Book Review: Fairy Keeper by Amy Bearce

Fairy Keeper (World of Aluvia, #1)Fairy Keeper by Amy Bearce
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book free in exchange for an honest review.

Fairy Keeper is a good story. It tells the tale of a young teenager, Sierra Quinn, who has a special connection with the fairies of her world. Her cruel father has her collect the nectar the fairies make to use in poisons and highly addictive potions. When Sierra discovers a problem with her fairies, it threatens her father’s business and puts her beloved little sister in danger. Sierra, accompanied by one of her father’s enforcers, undertakes a quest to find a solution. As is usual in stories such as this, other companions join in the journey, creating an interesting mix of personalities that play nicely off of each other.

One problem I ran into is that there are times where Sierra will sort of get “stuck” thinking about a certain topic and even if her thoughts on the matter were gradually evolving, the author would reiterate them frequently enough that they’d become overly repetitious. While the point may be to show that she’s preoccupied with the topic, the point could have been made with fewer repetitions.

Aside from that, though, the book is enjoyable. The characters develop nicely and in ways that feel realistic. There are some nice twists and turns to the plot and the book gives you a complete story. There’s certainly plenty of room for further adventures with Sierra and her friends in the world of Aluvia (and there are two more books in the series, “Mer Charmer” and the forthcoming “Dragon Redeemer,” but you’re not left hanging at the end, something else I appreciated.

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