Friday, March 13, 2015

Jacqueline's review of Bitten by Danyelle Leafty

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of -- Bitten, A Novel of Faerie by Danyelle Leafty

Overall star rating, from 1-5 --- 5

About the book:
Fourteen-year-old Cherrie Wilding stopped believing in fairies after her Grams had a stroke that left her a silent, empty stranger. But whether she believes in them or not, one of them bit her, and now the venom is spreading through her system and causing  . . . complications. Like an allergy to iron and a craving for milk.

It turns out that fairy venom has the power to turn mortals into small, winged versions of themselves. And it gets better. Grams's stroke was the result of her light--her fairy soul--being stolen. The fairy who bit Cherrie demands her to help steal Grams's light back.

As much as Cherrie wants to save Grams, her need to protect her older brother from the fairies and the rest of the real world wins out. Who knows what lurks in a world populated by winged menaces? But when the fairy talks Cherrie's brother into going to the fairy realm, Cherrie mounts a rescue attempt to save him. To her surprise, it's not her brother who needs rescuing--it's the fairies. Someone is stealing their lights and imprisoning them, and it's up to Cherrie and her brother to free them. But saving the fairies, keeping her brother safe, and returning home requires the help of the Phoenix. And the price for his aid doesn't come cheap. If Cherrie wants to succeed, she must be willing to part with her greatest possession: her heart.

Book creation ratings:
Overall total -- 30 out of a possible 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

My review:
I've always love fairy tales and such, so this book really caught my interest.  It puts a totally new twist on some old fairy tale concepts.  I love it!  So looking forward to the next book in this series.

This is one of those 'can't put it down' books, that you have a hard time laying down till you've reached the end.  Wonderful characters in a fantastic setting, that will totally suck you in and hook you.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- fantasy
Age recommendations -- 14 and up
Sex content rating -- not applicable
Violence rating -- not really applicable

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