own, brighter than the moon, brighter than the lights of the distant houses. The horses Callie had seen by the side of the road were dull in comparison. Callie ached to step outside, to press her cheek against the horse's sleek side, to run her hands through the soft silver mane. She opened the window wider. She didn't know where the horse had come from, and she didn't care. She was glad it had stopped in her yard.
They were going to dig up Star's corral. Callie lay sprawled across her bed, staring out the window. Workers moved through her yard and across a circle of trampled dirt, talking loudly, while a light wind blew up clouds of dust around them. Sweat plastered their damp shirts to their skin. One of the workers pulled a tape measure from her belt every so often; another held a pad on which he made notes. They were examining the land, so they could give Callie's dad an estimate on building the pool and deck he'd designed. Two other companies had already done the same thing.
Callie Fern can't wait to take her first trial ride. It's just what she needs to take her mind off Star, who has rejoined her owner in the ghost world. But on the trial, the horses go wild and turn off, leaving Callie, her friend Amy, and her sister, Melissa stranded in the mountains. Huge storm clouds are racing in and with Melissa's ankle sprained from her fall, the girls can't get shelter. Even worse, Callie spies a stranger following them.
Tiernay Markowitz, pseudonym Tiernay West, is an adventurer. She moves with the stealth of a great cat of the African plains and can track a bicycle on dry pavement. She has no use for ballet, fancy dresses, her mother's new--and frankly very dull--boyfriend or his nerdy, computer obsessed son, Kevin. When Tiernay catches wind of possible buried treasure in her very own town, she's on the case. Little does she know where this will lead--was running for her life, scaling cliffs in the middle of the night, or getting trapped underground really part of the plan?
The latest YA fantasy book from Bones of Faerie author Janni Lee Simner! After her mother mysteriously disappears, sixteen-year-old Haley convinces her father to take her to Iceland, where her mother was last seen. There, amidst the ancient fissures and crevices of that volcanic island, Haley meets gorgeous Ari, a boy with a dangerous side who appoints himself her protector. When Haley picks up a silver coin that entangles her in a spell cast by her ancestor Hallgerd, she discovers that Hallgerd's spell and her mother's disappearance are connected to a chain of events that could unleash terrifying powers and consume the world. Haley must find a way to contain the growing fires of the spell-and her growing attraction to Ari. Janni Lee Simner brings the fierce romance and violent passions of Iceland's medieval sagas into this twenty-first-century novel, with spellbinding results.
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