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The Spiderwick Chronicles leave the old-fashioned charm of New England far behind and head south for some fiendish faerie fun in the hot Florida sun. Eleven-year-old Nicholas Vargas only thinks his life has been turned upside down after his developer father remarries and moves his new wife and daughter into the soon-to-be completed Mangrove Hollow. But an "expedition" toThe Spiderwick Chronicles leave the old-fashioned charm of New England far behind and head south for some fiendish faerie fun in the hot Florida sun. Eleven-year-old Nicholas Vargas only thinks his life has been turned upside down after his developer father remarries and moves his new wife and daughter into the soon-to-be completed Mangrove Hollow. But an "expedition" to a nearby lake turns up a little nixie with a giant problem - the huge, lumbering, fire-breathing variety - and it's up to Nick; his stepsister, Laurie; and his big brother, Julian (plus a familiar face from the original Spiderwick Chronicles) to figure out the best way to stop a host of rampaging giants before all of Florida goes up in smoke....

Title : The Nixie's Song
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ISBN : 9780689871313
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 162 Pages
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The Nixie's Song Reviews

  • Jessica Cruz
    2019-04-10 19:45

    Have you ever wondered if fairies were real? To answer that question yes, I have wondered if fairies were real once I finished reading this book.The genre of my book ¨The Nixies Song¨ is fantasy fiction because the story is about imagination and talks about fairies. My overall opinion is that this was an ok book because it is more about fantasy and I would enjoy the book more if it was more mysterious and more exciting. It was not my favorite. I recommend this book to people who enjoy reading about fantasy and fairies.In the beginning of the book it talks about how after his mother died. Everyone stopped bothering each other right up until his father suddenly got married again. Nick now had a new stepsister.He hated that he had to give up his room and move in with his brother Jules. In the middle part of the book Nick learns a couple of things about Laurie. He learns how she believes in fairies and how she collects books about fairies and unicorns also how she hated her name and wished her name was Lauranathana. Towards the end of the story Nick and Laurie go on some adventures and Nick finds a four leaf clover and has no idea that it gives him the ability to see fairies until Laurie tells him all about it. At the end of the story the fairie that Nick spotted with the four leaf clover needs help. The fairie needs help finding her sisters. So Nick and Laurie go on an adventure to find the fairies sisters. While on their adventure they both get into some trouble. For an example in chapter three when Nick thought that the monster was a mountain and he sat on him and that made the monster mad and it started chasing them. The third person view, affects the story because it helps the reader understand the story like if someone is reading the story to them. The major event is that the monster wanted to kill them. The title "The Nixies Song" relates to the book because when the nixie sang the monster would calm down. The setting of this book is important because it shows what kind of environment Nick an Laurie are in. The settings adds to the conflict because the monster wants to eat Nick. The conflict is " protagonist vs. antagonist".The authors tone is calm at first but then gets nervous and frightened because the the characters are getting chased by a monster while trying to save Toalas's aka the fairie's sisters. The character's motivation is that they have to save Toala's sisters and bring them back to the pond safely. I was surprised when Nick was able to see the nixie. I was angry when the monster wanted to torture the characters. I liked the way the author explained how the characters felt throughout the story. If I were the author I would have more characters and more protagonist to make the story much more interesting and see how the characters got through their problems. My favorite part was the end when they killed the monster and now they are safe. An interesting part of the book was when almost near the end a lot of fairies came by their house. I thought the ending was good because it ended in a good way and everyone was safe after all. "The Nixies Song" is a good title for the book because it is pretty much was saved the characters from being chased and tortured by the monster because the monster would calm down when the nixie sang to it. In conclusion, I rate this book three stars out of five stars because I wish it was more exciting and more mysterious. I recommend this book to someone who enjoys reading books about fantasy. Now we all know that faeries are not real. But what do you think you'd be doing this minute if they were?

