Author: Devon Ashley
Release date: Nov. 18, 2012
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Fae Fantasy
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68. The number inked upon my skin, marking me the sixty-eighth pixie to be stolen.
87. The number of days I’ve been wrongfully imprisoned.
88. The first day the faeries will regret stealing me.
Healthy. Cheery. Vivacious. All traits Rosalie has before becoming enslaved by the faeries to make an endless supply of pixie dust. Now that Rosalie has been traumatized by slave labor, extreme desolate conditions and multiple deaths, this hardened pixie is anything but. When this rebellious teenager attempts an escape, she’s isolated in cramped quarters until she learns her place. Just as she begins to let go of all that hope, she finds an unlikely friend in Jack, the faerie assigned to guard her. Interspecies dating is forbidden in the fae world, so their growing attraction is unacceptable. And even if Jack can find a way to free her, they know the prison is the only place they can truly be together.
Clean YA Fantasy.
The pixie world is divided into several hollows. Since no one ever ventures outside their own designated land, Rosalie has no idea just how many different groups are out there until she’s stolen and thrown into a labor camp, which consists of pixies of multiple colors. All the hollows live in a different type of tree and have adapted their own version of a ‘family dynamic.’ Unlike some of the more family oriented hollows, Rosalie’s pixies raise their young through their community, so she never knows who her direct family members are.
The fae world, however, has congregated to one large city and have strong family units. It is their unity that allows them to rule over the segregated pixies.
Once imprisoned, Rosalie is tattooed with the number 68. It’s the prison’s way of naming her, how they keep track of where she came from and everything she’s done in captivity. Refusing to acknowledge she has a name, the guards try to break her down and strip her identity so she’ll learn to be nothing more than just a number.
After Rosalie attempts an escape, a reluctant young fae is forced to watch over her and treat her in a manner that will break her spirit forever. Though a somewhat angry fae, Jack has no desire to beat up a girl, even one who supposedly deserves it. Witnessing the warden’s brutality against Rosalie firsthand, Jack can’t help but pity the broken pixie dumped within the deep hole, and slowly makes amends by aiding her in ways that can remain hidden.
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