Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Feral Child by Che Golden

She sneaks in on forbidden ground and almost gets stolen by a faerie.  He's not giving up, though.  She finds him outside her window, but she won't go.  Imagine her horror when he steals the little boy next door...

Quercus and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this ebook for review (thank you).  It won't be publishing until June 3rd, 2014, but if you or someone in your family loves magic and faeries, you need to get a copy of this one.

Maddy's parents died in an unfortunate accident and she is now living with her grandparents in Ireland.  Her cousin, Danny, is mean and mouthy and doesn't want her to be around.  She doesn't want to be around either, she liked London and the activities there.  This small town has nothing to keep her busy and her grandparents don't understand her.  She's also mourning her parents heavily and just doesn't care much about life anymore. That's part of what makes her attractive to the faeries.  If she doesn't care about living, she'll make a good slave for them.

She goes in to the forbidden castle grounds one night after a fight with her grandparents.  The feral boy who tries to keep her there scares her, but her grandfather seems unconcerned about it.  When the little boy next door is stolen in the night, no one will hunt for him either.  And when he's returned home, its not him:  It's a changeling.

No one believes her, no one is willing to help, so she's going after him by herself.  Except she's followed by Danny and a friend of hers, which doesn't make her happy.  Before she's through, she'll be glad she had them, though.

This is a typical faerie world where lies flow as free as truth, temptations are great and it's almost impossible to escape.  Maddy and her friends have the hounds after them and it's a battle to the finish.

I read this one quickly because it's action driven and has old lore in it.  I also enjoyed it.  Why don't you give it a try?

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