Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wayfarer (MG)


Wayfarer by R.J. Anderson. 2010. June 2010. HarperCollins. 304 pages.

First line of the prologue: The Queen is dying.
First line of chapter one: "I expected more of a missionary's son."

More than a few years have passed since the close of Spell Hunter, the first novel in R.J. Anderson's Faery Rebel series. Linden, the newly-hatched faery placed under Knife's care, is now fifteen. Like Knife, she has earned the trust of the Queen. In fact, Linden is given something extraordinary by the Queen. A special mission. But that's not all. No, there's one other thing. She's given some of the Queen's magic. But this isn't Linden's story. In fact, I was surprised by just who told this story! Readers are introduced to Timothy, a cousin of Paul. And though Timothy isn't much of a believer--at least not at the start of the story--by the end, he's quite the convert. He learns of the faeries. He learns that their existence is in great danger. And he feels led to help--and this commitment isn't without sacrifice. Timothy and Linden's lives are in danger--constant danger--and it will take courage and strength to outwit the evil powers that be. Can Linden and Timothy win in their battle against evil? Will Linden's mission succeed? Can she find a way to save her people, the people of the Oak?

To visit other stops on the tour:



Whispers of Dawn, The Book Cellar, The Hungry Readers, My Own Little Corner of the World, KidzBookBuzz.com, Reading is My Superpower, Book Crumbs, Becky’s Book Reviews, Fireside Musings, A Christian Worldview of Fiction, Homeschool Book Buzz, Homespun Light, Book Review Maniac

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

2 comments:

Rebecca LuElla Miller 7:43 PM  

Great introduction to the book, Becky. If I hadn't already read it, you would have intrigued me.

R.J. Anderson 2:13 PM  

Thank you for the review, Becky!

Post a Comment

I'm always happy to hear from you! To help fight spam, comment moderation has been set up for posts older than two days. Feel free to ask me questions or ask for recommendations!

Review Policy

I am interested in reviewing books and audio books. This blog focuses on books written for middle grade on up (essentially 10 to a 110). I review middle grade fiction and young adult fiction (aka tween and teen).

I also review adult books.

I read in a variety of genres including realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, and chick lit. (I've read one western to date.)

I read a few poetry books, a few short story collections, a few graphic novels, a few nonfiction books.

I am especially fond of:

  • Regency romances (including Austen prequels/sequels)
  • Historical fiction set in the Tudor dynasty
  • Historical fiction and nonfiction set during World War II
  • Jewish fiction/nonfiction
  • dystopias
  • apocalyptic fiction
  • science fiction (especially if it involves time travel and alternate realities)
  • fantasy
  • multicultural books and international books

I am not a fan of:

  • sports books
  • horse books
  • dog books if the dog dies (same goes with most pets actually except maybe fish)
  • westerns (if it's a pioneer story with women and children, then maybe)
  • extremely violent books with blood, blood, and more blood

I am more interested in strong characters, well-written, fleshed-out, human characters. Plot is secondary to me in a way. I have to care about the characters in order to care about the plot. That being said, compelling storytelling is something that I love. I love to become absorbed in what I'm reading.

If you're interested in sending me a review copy of your book, I'm happy to hear from you. Email me at laney_po AT yahoo DOT com.

You should know several things before you contact me:

1) I do not guarantee a review of your book. I am just agreeing to consider it for review.
2) I give all books at least fifty pages.
3) I am not promising anyone (author or publisher) a positive review in exchange for a review copy. That's not how I work.
4) In all of my reviews I strive for honesty. My reviews are my opinions--so yes, they are subjective--you should know my blog will feature both negative and positive reviews.
5) I do not guarantee that I will get to your book immediately. I've got so many books I'm trying to read and review, I can't promise to get to any one book in a given time frame.
6) Emailing me every other week to see if I've read your book won't help me get to it any faster. Though if you want to email me to check and see if it arrived safely, then that's fine!

Authors, publishers. I am interested in interviewing authors and participating in blog tours. (All I ask is that I receive a review copy of the author's latest book beforehand so the interview will be productive. If the book is part of a series, I'd like to review the whole series.) Contact me if you're interested.

Unique Visitors and Google PR Rank

Free PageRank Checker

Pageloads Counter

Search Book Blogs Search Engine

The background is based on a background I found here...with some small adjustments on my part so it would work with the template.
Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

  © Blogger template Newspaper III by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP