Zara and her friends thought they'd solved the pixie problem. And they did - sort of. The pixie's are all locked away, deep in the woods. But the king's needs grow stronger each day that he is in captivity, while his control over his people weakens. And it's enough to draw a new king into town. Astley claims he is different. He claims there are pixies that can live peacefully with humans, that it doesn't have to be all violence and nastiness all the time. Zara wants to believe him...until Astley also claims that she is fated to be his queen. There is no way Zara would ever turn pixie. And she's got good friends who will make sure of that. Besides, she and Nick are so in love they're practically inseparable. But when they very thing Zara wants to protect most is exactly what's at risk, she is forced to make choices she never imagined....
Awesome. This book is way better than the first book. You now know that the bad guys are pixies and you`ve got a whole new understanding than the other book. Everything is more rounded and the characters are showing some growth and you get to see some vulnerability to them. The beginning starts off a bit slow but you get an idea of where the story is at and how far everything progressed from the previous book. The beginning of this book is a bit slow but it starts to pick up a lot when Zara meets Astley and after Nick dies. You get to see a different side to Nick because he hates all pixies and Zara because she is now willing to talk and save Astley and kidnap them. That was actually kinda funny when they did that. I feel that Zara worries a lot more than she did in the first book and it started to look like she wouldn`t do anything dumb without a good reason, but she does after Nick. This was even after Astley and many people warned her not to. You see her start to feel something for Astley but is constantly making him into a bad guy.
Everyone in Zara`s group is incredibly biased against pixies and I understand that pixies messed up a lot of things but they think the worst of pixies without an open mind, even Issie. There were major heart stoppers in this book. When Nick died I kinda felt happy because he was all anti-pixie when Astley was my favourite character. Also, it would give Zara time to think about pixies without being pressured which I think was a good opportunity to find out who she really is. I was also really surprised when Zara makes a choice with Astley, but kinda felt that it was already coming. The ending was also good in this book because it was simple and didn`t leave off at a cliff hanger which I sometimes hate. This book would get 5 stars because it was fast paced and lots of twists.