- Title: Shayla Witherwood: a half-faerie tale
- Author: Tamra Norton
- Hardcover: 312 pages
- Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (May 8, 2012)
- Genre: YA paranormal
- ISBN-10: 1599559633
- ISBN-13: 978-1599559636
For Shayla, the switch from home school to high school means having to conceal the fact that she's a half faerie. But she desperately needs to keep a low profile because even her faerie powers might not be enough to protect her from what's coming. Filled with laugh-out-loud sarcasm, surprising twists, and spell-binding romance, this magical tale is perfect for fairytale fans of all ages.
Shayla Witherwood: a half-faerie tale is a fun book. It is also a paranormal book that I would feel comfortable having a tween read. It takes place in high school and has a lot of the typical drama that is found there, except with this fun twist of Shayla being a half-faerie. There is magic in the book, but it is mild. I also truly liked the main character Shayla. She wasn't contrived or trying to be something than what she truly wasn't. I liked the relationships that she formed with others at the school. She could be called a true and loyal friend. That in itself is a super message found in the book.
Along with the "high-school" side of the story, there is also a good mystery for Shayla to figure out.I wasn't too surprised when things were revealed, but younger readers probably will be. My favorite part though was when Shayla was actually in the faerie world. I wish that more of the story had taken place there. A lot of action takes place here, whereas the character growth took place in the first part of the book. It truly was refreshing to have faeries doing good things and being likable characters.
I highly recommend this clean, sweet and very likable book to all readers. It would be fun to see a second book in the series.
About the Author:
Tamra Norton, the mother of seven, is the full-time keeper of the peace of her home in Spring, Texas. She enjoys reading in the bathtub, camping in the living room, and dancing in the kitchen.
You can find out more about Tamra at her website: http://www.tamranorton.com
***Please go to the Cedar Fort website for information on other books and tours they are promoting. I wish to thank Cedar Fort for the review e-copy that was provided. In no way did this influence the honest review that was given.***