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Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school...or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change. But she could never have guessed the truth.
For Meghan is the daughter of a mythical faery king...and a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face...and find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.
Don't miss the first book in Julie Kagawa's highly anticipated new series, TALON, AVAILABLE OCTOBER 28, 2014
From the critics
Frightening or Intense Scenes: Main character's brother is replaced by changeling that tries to attack several persons (with fangs, claws, teeth, blood, creepy glowing eyes, weird mood swings, etc.) I found this book's beginning very horror-movie style.
Violence: Lots of violence, a war is written into the books. But it's not really super gory
Sexual Content: Lots of kissing, and sex is mentioned once. (but it wasnt horribly descriptive)
Age SuitabilityAdd Age Suitability
dragongirl454 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 17
helengraace thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 20
QuotesAdd a Quote
Meghan: So, you want me to drink that… that stuff and just forget about Ethan. Just forget about my only brother. That's what you're saying.
Puck: Well, when you put it like that…
Meghan: Of course I won't forget about Ethan! He's my brother! are you really that inhuman, or just stupid?
"Once you start seeing things, you won't be able to stop. People have gone mad with too much knowledge." - Puck
"Mortals have perfected the art of not seeing what they don't expect to be there." - Puck
Puck stepped forward. "Ladies and felines," he stated grandly, grasping the doorknob, "welcome to Ti Na Nog. Land of endless winter and shitloads of snow."
"Oh of course, that's it," Robbie said with a sneer. " I've always wanted the IQ of a rock. No, wait. That would be an insult to the rock." He snorted.
SummaryAdd a Summary
image On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, Meghan Chase is confronted with a scene straight out of Pet Cemetery when she and her mother are attacked by her four year old brother. Her best friend Robbie (aka the famous Puck) saves her and reveals that her brother has been switched with a faery changeling and the only way to get him back is to find the kidnapper in the Nevernever (aka faeryland).
The world of the faery is as terrifying as it is beautiful. In her quest, Meghan is nearly eaten several times, ripped apart by trolls, drowned by nixies, impaled by a prince, raped by a herd of satyrs, and boiled by Goblins. And that's not even half of it. There is nothing sweet and gentle about the fey in this book.
Meghan has always felt that she didn't quite fit in. But she could always rely on her best friend, Robbie, for a smile and her little brother, Ethan, for a hug. On her 16th birthday, Meghan's world is shaken to the core when Ethan is kidnapped and she finds out that Robbie is not what he appears to be. Determined to rescue Ethan, Meghan enters the faery realm where the Summer and Winter fey are eternally at odds. Meghan becomes a pawn in their deadly game and knows she cannot trust anyone. Even so, she needs help to battle her way across the Nevernever in search of Ethan and must decide whether the gorgeous but dangerous Winter prince can be trusted. When a cruel and twisted power threatens to destroy all of Nevernever, will Meghan find her brother before it’s too late?
Grades 8-12, 363 pages