Except the Queen

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Except the Queen

Except the Queen by Jane Yolen and Midori Snyder is a book that is considered YA fantasy, but is just as enjoyable for adults. This is one of those books that takes a typical stereotype and twists it. Instead of a human becoming lost in the fairy land, we have two sisters who have exiled themselves into the modern world of humans. The sisters must navigate through a world that is very different from their own and just as dangerous. They are without any of their magic while defeating a danger to both worlds. This was a very interesting read with writing that has a beautiful, but easy flow to it. I highly recommend Except the Queen for fans of fairy stories or Charles De Lint fans.

Book Blurb for Except the Queen

From award winning authors Jane Yolen and Midori Snyder comes a tale of two worlds-and one destiny...

Sisters Serena and Meteora were once proud members of the high court of the Fairy Queen- until they played a prank that angered her highness. Separated and banished to the mortal realm of Earth, they must find a way to survive in a strange world in which they have no power. But there is more to their new home than they first suspect...

A sympathetic Meteora bonds with a troubled young girl with an ornate tattoo on her neck. Meteora recognizes it as a magic symbol that will surely bring danger down on them all. Serena, meanwhile, takes in a tortured homeless boy whose mind is plagued by dark visions. The signs point to a rising power that threatens to tear asunder both fairy and human worlds.

nd the sisters realize that perhaps the queen cast them from their homes not out of anger or spite- but because they were the only ones who could do what must be done...

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2010 4.50