Author: Victoria Hanley
Published: Egmont, 2009
First Line: "Back when I was nine, my parents went missing."
Summary: For Zaria Tourmaline, the three years without her mother and brother have been lonely ones, living with a cold and distant guardian while she completes her education. Just as she is ready to join the world of adult fairies and genies, she finds a spellbook written entirely in her mother’s hand. But this treasured object is not safe from a new enemy, a fairy with more power than Zaria ever dreamed existed. Only among the humans–who must never know fairies and genies exist–can Zaria hide the spellbook; but hidden magic, it turns out, can expose a fairy in ways she never thought possible. (Taken from Goodreads)
Review: I absolutely adore fairies so I was really excited to pick up Violet Wings by Victoria Hanley. Needless to say I was entranced by the book and it made it really difficult for me to put the book down.
I was surprised by how different the world of fairies was in Violet Wings. In this world, males are known as genies and females are fairies, and they are every colour imaginable. So you could get pink fairies or orange genies. It just sounded so cool and I thought it was a really neat concept.
Violet Wings is more suited to the younger YA audience in that it hasn’t got any romantic elements in it or anything like that. So if you’re looking for more of a romance book then this isn’t it. Needless to say I still found Violet Wings to be great. The friendships were really well established and I just thought that how all of the characters interacted with each other was really believable.
I loved the story line of Violet Wings and I read it in no time because each chapter left me wanting more. I thought that the end summed things up nicely and I am curious as to whether there is a sequel or not as there was one thing that wasn’t entirely resolved.
In a nutshell, Violet Wings is awesome. If you love fairies or you’re looking for something different then I definitely recommend Violet Wings.