By Gillian Summers
While her mom dies, fifteen-year-old Keelie Heartwood is pressured to depart her liked California to dwell together with her nomadic father at a renaissance competition in Colorado. After arriving, Keelie unearths males in tights and girls in trailer trash-tight bodices roaming half-drunk, calling one another woman and lord even after final time! Playacting the darkish a while is an L.A. girl’s worst nightmare.Keelie has a plan to ditch this medieval geekland ASAP, yet whereas she plots, unusual issues begin happening—eerie, but normal. while Keelie begins seeing fairies and speaking with bushes, she uncovers a mystery that hyperlinks her to a neighborhood of elves. As Keelie attempts to come back to grips along with her elfin roots, catastrophe moves, and Keelie’s id isn’t the single factor that’s threatened. One half human decision and one half elfin magic, Keelie Heartwood is a witty new heroine in an international the place delusion and truth combine with notable effects.
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That's what I meant, Keelie. " He walked over to her and kissed her on the cheek. She accepted the kiss but didn't look at him. She really did need time alone-her stomach rumbled-and some food. She was hungry and confused. After he left, she found the little bathroom behind a plank door. A huge claw-footed bathtub with a hand-held shower took up most of the room, along with a gleaming porcelain sink, the bowl painted with twining green leaves. She found fresh towels in a basket and lavender-scented soap in the tub.
It's what we call the costumes we wear here. " "Mundanes? " He laughed. "They can seem like one, too. " She put a world of feeling into that little syllable. He looked at her, silent. "Of course, we also call them our bread and butter, and we're always polite to them. " Did he think she was a baby? She'd wear the clown outfit until her sweater set and capris were washed and dry. He could wait to hear that she wasn't about to dress like the inmates in this asylum. Meanwhile, she'd call the airlines and use her lawyer voice to demand that they find her luggage and return it to her.
She saw again the little wrinkle that formed between her eyes when she disapproved of something. Keelie felt weak and silly for giving in to this need for a father. " A word that had to be earned. How could it be possible to want love from someone who had abandoned you when you were a toddler? Laurie would've laughed at her if she'd been here. She would have told her not to be so needy. Her cheeks grew hot. She didn't want her father to see her cry. She quickly snatched her hand out of his and stood up.
Tree Shepherd's Daughter by Gillian Summers