My Faire Lady

Laura Wettersten. Simon & Schuster, $17.99 (352p) ISBN 978-1-4424-8933-2
Rowena Duncan is nursing a broken heart—she caught her boyfriend, Kyle, cheating. She’s also an artist, and to avoid running into him over the summer, she gets a job painting faces at a Renaissance Faire located deep in the woods; living there is part of the gig. There are too many knights in shining armor to resist, quite literally, since everyone is required to dress, speak, and interact as though it really is the Renaissance. Rowena almost kisses Christian, the hottest knight around, even as sweet, friendly Will is hanging on her every word; she also has trouble getting away from Kyle and his new girlfriend. Wettersten provides a playful, fresh setting for her YA debut, and summer fun abounds amid the jousting, mead-drinking, and evidence that chivalry is indeed not dead. Rowena’s kind heart, good sense of humor, and efforts to fit into this unfamiliar new world of Faire folk will endear her to readers. Though the novel’s romantic triangle is predictable, Wettersten’s light touch and solid characterizations make it a satisfying read. Ages 12–up. (June)
Reviewed on: 04/21/2014
Release date: 06/03/2014
Genre: Children's
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