Curiosity Quills Press
If I'm not familiar with an author the thing that grabs my attention first is the title. Most of the time I'm seeing the title before I see the cover although I have to confess there was that one time when I saw a cover and decided that I must read the book. I love fairies so it was a no brainer and oh my god how gorgeous is this cover? Yep this book needs to come home to live with me.
The cover really fits the story. Sometimes I'll see a cover and wonder what they were thinking when they decided to use it. I wondered about what a fairy keeper is. It is a bit like a bee keeper. Sierra is a fairy keeper since she's one of the people that was born with a birthmark. Her little sister isn't. Not surprisingly Sierra isn't too happy about things. It doesn't help that she has a horrible excuse for a father. Often people rebel against a destiny that they didn't ask for.
Something happens that causes Sierra to go on a search with a fellow fairy keeper and an employee of her father's. I like Sierra. She isn't afraid to speak her mind and she's willing to do whatever it takes to protect her little sister. She does a bit of growing up and discovers that something major is going on that she's a part of. It might just be me but I'm a bit fuzzy on the genres and sub genres. If a book sounds interesting I'll read it regardless of pesky details like that. I would say this is probably more of a middle grade book than a YA book. The main character is fourteen so I guess this would be a pre YA book if such a thing exists. Now that doesn't mean people of other ages can't enjoy it since I did.