Book Review: Shayla Witherwood A Half-Faerie Tale

Posted April 21, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Book Review: Shayla Witherwood A Half-Faerie TaleShayla Witherwood: A Half-Faerie Tale by Tamra Torero
Published by Cedar Fort on May 8th 2012
Pages: 303
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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.

Author: Tamra Torero

Publisher: Cedar Fort

Release Date: May 8, 2012

Buy: Amazon, B&N

Source: NetGalley

Goodreads Blurb: A brief moment of disappointment washed over me as I approached Jace’s lifeless body. Here I was, about to kiss a boy on the lips for the very first time, and he was completely comatose—possibly paralyzed—and would never even know or remember the experience. This was not how I’d envisioned my first kiss—me invisible, him unconscious.

Shayla Witherwood is not exactly normal. First of all, she’s spent her entire life being homeschooled, traveling in an RV around the country with her grandparents. And second, there’s the kind of inescapable fact that her mom was a genuine faerie.

But now that she’s starting a real life in a regular high school, Shayla desperately needs to stay out of trouble in both worlds because even her faerie powers might not be enough to protect her from what’s coming.

In her latest novel, Tamra Torero spins a magical tale filled with laugh-out-loud sarcasm, surprising twists, and spell-binding romance. Perfect for fairytale fans of all ages, this is one story you won’t want to miss!

This book was cute.  It’s something I feel would make a good Disney Channel movie.  I would recommend this for ages 11/12 & up.

The story was kind of slow, and drug out.  I still enjoyed this book, but felt like it took too long to reach the crisis/peak of action.  I like that you don’t have a clear definition of who the bad guy is until later on.

I liked the characters.  Daniel and Jace were my favorites.  Daniel is nice and has a dry sense of humor which I love.  Jace is just incredibly sweet.  Josi, she’s out there.  She believes in the unbelievable, and doesn’t have a spazz attack about being friends with a half-fairy.  Every time Bree Zimmer came into the story I wanted to smack.  She’s the typical mean girl who thinks she’s everything.

This is perfect for those tweens out there.  It’s not about impossible love or anything like that.  It’s about becoming yourself and having friends that are there for you.  It’s got some romance, but it’s very PG; which I think parent’s of young girl readers will be happy about.


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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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