The Faerie Path (Faerie Path, #1)
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The Faerie Path (Faerie Path #1)

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  7,918 ratings  ·  519 reviews
Swept away into a court of magic and beauty, she discovers she is Tania, the lost princess of Faerie: the youngest daughter of Oberon and Titania. Since Tania's mysterious disappearance on the eve of her wedding five hundred years before, Faerie has been sunk in darkness and gloom. The courtly Lord Gabriel Drake, who Tania was once to marry, has found her and brought her b...more
Kindle Edition, 312 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by HarperTeen (first published February 1st 2007)
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Terra
The Faerie Path by Frewin Jones is a delightful new take on a true Faerie Tale! This story is not only for the young adult but for anyone from age 12 to 99. I absolutely loved this book and cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in the series.

Anita is a normal teen, long blond hair, slim build and very pretty. Mom, dad and Anita share a wonderful home in the suburbs of London. She has a wonderful boyfriend who just happens to adore her and a best friend to share all her secrets with.

The st...more
Diana
Even though this book is said to be for young adults, I get the feeling that it should be more for those of a younger age. There were some times that the description was good, but I didn't think I actually knew the character. Tania/Anita had a 'perfect' background, having found out that she was fairy princess and everything becoming all happy again when she came back. But I didn't really get a good picture of who she was as a person. The second part seemed to move quicker than the first part, bu...more
Chris Jones
Nov 08, 2007 Chris Jones rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Faerie Lovers
Shelves: young-adult
This is the first book that I've read that would be considered feminine. And I will tell you it was a journey that I found very, very burdensome at times, and somewhat revealing to the mysteries behind what a woman thinks... not really, but I can tell you what I think of the book.
Faerie Path is a book full of pretty dresses, a girls fantasy, and and realm of wingless faeries.... the wingless already knocks it down a star. For my self I found the book on the more cliche side and somewhat predicta...more
Shelley
Awful, trite, boring, Mary Sue dreck, give-me-a-freaking-break BAD.
Go read Holly Black!
BizarreLibrary
As Anita Palmer nears her 16th birthday, she has quite a lot going for her. She’s got a group of friends, she up for the role of Juliet in the school play, and the guy playing Romeo is her new boyfriend, Evan. The night before her birthday, she and Evan are in an accident and Anita is thrust into the realm of Faerie. Once there, she discovers that she is actually Tania, the lost princess of Faerie. Anita meets her Faerie royal family and learns about her previous life. There are many new people...more
Kristi
Anita is on the verge of turning sixteen, and her life couldn’t be any better. She has wonderful parents and friends, she has the lead in the school play, and she has caught the eye of the new boy Evan. On the day before her birthday Evan takes Anita out for a surprise, but the evening lands the two in the hospital. They both seem fine, but Evan has yet to wake up from the trauma. Anita on the other hand is having wonderful dreams of growing wings and flying out windows and receiving wonderful b...more
Nora
Mar 24, 2008 Nora rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Girls above 10 or 11
My guess is you would like this book if u like those books about magic and mystery and love. Don't worry. this book isn't as "fruity tooty" as it sounds. I personnaly read it in about 4 days.

Anita is a girl growing up in present day London. It is her 16th birthday and she receives a mysterious book with no return address. Inside it says:

Faeries tread the Faerie Path
Amber trapped though moth wing light they be
Mortals stay in mortal world
Iron clad with half blind eyes they see
One alone will...more
Siew Ee
A fairy tale narrated in a style reminiscent of Grimm’s fairy tales. A predictable plot but nevertheless, a nice and light read. Although the recommended age for this series is 12 and above, I doubt any teen from 14 years old will like this series as it’s a little too Disney. Although there’s BGR included, there's nothing questionable, so I will recommend this series to Lyn, my 10-year-old daughter. For myself, I wouldn’t even mind reading on – at the very least, I can have fun discussing the st...more
Celise Winters
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The Good:
Honestly, I think everything about this book is amazing! Frewin Jones is one of my favorite all-time authors, along with Rachel Caine, Shannon Hale, Cassandra Clare, and Cinda Williams Chima. What did I love about this book, you're wondering? I guess it would be the setting, England, which I love. The Arthurian dresses. The sisters were fun and delightful. Hopie, the healer, Sancha the reader, Rathina my...more
Amy
Jan 02, 2011 Amy rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amy by: Tamar
Plot:
Anita's sixteenth birthday is fast approaching. She thinks she is perfectly normal teenager, with a boyfriend named Evan whom she is rapidly falling in love with, but a boating accident suddenly upturns her whole world as she is taken to the realm of fairies and discovers the truth about herself.....she is the long lost daughter of King Oberon, the 7th princess Tania who disappeared the day before her wedding to Lord Gabriel Drake.

