“The Fairy Tale Twist (Ivy Thorn #2)” by Emily Casey
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Fairy Tale
Source: The author in exchange for an honest review
Summary from Goodreads:
Ivy has figured out how to keep the pixies away. She’s safe! But now there are other things to worry about.
In an effort to protect her unborn brother, Ivy strikes a deal with the creepy little pixie who trapped her before. But when she finds herself in a family of disappearing princesses, Ivy throws the fairy tale on its ear to save the kingdom from a destructive love spell.
I had fun with this story. I knew kind of what to expect because I had experienced everything with Ivy in the last book. Turns out I didn’t know as much as I thought I did (and neither did Ivy). This world is pretty twisted. The pixie grabs Ivy out of her life and throws her into a scary, twisted world for his own enjoyment? Apparently that’s only the surface of the twistedness of the pixie.
One of the big “twists” in the game in this book was having more characters for Ivy to ‘play’ with. I really liked that. In this book we got to see a twist on the 12 Dancing Princesses. It was a really interesting twist to find out that Ivy’s pixie isn’t the only crazy one. Apparently this has been happening to other kids as well! I wish we would have seen more of the other kids because it would have been cool to see how other people cope with the situation.
Ivy is still pretty awesome in this book. She was willing to put herself in danger to protect her unborn brother (and to a certain extent, their parents). Once again, Ivy stepped up to help the fairy tale characters. This time they were her “sisters” and even though she didn’t really know them, she did her best to help them out. I loved that there was a bit of a love interest introduced in this story but Ivy didn’t go crazy over him. Her world didn’t revolve around him. Yes, she might have relied on him a bit but mainly because he’s a normal guy stuck in this situation as well.
Some of my questions from the last book were touched on (the white lady). Other questions weren’t examined (Ivy’s pixie). Then there are a whole slew of new unanswered questions from the book (the other kids, what’s going on, why can pixies do this to so many people, THAT CLIFFHANGER). In the end, everything came together fantastically well.
The bottom line? Very solid sequel.