Shayla Witherwood: A Half-Faerie Tale by Tamra Torero

Shayla Witherwood: A Half-Faerie Tale

       Shayla Witherwood: A Half-Faerie Tale

A brief moment of disappointment washed over me as I approached Jace’s lifeless body. Here I was, about to kiss a boy on the lips for the very first time, and he was completely comatose—possibly paralyzed—and would never even know or remember the experience. This was not how I’d envisioned my first kiss—me invisible, him unconscious.

Shayla Witherwood is not exactly normal. First of all, she’s spent her entire life being homeschooled, traveling in an RV around the country with her grandparents. And second, there’s the kind of inescapable fact that her mom was a genuine faerie.

But now that she’s starting a real life in a regular high school, Shayla desperately needs to stay out of trouble in both worlds because even her faerie powers might not be enough to protect her from what’s coming.

In her latest novel, Tamra Torero spins a magical tale filled with laugh-out-loud sarcasm, surprising twists, and spell-binding romance. Perfect for fairytale fans of all ages, this is one story you won’t want to miss!
Hardcover, 312 pages
Expected publication: May 8th 2012 by Cedar Fort 
(MY THOUGHTS)    4 Hearts!!!!
 Shayla Witherwood: A Half-Faerie Tale is cute and fun with a dark ending. Tamra Torero threw me for a dark surprise with the twisted ending in this sweet fairy tale. Torero also sets a storyline with the popular and unpopular clique groups that teens in high school are into, and how Shayla has the strength to resist this peer pressure. Tamra Torero writes about serious issues with teens, but she didn't hold back on the fun part of being a teenager. There are lots of laughs with all the characters and sweet first love romance. Torero ended this novel with a satisfied ending, but she did leave a small opening where there could be another book.

Shayla is a sixteen year old homeschooler who's not too sure she’s ready to face Jasper Jenkins public high school. But when Mr. Jock Quarterback, Jace, starts liking Shayla, she thinks she could start to like public school just fine. Where there's a jock, there's also a cheerleader. Bree is the cheerleader queen who doesn't like Shayla taking her Jace and Shayla finds out not everyone plays nice. Shayla is trying to keep her half-faerie identity a secret, but this is getting a little complicated for Shayla when her human world and her faerie world collide. Shayla will have to stand strong in her own strength of who she knows she is and who she wants to be to fight in both worlds.

Shayla and Jace’s first love is the sweet and cute kind, with Jace wanting to be Shayla’s strong protector. Jace might be strong on the outside with that beautiful quarterback body, but Shayla will become his inner strength and show Jace it’s all right to be who you really want to be.

Shayla Witherwood: A Half-Faerie Tale is cute, fun, sarcastic, and has a sweet romance. It also touches on some of today’s serious teen issues. I recommend this as a wonderful, young adult read.
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