Except the Queen by Jane Yolen

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Sisters Serena and Meteora were once proud members of the high court of the Fairy Queen- until they angered her highness. Separated and banished to the mortal realm of Earth, they must find a way to survive in a strange world in which they have no power. But there is more to their new home than they first suspect-especially a danger that waits to be unleashed upon both the human and faerie worlds...

 

About Jane Yolen

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\Jane Yolen is an author of children's books, fantasy, and science fiction. Midori Snyder is the author of eight books for children and adults.
 
Published February 2, 2010 by Roc Hardcover. 384 pages
Genres: Other, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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World Fantasy Award–winning Yolen (Dragon’s Heart ) teams up with Snyder (The Innamorati ) to weave a magical tale.

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BC Books

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What makes this story different from many other modern urban fairy stories is the fact it manages to retain the love of nature and growing things that's at the heart of Faerie instead of dwelling only on the dark elements of the magic realm.

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Even changing the name and spelling from Faerie, or the Fae, to fairy, thus eliminating the allusions to madness that fae implied, seems to have been part of the attempt to make them cute and precious instead of the wild and untamed creatures they had been previously.

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Seattle PI

The Unseelie court, home to the truly evil denizens of Faerie, have begun plotting against her, and somehow their plans are tied up with two young people in the mortal world.

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Boomtron

Snyder took Meteora) and then divided the rest of the cast between themselves.

Jun 02 2010 | Read Full Review of Except the Queen

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