Faerie After (Bones of Faerie, #3)
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Faerie After (Bones of Faerie #3)

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  223 ratings  ·  34 reviews
The stunning conclusion to the Bones of Faerie trilogy is here!
After a devastating war between humanity and Faerie, Liza's world was forever changed. Plants and trees became aggressive, seeking to root in living flesh and bone, and newborn children were discovered to have magical powers. Liza was one of these children, and with her abilities she brought her mother back f...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published May 28th 2013 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Is...that a cover? And a release date???

YES! I absolutely adore this series. This made my day!

EDIT AFTER READING: This book was fabulous. A great ending to a great trilogy.

CONTENT: Kissing
Tabitha (Pabkins)
A trilogy that redefines what you think about Faerie and the Apocalypse!

Here is Janni discussing how she "talks" to her character Matthew @ Not Yet Read

The long wait for Faerie After, the last in the Bones of Faerie trilogy, was completely worth it! Simner has a way of connecting you to her characters on an intimate level. Their struggles with each other could very well mirror your own struggles with loved ones. OK, maybe not with all the faerie, post apocalyptic business but you get what I mean...more
3.5 stars
A pretty good ending to this post-apocalyptic faerie series. It was a quick and easy read. I charged through it so quickly, that I probably have eye strain. I enjoy the creative world building. It’s very different from other dystopias I’ve read.
In the last book, at the end, Liza left hand was turned to stone. She has this handicap throughout the book. Her hand it frozen and pretty useless. She deals with it well though, and that makes her a strong character. Her abilities as a summoner...more
Faerie After is the final book in the Bones of Faerie trilogy. This review will probably not make much sense to people who haven’t at least read the first book.

Faerie After picks up six months after Faerie Winter. Even though spring has returned to the world, mysterious and terrifying crumbling patches of the wilderness hint of something disastrous on the brink. It seems that the realm of Faerie is officially wasting away into nothingness as a consequence of humans blasting it into a nuclear was...more
Being the last one of the series I'll just revise here.
I liked these books and at the same time i totally didn't.
I have no clue how old these kids were supposed to be, but I understood they were supposed to be kids, and that totally didn't hit home for me.
The language they used was old and way to stiff for young children even with the whole post apocalyptic scene happening it just went a little to far for me. Just a tiny amount of appropriate vocabulary for children/Youngsters would have suited...more
Pam Vlieg
A beautiful and thoughtful end to one of my favorite series. I was saddened and hopeful with the resolution of the trilogy. Simner is an amazing writer.

There’s a new sickness sweeping through the forest. Piles of grey ash are being found where living creatures once stood. If you touch the ash it claims you as its next victim. Stumbling across this phenomena Liza decides to investigate what is causing everything to turn to ash. She discovers that Faerie is deteriorating, turning to dust, and that its fate is linked to that of the human world. To find a solution Liza must cross over to the Faerie realm putting herself and those she cares...more
The Winter Rose
This is the final part of Janni Lee Simner's Faerie Trilogy. I've been reading this series since Book 1 first came out and fell in love with Simner's world, characters and beautiful writing. It's a bitter sweet parting to come to the end, but here we are.

In this last installment, we find Liza, Matthew, Allie and the others facing a strange phenomenom facing their world - there is a strange grey crumbling destroying nature on Earth. Soon they learn it reaches deeper than that - into the heart of...more
Wow. I really wish I had read this book sooner. I have been anticipating this book for a while, so when I began it, I was excited. I am very happy with it. It was very well written, and held a few parts in particular that I have favorites. I loved that Liza spent more time in the Realm, but I really liked that more Faerie characters were introduced, and that we got to learn more about the Faeries, like where their gifts came from, and about the First Tree. I also liked that Liza left her body an...more
I absolutely loved returning to Liza’s world. I’ve been dying to see what happens to both the human and fae worlds in this trilogy. Liza is still as strong of a character as ever, fighting for what is right, pushing the limits and always looking out for those around her. I find that Liza learns quite a lot in this book. She begins to truly understand her friends, what the destruction around her really means and that perhaps that sometimes fate shouldn’t be messed with.

There is still that sense...more
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Sherwood Smith
This third book finishes Janni Lee Simner's Faerie series. I strongly recommend interested readers begin with the first book. This one assumes you know everyone and how they got their powers; it is one long climax, beginning on a harsh note of anxiety and staying on that one note all the way through to the final, poignant crescendo.

