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Except the queen
Yolen, Jane
Adult Fiction YOLEN

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From Publishers' Weekly:

World Fantasy Award-winning Yolen (Dragon's Heart) teams up with Snyder (The Innamorati) to weave a magical tale. After Serana and Meteora stumble across a secret that could damage the reputation of the Fairy Queen, the close-knit fae siblings are separated and banished to Earth. Stripped of youth, beauty, and magic, they struggle to adapt to the baffling modern world. In New York, Serana meets a feral young man whose talent for music is uncanny. In Milwaukee, Meteora finds refuge in the legendary Baba Yaga's house, where she befriends a troubled woman being stalked by a murderous tattooist. As the various players converge for a deadly showdown, the truth behind the sisters' exile is revealed. Unconventional narrative techniques and a full dose of magic and folklore give this urban fantasy a lyrical, mythic feel. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Exiled from the Court of the Fairy Queen for their discovery of a royal secret, sisters Serana and Meteora find themselves trapped in aging mortal bodies-one in Milwaukee and the other in New York City. When each becomes caretaker of a troubled young person, the sisters enter into a grand scheme that has its roots in the twin worlds of mortal and fae and that could save or destroy them both. VERDICT Award-winning coauthors Yolen (Sister Light, Sister Dark) and Snyder (The Innamorati) transform the modern world with their tale of hidden magic and the power of love. Reminiscent of the urban fantasy of Charles de Lint in their ability to blend human characterizations with the world just beyond the borders of human perception, the authors succeed in crafting a modern fairy tale that should appeal to a broad readership. Highly recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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