Author: R.J. Anderson
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Release Date: April 28, 2009Received From: Library
(Summary from Goodreads)
Forget everything you think you know about faeries. . . .Deep inside the great Oak lies a dying faery realm, bursting with secrets instead of magic. Long ago the faeries mysteriously lost their magic. Robbed of their powers, they have become selfish and dull-witted. Now their numbers are dwindling and their very survival is at stake.
Creatures full of magic and whimsy?
Not in the Oakenwyld. Not anymore.
Only one young faery—Knife—is determined to find out where her people's magic has gone and try to get it back. Unlike her sisters, Knife is fierce and independent. She's not afraid of anything—not the vicious crows, the strict Faery Queen, or the fascinating humans living nearby. But when Knife disobeys the Faery Queen and befriends a human named Paul, her quest becomes more dangerous than she realizes. Can Knife trust Paul to help, or has she brought the faeries even closer to the brink of destruction?
Spell Hunter was an interesting detour from the normal fae books, which was really refreshing. While I could definitely tell this was a MG book, it was pretty captivating.
I wish Anderson would have gone into greater detail about the reason the magic was gone. I was really expecting more from this book, so I was slightly disappointed, She did not really go indepth into the storyline, just skimmed the surface.
But Knife was a really fun character and her relationship with Paul was really cool, I enjoyed her take-charge, no holds-barred spirit, which I think really needs to be instilled in young girls.
While I was expecting more from this book, it was pretty good, the characters were cool and different.
Adventuring Tip: A quick, light, ok read.