  • Drew Graham
    2019-03-25 15:23

    I read the first five-book series of The Spiderwick Chronicles, and saw the movie when it was released a few years later, but until lately hadn't felt much interest for the follow-up series of three. It seemed like a opportunist spin-off, and it felt like the first one tied itself up pretty nicely. Besides, they didn't REALLY have that much of an effect on me, as books that I found to be, as a friend put it, Lemony Snicket Lite. Then when browsing at the library, I found all three just sitting there, nice and small and very attractive in design, so I decided to pick them up.This first in the series was pretty weak. The characters are flat and have very little personality (and when they do, it seems pretty forced), and Nick, the main protagonist, is unpleasant throughout. The story doesn't really go anywhere to speak of, and it all seemed a little bit like an excuse to just drop the series in the new, interesting locale of Florida during the muggy summertime (the original series was set in Maine) and introduce a bunch of new creatures that they didn't get to use last time. Then, the story REALLY took a bizarre turn when the authors actually inserted themselves in the book, as writers of the original series and the spin-off Field Guide who do a book signing in Orlando. This self-inclusion works great for Lemony Snicket, since he's actually a character in the story, and of course a pseudonym besides, but in Spiderwick it comes across as gimmicky and self-indulgent. Then, don't let's forget to mention the appearance of the twin boys from the other books, whose names were apparently changed prior to publishing to protect their identities... Jared "Grace" has become a very nasty bully, and seems like a totally unnecessary addition to the book. Then, they arbitrarily introduce a brand new character in the very last few pages. The whole affair just seems kind of rushed and not totally thought-out. It also just seems like the authors don't really know what kids think or talk like, and they come across as kind of too grown-up and cynical. What age group is this book aimed at anyway? There's some pretty inappropriate language, and some pretty heavy subject matter. (I understand that divorce and adjusting to step-siblings is a topic that can be handled in kidlit, it's just a matter of whether or not the authors know how to do it right, and I don't think these quite do.) Just because a book is written for kids doesn't mean it can't be well-written.I gave it a couple of stars, because the idea had potential, and the next two volumes might build on that. Also, the overall design is just beautiful. (Still, while I really do like the illustration style and a lot of the art, some of the drawings seemed sort of similarly self-indulgent, even to the point of including character portraits of the authors themselves. It just seemed sort of tacky.) I'll read the other two and see if this goes anywhere, but I'm not holding out much hope.

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-30 16:34

    In the continuing adventures that started with The Spiderwick Chronicles, DiTerlizzi and Black do not disappoint with their Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles series. This new adventure involves all new characters (with the Grace children thrown in for support), and the characters are just as interesting, engaging, and dynamic as those in the first series.What I really love about this book, aside from the gorgeous illustrations and the driving plot, is the fact that the writers have the ability to create realistic characters. Not everyone is beautiful or smart or quick or athletic or happy. The characters seem like people I might know in real life, and I love that.Although this story is book one in a series of three, I feel as though this section is complete. I want to buy the second book and see what happens, but I don't feel as though I have to buy it. This story had a beginning, middle, and end, and that makes me happy.

  • Nadia Lotfy
    2019-04-21 18:24

    I think that this is not one of those amazing books that you know right at the beginning that it is going to be awesome. This book is about a boy that has been through something sad, his mother died when he was very young. When his father marries another woman with a daughter that believes in fairies and nixes and trolls. The boy doesn't believe in it and he thinks that it is dumb to believe in all those things but then one day a real fairy actually gives him the sight that makes him see fairies and trolls, maybe his sister isn't that bad after all. I don't love this book but I think its OK because it is not the best written and there aren't that many details. I recommend this book to people who like to read about fairies and trolls and things everyone knows are never gonna happen. I give this book three out of five stars.

  • Annmarie Hernandez
    2019-03-24 20:39

    I just started the Spiderwick Chronicles and I absolutely love it. I believe this book takes you to another magical world.If you read this book you will feel as if you just got transported with a goblin filled world.I recommend this book to people who like mythical and fantasy books.If you love the series of ''The Land of Stories'', you should read this book.By the time you finish one book you want to go to the next because the series is addicting.So next time you are deciding of another book to read ,read this book.

  • Valeria Ambriz
    2019-04-01 15:40

    I really liked this book that I really wanted to read the second book of SPIDERWICK but my teacher said that she baerly order it and that it was going to come that maybe on Friday I liked how Nick got introuble just because he saved a Nixie's life and that he got in trouble because of his step sisters fault they killed the giant and found the sisters of the Nixie.

  • Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
    2019-04-18 20:29

    I likely should have started with the original Spiderwick Chronicles series first instead of skipping to the sequel series instead, but I'm a rebel that way. This does make me curious on reading the original series, which I'll eventually get to. Written through the POV of the chubby and enjoyable character Nick, his family has been rather empty-hearted since his mother died and his father remarried. His older brother has vanished into phone calls, girls and video games - his father into his new wife. Enter a new stepsister he has to keep occupied, and fairies literally start coming out of the woodworks. The two team up with the originals from the first series to battle the beast, kind of. It's a fun start to a series, humorous writing, colorful characters, downright pretty illustrations, charming cover and concept.

  • Liana
    2019-03-22 15:34

    I enjoyed The Field Guide more, but this story wasn't bad. 8)There's always fun to be found inside these Spiderwick books.~

  • Nicole Hale
    2019-03-23 14:35

    My Spiderwick-loving heart was delighted to discover that Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi had teamed up again for another small series set in the Spiderwick world. This trilogy begins with a new family, different from the Grace children in character and personality, but similar in messed up family dynamics. The third person narrator focuses on Nicholas's perspective. He and his older brother Jules and his father have dealt with the death of Nick's mom, but now Nick's dad is moving on; in fact, he has remarried, and Nick is not too happy about having a new stepmother and stepsister. Especially since Laurie, his sister, is his age and completely unlike him. Nick likes to play video games and Laurie is into fairies. He likes his old room and Laurie has taken it. Worst of all, she seems excited about the new marriage, and Nick just wishes that it had never happened. His dad wants Nick to play nice, though, so he has to join her on her fairy hunt through their new housing development that his dad is building. Laurie owns the Spiderwick Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You, and is using information from the book to search for clues to any fairy presence. When Nick finds a four leaf clover (which Laurie told him will give him the Sight) he decides to keep it a secret. He skips out on Laurie because her antics become too far-fetched for him to handle, but later that night, when he sees a body on the lawn, he worries that Laurie may have been hurt in his absence. He dashes outside, only to discover that the body is not Laurie's, and is not even human. It's a water nixie. For help. he has to enlist the only person who has any knowledge about this crazy stuff: his stepsister. Suddenly they are bound together in their secret knowledge. After rescuing Taloa, the water nixie, she entreats them to find her missing sisters. Nick wants to refuse, but that becomes difficult when Taloa summons a wakened giant with her singing. Now Nick and Laurie have no choice but to agree to help Taloa, along with dealing the giant sitting in their backyard.Once again, Black does a fantastic job of melding together fairy adventures with family problems that are real issues for many children in today's society. The result is tension that impacts not only the plot of the novel, but the characters themselves. I was just as eager to see how Nick and Laurie would resolve some of the issues in their relationship as I was to see how they would fix their giant situation. Also, the family background makes the children more likable, because we can relate to them, we can see where their flaws are coming from, we know that they are good people dealing with some bad history, and we want them to grow past it. I like stories where people rebuild a family structure after life has shattered what they once had; I like the hope and the love that is integral to that process. Since this is the first in a trilogy, I know I'll have to wait until the conclusion of all three books to see significant changes in the family dynamics, but the story rightly starts with Nick and Laurie's relationship, as these two are at the core of the action. And the action is wonderful, too. The integration of fairy world into a new housing development in Florida is just fun. The author does a good job of making me believe that kids could really find these kind of creatures. The giant looks like a hill to anyone else, and the nixies hide in ponds and lakes and streams, and their songs sound like the chorus of outdoor animals. That is, to people without the sight. Once Nick and Laurie find the secret, their world is transformed. Lucky for the reader, we get the sight along with them, thanks to DiTerlizzi's beautiful drawings that liberally accompany the story. His artwork is fantastic. I am probably using too many positive superlatives, but they are indicators of how much I like this book, and all the Spiderwick entries. I saw on DiTerlizzi's website that he and Holly Black are too busy with other projects to consider any new collaborations, and that makes me sad, because I would be ecstatic to see more stories set in the Spiderwick world. Other children could buy the Field Guide and find fairies, all over the place. The possibilities for ideas are abundant! I hope some day the writers have just as much a desire to create more books as I have to read them.

