Don’t Breathe a Word, by Jennifer McMahon.
I loved this book. It wasn’t anything like I expected. This isn’t an average fairy story.
You are better off without any preconceived notions about this story, so I’ll be brief on its description.
A 12 year old girl, Lisa, tells her brother that she has found a door into another world and is leaving to meet the King of the Fairies. She goes to Reliance, a mysterious abandoned town of the past within the woods behind her home, and disappears. Nobody seems to know what exactly happened to her.
Years later, Phoebe becomes involved with Sam, Lisa’s brother, and questions Lisa’s disappearance, the fairies, and Reliance. Her quest for the truth leads to so many twists and turns I couldn’t begin to describe them all.
The characters in this book are so real. I soon forgot there are no such things as fairies…or are there?
The character descriptions and imagery are strong. An imaginative tale that kept me glued. A creepy and entertaining read.