Flory, a young night fairy, enjoys her unusually pretty wings for only three months. One evening a bat catches her beautiful wings and ruins them, making flying a thing of the past. The young fairy lands in a human’s garden, finds an abandoned bird house, and makes her home there. Flory discovers that the world is a very dangerous place for fairies who cannot fly. Will she survive?
The Night Fairy was well written, whimsical, and an enjoyable book that I didn’t have to think about. I was able to appreciate the story without having to wrap my mind around twisting plot lines and characters that disappear and then reappear much later so no one remembers them. The character development was stretched through the whole book, each chapter revealing a different dimension of Flory, and throughout the entire story you see her mature and learn to make choices. She retains a little bit of her selfish behavior, until she is faced with a decision that will mean life or death for a completely unknown stranger. The Night Fairy is a book that I will keep on my shelf to read over and over.