  • Colee
    2019-04-05 17:44

    Another fun sci-fi series to read with AJ :-)

  • Alyssa
    2019-03-28 15:16

    This book started with Nicholas Vargas getting a new step sister who is Laurie Varcas. She is very strange and seems to really believe in faeries. She has many books on them, and loves to hunt them. The family goes along with her "whims" because they think it is cute that she believes in faeries, but don't actually believe in them. Then when Laurie decides to go out and hunt for faeries, Nick is made to go with her so that she won't be alone. Laurie tells him to look out for a four leaf clover that Nick doesn't take very seriously until he actually finds one. He puts it in his pocket without telling Laurie about it. Later when they are both at home, he happens to look out the window to see a shape moving on the lawn. He gets a closer look and it looks like some weird kind of faerie. He tries to get Laurie to see, but she of course doen't have the Sight, so she doesn't see it and at first doesn't believe him. After he pulls out the clover and gives it to her, she then can see and goes to help the faerie which she identifies as a Nixie. They drag the unconcious Nixie to a nearby pond where she regains conciousnesss and swims off in the pond. They go back to their house. Nick finds that Laurie didn't really believe in Faeries, and only acted like she did because she wanted them to exist so bad that she thought if she just believed in them, they would be real. The next day, Laurie goes to the pond to find the Nixie. After Nicholas finds her, the Nixie gives them the Sight permanantly. She then asks them to find her sisters. After they agree to help her, they find that a giant is destroying the area, and that some of Taloa 's(the Nixie's name)sisters were killed by the giant. After escaping the giant, they look up the writters of the Spiderwick series, Jared and Simon Grace, to help them get rid of the giant. When they get back to their house, they find the giant still there, under a trance by the singing of Taloa. They go through some dangerous adventures including the burning of their house, not to mention the many houses their dad built in the area as part of his jobs being completely destroyed. The first book ends with another problem that is worse than their first problem were it continues in the second book.

  • George
    2019-03-30 14:16

    Not quite as good as the original series, but still fun. I read this to Mike over the course of a few nights and he really enjoyed it. He really liked the references to the previous books and thought it was great when the authors became characters. I thought the language in this was a bit more crass than in the previous series and had a bit more of a negative vibe, but overall the story was pretty good and fun.***UPDATE***So I finally finished this trilogy and I have to revise my rating from 4 stars down to 2 stars. The story in general would still get 4 stars from me. However, since the story is aimed primarily at kids I was SUPER disappointed that the story promotes lying! Each book in this series specifically mentions lying. One of the characters lies constantly to the parents in the story. I thought maybe there would be some discussion toward the end of the story about how lying is wrong, maybe the character would get caught in a lie and they'd need the truth to save her, but nope. The characters repeatedly lie, comment on how great liers they are, and make lying to your parents seem like a good thing to do. Here's a quote from the third book, from immediately after Laurie spins a huge yarn to their parents over the phone:"Wow," said Jared, shaking his head in admiration. "You're good."So while I enjoyed the story, I just can't recommend it to kids. I'm super disappointed at how blatantly this story promotes lying. So much so that I'm actually going to go back and knock my previous rating of the first book in this trilogy down to two stars also. =(

  • Courtney
    2019-03-28 22:27

    I don't plan to go into great detail about the storyline, because I'm a firm believer that a story can only be truly reviewed by a person's impression of the story. I think it would be a waste of time to go over the plot again...that's what the title page of the book is for. With how much I loved The Spiderwick Chronicles, it only made sense to dive back into the world of faeries with this companion series! And can I just say that I loved it. (Surprise, Surprise)I loved that this book started off with a pretty mature theme of the beginning stages of a blended family. I found myself really feeling for Nick and the situation he has found himself in, and his reaction to simply "not care" about anything really reminded of me as a young teen. It is easier to not let yourself care about things than to become attached. It is less painful when something bad happens. So to say I instantly connected with Nick is an understatement! But Laurie is fun and goofy as hell, and the poor thing means well, but she ends up opening a huge can of worms and accidentally drags Nick into it! I love all things mermaids, have since I was really little, so I was really excited when the world of Spiderwick finally introduced water fae, like the Nixies! Love the Nixies!! I think this series is going to be way more action packed and probably a bit darker than the first series, which works perfect for me!

  •  ☆Ruth☆
    2019-03-30 19:27

    Listening to an audio version of any book is always a bit of a risk, as the listener's appreciation of the writing is bound to be affected according to the skill of the narrator. In this case, the narration was pretty average and it's probable that I would have enjoyed the story more if I had read it to myself. However, I still don't feel it was as good as the original Chronicles - less depth to the characters and a much weaker storyline.

