by Tamra Torero
Published: May 8, 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: eBook (303 pages)
Source: For Review
Shayla Witherwood has never been like other girls. Being a half-faerie will do that to you. But with magical powers like invisibility, shape-shifting, and healing kisses, high school is bound to be anything but boring. Throw in an ancient prophecy that is sure to get someone killed and a few unpredictable enchantments, and you have one of the most anticipated fairy tales of the season.
Shayla Witherwood was like Bewitched goes to high school, but she’s a half-fairy instead of a witch. I got the Bewtiched vibe because Shayla would use her fairy powers for very small, every day things like the witch Samantha would. It was a cute, fun, and sweet tale about a girl trying to fit in. As the story goes on, there are a few small twists and and it was fun to see her learn more about who she is. The voice and writing were enjoyable, but the foreshadowing was a little heavy-handed for my taste. Sometimes it seemed like Shayla was a kind of dense, but overall she was a very adorable and relatable character. I thought her best friend had a lot of personality and was fun to read about. The boy Shayla has a crush seemed like he had kind of a flat personality.
I really enjoyed the shout-out to the Lagoon Amusement park in Utah (which I’ve been to several times). Overall it was a fun, clean read about the sweet and magical fairies you think about when you’re young.
Content Rating: Everyone. I don’t remember any language, there was a brief kiss mentioned and there was no violence.
I received this book for review from the publisher, Cedar Fort Publishing, in exchange for an honest review. I was not told what to say, I was not paid to write this review and all the opinions expressed are my own.