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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Review: Crystal Bones

Title: Crystal Bones
Series: The Faelin Chronicles #1
Genre: Young Adult- Fantasy
Author: C. Aubrey Hall
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Children's Books
Release Date: April 5, 2011
Book: ARC sent by publisher

"Diello and Cynthe have always believed their parents are too cautious. The twins expect things to be different on their thirteenth birthday. Their mysterious Fae mother has promised them that today they’ll be given magical gifts, and they’re planning to sneak off to the village fair.


But nothing goes right. The magic isn’t what they hoped. Their human father won’t let them out of their chores. They’re forbidden to attend the fair and are sent on an errand instead. Then the day turns deadly as Diello and Cynthe are plunged into a lethal game of cat and mouse with old enemies of their parents. Suddenly there are secrets upon secrets to unwind. Who is friend and who is foe? And what have their parents been hiding."

What I liked most about this book was the fae action in it. While most fae books I've read always have a half-breed that is rare and wanted, these half-breeds were hated and were to be killed. Diello and Cynthe lived a very sheltered life. After receiving a warning, they return home to fine there parents killed and their sister missing. Diello and Cynthe go on an adventure of a lifetime searching out the secrets their parents held.

Let me tell you that there was lots of Fae action going on. They was fighting, running and risking their life at every turn of a corner. Diello is the only boy and needs to take care of his sister. I loved his heroism when he sets out to find his little sister. He takes a stand as the man and takes no crap. He slowly is learning knowledge of his powers and secrets.

The adventure of Deillo and Cynthe go on was fun and exciting. As a reader, you too get the feel of the adventure and learning every secret. Deillo and Cynthe learn a lot about their family. My heart felt for them that they had to discover this all on their own. But they stayed strong and kept going. This book touch a lot about racial issues between human and fae. I had never seen that around and thought it was a nice touch.

Crystal Bones is a great fae adventure that has lots of action! It has lots of twist and turns, secrets to be revealed and a family that stands strong.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Savy you always review such fun and interesting books, every time I come to your blog I find a new book of interest:) I haven't heard much about this one, but I love a good fae story and combine it with strong family elements and it's definitely going on the list.

  2. I've never heard of this one! Great review, Savy. I don't really like Fae books for some reason. Can't really figure out why, but I've yet to find one I love!

  3. I haven't heard of this one before your review but I think it's a must read for me. I love Fae books! I'm excited to see one with action and I'm intrigued about their power. Great review!

  4. Haven't heard of this one and it sounds so interesting. I've always liked the fae angle and the half/fae. I'm going to have to check this one out!


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