  • Abby Johnson
    2019-04-06 16:24

    In the first book of their spinoff series Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles, Black and DiTerlizzi introduce Nick and Laurie. Nick is disgruntled because his dad has recently married Laurie's mom and now Laurie has moved in and taken over his bedroom. Laurie seems to have her head in the clouds, dragging around a well-loved copy of Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide and convincing Nick that she believes faeries really exist. On a search for said faeries, Nick gets more than he bargains for when he picks up a four-leafed clover and it gives him the Sight. When he and Laurie help a dying nixie get back to her pond, she repays them by granting them both permanent Sight. Then she blackmails them into helping her find her lost sisters. You don't need to have read the Spiderwick books to make sense of this first book in a new trilogy. However, some characters from Spiderwick make cameos and I think the story will be more fleshed out if you've read the first series. I found it to be an okay follow-up and it ends on somewhat of a cliffhanger (with the next book, A Giant Problem to be released in Sept. 2008). It's quite timely with the movie due out in February.

  • Michael
    2019-04-05 16:36

    If time travel was possible, and if my ten year old self knew that I gave a Spiderwick Chronicles book less then five stars, let alone one. Well, he would travel forward to this particular time just to kick my ass. I just couldn't, I couldn't like this book, even with the fond memories I have from the first book series I ever read. I'm not even sure what this book is, just a spin off to the main series, or one set in a similar reality. I mean, this is some serious Star Trek shit going on here. So, the trio got a book published, and the whole world know about them. I know that's "supposedly" the true story, but the series is based on the "supposable" real children who presented the author with this information. In the main series, the kids do not go to the actual authors of the books they fucking live in. So, this is suppose to be set in the real world, excluded from the universe of the main series. Ending note: Some Star Trek shit.P.S. The characters in this series weren't even likable.

  • Stephanie
    2019-03-29 22:36

    The 3 books in the Beyond Spiderwick series are not going to be recommended here. Poorly written and with less imagination than the original books. The children have bad attitudes and bad language. The young girl in the story is constantly lying to her parents, and the other children are impressed by how well she does it. The parents fight and the impression is given that because they aren't getting along, then they should get a divorce. This very weighty issue is handled irresponsibly by the authors. Overall, I think the authors should have stopped with the first set of books.

  • Elena
    2019-03-29 21:40

    Ник и Лори..Харесвам ги тези двамцата ;33 И двамата различни,но и същевременно си приличат.И пак големи късметлии.Не е честно.Аз съм на 15 и все още не съм имала приключение,а те са на 11 и вече срещнаха никса и Джерард и Саймън! Просто съм адски ядосана!Но книжката ми хареса ;33 Меко казано я обожавам,точно както обожавам и първата поредица на Холи и Тони. Тези писатели ми харесат,меко казано много ;33 (какво дете съм само)

  • Nilsson
    2019-04-15 14:22

    This brings back memories of me and my neighbour in the forest by my old house. I didn't realize the hills were giants back then, I wish I had. Maybe I could have done something about it before I had to leave. Hopefully they're still asleep and won't bother any new people who live there.

  • Tania Poole
    2019-03-30 17:35

    I loved the first series, this one isn't bad - I really need to buy the Field Guide now - Then I'd have all of them.I know how Holly Black feels - collecting and loving fairy tales and fairy encounters is a fascinating thing...

  • Anthony B
    2019-04-12 19:23

    Spiderwick is a really good story. It was able to capture my attention, and I couldn't wait to finish the book to find out what cool things were going to happen. Spiderwick has a lot of great details. Spiderwick is a book that I recommend everyone should read.

  • Elevetha
    2019-03-24 16:41


  • Galilea Estrada
    2019-03-25 21:26

    I really like this book because even that I know is fake when you are reading the book. It feels that you are living what the characters are living. I would recommend this book to kids like me.

  • Ingrid
    2019-04-01 20:25

    I love Holly and Toni. I especially love how they make an appearance in the book. Also, Nick and Laurie are utterly lovable.

  • Izabella (pagesfullofstars)
    2019-04-22 21:29

    Review to come most probably after the Read-A-Thon!

  • Susan
    2019-04-18 16:28

    A quick read for regular readers, and a fast moving book for any struggling readers.I enjoyed the writing style and the action.

