Summary: Magpie Windwitch is a fairy who hunts demons with her gang of crows, until she stumbles on the opened bottle of an evil demon (Blackbringer) whose bottle was sealed by the ancient Djinn King. Together with her band of crows and a wingless fairy prince, they seek the help of the Djinn King to seal Blackbringer back into his bottle before his darkness ends the world.
Thoughts: I really love Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, so I went into this with very high expectations. I was expecting a darker take on Tinkerbell, and I was partly right, but I couldn’t wrap my head around the story itself. Partly because I just couldn’t relate to Magpie and feel the urgency of her quest, and partly because the narrative read a bit passively to me. Like a story that was told a long time ago. I loved the illustrations and I loved the world-building and Laini Taylor’s lyrical prose is just as beautiful here as it is in Daughter of Smoke and Bone but I couldn’t get into the story or the character, try as hard as I could.