Thursday, February 10, 2011

Review: Knife by R.J Anderson

Knife by R.J Anderson

About the book:
This is the first book of a series called Faery Rebel written by R.J Anderson. My first book was called Knife, but you can also find it by the title Spell Hunter.

The second book is called either Rebel or Wayfarer. And the third book Arrow.
The fourth book of this series is sat to be published in 2012 and will probably be named Swift.

ISBN13: 9780061554742
327 pages

Read: February 2011
Language: English

From Goodreads:
Forget everything you think you know about faeries. . . .

Creatures full of magic and whimsy?

Not in the Oakenwyld. Not anymore.

Deep inside the great Oak lies a dying faery realm, bursting with secrets instead of magic. Long ago the faeries mysteriously lost their magic. Robbed of their powers, they have become selfish and dull-witted. Now their numbers are dwindling and their very survival is at stake.

Only one young faery—Knife—is determined to find out where her people's magic has gone and try to get it back. Unlike her sisters, Knife is fierce and independent. She's not afraid of anything—not the vicious crows, the strict Faery Queen, or the fascinating humans living nearby. But when Knife disobeys the Faery Queen and befriends a human named Paul, her quest becomes more dangerous than she realizes. Can Knife trust Paul to help, or has she brought the faeries even closer to the brink of destruction?

Talented newcomer R. J. Anderson creates an extraordinary new fantasy world and weaves a gripping tale of lost magic, high adventure, and surprising friendship in which the fate of an entire realm rests on the shoulders of one brave faery rebel.

The Story:
This book is about a little fairy who lives in a fairy community. But despite what all the other fairies have told her about the outside and the human. This one is a dreaming, adventures looking fairy. She wants to go out side to explore the world and be free, but still she wants to some how follow the fairy rules of the Oak.
Knife becomes the Oaks new Hunter, which makes her allowed to fly out of the Oak. And she do this a lot. Because it´s everything she has ever dreamed about. But what happens when she one day get caught by a human being. How will she get back and what will the human do to her and her community.

And whats up with all the rules of the Oak. It hasn´t always been like that, but why did it become like this. And how can the Oak return to its great community, as it once was. Can Knife be able to find a cure and bring back the magic to the other Fairies.

My Opinion and My Conclusion:
I had really high expectations for this book. Which they didn´t full fill 100%. But it was close. All in all I liked the book. It was fairytale, fairies, adventure etc. Everything I want in a book xD

Though it still missed something. Sometimes I felt like it was to long without anything happening, and thats why I have decided to give it a 4 out of 6 stars :)

And I think this is a good book for young girls in the age of 13 and up.

Also check out:
- Read about or add to your Goodreads
- Authors homepage
- Review book 2 Rebel (coming soon)
- Review book 3 Arrow (coming soon)

Have you read this book? What did you think.? Feel free to share your link to your review.



  1. I haven't heard of this until now. But it sounds like a good book. Thanks for this review! I would have commented sooner! But we just had exams and all! :D Great Review! Keep 'em coming!

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  3. No worries :) Your welcome :) You should check it out :)

    Hope everything went well with your exams :)