Series: Faery Rebels #2
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Around the World Tours
Other Books by this Author: Spell Hunter
The faeries of the Oak are dying, and it’s up to a lone faery named Linden to find a way to restore their magic. Linden travels bravely into dangerous new territory, where she enlists the help of an unlikely friend—a human named Timothy. Soon they discover something much worse than the Oakenfolk’s loss of magic: a potent evil that threatens the fate of all faeries. In a fevered, desperate chase across the country, Timothy and Linden risk their lives to seek an ancient power before it’s too late to save everyone they love.
R. J. Anderson has artfully crafted a world of stunning magic, thrilling adventure, and delicate beauty, where a girl far from home must defeat the pervasive evil befalling her beloved faery realm.
When I read and reviewed Spell Hunter a couple of weeks ago, I said that I was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t know how much I would enjoy reading about teny tiny faeries. I ended up enjoying it immensely. The lore of the faeries and and Knife as the main character really brought the story to life for me. But unfortunately I didn’t enjoy Wayfarer nearly as much.
Wayfarer is about Linden, who we meet in Spell Hunter as a child. Now it’s her turn to step up and do her duty to save the Oak. I missed Knife. A lot. Linden was a okay character but I felt no connection to her story whatsoever. That might have something to do with the fact that the story switches back and forth between Linden and Timothy. Which I found confusing at times and down right annoying others. Timothy is helping Linden find the other faeries but he has a lot of angsty teenage problems himself. Problems that I felt had no place in the story.
The plot was much slower than Spell Hunter and when something did happen I was mostly uninterested anyway. Anderson had a good thing with the first book in the series but sadly this one did not deliver…for me. I will definitely still give the next book a chance.
Here’s my review of book 1, Spell Hunter by R.J. Anderson