I previously had a different book blog, and I had a bunch of problems with the hosting company I used for the blog, and all of my content was deleted. I managed to salvage some of my reviews from back then by compiling what I wrote on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes and Nobles review sections. I will be posting these reviews under a new blog post called Throw Back Thursday Reviews, until I have posted them all on this blog. 🙂 See some that I have already posted here.
When Henry Atherton helps Mr. Fogarty clean up around his house, he expects to find a mess and a cranky old man; what he doesn’t expect to find is Pyrgus Malvae, crown prince of the Faerie realm, who has escaped the treacherous Faeries of the Night by traveling to the human world through a portal powered by trapped lightning. An egomaniacal demon prince, greedy glue factory owners Brimstone and Chalkhill, and the nefarious Lord Hairstreak, leader of the Faeries of the Night, all dream of ruling the Faerie realm and are out to kill Pyrgus.
Enlisting the help of his sister, Holly Blue, and his new friend, Henry, Pyrgus must get back to the Faerie world alive before one of his many enemies gets to him instead. But how many portals are open, and can Pyrgus find the right one before it falls into the wrong hands?
Conjuring scenes filled with vivid color, unforgettable detail, and fearless characters, author Herbie Brennan brings readers to the Faerie world, where nothing is ever what it seems and no one can be trusted.
I loved this series. I even made my husband read it, and he doesn’t read often. This book is about Henry who is just your average teenage boy. He has an annoying younger sister. His parents have problems. Turns out his mom is a lesbian. He works for a crotchety old man who believes in every conspiracy theory ever invented, but turns out, he is right about a lot of it. While Henry is working over at Mr. Fogarty’s he ends up catching a faerie, actually pulling it out of a cat’s mouth. Henry and Mr. Fogarty end up able to communicate with the faery whose name is Pygrus, and learn that he is from another realm. They decide to help Pygrus back into his own world.
Faeries, magic, demons, spies, this book has it all. Loved it!