Book Review of The Faerie Path

The Faerie Path
The Faerie Path
Author: Frewin Jones
Genre: Children's Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2

This dreadfully boring tale about a young girl who discovers she's the long-lost, centuries-old daughter of the King and Queen of Faerie was easily one of the worst books I've ever read. I really wanted to like this book as I have a fondness for the Fey Folk, but the writing was so bad it had me scratching my head as to how the author even managed to get this tripe published.

For one thing, Jones does a lot more "telling" rather than "showing" when describing her characters. As for the characters themselves, they were all rather bland and uninteresting, and not a single one managed to endear themselves to me. The main character Tania/Anita was the worst culprit of them all, as she pretty much had zero personality and was flat as a board. Her slew of sisters were all merely a bunch of stock characters (the silly sister, the brainy sister, etc.) and the "villain" was pretty much just your generic, run-of-the-mill, power hungry bad guy with no real reason for doing what he's doing.

With it's lackluster writing and eye-crossingly boring storyline, I recommend this cliche-ridden crapfest only to very young readers (I'm talking no older than 10 or 11-year-olds here)...older readers will most likely be turned off from the start. For those Faerie fans with more discriminating tastes however, I highly recommend Holly Black's Tithe, The Chronicles of Faerie series by O.R. Melling, and Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr.