***** Enchanting Mysterious Fairies Review by Rox Burkey
I love this author’s method of writing. She never disappoints a reader. Author D.L. Finn offers us a fantasy world where fairies and humans help each other. The three stories are from different points of view as well as multiple points in time. The evolution of time and space permits the reader to continue with the characters as they grow. The sights, sounds, smells, and visuals of the forest, creeks, fairies, and people convey delightful details that pulled me into the tale.
The writing is easy enough for the middle school target reader but enjoyable at any age. I enjoyed the realization for Danny and Collette as the fairies reach out to assist the youths in getting back safely to their campsite. I believe this small snippet will captivate you.
“Of course they do, Danny. They know everything. They’re magical, right?”
Colette grinned at the being in front of us. The fairy’s long, black hair hung past her waist. A moonbeam caught the curly tresses and made them shine with colors only found in a rainbow. She wore a dress that looked like it had been patterned after a butterfly. Her delicate wings reminded me of a shooting star racing across a warm summer night. She was tiny, yet perfectly formed.
I’d never seen or imagined anything like this before. The biggest difference between her and us, besides size, was her wings. What really blew my mind was I’d seen her in my dreams like Colette had. I was positive she meant us no harm.
The fairy slowly nodded. “Yes, in human terms, we are magical, Colette. You remember meeting us in your dreams?”
The protection of the redwoods becomes a shared task between the fairies and the people. The shared commitment allows the continued protection between the worlds. Sadly, it also illustrates that not all people take care of the forest or respect the inhabitants.
I enjoyed the poem early in the story and felt it set the tone of awareness. Bringing this message to young people encourages them to appreciate the world around them. We have hidden gems of magic that we only need to discover then adopt. I highly recommend this story to those who want to connect to their inner child.
About the Author
D. L. Finn is an independent California local who encourages everyone to embrace their inner child. She was born and raised in the foggy Bay Area, but in 1990 she relocated with her husband, kids, dogs, and cats to Nevada City, in the Sierra foothills. She immersed herself in reading all types of books but especially loved romance, horror, and fantasy. She always treasured creating her own reality on paper. Finally, surrounded by towering pines, oaks, and cedars, her creativity was nurtured until it bloomed. Her creations include adult fiction, poetry, a unique autobiography, and children’s books. She continues on her adventure with an open invitation to all readers to join her.