Thursday, February 4, 2016

Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand by Gail Carson Levine

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Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand
(Disney Fairies #2) 
by Gail Carson Levine
read by Rosalyn Landor
Audiobook
2007


Book Jacket Summary
“Beware a mermaid’s wrath!”

The mermaid Soop has sent a flood to Fairy Haven! Water-talent fairy Rani must bring Soop a wand or the Home Tree and all the Never fairies will be swept away. But wise Mother Dove isn’t sure which is worse, a wand or a flood. Wand wishes, tantalizing wand wishes, are risky. The most innocent wish can cause untold trouble. And not even Mother Dove knows that wands have hearts and minds–kind hearts or cruel hearts, sympathetic minds or minds filled with spite and mischief.

Rani, Tinker Bell, and Ree, queen of the Never fairies, set out on a perilous quest for a wand, a journey that takes them across an ocean to the palace of the terrifying Great Wanded fairies. Many obstacles stand between the questers and success: Tink’s disappearance, a mermaid’s magical song, wand madness, and even Never Land itself. Meanwhile, the floodwaters are rising. . . .

In this thrilling sequel to Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg, Newbery Honor—winning author Gail Carson Levine has spun a riveting fairy tale about the dangers of dreams coming true.

My Thoughts
 Taking place right after Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg, Rani must make good on her promise to the mermaid Soop to find a magic wand. Without the wand Soop will flood Fairy Haven and all the fairies with it. Setting out with Ticker Bell and the Queen Ree they go to seek the Great Wanded Fairies. However, when they receive a wand they are overcome with wand madness and start making their own wishes. These wishes cause a lot of damage to those around them and again the book is darker than you think. However, it is less dark than the previous one and has a bit more hope surrounding it. Fairies make mistakes and wishes that cause trouble but you know somehow it will be corrected. I think the series is getting better and the world building expanding with another section fairies to compare with the Never fairies. It is cool to see the fairies with wands and how they control their magic.
I really like this series as an audiobook but I also wish I had the physical copies because they are illustrated beautifully- from what I've seen online. I may have to amend these reviews later on the add my impressions on how the change my viewing of the story. One more book to go!
 

Book Pairings
Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg (Disney Fairies #1) by Gail Carson Levine
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Philippa Fisher's Fairy Godsister by Liz Kessler

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