Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dust Girl (The American Fairy Trilogy #1) by Sarah Zettel
Publisher:  Random House
Publish Date:  June 26, 2012
ISBN:  978-0375869389
Pages:  304

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This story centers around Callie LeRoux.  Callie's mom is white and her dad is black.  But there's more to Callie than the color of her parents.  Set in the Dust Bowl era in Kansas, the story really captures the emptiness, starkness and hopelessness of the time period.

Callie's mom refuses to move out of their dying town, no matter what.  She says that when her husband returns, she has to be there.  The problem?  He left years ago and they've never heard from him at all.

During a huge dust storm, Callie's mom disappears, right after she tells Callie that her father is a fairy prince.   At the same time, an old man appears and gives her some advice along with telling her of her connections to the fae world.

Then there's Jack.  He helps Callie out and they end up traveling together.  Jack is smart, but tricky, he's used to having to scam people.  Callie and Jack certainly don't have a romance in the story, so if that's what you're hoping for, this isn't that story.

There are, of course, two factions of fae - but it's still sometimes hard to tell which one is the 'good' one.  This is a really difficult book to review without giving away too much.  Suffice it to say that if you like what I like (check out my other reviews) then you'll delight in this one!

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