  • Em The Reading Challenge Challenge
    2019-03-22 21:36

    This was just sort of underwhelming. It didn't have the spark that the original series had.

  • Mariacervantes
    2019-04-09 20:34

    I loved this book because it is about mysteries and I like mystery books. I recommend it to other people I it's a small be but it is interesting. You should read this book.

  • zalatawa (darcy-girl-books)
    2019-04-11 21:26

    Actual Rating: 2.5 RTC

  • Alicia
    2019-03-25 17:18

    The Nixie’s Song: The book in which everyone makes a conscious decision to be a jerk.There’s a lot going on here. I would have to say that Nick and Laurie’s situation is even worse than the Grace siblings’. Nick’s mom is dead, and his dad married Laurie’s mom, and Nick and Laurie hate each other. They fight much worse. What’s funny is that they start off being civil, but then slowly grow to hate each other the more they have to deal with faeries. I think the opposite happens with the Grace siblings. They slowly grow to hate faeries, too, even Laurie, who was obsessed with the idea of them before. I guess being real is an attribute that makes them less appealing. But it does make it a bit depressing. All of the above. I just think it’s funny that Nick took their existence so well. He was definitely a non-believer, but then he sees a faerie for the first time and he’s like, “Oh, that’s one of those things Laurie was talking about, better go get her.” Totally chill. And when things get complicated, he’s the more level-headed one—Laurie breaks down first. She admits defeat. But Nick keeps them going. Even though he was a lot like Jared—angry and bitter all the time and determined not to “bother” anybody. Basically decided to be a loner. Laurie was definitely cool at first—she didn’t care what anybody thought and loved all kinds of wacky things (according to Nick). But then she became bitter too.And then there’s the authors’ self-insertion. Always a fun thing. Especially when they don’t believe the main characters about faeries. It’s alllll fiction. *wink wink* And then they happen upon Jared and Simon themselves, who also for some reason don’t believe them at first? I mean what the heck. If anyone should believe kids about faeries, it should be them three. But it’s like they aged a few years, and became stinky rotten teenagers with attitude. That is the impression I got. Like I said, this is the book in which everyone becomes an a-hole. That’s not even to mention Nick and Laurie’s parents. Obviously Nick’s dad blames him for more faerie mayhem, cause that’s a huge theme in these books (well, most books involving magic probably), but thankfully that takes a backseat here as Nick’s dad is not present in most of the book. But when he’s present, he’s a jerk. And Laurie’s mom simply ignores them most of the time. She’s the type to say “that’s nice dear” and then go back to whatever she’s doing. Parents of the year right there.To be fair, Jared does help them a little bit, but is still a jerk the whole time. Everyone’s a jerk to everyone else. It’s a miracle they get anything done. Even the nixie whose life they saved is kind of mean about it—threatening bad things if they don’t help her find her sisters. Like, come on, this would be a favour to you. They just saved your life, they’re not indebted to you at all—you’re indebted to them, jeez. That whole situation is more complicated than I can say here without spoiling everything. It’s just a mess. And not a fun one.But I do like that we’re getting introduced to more creatures than in the first series. I said in my review of the Guide that nixies would be cool to hang out with, and they probably would, as long as there was no debt repayment in question and no imminent death by giants. It kind of puts a damper on the whole relationship. And giants just seem sort of cute and lumbering until they eat salamanders and breathe fire and destroy things for whatever reason. I mean really, do they have a particular reason? Can’t they just let things be on their territory without destroying them? Like can’t he just look at the lake and say, “okay, that lake is here on my property, it is mine now, I probably shouldn’t destroy it cause I’d rather own a lake than a burnt stretch of ground”? But who said faeries (dumb giants in particular) had to make sense? We’ve already proven that nixies don’t. And then there was this mystery creature that we had a brief glimpse of that I don’t recognise from the Guide. Pretty curious what that is. Hopefully we find out later. We also caught a glimpse of a sprite and saw some will-o’-the-wisps. Unfortunate tricky little buggers. Like most of faeriekind.The end of this book took a dark turn as well. I get the feeling that this series, although shorter, is going to be a lot more brutal. I am glad to see new things happening with these faeries, and it’s fun as far as adventure goes, but I really hope these people get their crap together and stop being jerks. Kind of takes the fun out of it. What little fun there is to begin with, with the imminent danger and all.See the full review on my blog, Awesome Book Assessment.