What the Faeries Left Behind by Amber Michelle Cook

What the Faeries Left Behind

After coming home from a monotonous office job to the apartment where she lives alone, thirty-something Abigail Watson is having a tough day in a hard week in a rotten month, and don’t even get her started on the year. Until that night when something wonderfully impossible shows up at her door and rings the bell insistently.

You’re not supposed to answer the door late at night to strangers who come knocking unannounced, right? 

Right. But Abigail does,

Because how can you be scared of someone with translucent wings like those of a dragonfly?

WHAT THE FAERIES LEFT BEHIND is an urban fairy tale ‘antidote’ to those times when the dullness and drudgery of grown-up life seems inescapable, and to the misconception that wonder and play are just for children.


The meaning, message, or moral of this story was a good one - wonder and play are not just for children. My favorite scene in the story involved childhood fun with bubbles. It was descriptive and really hit home. The faeries coming in and switching babies - interesting. However, the rest of the story had me kind of confused at times. I didn't really get why they were switched, or why they had to switch back. I think Abigail was talking to herself and telling the story at the same time which added to my confusion. It was also much shorter than I thought it would be when I started reading it. It said it was only at around 60% when the story ended and the rest of the "book" contained author information and excerpts from other work.
I was given a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.


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