Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My Thoughts on Bones of Faerie

I enjoyed reading Bones of Faerie. It was a book that once you picked it up, you couldn't put it down. The friendship between Matthew and Liza was interesting and entertaining. The imagery of the plants and tree attacking was great to read.

That said, this book had a lot of problems. Readers never find out what the war between faerie and humans were about. We know they didn't get along but had it always been that way? For a book that is set in the aftermath of such a horrible war, that could have been done much better.

The writing was good but readers were not able to get attached to most of the characters. I also wanted to know more background information on the other characters such as Matthew's grandmother. Though the idea for this story was great, I just wanted more.

Am I the only one who thinks there will be a second book?

1 comment:

Laza said...

I thought that there might be a second book as I was reading it. It felt like a lot of set up (or a least an attempt at set up, because there's so much left to the imagination.) If it's a prequel or a plot that fills us in on the past, I'm definitely in. I might have a hard time for a straight sequel though.

Character motivation. That's what's missing I think. When I read your comment about Matthew's grandma that's what popped into my head. What was her motivation for hiding the faerie-like children, besides the obvious inhumanity of killing them?