The Faelti (Aronia series 2)

Never wish upon a star
Sixteen-year-old Abigail Crumble’s learning this the hard way.

During a moment of weakness, Abigail wished on the stars only to discover she’s cursed as a result. And she’s been on a journey to rectify her mistake ever since. Trouble is, the quest to rid herself of the curse has proven to be much more arduous than she could have ever imagined. And far from over.

Separated from her friends and believing them dead, trapped in the faelti camp and being held hostage by the evil Kai Sisu, Abigail is no closer to reaching Levana’s Dwelling and breaking the curse than she was the day she left her hometown.


Review The Faelti Fany Van Hemelen:
The Faelti is the next read in the Aronia series. I didn’t read the first book The watcher of the night sky, but I think it’s better to follow the books in order. Now I had the world-building and the great characters to discover and I think I missed a bit of the magical touch. Abigail has made a wish in book one and it appears you don’t get what you ask. Apparently there is a curse now and for getting rid of this evil thing Abigail and her friends are on a journey. When something terrible is happening everything falls in pieces.
Abigail is alone and has to find her destination. Her friends are far away or maybe dead and almost everybody is trying to find a solution to conquer the bad guy Kai Sisu.

The Faelti is a book where love and hate gathering people together or break them apart. The world-building has done great, but I especially loved the energetic personalities in the book. Of course these creatures have special power and for restoring their world they all have a task but that’s not important, even a bit predictable.

The beauty in The Faelti is the description of light and dark and yes: “The shadow”. The villain even could make me laugh and made me wonder if it was what it looks… Abigail and her mates are brave, stubborn and sometimes foolish. This story is full of action, character development and sometimes it’s hilarious.

When I have finished this book I just wanted to read the next one. Rachel Pudsey has created a fantasy world full of detail and adorable and dark characters. A lover of young adult fantasy will have an entertaining time with this captivating book.

**** 4 stars

Rachel Pudsey

Author Rachel Pudsey
Rachel was born and raised in Scotland but has a ridiculously English surname. A graduate of psychology, she now resides in South Korea. She has dabbled in teaching children, but after a few blessed years has succumbed to teaching business English to adults in Seoul.

Rachel has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. An obsession with Point Horror books led to her first novel being written at the age of ten. Truth be told, it wasn’t very good. The following years were spent reading, amateur acting in a youth group, occasionally playing guitar, and dabbling in songwriting, all the while continuing to write stories unworthy for print and developing her own style.

A mixture of inspiring authors had a huge influence upon her mind: S. E. Hinton, Mario Puzo, R. L. Stine, William Goldman, C.S Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, J. K. Rowling … the list goes on. For years, Rachel has cited The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton as her favourite book. These days, she considers The Princess Bride by William Goldman to be at the top of the list. But the list always changes. How can one simply pick a favourite from all the wonderful books out there? It’s like trying to pick one favourite food. Inconceivable!

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Titel: The Faelti | Auteur: Rachel Pudsey | Uitgeverij: | Categorie: | Uitvoering: paperback of E-book | pagina’s | ISBN13: ? | Verkrijgbaar sinds: ? |Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 08-02-2019 | Prijs: $13,95 | Bestellen | Eerste deel in deze serie is te bestellen via

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