For those who like post apocalypse and dark fantasy, this should appeal. The magic is one of the most unusual I've ever seen, full of strange images as the faerie wor...more
Love it! I've been pimping this series out since I started it two years back. The final book is a pretty big hurdle for an fantasy series and Simner cleared it with ease. I love where the story went, who these characters are, and how they saved the world. It was really, really short but somehow that worked. A lot of thought and care went into making each page hit as hard as possible. I really loved how complex themes of choice and sacrifice where handled gracefully and poignantly. The only thing...more
I was elated to learn that I would receive this book as a First Reads winner. From the first book, the reader is drawn into the post-apocalyptic world where faery and human tried to destroy each other. The character development is solid and satisfying. I enjoyed the balance of love, mistrust, sacrifice, hope, and sadness shown by the characters, both human and fey. The theme of how we can move forward and live together in a cooperative manner is explored in this book. I was sad to finish the tri...more
Mira Domsky
A satisfying ending to a good series :)
Dr susan
I love the Bones of Faerie trilogy. Faerie After is a sad, haunting finish to Liza's story that will not easily fade from my memory. Moments of happiness occur, but in this world, joy is an infrequent companion. I do not like the dystopian genre, but read Bones because this apocalypse was not only caused by nuclear weapons, but by magic and the human response to the unknown. The Bones trilogy will not be on my 'books to read when I feel bad' shelf, but not all books belong there (the shelf would...more
Really liked the way this book ended
Faerie After made me cry, which for me isn't a hard thing to do, but there were some emotional moments. I still have a few unanswered questions, but I guess that just goes along with my views that all books should have a happy ending and all characters should make it out undamaged. I'm sure that doesn't make for a very good read though...what would be the point if nothing bad ever happened to the characters, because the adversity is what helps them grow.
It was nice to finally wrap this series up. I have enjoyed it. This book however was less enjoyable. I found Liza kinda of annoying this time. She wants to help everyone, even if they don't want or ask for the help and it seems like he has to have her way all the time.

How come no one ever listens?

Still, I am glad I read it an overall I did enjoy it but it was the other characters that I enjoyed this time rather than Liza.

The thing I liked about this series is that it's a very unique and refreshing take on fairies and their existence in a post apocalyptic world. The fairies here aren't at all pretty and the magical abilities exist in both the fairies and in humans or what they call the Afters. It's gritty, dark and beautifully written, a yin and yang of sorts. I love the characters especially Liza. I love her courage and her selflessness.
Jul 08, 2013 Ingrid rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fantasy lovers
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The final book in Janni Lee Simner's Bones of Faerie Trilogy. One of the most exciting aspects of Janni's writing style is its down-to-earth, spellbinding simplicity that both captivates and compels. One moment you're on page one and before you realize it, you've finished the entire book. Few authors are able to do that.

A truly fantastic and enjoyable read for everyone who enjoys fantasy.
I thought this was a good read. One of the things I most enjoyed about this series is that, while each book plays into a larger story, each book has its own stand alone plot and this one is no different. I liked the way that Simner weaves her previous characters with the new ones and I thought this story was a good ending to the series.
Natalie McClelland
Something of a disappointment in comparison to the first two parts to this trilogy. The story didn't seem as well thought through, and I didn't find myself gasping aloud at the cleverness of the author's writing as much as I had in the previous books. Still, a nice ending to a nice trilogy :)
I thought this book was a great way to end the series. It wrapped the story up nicely. Liza goes through some major character development and as with the other books, she has to deal with some hard and sad lessons. I liked that the ending wasn't super sappy, but I still felt satisfied.
The first book was very creative, the second book was slightly less so, and this third book was just stale. I also felt the immaturity of the writing more in this book--it was very obviously (almost painfully) Young Adult.
Jennifer Calhoun
I'm really starting to think that Trilogies should just be sequels. I think most authors try too hard to pull a third book out of the story. I did like the way Faerie After wrapped up at the end.
A stunning conclusion to a wonderful series. The only disappointment I had reading this is when I turned the last page and realized there wasn't any more to read.
Lovely end to the series. I think this is actually the best book in the series. Tldr: I was completely satisfied with the ending and Toby was my favorite.
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