Dec 17, 2012

Check out my FOUR STAR Review of Dust by Devon Ashley!

4. The number of times my delicate wings have been broken and clamped behind my back.
68. The number inked upon my skin, marking me the sixty-eighth pixie to be stolen.
87. The number of days I’ve been wrongfully imprisoned.
88. The first day the faeries will regret stealing me.

Healthy. Cheery. Vivacious. All traits Rosalie has before becoming enslaved by the faeries to make an endless supply of pixie dust. Now that Rosalie has been traumatized by slave labor, extreme desolate conditions and multiple deaths, this hardened pixie is anything but. When this rebellious teenager attempts an escape, she’s isolated in cramped quarters until she learns her place. Just as she begins to let go of all that hope, she finds an unlikely friend in Jack, the faerie assigned to guard her. Interspecies dating is forbidden in the fae world, so their growing attraction is unacceptable. And even if Jack can find a way to free her, they know the prison is the only place they can truly be together.

This is actually the first book about Pixies I've ever read. My initial reaction to the beautiful cover and ever so enticing summary, convinced me almost instantly, this was a book I just had to pick up. I was not disappointed, not in the least! Dust is different, it’s a take on pixies that I honestly never thought to imagine. In my mind, when I think “Pixie”, I think Tinkerbell. Yes I know, that’s totally cliché. But my mind went there. Couldn’t help it.

So here I am imagining Tinkerbell kidnapped and chained up, starved and tortured. It was an unforgettable story, that’s for sure. It was something new. Something different to add to my pile of books that all fall into a category somewhat the same.

For all that was in me, I couldn’t stop reading. I kept turning pages in hopes that the main character would eventually break free of her shackles and find her way. Then we're introduced to Jack and suddenly I see hope for our little pixie friend! All the more reason to keep reading! All in all, I'd say this was a pretty great read. I really enjoyed this peak into the world of pixie, and look forward to reading more from the author as well! I'm definitely a fan of her writing.


  1. Wow Amanda this is a different, darker story. I have read books on dark pixies who do mean tricks, thanks for sharing this one.

  2. Well, i have read two other reviews of this book and they are all positive. cliche, yes, and i think of Tinkerbell, too, when I read the synopsis. I love the idea of this novel, definitely something to behold. I am adding this to my TBR, gotta go check if it is not already there.
    Great review, Amanda!
    Your reader,

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