Synopses & Reviews
"In a matter of weeks, the faerie princess Elora infiltrates the mortal world disguised as a dead runaway, in hopes of luring a teenage boy to bring peace to her realm. Instead she meets 17-year-old Taylor, an outcast at school and at home since the death of his brother, who innocently takes her in. In the first of a two-part chronicle, Elora and Taylor take turns narrating their backstories and illuminating their growing attraction amid more typical teenage problems like preparing for prom and not quite fitting in. Pitcher (The S Word) includes some topical material, including discrimination against gay students and a lecherous coach who ogles the cheerleaders, but spends far more time on the blossoming (and taboo) sexual tension between Elora and Taylor. However, the enjoyable, erotically tinged romp only skims the surface of the characters' deepest flaws and concerns. For all of Taylor's tremendous guilt over his role in his brother's death, the truth behind the younger boy's demise is anticlimactic, and Elora's history is given little ink. Ages 12 up. Agent: Sandy Lu, L. Perkins Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
A Kingdom At War . . .Elora, the young princess of the dark faeries, plans to overthrow her tyrannical mother, the dark Queen, and bring equality to faeriekind. All she has to do is convince her mother's loathed enemy, the Bright Queen, to join her cause. But the Bright Queen demands an offering first: a human boy who is a "young leader of men."A Dark Princess in Disguise . . .To steal a mortal, Elora must become a mortal--at least, by all appearances. And infiltrating a high school is surprisingly easy. When Elora meets Taylor, the seventeen- year-old who's plotting to overthrow a ruthless bully, she thinks she's found her offering . . . until she starts to fall in love.