This story ran pretty smoothly and wasn’t at all a difficult read. It’s about a shy girl who can see fairies but is told by her grandmother to ignore them or face the consequences. Then one day the fairies start singling her out as if she were someone for them to take note of and one even comes to her school to try to get closer to her. She decides to confront them and finds out that she’s been selected as a candidate to break a curse.
She has a guy that she likes, Seth, and a romance develops between the two. Though I liked the character of Seth (he seemed like a really easy going guy, with lots of peircings) I found his immediate acceptance of the situation to be somewhat unbelievable. If there had been more hesitation at what she was saying in the beginning and then the unquestioning faith I think it would’ve been more believable, but the relationship between the two was a good one. He was a steady guy and was always very supportive of her. A healthy, ‘modern’ relationship that’s good for teens to expose themselves to.
The story in itself had the feel of a faery tale… meaning a tale about faeries. It was almost reminiscent of Melling’s Fairy Chronicles in the way in which the two went about trying to protect themselves for the fae. The story had life and emotion, overall a decent read.