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Publisher's Summary

Once upon a time, a girl named Sophie Drake danced with the fairies in the woods behind her grandparents' Louisiana home. But she closed the door to the fairy world and turned her back on the Fae when they tried to steal her little sister Emily. Fourteen years later, Sophie heads to New York City on a desperate mission. Emily, now an up-and-coming Broadway actress, has gone missing. Only Sophie suspects the Fae. Now Sophie has her work cut out for her. Emily's abduction is part of a larger plot involving the missing Queen of the fairy realm. An upstart fairy is making a bid to assume control of the entire Realm, unite the fairies, and become master over the human world.

To free her sister, Sophie must derail this power scheme and find the true Queen of the Realm. That's a lot for a small-town ballet teacher to tackle, but with the unlikely aid of her sometimes flighty sister, a pair of elderly shopkeepers with a secret, a supremely lazy (but surprisingly knowledgeable) bulldog, and a wounded police detective searching for his own missing person, she just might prevail - if she can force herself to confront her own past and face her true nature.

©2014 Shanna Swendson (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Cute. Not too much romance. Teen-agey genre.

Overall it was good with a few twists. The beginning was a little choppy while setting the plot. I think I liked her other series a little better at this point. It was pretty mellow for the romance section and probably more suited to teenagers. The narrator was fine, no complaints.

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A good story ... Just not riveting all the time.

Narrator was fine. Story was good. Just had no trouble stopping and then continuing at a convenient time. Unlike those that you walk around the house listening to. The characters were good, very believable.

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If you like spooky fairytales this is the book for you

Story line great. Narrator brings the book alive. Action pack, non stop who, what, when and of course fun twist in the end.Can 't wait to read Book 2.

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Shanna Swendson has done it again!

Love it. Not predictable at all. I enjoyed the nontraditional rolls in this story. The sister relationship between the main characters play out into something totally off the charts. Not once did either of them cry out for a prince charming to rescue them. I love every part of the story except the part where I no longer had another page.

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Good story for teens, a nice fairytale adventure!

Good narration. Story is not a romance and is well suited to young teens who want s quick read. Great!

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Great Story, one small issue.

I really enjoyed the story except for one part that was more about the narration. I thought the narrator made every male character sound like an emotionless jerk. At first, I thought this may have been the authors intent, but it became clear fairly quickly to me that it wasn't.
Once I looked past that, I thought the story was original and quite fun.

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Loved it!

A fresh addition to the stories of the Fae. I like that it's light and full of adventure. This book also has my all-time favorite "wake the damsel" kiss!

The narrator does an excellent job. After each listening session I found myself hearing "Sophie's" voice in my head as I'd read other things. Very well done.

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great fun!

a lovely fairy tale! This tale was very entertaining & enjoyable to listen to!

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i don't know

honestly, I'm not sure how i feel about this book. i ADORED this author's other books but this one felt a bit flat for me. everything is nice, but just that: nice. I'll try the second book since i have an extra credit lying around... let's hope it gets better.

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A Fairy Tale

I enjoy this read, I loved the storyline, done in true Shanna Swendson style. Excellent narration. I reccomend this book and I'm looking forward to the next book.

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  • 07-21-15

Fun and diverting

Although I feel like this series lacks the charm and magic of Shanna Swendson's Enchanted series, I found the story fun and diverting.

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  • LittleForestOwl
  • 04-15-15

Exciting and imaginative

I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was pleased. Great narration, making each character come to life. Lots of cliffhangers, magic, battles, fight for a throne, romance, all the stuff great stories are made of. I can't wait to start the sequel!