Thoughts:
I have an interesting history with this book. Our...more
Danika Dinsmore
I picked up this book b/c I write MG fiction in this genre. There aren't as many YA books that feature faeries so I was looking forward to it. I was sorely disappointed.

Perhaps I've gotten spoiled by Suzanne Collins and Robin Hobbs. They have a way of building a story's tension through to the climax. I simply found this story dull.

The dialogue was unoriginal and I found myself annoyed with the main character, who has this completely irrational reaction to the guy she is "in love" with when she...more
Katelyn
Yet another title that I left sitting on my bookshelf for way too long. I've corrected my mistake in waiting such a long time neglecting this title, and can say that I found yet another fey series that I'm interested in seeing how it will all pan out. With six books in the series I've got my work cut out for me if I want to see where the rest of the series goes, but after such a wonderful series opener, I don't think I'll find the task very daunting.

I will start out by admitting that I may have...more
Jessie (cupofbooks)
Looking for a quick read, I picked up The Faerie Path a couple years ago. I got a third through, but I was unable to bring myself to finish it. For such a thin book, it was an uphill struggle trying to read it. The story is just too bland for my tastes.

The Faerie Path is the stereotypical girl-grows-into-her-own-sort of story, except there are fairies involved. Starting with an unoriginal premise is unfortunate, however I would've still been willing to read it if the characters were at least in...more
Alex
This is gonna be a short one :
Before I read the book I was like "I'm not gonna like it, I hate the extra girly books ,it's about fairies !!"
But when I read it I was like :
"It's so girly and cute but I love it" :)
The book has everything :
Original idea, great characters, great writing, difficult vocabulary *which I din't expect from this book*, action, romance, fictional stuff.
It is a great fantasy novel but I rate it 4 stars instead of 5 because I wasn't blown away by it and sometimes I wa...more
Liz
So I've been looking at this book for years, sitting on the shelf at the Wester Library, and finally decided to give it a read to see if it was worth it to buy the rest of the series. While Book 1 gets three of five stars, I actually think the next one might be better by finishing up the world building and getting on with the story a little more promptly. But here's the scoop, complete with spoilers as usual:

Five hundred years ago, on the eve of her wedding to Lord Gabriel Drake, Princess Tania...more
Lүη∂sεү
This book was super cute! it was a breath of fresh air!
The faerie path was true to its name, it was a fairy tale through and through. The charters were all perfectly defined and that has to be hard since there are at least 11 main charters in including Anita (the main main charter).

Anita is just an ordinary girl living in her ordinary town of London. Her 16th birthday is approaching. the day before her birthday she was in a boat crash. or so it seems. She is at the hospital on the night of her...more
Bex
Jun 19, 2007 Bex rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of faery stories and shakesphere
Shelves: genre
I have to admit...I was intrigued by this novel based on it's divine cover. And the title, too. It...was not quite what I expected, but it was pretty good overall. I am a huge fan of Young Adult novels, I love them. But I think the Faerie Path is more for the younger teens and not so much the older ones (or us in our late twenties who are eternally 16 lol)

The Faerie Path is based on Shakesphere (pardon my horrible misspelling of the Bards name!) and is based around Titania and Oberon and that w...more
Kylin Larsson
I wanted to branch out a little, so I picked up a book about a young woman who discovers she's a fairy. The writing was dull and the story was uninspired and wandering. Most of the plot elements seemed to come from a Barbie cartoon (if there are such things -- it was very clothing obsessed) and some kind of video game. Go here, meet six sisters, each of whom have a special trait (just like the main character, who can flit between the Mortal World and the Faerie World.) I mean, she's gone for 500...more
Maja
I really didn't like this book. I was practically laughing all way through it - it was just so sad and pathetic. I felt phony and for the first 250 pages there was absolutely no story. It was going nowhere, and then suddenly, out of the blue, there was a problem (a bad one at that) that needed solving by the main character, Tania/Anita (notice how the two names have the same letters. How corny is that?). The entire book was anticlimatic, extremely boring and quite painful to read. There's no con...more
Nicole Bunge
Nov 27, 2011 Nicole Bunge rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NO ONE. AVOID.
I love faerie books. I really, really do. Having read all of Holly Black and Melissa Marr's series, I was looking in the YA section for a new take. A 12 yr old recommended this one to me.
*sigh*
I couldn't make it past the first chapter. It was so... childishly written (the main character has all the makings of a Mary Sue, perfect and loved by everyone, talented and wonderful... and the author plunks her down in front of the mirror on the first page to describe how pretty she is.) And it only gets...more
Marie
I read this with a friend for our reading challenge. She told me not to bother. I should really have listened to her...

