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Monday, August 17, 2015

Fairy Keeper by Amy Bearce

Forget cute fairies in pretty dresses.

In 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.

Fairy 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.

Then one 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.

The 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.

Sierra 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 her sister.

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.

Along 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. 



  1. Thank you so much for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed Fairy Keeper! :)

    1. Your very welcome! I think it was just wonderful. I love the world you created. I look forward to more of your books :)