Spell Hunter (Faery Rebels #1)

Spell Hunter (Faery Rebels #1)
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10+
Release Date
April 28, 2009
ISBN
006155474X
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Forget everything you think you know about faeries . . .
Creatures full of magic and whimsy?
Not in the Oakenwyld. Not anymore.

Deep inside the great Oak lies a dying faery realm, bursting with secrets instead of magic. Long ago the faeries mysteriously lost their magic. Robbed of their powers, they have become selfish and dull-witted. Now their numbers are dwindling and their very survival is at stake.

Only one young faery—Knife—is determined to find out where her people’s magic has gone and try to get it back. Unlike her sisters, Knife is fierce and independent. She’s not afraid of anything—not the vicious crows, the strict Faery Queen, or the fascinating humans living nearby. But when Knife disobeys the Faery Queen and befriends a human named Paul, her quest becomes more dangerous than she realizes. Can Knife trust Paul to help, or has she brought the faeries even closer to the brink of destruction?

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Addiction
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Reader reviewed by Yan

 This book was simply&wow. And that, my dears, is an understatement. Just when my hope begins to diminish on Team Faery, Team Zombie is popping out some good books, R.J. Anderson writes this beauty.

When I started to read Faery Rebel, my brother asked me whats it about? I passed the book to him which he promptly read the back summary. He said that Disney is bound to make a movie out of this to which I reply, they probably will. So why did I tell you this little exchange between brother dear and I? To showcase you the appeal that it has. This book shows great potential for middle school students and high school students, as well as adults who adore fairies! We are talking about awe worthy, sigh escaping, silly little grins, and childish giggles type of book! And that, my friends, is just the starting point.

What I love first about Faery Rebel was the fact that it is quite different from other fairy type novels coming out. Most of which dwelled in the Fairy World with kings, queens, courts, and all of that confusing stuff. This was more of the Disney type of worldwhere they are 7 inches tall, live in a tree, and in the human world. This might seem cliché to some, but after reading about 4 series with the same background information and whatnot, I am quite sick of it. This was considered a breath of fresh air for me!

Knife was too precious. She reminds me of a little child who I want to hug and pamper. The innocence of not knowing anything in the human world, the batch of new emotions surfacing when she meets Paul, that made me want to read more. But of course, human size she can probably kick my butt. The way she handles her tasks, her confrontation with humans, the way she tried to solve the mystery of the ever declining fairy race, it was tres magnifique!

The characters surrounding Knife were as equally impressive and divine. Each had a motive, a purpose, and executed it in a wonderful fashion.

The plot complex, well as complex as you can without boring anyway. The descriptive language was there. The build up in storyline, the climax, the ending, was&sigh. I cannot simply tell you how wonderful it all was. Read it. Just grab a copy and read it.

Overall: Faery Rebel impressed me and I eagerly wait for the sequel! It was a stunning piece of work that R.J. Anderson should be proud of.


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Innovative Faery world
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Reader reviewed by Julie H.

Really enjoyed this story about a brave, independent faery named Knife who is intent on discovering how her faery group lost their powers. Since the time of the Sundering, their powers are gone and fresh, creative ideas have suffered. Knife secretly befriends a human named Paul, who winds up being necessary to the solution to the faery problems.
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Strong Protagonist in an Exciting New Faery World!
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Reader reviewed by Steph Su



After a horrifying yet mysterious
event known as the Sundering, the faeries who live in the Oakenwyld possess
very little magic, and something seems to be killing them off, even as their
queen, Amaryllis, forbids them to go outside the Oak, for fear that predatorssuch
as crows and the terrifying humanswill destroy them even faster.



However, the Queens Hunter,
Knife, will not be satisfied with staying away from the humans. She ends up
befriending Paul, a crippled human boy living in the nearby House. The more
Knife learns about the humans, the more she thinks there is something fishy
about her faery communitys mistrust of humans. With Paul and her faery
friends help, Knife may be able to discover what is ailing Oakenwyldbut only
at the cost of heavy sacrifices. What is Knife willing to do for love, even if
the love is impossible?



The world of FAERY REBELS is
instantly engaging, a space filled with danger, betrayal, creativity, and hope.
Knife is a fantastic character, a young faery willing to follow her instincts
and take risks; she reminds me a lot of Katniss from The Hunger Games, which
was GREAT! I have no doubt that she will easily win the hearts of readers of
all ages.



R. J. Anderson spins a convincing
world with strong supporting characters and an elaborate plotline, filled with
interesting backstories. At times I got frustrated when the characters felt the
need to talk aloud every step of their thought process to reach revelations
that I, as the reader, wouldve liked to figure out myself, instead of being smashed
in the face with it. But I can see why younger readersthose in middle
schoolwouldnt be bothered by that, so I suppose it was just a minor complaint
on my part.



Overall, FAERY REBELS is a
must-read 2009 debut novel. You will reluctantly put the book down at the end,
sad because you crave so much more of Knife and Pauls world. Seriously, teat
yourself to this marvelous fantasy novel, and then you, like me, will be
eagerly awaiting what R. J. Anderson has for us next.








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faeries
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Reader reviewed by stephanie

OMG. This book was really, really good. I loved the Knife's wit and her independence. I loved the plot because it's so unique especially since it talks about faeries[faerys?] that no longer have magic anymore.



I thought characters were well-written as well because I felt like I got to know Knife really well. I loved her sense of adventure and her curiosity which was how she was able to find herself on the road to getting back the faerys' powers. The Faery Queen was someone who I was holding my suspicion on because she seemed so...suspicious [lol]. At first, I thought she was this bad person who was the one behind the whole "losing-the-magic" stuff. However, she actually wasn't that bad. She was actually helping the faerys. I'm not going to talk about Paul because that's for you guys to find out. ;]



With romance, faerys, adventures and mysteries, what more can you ask for?
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Mix of reality and fantasy
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Reader reviewed by GirlwiththeBraids


The faeries of the Oak went through a terrible event called the Sundering but a hundred years later, none of the faeries know what it had been about. With the Oaks population dwindling, Knife is appointed the Queens Hunter. Maybe she could find out what has caused the Silence that has been taking some many of the faeries lives and cure it. When she takes a mayor interest in humans, Knife visits the House and becomes friends with the teenager, Paul. No one knew of Knife and Pauls friendship, but when Queen finds out, Knife has to make a difficult decision. But how could Knife hurt a human & shes in love with?


Brilliantly written and marvelous with a mix of fantasy and reality, Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter rocks my socks! I dare say I enjoyed this more than any of the Harry Potter books. Author R.J. Anderson unfolds a world of magical creatures that are forbidden to have contact with humans. The dilemmas seemed real even though the main theory was bizarre. The unique characters caught my attention and kept it throughout the book. I loved it! Reading how Knife and Pauls worlds intertwine was interesting and most of all, amazing. This book left me lying in bed with a smile on my face. : )

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