From #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Beatty comes a spooky, thrilling new series set in the magical world of Serafina. Move without a sound. Steal without a trace. Willa, a young nightspirit of the Great Smoky Mountains, is her clan's best thief. She creeps into the homes of day-folk in the cover of darkness and takes what they won't miss. It's dangerous work—the day-folk kill whatever they do not understand. But when Willa's curiosity leaves her hurt and stranded in a day-folk man's home, everything she thought she knew about her people—and their greatest enemy—is forever changed.
In this charming middle grade adventure set in Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains in 1900, Willa, a young Faeran, or night-spirit, is caught between her own slowly dying clan and the human "day-folk," whom she's always been taught to fear and avoid. As a jaetter or hunter-thief, Willa is responsible for stealing from the day-folk to benefit her clan and its charismatic leader, the padaran. But a botched scavenging attempt reveals that not all humans are murderous monsters. Her additional discovery that her own people hold dangerous secrets prompts her to defy the enigmatic padaran and seek a way to correct a grievous wrong. Faced with the potential destruction of everything she's known, Willa takes control of her own destiny. In this series starter set in the same world as his Serafina books, Beatty conjures up a resourceful, compassionate heroine. Full of atmospheric details and richly described magic ("As the branches reached out over the water to hold her, they rustled in the wind, talking"), this well-paced tale asks insightful questions about the relationship between nature and humans. Ages 8 12.
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I love this book it is one of the best books though I will say it’s more for kids than young adults
I met Robert Beatty last year, I am a big fan and I am excited for this one! Also he has a whole lot of other books on the way in case you guys where wondering!
When I bought this book I judged it by the cover and inside flap. What I didn’t know is that it would run around and around in endless circles, following cliche after cliche after cliche. When I read the first chapter I thought: “hmm, maybe this book wasn’t a complete waste of money. Maybe it gets good later. Well. It did not. I couldn’t even finish half of the book. I have a feeling this book had some potential but then decided to drop a all sense of entertainment and fun. Don’t read this book. There are lots of other great books in the world- Animal Farm, Warriors, Twilight- and this book is not and never will join them.I just feel sorry for the people who have bought this book.