Sunday, May 22, 2011

Review: The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley




Overall Impression: 

Source: Library

Challenges: Support Library, Once upon a time

Publication Date: Sept. 2001

Short synopsis (Goodreads): She doesn't really know who she is or what she wants... 

Corinna is a Folk Keeper. Her job is to keep the mysterious Folk who live beneath the ground at bay. But Corinna has a secret that even she doesn't fully comprehend, until she agrees to serve as Folk Keeper at Marblehaugh Park, a wealthy family's seaside manor.


My Review: This was the first book from this author that I have read so I didn't know what to expect. What I found made me absolutely ravenous to read her other works and very, very impressed.

This was the type of story with an engaging, amusing narrator and your along for the ride not knowing what to expect. Not that I know all of the story plots out there, but I can usually guess what's going to happen given enough hints. I find books that do that to me enjoyable but I like being surprised. This book surprised me! I didn't know what was going to happen and by the time it does I'm so astounded and pleased that I want to finish it all the faster to find out more. 

Overall this book was very refreshing and I am very happy that the authors most recent book, Chime, is waiting for me on my shelf. Though the narrators voice in this was snarky and insightful, there was a time or too that I was a little lost. This might not be for everyone but I give it my wholehearted recommendation. 

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