Forget cute fairies in pretty dresses.
the world of Aluvia, most fairies are more like irritable, moody
insects, and almost everyone views the fairy keeper mark as a gift. But
not fourteen-year-old Sierra. She hates being a fairy keeper, but the
birthmark is right there on the back of her neck. It shows everyone she
was born with the natural ability to communicate, attract, and even
control the tiny fairies whose nectar is amazingly powerful.
nectar can heal people, but it is also a key ingredient in synthesizing
Flight, an illegal elixir that produces dreaminess, apathy and
hallucinations. She’s forced to care for a whole hive of the bee-like
beasties by her Flight-dealing, dark alchemist father.
day, Sierra discovers the fairies of her hatch are mysteriously dead.
The fairy queen is missing. Her father’s Flight operation is halted, and
he plans to make up for the lost income by trading her little sister to
be an elixir runner for another dark alchemist, a dangerous thug.
Desperate to protect her sister, Sierra convinces her father she can
retrieve the lost queen and get his operation up and running.
problem? Sierra’s queen wasn’t the only queen to disappear. They’re all
gone, every single one, and getting them back will be deadly dangerous.
Sierra journeys with her best friend and her worst
enemy—assigned by her father to dog her every step—to find the missing
queens. Along the way, they learn that more than just her sister’s life
is at stake if they fail.
There are secrets in the Skyclad
Mountains where the last wild fairies were seen. The magic Sierra finds
there has the power to transform their world, but only if she can first
embrace her calling as a fairy keeper.@goodreads
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1227560889 4 STARS
This was a sweet, magical read for the most part. Sierra is a Fairy
Keeper and so is her best friend Corbin. They tend to the Queen and the
worker fairies. The only exception is Corbin and his family use the
fairies elixers to making healing potions. Sierra's big jerk of a dad,
uses them to make a drug called Flight. Sierra hates doing this and she
doesn't want to be a Fairy Keeper. She wants to have her own choices in
her life, but when you have the mark on the back of your neck and your
Queen finally comes to you as a child, you have no choice.
has a sweet little sister named Phoebe and they have an old unicorn
called Old Sam. He's not a big character in the book, but I thought it
was cool to mention because unicorns rock!
Anyhoo, one day
Sierra finds her Queen is missing and her worker fairies are dead. She's
sad about this but she's more worried about what her jerk father (Jack)
will do to her. He's not a very nice person, not even to his
daughter's. And her worst fears have come true, her father wants to sell
her sister to an evil man in payment for not having any elixer. This
man is reputed to drive these kids to death by running them so hard
selling for him and starving them! Sierra makes a deal with them and has
one week to try to find her Queen.
She sets out on a journey
with Corbin (who's queen is missing too) and with Nell. Nell is an
enforcer for her father and she runs the drugs for him. Sierra doesn't
like her but that is not the point. She has to find her Queen to save
It turns out on this journey they find out all of
the fairy Queens are missing and the fairy workers are dead. They must
find out what is causing this. They make a journey to the mountains as
this is said to be where the fairies came from originally.
the way they find out some things about each other, they run into a
faun that Sierra names Micah. They all journey together and find out so
many things that are going wrong in their world of Aluvia. They are
hoping to set everything right along with saving Phoebe. They get help
from a few more magical creatures and Sierra finds out some things about
herself that may just save them all.
I thought this was a great little book to hide away in for a little bit of time.