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Faery Swap Paperback – December 16, 2013
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Top Customer Reviews
I loved the imaginative depiction of a parallel faery world that wove new elemental species in with more familiar sprites and faery folk. Also, I could relate to the main character, Finn, on so many levels because his biography (prior to the faery bit, of course) paralleled mine in several ways. That made it a fun book for me despite the fact that I'm a good 30+ years over the intended target audience age. The language style was very easy to read without being simplistic or stilted, so even younger readers can jump into the story and follow along. Excellent and engaging piece of children's literature.
This book was fun to read, surprisingly fun to read as an adult since it’s marketed for a middle-grade crowd. It had more intent and attempted violence and evil than I would have thought for a typical middle-grade novel, more like a young adult novel actually.
The genre was also not quite a typical fairy fantasy because there were wizards and spells and wands. This book had everything! There were even creatures that were different. The fantasy world was separate from the human world and action took place in both. There was world building but it wasn’t off-putting because much of the action and the beginning of the novel took place in the close to reality human world.
There was only one true female but only because it’s about someone else, she isn’t a strong female type or a damsel in distress. Her character could almost also be another boy, she isn’t gender stereotyped into a female corner.
This book covered a lot in its longer than you would expect for a middle grade novel pages. There was a glimpse at friendship and family dynamics and loyalty as well as grief and emotional turmoil over loss and perceived loss of loved ones.Read more ›
All of this is the long way of getting around to appreciating this book because it avoids those dreary cliches. Our hero, Finn, has issues and doesn't really like his school, life, or family situation, but he's put on his big boy pants and is soldiering on. He gets tricked into Faerieland, (Otherworld), by a Faery prince, Zaneyr, who needs to come here and needs our hero's body while he's here. So, we have a Faery up to no good here and a boy trapped in Faerieland who has just realized that being here isn't so bad. That's a nice twist on the usual conventions, and it caught my interest.
Finn has a serious challenge ahead because no human transported to the Otherworld has ever made it back. Our Faery prince has complicated issues of his own and difficult choices to make. On top of this basic plot we get to watch Finn figure out the Otherworld and we are amused as Zaneyr tries to get the hang of impersonating a modern fourteen year old boy.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good middle school story. Interesting concepts with good plot twists.Published 14 months ago by T. E. Fanney
A different take on the Faery. I liked that the story was told from both boys' perspective. I listened to the audio version and the author used a different voice for each boy, so... Read morePublished 14 months ago by April W
I really enjoyed the mix of fantasy and science fiction. This is a wonderful introduction to the ideas around different dimensions. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
Amazing story. I greatly enjoyed reading Faery Swap. Susan does a great job of drawing you into the book. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Allan Zieser
I really liked how the main characters came together together at the end and that the Dad got his act together. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jennifer Kemp
Finn and his sister are new to England, their father recently having moved the family to near Stonehenge. Read morePublished 18 months ago by S
Finn didn’t know what had happened. All he knew was that there was a strange kid in front of his sister’s school and the kid wanted Finn to hand him a coin that was laying on the... Read morePublished on May 15, 2014 by This Kid Reviews Books
This was a fun read. I particular enjoyed the bond of family, beginning first with Finn to his sister Erin. Read morePublished on May 6, 2014 by Amazon Customer
This book was so nice. Perfectly written so that anyone could read it and enjoy it. I love the faery in the book, taking over bodies, and knowing that it goes way back. Read morePublished on May 5, 2014 by Serenity