Reviews for Fairy Lies
Booklist Reviews 2012 March #2
In this sequel to Fairy Wings (formerly known as Wings: A Fairy Tale, 2008), King Oberon kidnaps half-fairy Tamisin, daughter of Queen Titania, from the human world. Jak, Tamisin's half-goblin boyfriend, follows to the fey world to rescue her before Titania and Oberon's private feud starts a war between fairies. While Jak journeys across the dangerous lands, Tamisin struggles against Oberon's mind magic to remember her true self. Tamisin and Jak narrate with little personality or detail as they quick-step from one adventure to the next, and the all-out fairy war is over in a few anticlimactic scenes. This sequel is only for fans of the first book and readers looking for more human-turned-fairy-princess stories. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Fall
In this sequel to Fairy Wings (formerly titled Wings: A Fairy Tale), Tamisin finds herself back in the fairy realm at the demand of Oberon, who thinks he's her father. Jak attempts a rescue, but it takes some time to track Tamisin down--and when he does, she doesn't remember him. The engaging character dynamics make the story flit right along.
Library Media Connection Reviews 2012 March/April
In this sequel to Wings: A Fairy Tale (Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2008), Tamisin the fairy princess is trying to adjust to life back in the human world. Before Tamisin can return to the land of fey she is kidnapped by Oberon, king of the fairies, who believes that Tamisin is his daughter. Inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, this story is filled with a wild assortment of magical creatures. The reader may feel a bit overwhelmed trying to keep track of the various subplots and the extensive cast of characters. The perspective of the story shifts back and forth between Tamisin and Jak, preventing the reader from fully investing in the characters. This is a fun lighthearted romp however, and it will appeal to younger fantasy fans. While it's not a must to have read the first book, having both titles on hand is recommended. Cecelia Carmenates, Librarian, O.W. Holmes Middle School, Alexandria, Virginia. RECOMMENDED Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.
School Library Journal Reviews 2012 March
Gr 6-9--In this follow-up to Fairy Wings (Bloomsbury, 2008), Princess Tamisin is back in the human world, but feeling pulled to return to the fairy world and her mother Titania, its queen. Titania is married to, but estranged from, Oberon, king of the fairies, who is angry that Titania never told him about Tamisin. He kidnaps the princess in order to get to know her better, but also to exact revenge on his wife. Tamisin is caught between her mother and King Oberon, worries about her human parents, and fears that magic has been used to make her forget her human boyfriend, Jak. He and a cat goblin return to the fairy world to save her. It may help to have read the first book to understand what is going on, but even so, the story line mixes magic and reality and romance in a way that confuses rather than engages. Still, Tamisin is an appealing character, and readers will find themselves wanting to know what happens to her.--Kathy Kirchoefer, Prince Georges County Memorial Library System, New Carrollton, MD [Page 149]. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
VOYA Reviews 2012 February
Fairy princess Tamisin Warner has left her human home and ventured to the land of fey, where other fairies, sphinxes, and goblins reside. Oberon, king of the fairies, believes he is Tamisin's father. Titania, Tamisin's mother, has always told her daughter that her real father was a human who died long ago. Once in the land of fey, Tamisin is convinced that Oberon may indeed be her real father, and she sets out to get to know the father she never had; however, someone seems to be lying to her about her family. Jak, Tamisin's boyfriend from the human world, realizes that he must also travel to the land of fey to bring back Tamisin and prevent a full-scale fairy war between Oberon's forces and Titania's warriors Fairy Lies bounces between Jak's adventures and Tamisin's exploits in the land of the fey, but most readers may not be captivated by either's story. The pacing is slow, and the majority of the characters are not well drawn. While the last third of the novel starts to hit the mark, many of the events seem short on detail and long on explanation, resulting in a choppy flow. The impeding war between the fairies, for example, is ended abruptly in just a few short paragraphs. Those who enjoyed Baker's Fairy Wings, however, and those who clamor for books about fairies, will want to read this one.--Jeff Mann. 2P 2Q J S Copyright 2011 Voya Reviews.