Thursday, April 7, 2016

BOOK TOUR | REVIEW | Trix & the Faerie Queen by Alethea Kontis (Books of Arilland #6)

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Trix and the Faerie Queen (Books of Arilland Book #6)
Trix and the Faerie Queen
(Books of Arilland #6)
by Alethea Kontis
YA Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 210 Pages
March 28th 2016

Join Trix Woodcutter on an epic new animal-filled adventure!

Fey magic and animal magic: that troublemaking imp Trix Woodcutter has both, if not the ability to use them to their full potential. While traveling with his companion—the golden girl Lizinia—to see the King of Eagles, Trix is sent a vision of the Faerie Queen, who is in desperate need of his help. An evil sorceress has stormed Faerie and trapped all the fey magic under the Hill, leaving the Faerie Queen powerless! Trix’s talent for communicating with animals is desperately needed…but before he braves the wild world of Faerie he must arm himself, with nothing less than the bow and arrows of a god.

With the help of his gilded companion, her ghost-cat godfather, a blind brownie and a sister or two, the Boy Who Talks to Animals must befriend a mischievous leprechaun, best a wolf, and journey into the depths of Faerie to restore order and free the fey magic before the imbalance destroys the world.

Trix and the Faerie Queen is second in The Trix Adventures and sixth in the Books of Arilland.

Fans of the Woodcutter Sisters: Desperate to know what happened to Saturday and Peregrine after they found Trix at the end of HERO? Here’s your chance!

Amanda's Review
4/5 stars

Buckle up, because everything in Arilland is about to intensify.

Though not a long story, Trix & the Faerie Queen packs a powerful punch. It doesn't slow its pace for a moment as our lovable scamp Trix and his golden companion Lizinia fall into one scrape after another. We get the chance to reunite with some familiar faces, and to put faces with a few of the names we've heard about. And we finally get to go to Faerie. *squee!*

Again and again, I talk about what an intricate and beautiful world Alethea has made from classic fairy tales, mythology, folklore, and the magic of her own imagination, and the deeper I dive into this series, the more astounded by its depth and magnitude I become. Trix & the Faerie Queen especially has wrapped itself in the eerie cloak of traditional European folklore and I love the additional flavor it adds to the entire ensemble.

I do love that Lizinia is a worthy companion for Trix; not only a suitable mix of the qualities of his six sisters, she also boasts an adventurous streak as strong as Trix's. She is a proper match for him, in wit and mischief both, and I love watching them develop and interact. She can hold her own, sometimes better than he can, and I can't wait to see what happens with them next.

Hero and Dearest have hinted and alluded to a grander story coming our way, and it is Trix & the Faerie Queen that has the honor of weaving these threads into the beginning of what will doubtless be a masterful tapestry. With the ending I am left with here, waiting even until fall for Alethea's next book seems far too long a wait.

Other Books in the Series

Hero (Woodcutter Sisters #2)
Trixter (Books of Arilland #3)Dearest (Woodcutter Sisters, #3)Tales of Arilland (Books of Arilland #5)

Alethea Kontis is a princess, author, fairy godmother, and geek. Her bestselling Books of Arilland fairytale series won two Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Awards (Enchanted and Tales of Arilland), and was twice nominated for the Andre Norton Award. Alethea also penned the AlphaOops picture books, The Wonderland Alphabet, Diary of a Mad Scientist Garden Gnome, Beauty & Dynamite, The Dark-Hunter Companion (w/Sherrilyn Kenyon), and a myriad of poems, essays, and short stories. Princess Alethea lives and writes on the Space Coast of Florida with her teddy bear, Charlie. You can find her on her YouTube channel, all the social media, and at

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1 comment:

  1. Another new to me series and boy are those covers gorgeous.