The youngest and boldest of all the faeries of the Oak, Knife fearlessly battles the savage crows and other predators who threaten her dying people. But when she strikes up a forbidden friendship with a human named Paul, she arouses the wrath of the powerful Faery Queen herself. With the help of some unexpected allies, Knife sets out to solve the mystery of her people’s missing magic-but she soon discovers that the truth may cost her everything…
Since many young readers (especially girls) are drawn to stories about fairies and enjoy tales of fantasy and adventure, I believe that my newly released debut novel FAERY REBELS: SPELL HUNTER will appeal to:
*Girls 10 and up who love faeries, but are done with “cute and sparkly” and want a story that’s more serious, complex and even a little romantic (but clean!).
*Boys who love mystery, action and adventure in an outdoor setting.
*Anyone looking for a book where a disabled character takes a dynamic, positive, and major role.
FAERY REBELS: SPELL HUNTER
HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2009
Contemporary fantasy novel, ages 10-up
$16.99 US, $22.50 in Canada
R.J. (Rebecca) Anderson was born in Uganda, raised in Canada, and has spent most of her life dreaming of other worlds entirely. She grew up reading fairy tales, mythology, and the writings of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and George MacDonald; now she tries to bring a similar sense of wonder and adventure to the stories she writes for children and young adults.
View the cover and flap copy as well as read the first 67 pages of the book through the HarperCollins website at http://browseinside.harpercollins.ca/index.aspx?isbn13=9780061554742
See some reviews and learn more about R.J. Anderson at http://www.rj-anderson.com