This richly-imagined universe from an acclaimed fixture of YA storytelling introduces a the young witch Bromwyn, a strong heroine who wields great power. Five years ago, Bromwyn refused a gift from the powerful fairy king. Tonight, on Midsummer, that decision comes back to haunt her. When her best friend Rusty picks the wrong pocket, he and Bromwyn are all that stand between their village and the rampaging fairies who have pushed through the World Door. If they cannot outwit the fairy king and queen before the World Door closes at sunrise, the friends will lose everything–their village, Bromwyn’s magic, and Rusty’s life.
I love how Jackie Morse Kessler tells a unique tale. It’s a cross between A midsummer nights Dream and the darker tales of the fey from the last turn of the century, when fairies were not so nice. Creative and cleaver, I would definitely recommend it to any who dare to read about a very different fairy disposition.