Now living above a shop that caters to the city’s beguiling magical crowd, Lee doesn’t think her life can get more complicated. Then again, she never expected clashes with Filo, her prickly new roommate and unwilling magic tutor, her growing feelings for Nasser—or the cunning faerie bent on dragging her back to the world she just escaped.
*May Contain Spoilers*
Indie author Kaye Thornbrugh transports readers to the world of the Sighted in her novel, Flicker. When Lee loses seven years of her life as an Otherworld Prince's pet, she doesn't have the option to return to what once was. With the help of others like herself, Lee has a chance to start over.
Weatherly (Lee) Capren is a young girl who was trapped in the Faery realm for seven years. She stumbled upon it when she was fifteen and is rescued at twenty-three by Nasser Rew, a highly Sighted individual who played the knight in shining armor. Lee is a very down to earth girl, even though she experiences wild and amazing things. She questions it all, which I very much admire, and requires a bit of proof before belief is even an option. These small quirks are important aspects to me. It shows me that Lee is a character I can trust and believe in as a reader. Readers will connect with her sympathetically as Lee learns all that she lost. Her personality is easy to enjoy as well. She's persistent, dedicated, loyal, and honest.
Readers get much more than just a main character, however. They get the whole gang. I enjoy novels where the supporting cast is just as important as the main character. In Flicker, Filo, Nasser, Jason, and Alice all have their own story/stories which Lee seems to just stumble into. This lets readers get to know the supporting cast in the same timeline/way that the main character does. Therefore, readers won't just feel connected to Lee but to the whole group. They're impressive, intelligent, rebellious, loving, and unique.
The plot of Flicker begins with Lee. She stumbles into an Otherworld grove and is adopted by a member of the Faery Realm. Years pass without her knowledge, until Nasser goes looking for his little brother, Jason. He finds Lee instead and can't seem to leave her there. Nasser rescues her, at a price, and takes her to Flicker, a shop run by Filo, who gets a little angry that he gets stuck taking care of a normal. When the member of the Faery Realm learns that Lee is gone, a little upheaval follows. Now the Faerie who traded her must bring her back or receive punishment. Flicker is an incredibly intense search for safety, for all characters involved. Those who love fantasy and supernatural fiction will definitely enjoy the magic of Flicker.
Rating: 5/5 Cups