I found this book very dull, superficial and painful to get through. Which is probably why I only got to page fifty or so (while sitting at the lunch table at work) before giving up. The main character got on my nerves, and there wasn't any substantial background characters to love, either.

Generally I avoid Fairy books. But recently I read the Toby Daye series (which I am madly...more
Bailey
Charming. The main character was a little too ditsy at times, which bothered me, but when I could look past her brainlessness, then it was a decent story.
L. Lim
The book was ... okay. It got my attention, but the first page almost had me falling asleep. This book proves to be pretty nice, and it whisks you away to a land of magic, fantasy, treachery, and romance. It kept me on my feet, and some of the chapters are pretty good cliffhangers.

All in all, I give it three stars. Not the "OMG, THIS IS LIKE DA BEST BOOK EVAH!" type. Nor is it "...This is boring. And sucks. 'Nuff said." It was in between-ish.

This is recommended for girls that like magic, someth...more
Brown
More typical cookie-cutter trash from the YA fantasy section.



What was there about this book that hasn't been done to death?

Tania? Oberon? Titania? How long did it take to get those off a list of whimsical names from Google? I've seen every one of those in countless other books. (Who even knows why. Tania is a boring name in the first place).

I have also seen the thing where the character finds "strange red marks on their back" from wings growing there. So. many. times. No, this book did not make...more
Christine Woo
I read this book about two years ago...I think. I still want to write a review on this book because even though it was so long ago that I read this, I feel it needs a review. So, let's begin. This was my second fairy book I had ever read. My first was wings by that author whose name I can't remember at the moment. This one was the second. I realy liked it at the time, but I didn't love it and you can probably tell because I can't remember anything really, except that she was the lost princess. I...more
Amy
Setting/World Building: 5/5
Main Character: 3/5
Other Characters: 3/5
Plot: 3/5
Writing: 3/5
Triggering/Issues: 5/5

AVERAGED TOTAL: 3.6/4. Rounded down to 3.

This wasn't a bad book, for what it was. I would have loved this book as a 12-13 year old. The main character is a sixteen year old girl who finds out she's actually a fairy, the daughter of Oberon and Titania, who grew up in a big fairy palace and had a pet unicorn. 13 year old me would have totally loved and written something like this. Truth b...more
Janina
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It started off promising, if not a little whimsical bordering on silly, but I thought - well, it IS about faeries so it has to be whimsical maybe EVEN a little silly. But then it just got bad.

First, there was too much back story and too many characters. I couldn't keep any of the sisters straight. And then there was too much description and I couldn't keep what bedroom tapestry did what in which sister's room and was it even important anymore? No. It wasn't. Maybe later on in the series, but I...more
Tommi
I liked this book quite a bit. The story takes you through a young girls struggle to believe that she is a fairy from the land of Faerie.

I cant describe as well as the books synopsis the main idea of the story. I can say however that there is some betrayal, love, discovery, and strength in the story and is an enjoyable read if you like a bit of fantasy.
Kate
Swept away into a court of magic and beauty, she discovers she is Tania, the lost princess of Faerie: the youngest daughter of Oberon and Titania. Since Tania's mysterious disappearance on the eve of her wedding five hundred years before, Faerie has been sunk in darkness and gloom. The courtly Lord Gabriel Drake, who Tania was once to marry, has found her and brought her back.

With Tania's return, Faerie comes alive again as a land of winged children, glittering balls, and fantastic delights. But...more
Julia
On the day before her 16th birthday, Anita's life starts to change. She has a vision of flying, receives a mysterious and magical book as a present, and travels from modern-day London to the world of Faerie. She discovers that she is a faerie princess....
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This author has published under several versions of his name, including Allan Jones, Frewin Jones, and A.F. Jones. He has also published under the pen names Sam Hutton and Steven Saunders.
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