Except the Queen

Except the Queen

Book - 2010
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From award winning authors Jane Yolen and Midori Snyder comes a tale of two worlds-and one destiny... Sisters Serena and Meteora were once proud members of the high court of the Fairy Queen- until they played a prank that angered her highness. Separated and banished to the mortal realm of Earth, they must find a way to survive in a strange world in which they have no power. But there is more to their new home than they first suspect... A sympathetic Meteora bonds with a troubled young girl with an ornate tattoo on her neck. Meteora recognizes it as a magic symbol that will surely bring danger down on them all. Serena, meanwhile, takes in a tortured homeless boy whose mind is plagued by dark visions. The signs point to a rising power that threatens to tear asunder both fairy and human worlds. And the sisters realize that perhaps the queen cast them from their homes not out of anger or spite- but because they were the only ones who could do what must be done...
Publisher: New York : Roc, c2010.
ISBN: 9780451462732
0451462734
Characteristics: 371 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Snyder, Midori

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krimcris
Nov 04, 2014

A great tale of two sisters, banished to live as humans, complete with aching bones and old age dilemmas. Somehow they find one another and save a grief possessed young man, mysteriously connected to the Fairy Queen.

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Wunderkind
Aug 06, 2012

I really did not like the writing style. As a consequence I never really read more then the first few chapters. It was dissapointing, because I expected more after reading the short description.

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MoMarsha
Apr 28, 2010

Lagged in the beginning, but really did pick up steam. Chapters kept switching character viewpoints, and that was an interesting way to tell the story. All in all, an enjoyable experience.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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