Foul is Fair by Jeffrey Cook is a very interesting book about fairies. Half of the book plays off in a the fairy world named Faerie, where everything is brighter.
Megan, the main character, is called upon by Faerie to save winter because her father, the king has gone missing and needs to dance with the Queen for the change of the seasons otherwise a lot of things are going to start going wrong not just in Faerie, but also on Earth.
Megan’s task is to find her father and get him back to the castle by halloween in time for the dance.
This book started out really confusing and sometimes some sentences didn’t make sense and/or were hard to understand
As you get further into the book it becomes less confusing and it gets quite interesting. The book was written well over all and I couldn’t wait to see how it ended
I sadly found that some obstacles were overcome too easily by the characters and I felt that it took away from the book.
The thing I liked most would probably be the Faerie world. It was constructed well and also very desirable to live in. The writer explains the colors to be brighter than Earth and it gave me the idea that there was magic in the very seems of the world.
What I disliked most about the book was the fact that some things were left unexplained. Can’t say what, because I don’t want to spoil the ending…
I recommend this book to any fantasy fans, especially to fans of The Magicians by Lev Grossman.
However, I think it goes without saying that if you don’t like fantasy, that I don’t recommend this book to you.
I rate Foul is Fair by Jeffrey Cook 3 out of 5 stars. I would give it 4 stars if it weren’t for some of the flaws mentioned above.