Saturday, 14 April 2012

ARC Review: Shayla Witherwood: A Half-Faerie Tale by Tamra Torero

Original Title: Shayla Witherwood: A Half-Faerie Tale
Author: Tamra Torero
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Published Date: May 8th 2012
Genre: Young-adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

A brief moment of disappointment washed over me as I approached Jace’s lifeless body. Here I was, about to kiss a boy on the lips for the very first time, and he was completely comatose—possibly paralyzed—and would never even know or remember the experience. This was not how I’d envisioned my first kiss—me invisible, him unconscious.

Shayla Witherwood is not exactly normal. First of all, she’s spent her entire life being homeschooled, traveling in an RV around the country with her grandparents. And second, there’s the kind of inescapable fact that her mom was a genuine faerie.

But now that she’s starting a real life in a regular high school, Shayla desperately needs to stay out of trouble in both worlds because even her faerie powers might not be enough to protect her from what’s coming.

In her latest novel, Tamra Torero spins a magical tale filled with laugh-out-loud sarcasm, surprising twists, and spell-binding romance. Perfect for fairytale fans of all ages, this is one story you won’t want to miss!


Shayla Witherwood is a half-faerie (faerie mother and human father) and her life was simple, until she was moved to public school by her grandmother.  So far she was home-schooled, and she didn't have to worry about her pointy ears or showing any faerie magic by mistake to her online tutor.  Now, things changed when she started making new friends and she is more exposed.  There are some things going on, that Shayla can't control around her..someone is watching her and writing her mysterious notes.  Is that a high school prank or a serious fey world issue?

This book is a light, but not so unique, read!  It doesn't have any great plot or characters..they are all simple.  But, these are characters, that you can around you.  The college incidents were casual and I thank the author for not being dramatic in any of the places.  The romance and friendship was so realistic.  Josi, Shayla's speak-what-you-think friend, is adorable..sometimes, having a best girlfriend is such a cool thing.

If you want a light read, pick it up!   You will have fun!

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