War of the Fae by Elle Casey

Jayne Sparks, a potty-mouthed, rebellious seventeen-year-old and her best friend, shy and bookish Tony Green, have a pretty typical high school existence, until several seemingly unrelated incidents converge, causing a cascade of events that change their lives forever. Jayne and Tony, together with a group of runaway teens, are hijacked and sent into a forest, where nothing and no one are as they seem. Who will emerge triumphant? And what will they be when they do?

Yay! Finally I get to talk about faeries!

To be honest, I don’t think the official blurb does the books much justice. These books actually have some pretty deep action going on, and that’s one of the things I love about them. Jayne is a pretty hardcore character who is pretty protective and sassy to boot. She’s determined, entertaining, and makes sure that there is never a dull moment in the books. Tony, on the other hand, is her polar opposite, and what you would usually make out to be a pretty boring person, except that Jayne makes sure that that never happens. One thing about him that will never fail to annoy me is his belief that everybody is a wonderful person. No way.

War of the Fae is actually a pretty long series, and as is usually the case with these, you learn a whole lot of information in each book which makes it very hard to read the series if you are going to skip a book. The plot keeps changing, and I like that instead of there being a point later in the book where there is a climax, the main action is spread throughout the book, making it an interesting read,and you’re always wondering what is going to happen next. Another thing that I like is that nothing ever happens without a reason; any seemingly important detail always becomes significant later in the story.

Humor is something that’s almost always there in these books, and I can always count on Jayne to lighten the mood with her fiery and rebellious nature.

Even though it isn’t really a complicated story, you need to make sure you remember everything you read, because there is so much happening that it is easy to lose track of what happened when.

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