Author: Kaye Thornbrugh
Publish Date: Published February 25th 2012 by Amazon Digital Services
When sixteen-year-old Lee Capren is spirited away to Faerie, she is forced to serve capricious faeries as a prized portrait artist… and live as their prisoner. A chance encounter with the charming Nasser grants Lee a chance for freedom—but what felt like mere days in Faerie spanned years in the human world, and Lee no longer has a home to return to. Nasser is a Seer—a human with magical powers—and Lee is quickly plunged into his world: a sprawling city teeming with magic and mystery, where supernatural creatures walk hidden among humans. With the help of a rag-tag group of teenage Seers, Lee must master her newfound magical talent and outwit a cunning faerie determined to destroy her.You see something out of the corner of your eye, and do a double take and nothing is there. Are your eyes playing tricks on you? On the other hand, could it be something more?
Lee has a gift for drawing and always carries a sketchbook with her. She draws images of what she “sees” however never seems to be there when she looks back. Lee gets in a fight with her best friend when she wants to go to a party where all the popular kids will be. This just is not Lee’s thing. They say hurtful things to each other and Lee leaves.
Lee is walking through the forest when she hears music and is completely drawn towards it. She walks into a field where there are strange beings everywhere and she is mystified. She starts to lose the memory of why she is upset, and begins to paint…and paint…and paint…
Nasser stumbles into this same field when he is out looking for his brother. He sees Lee, and bargains with a fairy to take her. When Lee returns, it is 7 years later, and her whole life will been changed. She learns that Magic exists, and all those images she was seeing before were real. Lee has to learn a completely new life. However, things are not going to be easy when the fairy that Bargained for her decides Lee needs to come back. With the help of Filo and the other magical humans, they are in a battle and adventure they will never forget. I immediately fell in love with this story.
I was completely spellbound by the uniqueness of it, and a little freaked out by it because I CONSTANTLY see things out of the corner of my eye, but when I go to focus, nothing is there. One example is just the other night, I woke up for some reason and SWORE I saw a huge spider on my leg the size of my fist. I did the whole leg kicking and arm frailing ordeal to realize that nothing was there. My immediate thought was, “Stupid Fairies playing tricks on me.” This made me think of this story, Flicker, in the middle of the night. Now to me, that is some powerful and creative writing when it remains in your sub conscience that way and you do not forget it. Each character in this story has a heartfelt drama on how they ended up where they are. Without knowing it, they have become a family and watch out for each other. With the difficulties in this story, and the adventure with it, it is an amazing read and all should try it!