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Faerie After (Bones of Faerie #3)

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  499 Ratings  ·  66 Reviews
Fans of dark fantasy and dystopian adventure discovered Janni Lee Simner's first novel, Bones of Faerie, to be an exciting twist on a favorite theme. Now readers of Holly Black, Melissa Marr, and Cassandra Clare can return to Janni's unique vision of a magic-infused postapocalyptic world where war between Faerie and humanity has left both realms devastated.

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Published May 28th 2013 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published May 1st 2013)
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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
May 08, 2013 Haley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Pam Howell
May 13, 2013 Pam Howell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Mia Israelsen Blackwelder
This series is alright. I don't think I'd really recommend it. It's too dark and I felt like the ending was pretty good but it was a little rushed. Overall, it's a cool idea for a story but wasn't my favorite.
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
The Winter Rose
Apr 02, 2013 The Winter Rose rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
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
May 01, 2013 Chrystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 04, 2013 Krista rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
May 09, 2015 Juniperfalcon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i LOVED the entire series. I think that this should be like as big as harry potter and stuff but it isn't!

i REALLY hated the ending though. i mean, i was reading, and it went along, rebbecca was called back but just as a shadow and then she sorta went INTO tara to cure her fire fever. but she couldn't have gone to rhianne's roots and death and stuff because she'd need help from liza. then two seasons later, about 6 months you find out that tara is pregnant. so im like, OMG REBBECCA WILL BE BORN
Naomi Scarlett

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 care
Jan 21, 2015 Karri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So in this book we basically pick up where we left off in the last. Liza is learning to deal with her stone hand, people are learning to live together magic and all even though some not as comfortably as wanted. Caleb and Tara are still waiting on their new baby. Karin is adjusting to her blindness but something is not right... Matthew comes to Liza with a leaf on his fur and when she touches it it crumbles to dust. Can they figure out in time what's going on in their world and in Faerie before ...more
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Claudia Marcela
Aug 11, 2014 Claudia Marcela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
This could have been much much better. Seriously, this plot is wasted.

I really loved it, but that's exactly why I think the author could get more from this book. I'd have loved to know more about Elin, Tolven, Nys, Matthew, Allie... even Liza! The story is too short, too fast.

Maybe it's just the sadness... having to say goodbye to this trilogy will be hard. Faerie and the human world are just too interesting to let them go.

Well, a good book nonetheless.

The Best
The last chapters, of course. The
Jul 04, 2014 Axelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Nov 25, 2014 Shandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've loved this trilogy from the first paragraph of the first book, and this book ends the set amazingly well! I cried for pages, both a little sad at first, and then happy at how things ended up. A book hasn't affected me this strongly in ages. I am a sentimental sort, but I usually only shed a few tears, not multiple tissues worth! My wife was a little concerned - I had to stop reading to reassure her. *laugh* If you haven't already, I urge you to read this trilogy! It's hard to describe anyth ...more
Jul 09, 2013 Gina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 26, 2013 Jennavier rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Dr susan
Oct 27, 2012 Dr susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-again
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
Oct 20, 2014 Sue rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very satisfying ending (albeit reminiscent of His Dark Materials) to a series that did a fantastic job steering clear of the usual YA fantasy trope- we have a heroine who isn't constantly criticizing her looks or refusing to admit she is special, she only likes one boy, they don't have an instant burning soulmate connection, he isn't abusive to her, and she is self-sufficient. Hell, I'm going back and adding another star just for this. Wish she had included some queer characters, though.
Sep 22, 2012 Claire rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: trilogies, read-2014
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.
Jul 22, 2015 Lacey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This last book in the Bones of Faerie Trilogy was just not my cup of tea. It started out interesting like the other two, but after about a 100 pages in I just didn't like where the plot was going. I don't feel like everything was woven together well. There was just things left unexplained. There was two or three touching parts, but I just didn't care for this book much and it was hard to get through. Ending are supposed to be epic, but this just didn't do it for me. :/

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 05, 2013 Ivonna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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.
Alexia Purdy
I did not want it to end! Noo! I really could keep on reading about these characters, the storylines are just too good to miss. Another great addition to this series that gives us an even deeper look at the faeries and the way they go about things, why things happened and how things have come to a head on earth and in Faerie. I can't believe this saga is over. So good I really wish there were more stories to read. Don't miss this one.
Jul 06, 2014 Maria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A decent ending to the trilogy tackles the problem of the faerie world collapsing or unraveling and it spilling over into the human world. The characters must work to figure out why, so they can stop the collapse while they also battle obstacles along the way.

It's not a bad ending or bad read, but not as good to me as the first two books.
Jun 11, 2013 Alexis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
I wish that I could give this book a better review, but I had forgotten so much of what was going on between finishing the second book and reading the third, that I had little interest in the book.
I skimmed a lot of the book just to see what would happen, but I was very bored. The ending was sad, but satisfactory.
Ingrid Foster
Jul 08, 2013 Ingrid Foster rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fantasy lovers
Shelves: favorites
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.
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