Author: CE Wilson
Author Website/Blog: http://cewilson5.deviantart.com/
Publication Date: September 2012
Summary: This is the story of Teague and Cailin, two teenagers who have been brought together by fate. Teague, a human, struggles to come to terms with the consequences of a recent accident that has destroyed the happy life that he had once enjoyed. Cailin, a pixi, is trying to stay true to herself while fighting against forces beyond her control that have exiled her from her home into this strange world of humans. She fears the darkness. He cannot escape it. But when the two of them are thrown together, they begin to discover the light inside of themselves. (Source of Summary and Book Cover: Goodreads)
Source: Author, in exchange for an honest review
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Review: I really enjoyed this book. I've never read a book about pixies and was excited to give this book a try.
The first few pages were a bit slow but things picked up pretty quickly. The book moves at an excellent pace, however it ended somewhat abruptly.
I liked the main characters. Cailin was likable; she was somewhat immature at first but grew throughout the book. I wasn't quite sure how I felt about Teague, but once Teague and Cailin were spending time together, he grew on me. They both surprised me with their interactions and the way they treated each other, but I was happy that the relationship felt real. Owen is a bit of a mystery, there is still a lot that is unknown about him. The secondary characters were ok as well; however it was a bit difficult to remember who was who and what was what at first.
The world building in the book was so-so, I don't have a great grasp on where pixies live or how they live, but I think that is because Cailin is living with humans. I also don't feel like I have a strong understanding of the life of a pixie in Cailin's clan; she is being punished but it's unclear what she did that warranted such an extreme punishment, it's also unclear what "the darkness" is that they all seem to fear.
One of the biggest parts of this story is the fragile situation of Cailin's family and something that happened in the past, we never really get answers about this, which was frustrating. As I previously stated, the book ends quite abruptly, and I felt there was very little closure. The story did not feel finished to me.
Overall, this is a good story that I am sure will continue into the second book. I enjoyed reading the story and hope to read the next book in order to find out what happens with Cailin and her friends and family.
I received a copy of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.