Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com
Keelie Hartwood has always been used to the life of luxury, especially since she is always pampered, living in Los Angeles. Then the unthinkable happens: her mom passes away, and she finds herself on a plane to Colorado with her mother's attorney as an escort.
On her way to the High Mountain Renaissance Festival, Keelie is sent to live with her father, who works at the festival and who she has very little memories of.
Even before meeting her father once again, Keelie finds herself wanting to get back on the plane, since the festival is located in the woods. The woods being the one thing she is allergic to for some reason.
Slowly adapting to her new home, Keelie isn't so sure if she wants to "fit in" with everyone around her, especially with the clothes she has to wear. One thing Keelie begins to notice, besides the weird people she will have to live with, like mud guy and biker babe, is how she can suddenly interact with trees and must soon believe that they are real... fairies, too.
Keelie will soon find out her true identity, her family's secrets, get to reconnect with her father, and find out that living at the festival isn't so bad. Except possibly for the danger surrounding the camps, since having a home in the woods isn't always the safest bet. That and the future battles she will have to fight, since she is the chosen one (although she doesn't know it yet).
Original, hilarious, adorable, and very thrilling, the first book in THE FAIRE FOLK trilogy will please readers of all sorts. The life of Keelie is not only confusing but all the more dramatic, and it makes us fall in love with her. Not only that, but after reading the first novel, living in the woods at a renaissance festival just seems so much more appealing. This new series does not disappoint, and fans of awesome books will want to keep a copy wherever they go.