December 30, 2008 at 4:07 pm 2 comments

wingsThis fairy tale, based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, includes some of the original characters: Queen Tatania, fairies, and a world apart from ours that treats humans like playthings. Tamisin, a girl of fifteen, knows she is different. Years ago, on one Halloween night, she saw that the costumed creatures leering at her were not human but true goblins. She made her escape by commanding lightning to strike her pursuers.  Now, the evil goblins want her underground with them. They send Jak, a half human-half goblin to her high school to bring her back. Jak and Tamisin confront very unlikable people both on earth and below. At one point Tamisin sprouts wings, but hides them beneath her clothes. Like the unused wings on Tamisin’s back, Baker’s story remains flat.


Not recommended.  Lillian Hecker- Pelham


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  • 1. Rose Livingston  |  March 23, 2010 at 12:50 am

    AMAZING book!!! Lillian, I didn’t like how you summed up the story…here’s my version.
    Tamisin knew she was different, but when she starts to see goblins everywhere and then finally sprouts wings, she realizes just how *different* she is. Meanwhile, Jak, a scorned halfling to the land of fey, is sent on an important mission from his uncle, Targin, to go to the human world and find a certain girl. Jak has no idea why his uncle needs the girl, but yearns to please him, so he goes willingly and confidently. A few days into highschool, Jak meets Tamisin, and soon suspects that she is the girl Targin wants. Jak wants to please his uncle, but is uneasy about what he’ll do to Tamisin when he gets her. In this action packed tale, both Tamisin and Jak get caught in all sorts of obstacles and traps. But when it comes to the bottom point, there is a shocking story, and a hard decision. I highly recomend this book for its well written chapters and fantastic inspiration.

    While reading the story, you can feel the connection between Tamisin and Jak, giving it an unpredictable turn on what they will choose to do next. I am always rereading my favorite parts over and over again. This book caught my attention from the start, and I definetly enjoyed reading it!

  • 2. shantell  |  April 20, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    i love this book. i feel sorry for jak though.


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