Saturday, June 30, 2012

Review: Flicker by Kaye Thornbrugh

When sixteen-year-old Lee Capren is spirited away to Faerie, she is forced to serve capricious faeries as a prized portrait artist… and live as their prisoner.

A chance encounter with the charming Nasser grants Lee a chance for freedom—but what felt like mere days in Faerie spanned years in the human world, and Lee no longer has a home to return to.

Nasser is a Seer—a human with magical powers—and Lee is quickly plunged into his world: a sprawling city teeming with magic and mystery, where supernatural creatures walk hidden among humans. With the help of a rag-tag group of teenage Seers, Lee must master her newfound magical talent and outwit a cunning faerie determined to destroy her.

Lee, a sixteen year old artist is a bit of a nerd in her life.  Lee gets lost in her sketching, feeling like an "artist" takes control of her body to create.  After a fight with her best friend Kendall, Lee takes off. Looking for a place to reflect in the woods she accidentally stumbles into a secret faerie celebration, a revel. Faeries like to keep talented humans as entertainment and slaves, Lee is enchanted by faerie magic into painting portraits for them. Prince Umbriel takes a special shine to Lee, keeping her as a personal "pet". Nasser, a human seer enters the revel to find his brother, Jason, who has run off... again. Upon discovering Jason is not in the revel, he feels the need to save Lee from the faeries. After trading with Byrony, Umbriel's girlfriend, for Lee, Nasser takes her back into the human world, and out of necessity opens her eyes to a world of magic. Lee must band with her new friends of seer teenagers and develop her own magic quickly to defend themselves against Byrony who has been sent by the summer queen to recover Lee for Umbriel and prove herself worthy of the faerie court.

I thought this was an amazing book. The descriptions are excellent and the book is very well written all around. Kaye Thornbrugh has a gift with words. She really makes you feel a part of the wonderful story she has created.  You develop a strong attachment for the characters, you care about what happens to them throughout the story and want them to have their happy endings. This book is full of emotions and action. It is a great read for young adults & adults the same. I was thoroughly entertained and I look forward to reading more books by Kaye in the future. I was amazed at her talent for being so young, Kaye is a great new author and I wish you HUGE success!
About Kaye Thornbrugh:
As a child, I wanted to be an Egyptologist—but when my fear of ancient Egyptian curses got the better of me, I turned to storytelling instead. An unrepentant nerd, I still play an N64, and I could probably teach a whole class about Pokémon. I worry about the zombie apocalypse every day, I firmly believe that librarians are the noblest people in the world, and I consider Dr Pepper to be the elixir of life.

I'm currently a 19-year-old journalism major and author of Flicker.
Where to find Kaye

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