Today I read the second book in Scott Butcher's The Fairly Stillwart Chronicles, A Pixie Pilgrimage. Like Stillwart and the Southern Fairies, book 2 was a super fast read. I think I finished reading it in less than an hour.
A Pixie Pilgrimage picks up where the first book left off. A pixie knight from the Northern Pixie Queen has arrived, informing Stillwart that she is a princess. The Pixie Queen needs the fairies' help because her people are dying. When pixies and fairies live together, both are strong. But the Pixies have been without fairies since Fiona left them to track down the missing fairy grains. Unlike fairies, pixies mourn their dead; without the presence of the fairies, these mourning pixies are following their loved ones into the afterlife.
Bellinda, Appleblossom, and Stillwart agree to help the pixies by bringing several new fairy grains to the Thorn Tree. And so, along with the pixie knight and Mr Sooty the owl, they set out to save the Northern Pixies.
I really, really liked this story. Where Stillwart and the Southern Fairies was more of an introduction to Stillwart's world, A Pixie Pilgrimage was a faster-paced adventure., feeling very much like where the story really begins. Unfortunately it ends on a sort of cliff-hanger, meaning I need to wait for book 3 to find out what happened to the group on their adventure!
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.