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Bones of Faerie

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The war between humanity and Faerie devastated both sides. Or so 15-year-old Liza has been told. Nothing has been seen or heard from Faerie since, and Liza’s world bears the scars of its encounter with magic. Trees move with sinister intention, and the town Liza calls home is surrounded by a forest that threatens to harm all those who wander into it. Then Liza discovers she has the Faerie ability to see—into the past, into the future—and she has no choice but to flee her town. Liza’s quest will take her into Faerie and back again, and what she finds along the way may be the key to healing both worlds.

Janni Lee Simner’s first novel for young adults is a dark fairy-tale twist on apocalyptic fiction—as familiar as a nightmare, yet altogether unique.


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The war between humanity and Faerie devastated both sides. Or so 15-year-old Liza has been told. Nothing has been seen or heard from Faerie since, and Liza’s world bears the scars of its encounter with magic. Trees move with sinister intention, and the town Liza calls home is surrounded by a forest that threatens to harm all those who wander into it. Then Liza discovers she has the Faerie ability to see—into the past, into the future—and she has no choice but to flee her town. Liza’s quest will take her into Faerie and back again, and what she finds along the way may be the key to healing both worlds.

Janni Lee Simner’s first novel for young adults is a dark fairy-tale twist on apocalyptic fiction—as familiar as a nightmare, yet altogether unique.


From the Hardcover edition.
Product Details
eBook (256 pages)
Published: January 27, 2009
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Imprint: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375892431
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    Faerie Winter
    Book 2 of the Bones of Faerie Trilogy
    The long-awaited sequel to Janni Lee Simner's breathtaking YA fantasy debut, Bones of Faerie. Liza is a summoner. She can draw life to herself, even from beyond the grave. And because magic works both ways, she can drive life away. Months ago, she used her powers to banish her dangerous father and to rescue her mother, lost in dreams, from the ruined land of Faerie. Born in the wake of the war between humanity and Faerie, Liza lived in a world where green things never slept, where trees sought to root in living flesh and bone. But now the forests have fallen silent. Even the evergreens' branches are bare. Winter crops won't grow, and the threat of starvation looms. And deep in the forest a dark, malevolent will is at work. To face it, Liza will have to find within herself something more powerful than magic alone. Here at last is the sequel to Bones of Faerie, for all those fans of dark fantasy and dystopian adventure who thrilled to Janni Lee Simner's unique vision of a postapocalyptic world infused with magic. From the Hardcover edition.

    Thief Eyes

    Thief Eyes
    The latest YA fantasy book from Bones of Faerie author Janni Lee Simner! After her mother mysteriously disappears, sixteen-year-old Haley convinces her father to take her to Iceland, where her mother was last seen. There, amidst the ancient fissures and crevices of that volcanic island, Haley meets gorgeous Ari, a boy with a dangerous side who appoints himself her protector. When Haley picks up a silver coin that entangles her in a spell cast by her ancestor Hallgerd, she discovers that Hallgerd's spell and her mother's disappearance are connected to a chain of events that could unleash terrifying powers and consume the world. Haley must find a way to contain the growing fires of the spell—and her growing attraction to Ari. Janni Lee Simner brings the fierce romance and violent passions of Iceland's medieval sagas into this twenty-first-century novel, with spellbinding results. From the Hardcover edition.

    Faerie After

    Faerie After
    Book 3 of the Bones of Faerie Trilogy
    The stunning conclusion to the Bones of Faerie trilogy is here! After a devastating war between humanity and Faerie, Liza’s world was forever changed. Plants and trees became aggressive, seeking to root in living flesh and bone, and newborn children were discovered to have magical powers. Liza was one of these children, and with her abilities she brought her mother back from the ruined Faerie realm and restored the seasons to her own. Now there are signs of a new sickness in the forest. Piles of ash are found where living creatures once stood. Liza investigates and discovers that the Faerie realm has continued to deteriorate, slowly turning to dust, and that its fate is inexorably linked to that of the human realm. To find a solution, Liza must risk crossing over, putting herself and all she cares about at risk. Will Liza be forced to sacrifice her life and the lives of her friends in order to save both worlds? Fans of dark fantasy and dystopian adventure were entranced by Janni Lee Simner's Bones of Faerie and Faerie Winter. Now readers of Holly Black, Melissa Marr, and Cassandra Clare can return to Janni's unique vision of a magic-infused postapocalyptic world. Praise for Faerie Winter “An incredible sequel to one of my very favorite books.” —Aprilynne Pike, New York Times bestselling author of Wings “I have been waiting for this book for over two years now, since the day I finished reading Bones of Faerie. Let me tell you, I was NOT disappointed. Janni knows how to write a strong female character, and the romance is sweet and slow and lovely.” —Eve’s Fan Garden “A hauntingly exquisite portrait of a postapocalyptic world. Fans of both fantasy and dystopian fiction will devour this one.” —School Library Journal “A high-appeal blend of unsettling speculative fiction.” —Booklist “An intriguing mix of post-apocalyptic fiction with a heavy dose of fantasy. All readers will find something to enjoy.” —Voice of Youth Advocates “Entertaining. For those impatiently awaiting the next, heftier entry by Cassandra Clare or Julie Kagawa.” —Kirkus Reviews Praise for Bones of Faerie “If you love authors Melissa Marr or Holly Black, this is your next read.” —Justine “Simner has added her name to the list of amazing YA Fantasy authors.” —Faerie Drink Review “This is not your mother’s fairytale.” —TeensReadToo.com “Post-apocalyptic fantasy? Faeries? Dystopian? Can all of these words really describe one book? In Janni Lee Simner’s case, the answer is a resounding yes!” —The Reading Zone "Pure, stunning, it is impossible to put down or forget."—Jane Yolen, World Fantasy Award winner

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