When eight-year-old Abbie Brown discovers a quiet pool of water while wandering through the woods behind her Oregon home, she wades out into it and discovers she’s not alone. A wild-haired boy in green stares at her from the other side of the water. Mesmerized, Abbie reaches down to him and is yanked underwater.
She emerges on the other side as an unwelcome visitor to the Otherworld, the land of the Fae, with only the boy Foster to guide her. Back in Oregon, a changeling lookalike has taken her place, bonding with her mother while her father, hiding a secret of his own, views the “girl” with suspicion.
In the courts of the Fae a truce has long been in place between Winter and Summer. What havoc might a human child wreak in the careful machinations of beings older than time? And to what lengths will Abbie’s father go to get her back?
ABIGAIL D BROWN was like most eight-year old girls her age; creative, inquisitive and precocious, though perhaps taller than some.CHAPTER 1
(Quill, 15 December 2020, 220 pages, ebook, #ARC from the publisher and voluntarily reviewed, #BlogTour 10 December via @RandomTTours)
This is my first time reading the author. I love fantasy, fairy tales and magic and read a lot of children’s fiction so I was really looking forward to this. The language used suggests an older reading than I was expecting but this doesn’t matter. This is a well-written and thoroughly entertaining book. I had a great time with it. I fell in love with the characters and they became like friends. I enjoyed the time I spent in the Otherworld. I loved the contrast between Abbie’s experiences in the Otherworld and the changing who takes her form in her own world. This has everything you can expect from a fairy-tale; magic, mischief, a beautiful kingdom in danger, warring elves and magical creatures and there’s even an unpleasant Queen. This is a great book.