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Curses! Foiled Again

Yolen, Jane (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Curses! Foiled Again
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Follows New York City high school fencer Aliera Carstair's continuing adventures as the defender of the Seelie realm.
Authors: Yolen, Jane
Title: Curses! foiled again
Publisher: New York :, First Second,, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 158 pages :,chiefly color illustrations,,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Sequel to: Foiled.
Summary: Follows New York City high school fencer Aliera Carstair's continuing adventures as the defender of the Seelie realm.
Awards & Distinctions: A Junior Library Guild selection
Additional Contributors: Cavallaro, Michael - 1969-
ISBN: 1596436190
9781596436190
Statement of Responsibility: witten by Jane Yolen ; art by Mike Cavallaro
Study Program: Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 3.2 1
Subject Headings: New York (N.Y.) Comic books, strips, etc. Supernatural Comic books, strips, etc. High school students Comic books, strips, etc. Teenage girls Comic books, strips, etc. Fairies Comic books, strips, etc. Cousins Comic books, strips, etc. Fencing Comic books, strips, etc. Cartoons and comics. New York (N.Y.) Fiction. Supernatural Fiction. High school students Fiction. Teenage girls Fiction. Fairies Fiction. Cousins Fiction. Fencing Fiction. Fantasy.
Genre/Form: Graphic novels.
Young adult fiction.
Fantasy comic books, strips, etc.
Topical Term: Supernatural
High school students
Teenage girls
Fairies
Cousins
Fencing
Cartoons and comics.
Supernatural
High school students
Teenage girls
Fairies
Cousins
Fencing
Fantasy.
LCCN: 2012043793
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Jun 30, 2014
  • forbesrachel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

In the first volume, Curses! Foiled, Aliera caught a glimpse of another world, and a life more dangerous, and purposeful, than the estranged one she lives in. Her classmate and many others turned out to be magical creatures, many of whom seek to cause trouble. Now, it is up to her to use her fencing skills to foil their plans again. Reluctantly, she takes up her magical sword, one that only the Defender of Faerie can use. On top of the troubles caused by her duties, Aliera continues to struggle with the normal teen ones. Unfortunately, to the world, she has become even stranger, and she desperately wishes this was otherwise. Trust becomes a particularly difficult issue, as some friends turn out to be foes, and some foes are actually friends. If she is to have any hope, she will need to overcome this, especially in regards to Avery. A wry sense of humour, along with the sarcastic dialogue between these two keeps the tone lively. At the moment they may clash, but clearly they compliment one another. Each character's face "says it all", and is a vital contributor to this tone. The style's defining signature continues to be in the lack of colour. The colourblind Aliera can only see it when magic gets involved, so the same applies to us. Curses! Foiled Again expands on the already brilliant first volume. Teen girls will find Aliera a girl they can relate to. She is no hero, but she has the fortitude to see things through.

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