Faery Swap by Susan Kaye Quinn

9 Apr

faery-swapFaery Swap
by Susan Kaye Quinn
280 pages – ages 8+
Published by CreateSpace on December 16, 2013

Finn didn’t know what had happened. All he knew was that there was a strange kid in front of his sister’s school and the kid wanted Finn to hand him a coin that was laying on the road. Finn picked it up and gave it to him. The next thing Finn knew, his aman (his soul) was sent to a timeless world and the strange kid (a faery named Zaneyr)took over his body, impersonating him. Finn, with help from the faery Liranna, plans to get back to Earth. But all is not as it seems…

Well, if it takes a rocket scientist to write a good book, Dr. Quinn fits the bill. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Dr. Quinn has a PhD in Engineering and she combined Faeries, adventure, math and science into a fabulous story. Hmm I wonder if she can help me design Tomato and Pea’s rocket ship they need to get back to planet Oarg in my next book… – but that’s not the point! This is a great book! I really like Finn. He’s a good boy, practicallyย being a parent to his youngerย sister, because after their mom died, their dad became reclusive. Zaneyr is actually pretty cool. You can understand why he does what he does. I really like the ending of the book – it was well done, and no questions are left with answers floating around. The story is well done and encourages math – this book is a winner in my book blog!

I give this book five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

Dr. Quinn also has a ton of parent and teacher resources on her website. Teachers can even get free ebook copies or discounted paperbacks. On the official website, you’ll find:

a “9-minute Virtual Author Visit video called โ€œWarrior Faeries and Math Magickโ€ as well as a Teacherโ€™s Guide for Faery Swap. [Dr. Quinn’s] hope is that it will help teachers bring the story into the classroom and use it to show students the power of math and equations (in the story and in real life). You can find the video and the teacherโ€™s guide, as well as a card-based Knowledge Seekers game designed for the classroom at [the official website].” CLICK HERE to go THERE!!!

Check out the book’s trailer!

24 Responses to “Faery Swap by Susan Kaye Quinn”

  1. Alan Tucker April 9, 2014 at 9:10 am #

    Faery Swap is a terrific story written by a terrifically awesome and helpful person! ๐Ÿ™‚ Great review, Erik!

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  2. Michelle Isenhoff April 9, 2014 at 9:29 am #

    Great review, Erik. I’m glad you liked this one. Dr. Quinn is a super lady and a fantastic author.

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  3. Robyn Campbell (@authorswrite) April 9, 2014 at 10:30 am #

    Love the review, Erik. Sue is an old (not in age) bloggy bud and I am so thrilled with her writing and success. Faery Swap is her one book I haven’t read yet. It’s on the pile. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Patricia Tilton April 9, 2014 at 11:32 am #

    Excellent review Erik. It really sounds like an engaging story with a great adventure. Like that Susan Quinn uses her knowledge of science and combines it with her creative imagaination. Will have to check this out.

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  5. julie rowan zoch April 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

    That is quite the trailer too!

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  6. Angela Brown April 9, 2014 at 7:31 pm #

    I’ve heard nothing but great things about Faery Swap. Thus far, I’ve read her adult and YA works. I enjoyed those so it doesn’t surprise me that this MG novel earned five bookworms ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. ontheplumtree April 10, 2014 at 3:40 am #

    Great trailer and I like the drawings too. Finding creative ways to teach math and science is a subject close to my own heart. I am just wondering at the description where it says “laying on the road.” In the UK we would say lying in the road, as laying is something a hen does. Is this another difference between English English and American English? Forgive my asking, but I like to check these things, as I also want to make sure my stories are understood by American audiences. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks April 13, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

      Hmm. Good question. I am not sure. I don’t really know. I think you Brits have it right on this one. At least, I see your point. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. writersideup April 11, 2014 at 12:54 am #

    As always, great review, Erik ๐Ÿ™‚ This sounds like a great premise for a book, and SO interesting! LOVE the cover, too ๐Ÿ˜€

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  9. readingwithrhythm April 12, 2014 at 5:46 pm #

    sounds like a great book and it has a cool trailer!

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  10. Myra GB June 9, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    Trust a rocket scientist to come up with something as fantastical as a faery swap. Great premise for a plot! ๐Ÿ™‚

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