A bit of a modern fairy tale, a dark story of two boys (one a human, one a fairy) who get swapped at birth and end up rivals. Then a third boy enters with a genie and it all goes a bit pear-shaped.
Definitely a novel of two halves, the first was quite slow, setting the stories up without them seeming to relate to each other at all. The second half was much better, lots of action but still very. very dark.
We enjoyed the mythology and the extracts from the text book telling us the history of fairies to help explain some aspects of the storyline.
We would all recommend this book and would all read this author again (useful as the sequel to this one came out in March!).
Marks out of 10:
Jen - 5
Lisa - 7
Gill - 6
Average = 6/10
Susie chose the next book, The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell which we'll read for the July meeting.
Next meeting is at Susie's house and we'll be changing the date for this one as Susie can't do the usual Wednesday.